Mindfulness in healthcare: Value your own health

I have a friend who works as a nurse in a hospital in Sydney. Her job, in its essence, is to make people that are very sick, well again. In theory this means that when an incident occurs she applies a learning and hopes that it works. If her learning doesn’t result in a positive […]

Be Learning supports Softacare

It is with great enthusiasm that Be Learning has swung open its doors to support Softacare, an innovative charity that delivers creative arts workshops for children in foster care and kinship care. Due to flexible working our office can be a little quiet on a Friday and what better use for our underutilised hot-desk space […]

Work/Life Balancing Act Part 2

Addiction… I wonder more and more these days whether there exists some kind of mental or even physical addiction to work.  I was training a workshop recently in which one of the participants was constantly checking his Blackberry, even though I had asked everyone at the beginning of the day to turn off their phones […]

Work/Life Balancing Act Part 1

Not too long ago I was in a car with my father dri­ving along Sus­sex Street in Syd­ney CBD at 9:30pm. We were on our way back from the the­atre after see­ing a play.  My father com­mented on a long line of taxis out­side one tall city build­ing whose offices were all lit up. The the­atre […]

Wellbeing in the Workplace

“Wellness is a multidimensional state of describing the existence of positive health in an individual as exemplified by the quality of life and a sense of wellbeing.” -Charles B.Corbin of, Arizona State University Wellbeing is a hot topic at the moment and Australia seems to be hot on the heels of the USA in terms […]