Rachel Arkle: Embedding mindfulness into daily life

This month sees the highest number of google searches ever recorded for the term “Mindfulness.” Mindfulness remains a big deal, with the flurry of media attention continuing to grow year on year. However, despite this popularity how many of us really understand what it’s all about. And perhaps more importantly how to integrate it into our working life?

Rachel Arkle: Are you a Wellbeing leader? – #wellbeingrealitycheck

Wellbeing is booming. According to Google Trends there are now 50% more “wellbeing” searches than 5 years ago. Across the globe Australia’s curiosities are the highest, with the UK a close second. And most interesting it is here in the UK that we refine our searches towards work most frequently, asking “What is workplace wellbeing?” and “What are the best steps towards workplace wellbeing?” the most.

Rachel Arkle: Mind gut connection

When we think about stress we think about our brain. For the curious amongst us, notions of anxiety and fear may conjure up images of neuroscientists sketching out the ‘fight of flight’ part of the brain, where these emotions manifest. Understanding this functioning is important, especially for those of us who want to improve our ability to think clearly and effectively.

Rachel Arkle: We have an entitlement to be well at work

Some UK firms, it seems, remain resistant to taking wellbeing seriously. Despite growing employee calls for action, certain organisations remain limited in their belief that health is good for business. Such mindsets not only deprioritise wellbeing but are also enabling worrying behaviours and cultures to emerge that actively
discourage people’s ability to look after themselves.