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In New Zealand I often find myself having to explain what Occupational Therapy is. Having worked overseas for longer than I have practiced in NZ this observation and line of inquiry continues to hit me hard every time I am asked about my job – but now is the perfect opportunity for you to understand ...

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Making an action plan is an important first step to take when looking at practical ways to have a more harmonious work/life balance. In this blog I explore practical ways to achieve a greater sense of balance between your work and home life in part two of my blog series. Click here to check out ...

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Having a healthy balance between your work and home life can feel like an uphill struggle at times. It’s no secret that life can be a juggling act between the two. We can feel pressured to learn at lightning speed and to make decisions on a daily basis. Working hours can be long and sometimes ...

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Often at the beginning of the year we come back to work with lots ideas. We think of how differently we are going to work or new habits we are going to incorporate into our day, or new projects or tasks we’ve been given that require us to think and work differently. And if you’re ...

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Lighting is a topic I like to write about reasonably regularly. It’s one of the areas I’ve noticed that seems to be cropping up more and more in terms of health issues, and so I think it’s worth dwelling more on why this is, and what we can do about it given that most of ...

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I believe workplace wellness includes taking care of customers as well as employees, and I love it when I come across simple but quirky solutions to everyday problems. Here are a couple I have recently discovered that I would like to share with you. The first idea was shared at the Be.Accessible team day, held ...

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Mural on a multi story car park depicting a multi story ar park

I’ve noticed a real move to creating more interesting public spaces, particularly car parks. Here in Christchurch, we’ve had to completely rebuild all the central city car parks after the earthquakes six years ago, and as many businesses return to city locations, the need for car parks has increased. Maybe in a few years’ time, ...

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Streamliners is one of New Zealand’s leading documentation specialists, helping other organisations to capture, share, and maintain their knowledge. They do this by providing audience and content analysis, design, writing, maintenance and publishing services. This involves most of their 57 full time and 14 part time staff members in intensive computer based work. We first ...

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