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The changing conversation about sobriety.

Media personality Chrissie Swan has shared the results of her health kick on Instagram, which involved taking up walking and meditation and giving up alcohol. The TV and radio presenter revealed on The Project back in October that she had quit drinking, telling viewers, “it was a decision I made for myself after giving it a fair nudge in the first lockdown last year”. While Swan is reticent to be the poster girl for sobriety, she looks incredible, and her radiance has caught the attention of media outlets across the country. It got me thinking about how not drinking has affected my relationships, particularly professionally, over the


Are you using too many software services?

The Covid-19 pandemic has abruptly ended a centralised office location for many, with organisations with employees deemed not essential maintaining work-from-home policies for the foreseeable future. To help people thrive at work and improve organisational resiliency, many businesses have invested in software services to help facilitate everything from project management, to real-time communication and team monitoring.  The changes to physical dimensions of work and proximity to co-workers are likely to stick in some industries even in the post-pandemic era, so leveraging software for connectivity, productivity, and automation is not only progressive, it’s essential. I’ve been investing in software for the past ten years because my business has


Workplace flexibility: the conversation you should be having.

The following words are included in my email signature. “We work flexibly. Please don’t feel like you need to reply until regular working hours” It’s surprising how much positive feedback I get from this simple inclusion. People appreciate that even if they receive an email from me after hours, there is no pressure to reply until it works for their schedule. While flexibility has experienced a rise in popularity throughout the pandemic, it’s always been important to me. In fact, I started my business ten years ago, when I could not find employment that allowed me to both parent my eldest son, who was born with congenital


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