Albert Einstein loved to exercise by riding his bike. It’s been said that he claimed he was on his bike when he thought of the ground-breaking theory of relativity. We don’t know whether this is true or not. But one thing that seems to come across from his love of cycling is that he did not think of exercise as something he had to do to get healthy. It’s likely that it was something he simply enjoyed and that, in balance with other aspects of his life, contributed to his work and wellbeing.Continue Reading
Work seems never-ending for lots of employees; many feel their work-life balance is completely unhinged and unhealthy.
“The days just blurred into one another. I didn’t feel I had space to think,” explained Myrna (not her real name), a young sales manager. She worked long hours, responding to and travelling to customers across the globe. She felt trapped – if she did not meet the demands, she feared losing her job.Continue Reading
2014 Nobel Peace Prize co-winner, Malala Yousafzai, is not only convinced there is, but she lives what she believes. At just 15 years old, she survived a brutal attack by a young “Talib” who shot her in the head on a school bus in Pakistan. Her crime – in his eyes – was having the audacity, as a girl, to want to work toward an education!
When speaking at the United Nations in 2013, she said she knew her life was threatened long before the attack, and wondered what she would do if faced by a man with a gun. She remembered thinking to herself:Continue Reading
Those carolers at your door or that trip to sing carols at your church have something in common – singing together inspires and connects us. It is good for us.
Stacy Horn discovered this one Christmas when she was suffering from anxiety and desperately looking for a way to stop the destructive behaviours she was engaged in, including binge drinking and unhealthy relationships. She remembered how it felt when singing in her school choir – such a happy and wholesome memory. It prompted her to start looking for a choir to join. After a search, she finally found her choir home in a church. For Horn, singing brought her into contact with new people and new ways of seeing herself. A fresh perspective helped her move away from a damaging lifestyle and the anxiety that had accompanied it.Continue Reading