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The following are simple articles, written with the intent to make you challenge common knowledge and foster new habits. We don't claim we know more than anyone. We know experts that are well versed in their fields, and we base our writings on experimental living.
"Is wisdom derived from experience more or less valuable than data produced by controlled research?"
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Email is the most widely used and enduring medium of electronic communication in organisations. A number of Surveys indicate that on average, about 61% of employees consider email to be very important to their jobs (Pew Research Center, 2014).
Office spaces and workplace cultures over the globe are changing: open plan offices have become the norm for many, and a pingpong table along with healthy office snacks are more and more common everyday.
Meditation can be as easy as 10 minutes per day. If you account for 16 hours spent awake everyday (now also another debatable topic), meditation will be roughly 1% of your day. That 1% is now been proven to be enough to literally change your brain.
In the market of habits that deliver solid return on your investments, very few can compete with cooking and preparing your own food. If you are shopping for habits to take on this month, you should look no further.
“Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water, or do you want a chance to change the world?”
Those were Steve Jobs’ words to successfully complete his pitch to John Sculley, the president of Pepsi at the time, to become Apple’s chief executive.
Dating back to greek era, the term “mentorship” was inspired by the character of Mentor in Homer's Odyssey. Odysseus, a great warrior in Greek mythology, left for Trojan war and entrusted his friend Mentor for the guidance of his son Telemachus.
Improving the health and wellbeing of their teams is on every leader’s agenda. Studies have shown that increasing the health and wellbeing on your staff may be one of the best investments you can make to develop your staff. Truly caring for your team and knowing that you can make a difference in their lives is what makes us human, and happy to be alive, so a very worthy investment indeed.
The journey to a healthier you sounds like a fantastic idea. Like many fantastic ideas, it may very well be in your important, but not urgent category. It might be something on the cards for tomorrow. You may have put it off for awhile now, and you’re still living and breathing. Hence tomorrow, when your willpower and energy is replenished, seems like a perfectly reasonable time to begin with this journey to a healthier you.
To feel at the top of your game, a strong stomach is essential. We’ve all had days where functioning properly is made increasingly difficult by a weak digestion; concentration is demanding, and a brain fog isn’t too far away. The quality of your digestion is largely representative of the overall quality of your health
To put things in perspective, 100 years vs. infinity is nothing. In the blink of an eye, we’ll be gone. You’ll be looking back and thinking “I should have been engaged, laughing, fully present, and now I’m dead”.
Thankfully, we still have a great amount of time on our hands, and without doubt, the best use of the world’s most precious resource is done when we are fully present.
It’s easy to think we’re too cool for stress, that we already built strong foundations and habits allowing us to steer clear of it, and if so, well done to you, high five. Having worked with employees in the corporate world for years, we must admit it’s quite rare we witness individuals with systems so strong they can evade all forms of work-related stress.
We now know that happiness is the precursor to success, not merely the result. It makes sense to invest in our happiness before we invest our efforts elsewhere. Some actions seems to provide a greater return on their investment than others, so we thought it was a good opportunity to dive into a few of them today.
If we had to take an educated guess, we could approximate the three most frequent answers to the world’s most common question.
“How are you?”
- Not Bad
We thought you'd never ask.
In Bloom believes that happy and healthy people will make any business thrive, so we focus on improving the wellbeing and productivity of individuals by delivering bespoke wellness solutions to organisations.
We’ve read that on any given month, the simple phrase "How to Lose Weight?” will be plugged more than 135,000 times into Google. The constant quest (and sometimes battle) to lose weight and keep it off is one that nearly every single human being has already, or will be confronted with at any given point in their lives.
How to create a sense of home no matter where we are in the world has always been a priority for us. In alignment with our monthly campaign “What is your practice?”, we have outlined the practice of wellbeing by creating a home felt connection at all times.
For many of us, roughly 15% of our lives will be spent in the classroom, to learn, to widen our horizons, to get exposed to new idea & cultures, to deepen our knowledge, and fundamentally, to change our brains. Some athletes will train as much as 35 hours/week, to excel, to compete at world class levels, to master their craft, and fundamentally, to change their bodies (and this all starts in the brain).
It’s a thin line isn’t in?
A thin line indeed, and one that makes a bold difference. It’s never been easier to be good, and never been harder to stand out. As Al Pacino would say in his famous speech delivered in Any Given Sunday; “Life is a game of inches."
Meet Tim Keegan. Tim is a truly special man. He is one of the most genuine, wholehearted and passionate person we've personally encountered. Tim is the kind of leader we all wish we had within our social circle. We must give huge credit to Tim, given his vision helped shaped a young brand, and remains one of the main reason why InBloom has been founded a couple years ago.
The Best Surfer in the Water is the one having the most fun. Ever heard that one before? How you measure success is largely personal, but the inclusion of happiness stands at the core of most definitions, doesn’t it?
Every now and then, we read about people that accomplish incredible physical feats. Dean Karnazes ran 50 Marathons, in the 50 states in America, in 50 days. Benoit Lecomte swam across the Atlantic Ocean.
The first question that normally comes to mind when we hear of such exploit is Why?
Chance are, if you live in Sydney, your life has been impacted one way or another by Jordan. Jordan Toft is the Executive Chef currently responsible for two of Merivale’s stand-out venues, The Coogee Pavillon & The Newport. He worked in kitchen’s all over the globe from a young age, soaked up knowledge from some of the world’s top chefs and created his unique style which we can all benefit from.
It’s Monday, best night for it. Trash the To-Do-List that you’ve created and just do it, go to bed at 8:30pm. Sounds ridiculous? Means you probably need it.
Running is a movement skill that is the backbone of most sports and activities around the world. Yet people forget or blindly choose not to focus on the obvious when trying to get fitter, faster and stronger.
Is Sitting The New Smoking?
That’s most of us. Seated, all day. Creating quality work, but at what cost?
Here you'll find all the inspiration you need in times when you simply don't know what you should be doing.
I learned much more than five things from photography. Sometimes when I look back, I don’t find it difficult to believe that I advanced more from the art than I have from my years at Uni.
It’s time we seriously take things easy again. Yep, that’s right, it’s time people seriously start to chill the fuck out.
Riding a bike vs. Driving a car