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The festive season can be a lonely time – bring joy to experience joy!

Some of us may find that we do not have anyone special to share with at this time. Instead of being sad and lonely, plan to share your time with others who are in need. This will be a gift to yourself and to them. Don’t let yourself be sitting on the side lines while ‘everyone’ else is partying. Find ...
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People close to you appreciate being shown that they are important.

Your time is more precious than any gift. There are so many exciting ways in which you can open your heart instead of your wallet to show people you care. Create special opportunities to give them your full attention. How a picnic together - a day of joy and celebration for everyone to share and remember. Find tips on planning ...
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Make your money stretch.

Don’t let the festive season break the bank. There are ways to be creative in stretching your money, without compromising on the expression of love and care. Overspending is all too easy when you get caught up in the ‘buzz’ of shopping, entertaining and just having a good time over the festive season. That’s why it is great to know ...
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Celebrate the festive season – have all the fun without the financial stress.

Give of your time, instead of expensive gifts. The festive season can turn into a mad rush of shopping, office parties, and ‘silly season’ preparation and celebration. This year, shop less and spread more of the wonder and the magic of the season by making your own gifts and personalising them with a special message for each person. Then wrap ...
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Resilience. Navigating life’s challenges with strength AND growing wisdom.

Simply being ‘tough’ can leave you feeling hard, unyielding and scarred. Real resilience is about also gaining wisdom so that you can remain standing and enjoy life, even when hurtful things happen. As the pace of change in the world of work speeds up, the future becomes less predictable. To be able to guide yourself through this state of uncertainty ...
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It starts with you

Explore with this blogger 7 easy ways to be kind to yourself, and to be fully alive by simply showing up. Say yes to life! Being fully engaged in everything you do = a vital, well-lived life. Was this helpful? ...
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Choose Happiness

When you embrace change, you can choose happiness. Listen to this happiness song; it will have you singing along, clapping your hands, and jumping into life whole-heartedly. If something is still holding you back from engaging with life, talk to our counsellors for expert guidance, just call 0800 229355 (2BWELL) Was this helpful? ...
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Take charge – Get out of your rut

Showing up in your life can make all the difference. Listen to this short, entertaining talk about adding something meaningful to your life within 30 days. It will help get you out of the rut and into a whole new life experience. Try it! Was this helpful? ...
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Part 4: SA business – not for the faint-hearted

The scars of apartheid and the on-going revelations of state and corporate corruption demand extraordinary measures to restore trust. The World Economic Forum (2016) showed South Africa ranked 49th in global competitiveness. This goes hand in hand with productivity and must be directly correlated to employee engagement. How can business leadership rebuild the trust in its workforce in the face ...
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Part 3: It was never going to be a rose garden

Let’s be clear, there’s no magic wand to create a perfect working environment - but employee wellbeing remains an ideal well worth striving for. With a better understanding of the inner mental and emotional experience of employees, managers can acquire skills to redirect stuck emotional energy into productive application. This can serve to increase workforce resilience, even in the face ...
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Embrace change and dance with life!

MENTAL AGILITY BEING MENTALY AGILE - KNOWING WHEN TO ‘STEP IN’, ‘STEP OUT’, OR ‘STEP BACK’ Achievers respond to change by mentally exploring the dynamics of the new situation, and finding ways to make the change work well for them. We can call such a response ‘mental agility’; the capacity to move quickly, subtly and sensitively to adjust to change ...
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Adapting to change is a skill that can be developed

In this great article about Susan David’s book, Emotional Agility, her 4 steps to growing with change is beautifully explained. Or buy the book. Often, when we’re confronted with change, discussing our response with an expert can give us new clarity and a way forward. Talk to our expert counsellors call 0800 229355 (2BWELL) Was this helpful? ...
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Change can help you grow. It’s in your hands

Try these 11 simple steps to help increase your mental and emotional agility. By adapting and dancing with the changes you will inevitably face in this fast-paced, ever-changing world, you can shape your own life. Was this helpful? ...
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Part 2: Engagement or non-engagement – it’s all about emotions.

When we begin to see emotions as ‘energy seeking purpose’ we can understand the simple truism that employees will move towards that which they find appealing, and away from that which is not. The required skill is to be able to identify the emotional drivers. In the previous posting we identified the emotional drivers of engaged employees. And we suggested ...
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Part 1: Are employees redirecting creativity to disrupt workflow?

A Gallup survey shows 45% of SA employees actively disengaged – we need to release that captured energy and enterprise into productive engagement. There is an elephant in the room that we need to recognise - it’s called active disengagement. This growing global phenomenon remains largely hidden, especially because of the lack of ‘meaning’ in the workplace. The Gallup survey ...
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Mel Robbins’ 5 Second Rule

The revolutionary process created by Mel Robbins. Although Mel does not specifically label her process as a mindfulness tool, it certainly is effective in moving a person out of autopilot and into the present moment. Once you can get the knack of it, this process can change your life. In Mel’s own words: ‘The 5 Second Rule is simple. If ...
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Fine-tune your mindfulness with these meditations

This ‘Free Mindfulness’ website is loaded with free resources to help you along the journey to enriching your life with mindfulness. Click on this link and find the ‘Free Resources’ tab, here you will find recordings of mediations from as short as 4 minutes to long luxurious ones of over 30 minutes. Don’t forget we all have the natural ability ...
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Positive self-talk builds a strong self-image

For most teenagers acceptance and approval from their peers are of prime importance. Some will do anything to fit in; wear outrageous clothes, do body piercing, experiment with drugs and alcohol. You can help your teens build their own inner compass with a strong self-image and sense of personal approval. Click here for this easy to read blog that shows ...
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Your teenager’s bad behaviour may be a call for help

The deep physical and emotional changes a teenager experiences may show in apparent bad behaviour. By really paying attention to their mood swings, rebellion, or withdrawal, you can offer much needed help. For example, teenagers need 9 to 10 hours sleep per night, not because they are lazy, but simply because their bodies need this rest to cope with the ...
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Feeling the burden of extended family? Take control. You do not have to end up in debt.

In our rainbow nation, different cultures can experience financial stress in different ways. Sometimes, one person’s income is expected to pay for household needs and those of the extended family. At other times, the main breadwinner is sandwiched between the financial needs of the new and the old generation. Both situations can cause a great deal of emotional stress, anxiety ...
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Find out from children what they need when their parents are separating

Although this video is a tough watch, it’s worth it. Children explain the effects of divorce, and how they want their parents to behave to make this hard time easier for them to get through. Was this helpful? ...
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Get through the trauma – a free e-book

Read this free e-book, it offers valuable suggestions on how to take back control of your life, and clear steps on how to move through the trauma and heartache of divorce. Was this helpful? ...
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Legal Assist for You

Don't struggle alone with the legal challenges of separation and divorce, it can all be so confusing. Get free telephonic advice from one of our attorney’s just call: 0800 22 93 55. You can also access written advice for an uncontested divorce under the legal tab in the members section for the Phelawellness website. The language is clear and easy ...
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Separation hurts like hell. But you can get through it

The breakup of a relationship, whether through separation or divorce, is one of the most stressful experiences in life. Your world is turned upside down, and you suddenly find yourself dealing with negative feelings of grief, confusion, rejection, isolation, and so much more. Why does it hurt so much? There can be many reasons for the pain you feel: The ...
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“Life without friendship is like the sky without the sun.” ~Unknown

Check out this blog on ideas about how to express your love to all the special people in your life. Sometimes we get so caught up with all of life’s demands that we begin to take for granted that people will just keep on loving us. Don’t let this happen to you, take time to show your loved ones that ...
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