Wellbeing in the Workplace in 2019

Across Australia, there is an increased focus on professional learning and staff wellbeing in the workplace. There are two reasons that these areas are a priority for organisations, businesses, teams and people in 2019. Rapidly changing environments create opportunities as well as the challenges of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA). It’s important to respond…

Parenting Practices for Smooth Sailing

I am sometimes contacted by parents concerned about their child’s development. They ask about parenting practices that contribute to healthy wellbeing, educational confidence and social competence. There is so much information about child development, and I will touch briefly on one theory further illustrated with the sailing waters metaphor to simplify a complex area. Today’s…

Feeling Good and Living Well in 2018

Mental health and wellbeing are frequently used terms in books, on websites and even in the Australian curriculum. The concepts of mental health and wellbeing have applications across a broad range of disciplines. Different definitions can be found in relation to health, education, psychology and philosophy, to name just a few. Each discipline highlights the…