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Educating for the future

By Arpana Valji from Families Magazine The World Economic Forum recently stated that 65% of today’s jobs will be non-existent for the children that entered primary school this year. The workplace of the future is going to be looking for communication skills, growth mindset, creativity, and resilience. The schools that will equip our children...

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How often do you need to exercise to improve your fitness?

I think this is one of the biggest misconceptions surrounding fitness, fit people, and unfit people. A huge misconception in the fitness world is the amount you have to exercise to make a difference to your fitness, physique and quality of life. You may assume that as a Personal Trainer and someone who loves training, I probably train every day,...

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How to Avoid Smartphone and Social Media Burnout in your Family

Written By Soren Kenner and Imran Rashid Excessive use of smartphones and social media may lead to stress, sleep disturbances, anxiety, depression, concentration issues, lowered self-esteem, and more. But just how big is the problem and what can you do to avoid it in your family? In a recent report, the UK Chief Medical examiner advises parents...

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Top Ten Most Outrageous Job Benefits Ever

Have you ever wondered if the grass is really greener on the other side and if you are missing out on perks dished out at other organisations. While most people will tell you that this is rarely so, there are some instances where companies have offered outrageous benefits for employees as they attempt to set the bar for workplace wellbeing. Here...

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The True Cost Of Implementing Employee Retention Scheme Vs. Employee Replacement

Replacing employees costs more than just their new salary. There are many additional costs to factor into your cost-to-hire calculations, such as time to source, advertise, and interview. Here we look at the actual cost of employee replacement and discuss the benefits of introducing an employee retention scheme to lower hiring costs, retain your...

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Creating a sustainable exercise routine

The first of September is much like the first of January. As with Christmas, August can be a time for relaxing, possibly over-indulging, and it’s easy for fitness to take a backseat. Then when September comes, you’re ready to get serious. So where do you start?… One of the most common pitfalls I see from people trying to get fit for...

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Mindful living

5 Ways To Stay Present

Pay attention to your thoughts: Feed all your senses: Use all five of your senses to bring you back to the present, instead of allowing yourself to be governed by your thoughts. Doing this stops any unhelpful rumination and reminds you that what matters most is what’s happening right in front of you, in the moment. Try the 54321 Technique: Close...

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Why It’s Important to Teach Children about Money

By Erik Bohjort Money. It’s a topic that some of us find difficult to talk about, especially when it comes to discussing personal finances. However, it’s important we are not silent about this topic as studies show that children are likely to grasp money management skills best when they are having fun practicing with their parents. Luckily,...

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Managing bereavement & loss

Managing bereavement & loss Bereavement is not just about death When we think of bereavement, we normally think of loss of life, but it can extend to loss in other ways: loss of job; loss of freedom (for example during lockdown) or loss of the life we knew – whether it be through divorce or relocation. Occasionally, it may even originate...

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Helping your child make friends

By Poppy O’Neill For children, social interactions and expectations can be confusing! Things like rejection, big life changes, sensitivity and shyness can impact children’s ability to make or keep friends. Without guidance, children might feel helpless and baffled by the ups and downs of friendships. But there’s a lot you can do as a parent...

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