Tag Archives: kindness

The holiday period can be very overwhelming. In fact, according to the National Institute of Health, Christmas is the time of year that people most experience a rise in depression. There are a range of situations that can trigger this response – unrealistic expectations, excessive consumerism and forced cheer are just a few reasons cited […]

Most of us spend our lives on autopilot. We go through the motions at work, at home, while we eat and even when we interact with those around us. Often, although we are physically present, our minds are elsewhere – ruminating on the past or worrying about the future. In this state, decisions are made, […]

I recently ran several in-house stress management workshops for a mixed bunch of designers, engineers, marketing, HR, production and support staff employed by a Sussex-based company. One thing became clear – some of them were heading towards burnout, and yet this is a company that really takes workplace wellbeing seriously and invests in a number of initiatives and services to improve the health and wellbeing of their employees. So why were these people so stressed out?