Notice your ‘firsts’

Do you remember the first time you flew on an airplane? These are the types of ‘firsts’ we never forget – we’re either full of excitement or nervousness. April is Stress Awareness Month and we are asking when experiencing your ‘firsts’ do you find them effortful or effortless? Maybe you’ve had a baby Started a…

Telomeres – helping me extend my health span

I constantly seek research and findings that effectively and meaningfully link academia and the real world. This week’s example that sparked my imagination was discovering the works of Elizabeth Blackburn a Nobel prize winning, molecular biologist. In a world that constantly seeks to improve well-being she focuses on the positive application of theory and science to open the world…

A guide to mental ill-health at work

I came across this guide earlier today. It’s a very practical and pragmatic guide to creating mentally healthy workplaces. On reading this guide I was shocked by this statistic… “One in six people experience the symptoms of a mental health problem in any given week in England” The Mental Health Foundation website lots of resources available,…

Mental ill-health in the workplace – an increasing reality

I recently watched this insightful workplace perspective from CNN on mental ill-health and wanted to share. The perspective is sadly an increasing reality. Why bother investing 25 minutes of your valuable time? Well, 1 in 4 of us will be affected by mental ill-health; that’s 25 out of 100 of your employees, 100 out of…

Mental ill-heath – is it on your agenda?

At eight circles we are passionate about well-being beyond just what we do. So, as part of my Masters in Neuroscience I was recently asked to reflect upon and answer this question; Consideration of an era’s treatment of those with mental ill-health (MiH) tells us much about the society as it does about mental illness….