All Work And No Play…

With a general perception that it’s healthier to avoid the cold weather than be amongst it, many of us are not planning to surface again until sometime in September! I’ve recently noted the value in avoiding Seasonal Affective Disorder, which is good and well when you are two years old and have no occupational commitments. […]

Sick Building Syndrome

It is appropriate for business owners, employees and home-dwellers alike to consider the potential impact of Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) as we move into Winter. SBS arose out of the energy crisis in the early 70′s, whereby the cost of regulating outside air temperature via HVAC systems began to escalate, resulting in an increase to […]

Motivational Harness #4 – You Don’t Have To Stink!

At a recent iNform Corporate function, I had the privilege of presenting to the cream of Adelaide’s small and medium-sized business directors, and here’s what I noticed: They all dressed REALLY nicely! I know…insightful! The reason I noted this, above anything else is, I was there to talk about the benefits of exercising before AND […]

Motivational Harness #3 – Flow From Within

In my recent football article, here’s what I eluded to: Is your workday structured around your physiology, or is your physiology dictated to by your workday? On a very complex level, asleep or awake, our bodies operate in cycles. It is physiologically impossible to be firing on all cylinders for the entire day, and so […]

Motivational Harness #2 – Internal World Vs. External World

Each waking day there is a battle between our internal physiology and our external environment. In the modern western format, the advantage often lies with the external. Many of us who walk into an office (of varying description) experience the pressure of a tight schedule to fulfill where the expectation of a work-day is grafted […]

Motivational Harness #1 – Finding The Elusive Character

I used to enjoy cooking. Before I became a parent, the journey of cooking a meal included any or all of the following: a nice beverage experimentation with flavours frolicking in the herb garden good company my choice of music After I became a parent, the process of making a meal now includes: a selection […]

Happy Holidays!

Recently I’ve noted a number of reports on Australians who aren’t taking holidays. In fact, almost a third of Australian workers have no planned leave in the next 12 months. In a rare moment of nostalgia over the weekend, my mind was cast back to my youth in the ’80′s. I saw a video clip […]

TV Can Kill You, Hey?

I heard a recent statistic that watching two hours of television per day increased risk of death before the age of 65 by 13%, with associated risks of heart disease and diabetes going up by 15% and 20% respectively. Given the average Australian watches the box for around four hours per day, this should be […]