The pace of life and work

These last couple of months, I’ve noticed a significant rise in requests from companies to help them with two critically important issues. The first one, is finding a solution for their workforce, who oftentimes experience a gigantic work overload, resulting in a continuous feeling of being stressed. The second issue has an entirely different nature,…

UAE: The impact of stress – and what you can do about it

It is worrying, but true. 42% of the 700 UAE workers questioned in 2016 for a global report by Steelcase chose stressful as the word to describe their workplace. Globally, the average is 35%, the UAE only fared better than South Africa with 48%. This percentage suggests that workplace stress plays a regular role rather…

3 ways to label and deal with emotions according to Susan David

Dealing effectively with emotions is a key leadership skill. Labeling our emotions is an important first step in dealing with them. This is harder than it sounds; many of us struggle to identify exactly what we feel, and often the most obvious label isn’t actually the most accurate one. We have been trained to believe…

Am I heading for a Burn-Out? Part 4

More and more, today’s state of mind is one of working until you drop. Feeling tired or plain unhealthy, is taboo. You’ve got to finish your work first, right? As soon as our career becomes our first priority, we start to neglect our health. No wonder that we’re fueling a burn-out driven society. Instead of easing off…

Am I heading for a Burn-Out? Part 3

More and more, today’s state of mind is one of working until you drop. Feeling tired or plain unhealthy, is taboo. You’ve got to finish your work first, right? As soon as our career becomes our first priority, we start to neglect our health. No wonder that we’re fueling a burn-out driven society. Instead of easing off…

Am I heading for a Burn-Out? Part 1

More and more, today’s state of mind is one of working until you drop. Feeling tired or plain unhealthy, is taboo. You’ve got to finish your work first, right? As soon as our career becomes our first priority, we start to neglect our health. No wonder that we’re fueling a burn-out driven society. Instead of easing…

With Love, Mindfulness

Love, one of the most profound emotion known to human beings and yet, we are not getting the full benefits. There is a way to love your partner on an even deeper, more conscious level than you do already now. There is a way to connect even more with each other’s love, needs and desires…

How humor creates winning teams

“If you can laugh together, you can work together” – Robert Orben Humor has always had a liberating effect, but it also increases productivity . Here are 7 effects of using humor in the workplace. 1) REMOVAL OF BARRIERS THAT SEPARATE MANAGEMENT FROM OTHER EMPLOYEES There are certain barriers that naturally exist between managers and non-management members of…

Meditation doesn’t only reduce stress, it also literally changes your brain

Scientists gradually begin to understand the wholesomeness of meditation: more compassion, better quality of life and reduced levels of stress, depression, anxiety, pain or insomnia. The American neuroscientist Sara Lazar spent the past years doing elaborate research on the effect. The most striking finding was that the brain actually changes after 8 weeks of meditating,…

Burn-Out: causes

On Friday 4 September, Hercules Academy organized an information session on burn-out, in collaboration with KBC and UNIZO, the Belgian entrepreneurs organisation. The topic ranged from the causes of burn-out to the different phases and treatment of the syndrome. It was quite amazing to notice the reactions from the audience. Every single person in the…

Agility matters

D.H.E.A Recovery makes you agile.  Every athlete knows how important it is to recover from fatigue after a training or a competition. We have different methods of recovery, but a good night’s sleep is still the most natural behavior to get our DHEA hormone going. Dehydroepiandrosteron (DHEA) is a natural hormone that gets our cortisol…

Stress is good for you

In the past months we have received had a lot of inquiries from companies to explain the dangers of stress and the link with burn-out. Most people are surprised when we tell them that stress is actually good for you. Coming from individual top sports coaching world and having worked with top musicians for two years,…