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Play as Therapy

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We recently opened an outdoor play area for sick children on the wards at our Mater Dei national hospital, funded through the record breaking 27 marathons in 27 countries in 27 days challenge. It's been a long time coming, with legislation, health & safety audits and red tape, but we finally opened the place up ...

How to light your FIRE – Radio Interview

Listen to the radio interview with Nathan Farrugia on The Entrepreneur Clinic with Monique Chambers on "how to find motivation" though the trials and tribulations of starting up your business. Learn how to light your FIRE, use mindfulness to stay in control of your emotions, and help your teams stay focussed. Listen to the audio file here

Why I could never be a football fan

Like most people, I love watching sports; but perhaps for totally different reasons to the scores of fans that follow their beloved teams through thick and thin. To me, sports is the representation of human endeavour, motivation and mind-over-matter. I love to watch the underdog win, and the human spirit prevail over what sometimes seems ...

Your essence, your FIRE

It seems that more I work with executives the more the subject of work life balance pops up in conversations, sometimes disguised as overwork, burnout and stress. Also common at this time of year is the conviction to do something about it. Like with fitness centre memberships, the self discipline to take action soon runs ...

From Psychology to Biology – rethinking engagement & performance

Despite the huge investment in employee training, increasing salaries and bonuses, increasing investment in qualifications and technical abilities; surveys still show that over 70% of your average workforce are dis-engaged, with a number of people "actively dis-engaged" growing rapidly. When you consider the fact that someone who is actively dis-engaged is not only wasting the ...

Ideas Generation – getting out of the rut

Many companies organise away-days to create space to think, explore ideas and 'brainstorm'. I for one, don't really like the work 'Brainstorm'. It doesn't inspire confidence in a useful outcome; it implies incoherent thought. It doesn't mean that such activities are not useful, however they can be a waste of time or indeed a detriment ...

Personal Tracking for Hacking

I regularly use devices and apps to track my movement, sleep, nutrition and a number of other parameters in order to evaluate how I function, what impact other factors have on my 'system' and whether changes to my lifestyle (hacks) are bearing results. The most useful of the devices is the Activity Tracker. I use the ...

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