3 Ways to Live Well into Old Age – Feature in La Trobe Uni News

There’s no way to sugar-coat it: getting older is inevitable. But while you can’t control your age, you can put things in place to keep you feeling young – no matter your graduation year. To find out more, we chatted to members of La Trobe alumni community whose work interse

Welcoming 2021 with a positive mindset

Thinking ahead to New Year’s Eve, the temptation might be to boot this year goodbye. This year was certainly not the year anyone wished for. However, amidst the grief for what we lost lie many gifts.    

Preserving our sense of humour during COVID

In these testing times we’re growing weary. A telltale sign? Our loss of humour. When the pandemic began, a virtual “pundemic” was unleashed. Social media was awash with memes about toilet paper and working from home. Now, several months later, with much of Victoria still locked down

How do we share smiles while wearing a mask?

As we walk past people in streets or parks we’re keeping our distance – which on the one hand is making us feel safer, but on the other distances us emotionally. Whilst there is a science to masks reducing the spread of COVID, there’s also a science to humans sh

A Covid-19 “Thrival” Guide

Catapulted into temporary hibernation it’s easy to slip into despair. Quality time has become quantitative as the 9-5 working day is on hiatus; handbags are in repose and the schoolyard is our own backyard, if we are so lucky. Even if easing of restrictions is on the horizon there’s s

Love in the time of Coronavirus

Love in the time of Coronavirus – by Ros Ben-Moshe The smoke from Australia’s devastating bushfires has barely dissipated and we’re in the midst of a public health emergency. Much discussion has been directed towards the economic and public health response to the coronavirus, from ban

Gratefully grateful

When we feel stressed or overwhelmed the last thing one might naturally feel is grateful. Why would we? But a mindset conditioned to gratitude lifts your mood, creates a more positive mindset, and in time changes how your brain is wired.

Big “C” or little “c”? – Reframing the language around cancer

A shock diagnosis of bowel cancer got me thinking about the language around cancer – the big “C”, the invocation of warmongering battlefield metaphors, together with a steadfast attachment to the cancer ‘survivor’ term. My experience with bowel cancer made me realise the default langu

149 EASY STEPS TO EMPLOYEE WELLNESS

I recently had an opportunity to contribute to ALSCO’s comprehensive list to enhance employee wellness. Below are 149 useful tips and ideas about what to do to keep the employees healthy and well while having fun at the workplace. My tip #108. Get On Board The Smile Tr

3 Steps to Developing a Smiling Mindset

There’s nothing more uplifting than sharing a smile – a mirrored reflection of pure love and joy. Even if only for a brief moment in time, this transaction has the unique ability to lift spirits and connect. The more we consciously choose to smile or laugh, the more we re-wire o