Can I change my personality?

A question we often get asked is whether it is possible to actually change one’s personality. This question has interested psychologists for decades, with recent research showing that we are able to shape our personality more than previously thought. Nature or nurture? Our personalities are shaped in part by [...]

2020-02-24T13:49:21+13:00January 30th, 2019|

Sips of kindness and compassion

  Connected, healthy relationships are vital for our wellbeing, and for many of us, our relationships are the foundation of purpose and meaning in our lives. During a recent yin yoga class our wise teacher spoke about bringing “sips of kindness and compassion” to our relationship with ourselves, in order [...]

2020-02-24T14:08:50+13:00October 8th, 2018|

Shifting the frantic

Too much to do Not enough time Feeling frantic/overwhelmed Feeling I’m not doing anything properly How many of these comments above resonate with you? It’s a dilemma that we are hearing more often, and it seems, more intensely. Many people have described to us how the dilemma of having [...]

2020-02-24T14:10:20+13:00July 27th, 2018|

Reducing your emotion drain on the job

Do you work in a customer-facing role? Does your job require that you keep your emotions in check? Do you feel emotionally exhausted at the end of the day or your shift? If so, then our recent post may have resonated with you: https://umbrella.org.nz/faking-it-on-the-job-the-cost-of-emotional-labour/ This experience of emotional labour, what [...]

2020-02-24T14:26:20+13:00July 2nd, 2018|