Showing posts from July, 2017

Managing your stress and anxiety in the workplace - Occupational, emotional, social and physical well-being in the workplace.

We have all experienced feeling stressed and anxious at work from time to time. It is important to understand the root cause of our stress and to make the necessary adjustments to manage our stress. Here are some tips for understanding and managing stress in the workplace for your well-being.
Common causes of stress in the workplace Long hours.Job security, particularly in relation to terms of employment.Poor work relationships due to lack of support, bullying and harassment, as well as poor relationships with colleagues.Lack of resources, communications and time. Lack of information about what is going on in the organization and how you make a positive contribution.Poor time management or lack of time.Overload and unrealistic deadlines and expectations.Control & micro management by manager and lack of involvement in the decision making process relating to the job.Feeling that you are not good enough.Work interfering with home/personal life, not …

Emotional well-being - Rising above adversity like the lotus flower...

Emotional well-being  -  Rising above adversity like the lotus flower...
A few months back while on holiday and retreat in Bali, I woke up just before dawn while staying at the Ubud eco village and meditated next to the muddy pond awaiting the opening of the lotus flower. This flower resonates deeply! No mud no lotus... 
Lotus flowers have strong symbolic ties to survivors. The lotus flower grows out of mud. Yet, it rises above the surface clean, blooms with remarkable beauty, and its beauty remains untouched by the mud. The flower closes and sinks underwater at night, but it rises and opens again at dawn. Lotus flowers have strong symbolic ties to survivors. They start as small flowers down at the very bottom of a pond and then slowly grow and rise towards the surface, continually moving towards the light. Once the lotus flower has reached the surface of the water, it begins to blossom and turns into a magnificent flower.

"The lotus flower is a symbol for courage, purity, and aw…

Move towards the light - spiritual well-being

Move towards the light - spiritual well-being.

 I've been watching my mint plant do this for the last few days, it moved towards the light.  Each spear of mint and stem making the adjustment for survival. It knows what it needs and responds accordingly by turning towards the light. Since then it has begun to flourish and thrive. We can take a leaf out of nature's book. 
Nature can be a great teacher and show us how to be, cohabit, heal and flourish as we are part of nature. The same natural laws apply to us for flourishing and thriving in life, we must move towards light spiritually, emotionally, mentally, socially and physically.

My care! 
Marie Joshua 
Psycho-social & physical well-being practitioner

Judgmental or discerning - social well-being

There is difference between being judgmental and being discerning.

The face when I hear people being ignorantly judgmental...

There is a difference between being discerning and being judgmental. Being judgmental comes from a place of negativity, insecurity, weakness, low sense of self and unfair and ignorant bias. Developing spatial, social and emotional intelligence goes a long way.

 A person who learns to be both discerning and non-judgmental will experience tremendous freedom and authentic connection to self and others. Having sound judgment through practical wisdom and intelligent discernment is very different to being judgmental! But then you would be a Supreme court judge...

"Understanding trauma and that we each respond to it differently will help us be supportive and nonjudgmental toward each other" -- Stephanie_S_Covington
Who are we/you to judge...
Rather, we should try understand for better social well-being.
Personally I never trust people that openly claim to be good j…