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How To Navigate the Festive Season

Navigating the Festive Season from a Wellness Perspective Before Australia and my life in health, I spent the majority of my career in publishing and information and learnt all about digital disruption before it even was a thing!  Now disruption and transformation dominate discussions around the globe. You are either being disrupted, worrying about being disrupted or planning to disrupt someone else. But working in publishing throughout the first phase of the digital revolution taught me some key skills:   to focus on the customer problem to put people and culture first  to never be complacent to keep looking ahead and innovating To prioritise my own wellbeing and resilience These basic principles have served me well. But the last one (prioritising wellbeing & resilience) is the one we see super smart people all around the world not doing, often with catastrophic results.  Here at Raw Energy, we

Advice from 80 year olds

About 10 years ago, I stumbled across some advice from a survey of 80-year-old British people. I can't even remember who did the survey, but the list of lessons from people in the later years of life really resonated with me to the extent that I typed it up and stuck it on my wall where it stayed for some time and has proved to be a very useful resource. Since then, we have moved country and house several times, whilst unpacking some boxes the other day, I stumbled across the list. It's a great list of words of wisdom grounded in the experience of life. Today's culture tends to celebrate youth and often forgets the wisdom and guidance that elders can share. Here's one of those gifts for you... ADVICE FROM OLD PEOPLE 1 The most important person in your life is the person who agreed

  • Inner Origin Holiday Recipe Book

Holiday Recipe Guide

The Festive season can be a bit of a nightmare when we're trying to live a healthier lifestyle. There are temptations EVERYWHERE and many of us have got into the habit of 'toxing our bodies' through the festive period, and then detoxing big time come January. It doesn't have to be that way. You can have an even more amazing festive time, by eating well which will create more energy, that can be used to have an even more amazing time! To help you fuel your greatness this festive period, Inner Origin have created an amazing recipe guide created by David Wolfe, Pete Evans, Therese Kerr, Luke Baylis and yours truly (with help from Chef Kim). I hope it's a useful resource, do share some pics. Best Lawrence DOWNLOAD NOW! DOWNLOAD NOW!

  • Lawrence Mitchell interview with Guild on Workplace Wellbeing

Wellbeing in the Workplace Interview with Guild

Guild believes that employee wellbeing is one of the most fundamental success factors of top performing companies. It will become even more important in the future, as employees increasingly want to work for organisations that have the right kind of culture and values. They thought it would be a good idea to mine Lawrence's brain, to identify some actionable strategies and tactics that you can use to improve wellbeing in the workplace. Read the interview here.

  • Wellbeing@Work Meet up

Wellbeing@Work Meet up #1 – Highlights

Highlights We spend 1/3rd of our lives at work and yet research shows that as many as 70% of people are not engaged in their work! Whilst this stat varies by country, it's pretty consistent. Work is not perceived to be a source of positive energy for many people.  Moreover, it's a source of stress and anxiety. At RAW Energy, we believe that work and workplaces should be energising growth experiences that support wellbeing.  Fortunately, we're not the only ones who thinks this way, and that's why we teamed up with the Wellbeing@Work team to create events and experiences to help individuals who want to make a difference, make that difference.   In 2018, we ran the first Wellbeing@Work Conference in Sydney, followed by the first Wellbeing@Work meet up to celebrate the year that has nearly slipped into the history books, and to share and capture some insights

  • Wellbeing@Work Sydney 2018

Two Years in Sydney: 12 Insights from Living & Working Down-Under

In February 2016, I made a phone call that would change my life. At that point, four and a half years had already passed since we were granted permission to move to Australia. That meant that it was decision time and I called Jenny, our migration agent, to see if there was any chance of getting an extension. We weren’t ready to go at that point in our lives. Someday yes, but not then. ‘Can’t we just push it back a couple of years?’ I asked. It was a short call with a clear message from Jenny: ‘No! If you don’t go now, you’ll never be able to live in Australia.’ I don’t know about you, but when someone tells me that ‘I’ll never be able to’ do something, it fires up something deep inside of me up and pushes me into action. To cut a very long

  • W@W 2018

Wellbeing@Work Sydney 2018 – Highlights of the Day

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY ‘Kindness is contagious’ ‘Mental Health is different to mental illness’ ‘The workplace is the fifth leading cause of death’ ‘You can’t buy passion’ These are some of the soundbites from the first Wellbeing@Work Conference that took place last month in Sydney, and fortunately, the sun shone down on us all. We called it Wellbeing@Work, but it was really an event about people, about connections, about collaboration, about leadership and about creating positive and supportive workplace environments to enable people to be more engaged, more resilient and more resourceful. A huge thank you to our amazing crew who volunteered their time to help (all psychology Masters and PhD's from Macquarie University and UNSW); our fantastic speakers for sharing their insights and ideas; our sponsorship partners for sharing their solutions; our delegates for their support and attention; Doltone House for their