Category: Health

April 24, 2024
In a world overwhelmed by the demands of work, “Bluey” reminds us of the ethical importance of play

In an outcome driven world, we have become time-poor, notes Max Jeganathan. He writes, "Long before Dickens warned against the dangers of utilitarianism and Bluey offered an inoculation against it, King David — in the biblical book of Psalms — wrote of the simple fun of smelling freshly cut grass. Then his son — King Solomon — […]

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April 3, 2024
Feeling tired after returning to work? Here are some possible reasons why

There can be several contributors to feeling exhausted, but they can be hard to determine. This article explores the issue and suggests ways to improve a sense of well-being. "Natasha Yates has worked in general practice for more than 20 years in both rural and urban settings. During that time, she's seen many patients come […]

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February 26, 2024
Digital Kids

This informative article discusses the very relevant topic of children and screen time. The author provides helpful background information, and offers strategies to mitigate the more serious impacts of excessive use of digital media by young people. "While excessive screen time can have negative effects on the development and well-being of children and teens, there […]

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January 29, 2024
Work has conquered every day of the week. How do we remain human in a world that worships toil?

How can we survive in a world that seems to demand and relish increasing productivity? Like the finish of a race that is actually unreachable, how can we realistically carve out time away from the demands of work? Justine Toh, senior research fellow at the Centre for Public Christianity and author of 'Achievement Addiction' offers […]

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January 28, 2024
The definition of burnout needs to change, argues Black Dog Institute founder Gordon Parker

The World Health Organisation defines burnout as "a syndrome … resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed". Professor Parker is head of the School of Psychiatry at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, and founder of the Black Dog Institute and in this article he explains that there are […]

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January 27, 2024
Why Young Professionals Should Prioritize Rest Over Work

From the Harvard Business Review, this article explains the complicated relationship that many, particularly young professionals, can have with managing their work-life balance. The authors consider why this problem can arise and how to recognise it, as well as suggesting ways to reclaim priority over one's time. "Social pressures, demanding bosses, imposter syndrome — there […]

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September 6, 2023
Corporate working mums

A frank discussion about the emotional and practical realities of managing motherhood and work expectations. "Remember who you are in Christ, remember that you are called, remember that you are a daughter of the most high and never doubt that."  Image : Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

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August 14, 2023
Saving Friends: What I’ve Learned from Insufferable Patients

Written by a third generation family physician, this is a confronting and challenging article reflecting our human frailties even in the most well-intentioned of professional environments. "Much has been said about the “epidemic of loneliness” in the West – the great unmooring of neighborly life, the bewildering rates of anxiety, depression, and “deaths of despair” that seem […]

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June 7, 2023
Exhaustion – The New Midlife Crisis

A timely and helpful look at the common experience of many who are feeling pressured by their daily "to do list " and a reassurance that change is possible. "Yet the workplace is not the only culprit. Many of us are exhausted because of the expectations of modern parenting. We feel the need to drive […]

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May 29, 2023
The King and I

Max Jeganathan reflects on some differences between King Charles III and himself, but notes that no matter the home one might live in, it is the relationships with others within the walls that are important. "Charles presides as head of state over 14 countries. I preside – happily I might add – over the dishes, […]

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May 25, 2023
The COVID-19 pandemic has left many healthcare workers morally wounded — here’s how we might care for them

Andrew Sloane explains that as we return in a general sense to our new "normal" after the pandemic, for many healthcare workers the transition is not so simple and indeed is proving to be a traumatic process. "The term “moral injury” was developed in military contexts to help clinicians understand the experience of veterans of […]

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April 27, 2023
The Power of Self-Care and Mindset Mastery for Leaders

Valerie Ling provides a reminder that stresses and challenges faced by leaders may be eased with an awareness of the need to factor in self-care... "Self-care, self-reflection, and mindset mastery are critical for leadership success. By taking the time to care for yourself, reflect on your thoughts and feelings, and master your mindset, you can […]

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