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Need more grey matter? Try mindfullness: there’s good science behind its rewards

Having reviewed a lot of the research into mindfulness, and understanding from a neuroscience perspective that it can actually change the brain and increase grey matter, and therefore make us…

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Diversity is more than a good strategy: it’s dynamic, personal and led from the top.

I was disappointed to read on the front cover of Harvard Business Review that most diversity programs don’t work. Really? I beg to differ – I have seen the difference…

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Gender Pay Gap: trending down – but still 118 years to reach equity

Every year the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) marks Equal Pay Day.  This day represents the number of additional days in the financial year that women must work to earn…

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Spring into wellness: why investing in movement offers big returns for life

Coming into KPMG seemed like a very foreign concept for someone whose day to day focus was exercise, nutrition, and optimising wellbeing. How does an exercise physiologist fit in at…

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Are you sitting down…because sitting is the new smoking

As a post-graduate Health Promotion student, I’m well aware of the impact that settings like the workplace can have on our physical, psychological and social health and wellbeing.

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Wear it purple: questioning our own beliefs about diversity and inclusion

Friday, 26 August is Wear It Purple Day. Set up in 2010 by two Australian teenagers, Wear It Purple is a youth-run, not-for-profit organisation that wants young people everywhere to…

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Gender equality: let’s raise the bar and give it a sporting chance

This year, at the Rio Olympic Games, Australia will field more women team members than men. Quite an achievement especially considering that as recently as the Barcelona Games in 1992,…

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Internships: more than just a line on your resume

After years of lectures, exams and assignments a graduate can finally relax with a degree in hand, ready to take on the working world, right? Wrong! The stress of finding…

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The scoop on snacking: are nuts really better than biscuits?

How many times have you made sure to eat a proper breakfast, dodged cake at morning tea, had a salad for lunch and turned down a beer with it only…

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Mindfulness at Work: why we started meditating in the office, and how you can too

I first sampled meditation 18 months ago, to manage the depression and anxiety I had just been diagnosed with. Initially, I was sceptical: my Western upbringing and training in law/science…

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Getting uncomfortable tasks done: just do it!

My performance manager made a suggestion at the start of FY16. I should try writing a newsroom article. With hesitation, I put it on my list of ‘things to do’.…

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Workplace gender equality: where both women and men put their hands up for opportunities

I recently completed a secondment to the Office for Women, part of the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet. The Office for Women works across Government to deliver policies and programs…

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Don’t dread your performance review, it should be a positive experience

It’s late June, and the time of year when hundreds of performance management review conversations are occurring across Australia. Many relish in these one-on-one conversations. They help them develop and…

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