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Christmas. ‘Tis the season for some of us to be stressed and exhausted!  Shopping for presents, perhaps planning child-care for school holidays, financial stresses and family tensions in the lead-up to Christmas can be overwhelming and stressful.  We have put together 10 tips to help...

Back 25 years ago, I was sitting in an MBA lecture on organisational behaviour. The professor asked “What is business?”. A fellow student responded “Men, money and machines.” Much laughter, not so much from the professor. A core text in the MBA was Sun Tzu’s “Art of War” and...

We all know exercise is good for our bodies. How good? Well for starters it reduces your risk of heart attack; manages your weight; lowers blood cholesterol; reduces risk of type 2 diabetes and some cancers; lowers blood pressure; strengthens bones, muscles and joints and lowers risk of developing osteoporosis. There’s more to exercise though than...

“Burnout is the index of the dislocation between what people are and what they have to do. It represents an erosion in value, dignity, spirit, and will – an erosion of the human soul. It is a malady that spreads gradually and continuously over time,...

Terminator: Why do you cry? John Connor: You mean people? Terminator: Yes. John Connor: I don't know. We just cry. You know. When it hurts. Terminator: Pain causes it? John Connor: Uh-uh, no, it's different . . . It's when there's nothing wrong with you, but you hurt anyways. You get it? Terminator: No.     —  Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)   Humans cry...

Fear. One of our most important instincts. All of us are alive today because our ancestors were really good at predicting and reacting to threat. The ability to detect threat in our environments has served us well over the millennia, enabling us to pass on our genes. This is...