For lawyers, being unable to grieve in that ‘common’ way can leave us lost as to how to acknowledge the life and death of their client, and to mourn in a healthy way. The grief of the lawyer is worthy of being acknowledged, and affirmed.
Similar to nature meditation where you focus on being aware of our surroundings whilst in nature, joyspotting is the mindfulness practice of becoming attuned to the joy in our surroundings. So, how do we practise joyspotting while rushing to work and going about our day?
Our values are intrinsic to how we interact with the world and how we define ourselves as individuals – so why wouldn't we apply this theory to the way we nourish our bodies? According to Dietitian Hannah Wilson, these core values should inform our nutrition goal setting and assist us in achieving holistic wellbeing.
Imagine for a moment that you, your daughter, mother, colleague, or friend, is a female lawyer, working full-time, at a senior level... Then imagine discovering that male counterparts are receiving, on average, approximately $89,000 more per year, due to the gender pay gap. In this three-part series, Lesley Symons dives into the problem with the superannuation gender gap in Australia.
Being a trusted manager, advisor, or team colleague is something that most people aspire to achieve. However, a lack of trust is one of the most commonly quoted reasons for low performance, disengaged employees, and floundering workplace cultures. So what can you do to increase trust within your team?
Building positive and sustainable habits are the secret to achieving your goals. We often fall for the misconception that making a big change in your life will require grand gestures and implementing massive behaviour modifications overnight. But it is persistence and determination taking thousands of small repeated actions that will get you there
Dealing with conflict and difference of opinion is part of the daily routine for most solicitors. There never seems to be a shortage of issues–be it, confrontational clients, quarrelling colleagues, or an aggressive opposing party. What are your strategies for managing disagreements constructively?
Telling someone you are concerned about their level of drinking is not an easy conversation, but a critical one. Knowing the common pitfalls and how to avoid them, talking about low-risk alcohol consumption, and protecting your own boundaries and wellbeing, will empower you to have a constructive and supportive conversation that can make a positive difference in someone’s life.
Few people would deny that alcohol is an intrinsic part of Australian culture. It plays a central role in many people’s lives and is a staple ingredient to most professional functions, networking events, personal celebrations and get-togethers. In fact, there are few social occasions where drinking alcohol is discouraged–making it even harder to spot problematic drinking. So, what can you do if someone you care about is leaning too heavily on this popular and socially accepted activity?
Are you delegating effectively? Competent delegation is one of the key skills required to successfully lead and manage others. Core to this is knowing how to avoid the most common traps. Delegating well means neither abdicating your responsibility while disappearing completely nor finding an easy way to get rid of unattractive and mind-numbing tasks.
Whatever the psyche behind New Year's resolutions, they are a big thing in the fitness world. Chances are, sitting at your desk before the holidays, you were not considering joining a new gym in December. But should you have been? And what can you do now to take your health into your own hands.