Archive for the ‘Health and Well- being’ Category

Step into Christmas! By Susan Chan and Ian Geddes:

December already!  Weeks ago I heard the first warning bells of Christmas.….the dreaded sound of Noddy Holder from Slade asking me if I was ‘hanging up a stocking on the wall?’ ‘So here it is merry Christmas ……………..Everybody’s having fun’ Everybody’s having fun’. If only! It is the season of goodwill. Yes, time for friends

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‘Bitesize Mindfulness’ in 15 minutes a day: A guide for beginners by Ian Geddes and Susan Chan

Mindfulness in 15 minutes a day: A guide for beginners Mindfulness involves learning a skill that can be introduced in a few sessions and be with you for the rest of your life. It is a skill that can help you to relax a skill for health and well-being a skill to sooth and calm

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Steps you can start to take today to improve your work/life balance

Steps you can start to take today to improve your work/life balance Ian Geddes and Susan Chan Most of us choose to work. Most of us have to work to achieve the lifestyle we aspire to. Again for many of us we will work for a large part of our lives. There are many positive

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‘Living the Dream’: Dealing with Stress with Ian Geddes and Susan Chan

Living the Dream. Dealing with Stress Stress can affect us all in different ways. A little stress is good. It increases the levels of hormones flooding through the body and this improves thinking performance. Too much of it is bad. In the animal world we talk about the ‘fight’ or ‘flight’ response’. But there is

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Addicted to Social Media? Do we need a ‘digital detox’? By Susan Chan and Ian Geddes

We were having a meal out recently. As we looked around the restaurant, there were people at 10 tables. Apart from ourselves, only 2 other tables had people actually talking to each other. The other 7 tables either had a single person, couples or larger groups where a smart phone or tablet was being used! So,

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The Principle of Ethical Business: Ian Geddes and Susan Chan

The Principle of Ethical Business: Three years ago my business, Susan Chan Associates, established a connection and foundation with the business community in Shanghai, offering a ‘Health, Well-being and Resilience’ consultancy. * We are experts in the many dimensions of Mindfulness by working with people to overcome the stress of everyday personal and business life.

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Insight and Wisdom: Six Principles for Living the Dream and Positive Change

Insight and Wisdom Knowledge, wisdom, and insight may seem like the same thing, but they are not. Although they all refer to the mind and an accumulation of thoughts and experiences, they have some very real differences in the essence of their meanings and their applications in our life. Knowledge is the accumulation of facts

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Key Principles for Living the Dream and Positive Change by Susan Chan and Ian Geddes

Principles for Living the Dream and Positive Change Taken from, ‘Living the Dream’, by Susan Chan and Ian Geddes Often in life we seem to seek out advisers believing that they are the experts in all aspect so life. When it comes to yourself, you are your own expert. No one knows you better than

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Golden Rules to adopt when working with people

How not to upset people!  “I will never blame other people” We all make mistakes. Suppliers don’t deliver on time. Potential customers never sign. You blame them for your problems. Are you free from blame? Maybe you didn’t provide enough training, build in enough of a buffer, or asked for too much too soon. Take

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Use your EI…. Emotional Intelligence

1. Mindfulness is an amazing tool for sharpening your focus, concentration, and self-care. With mindfulness we are in touch with our thoughts and feelings, so we get to check in on what ‘is’ for us. 2. The awareness leads us a position of power, where we get to choose our responses, mindfulness turns the ‘light

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