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The Novice Parent

Words by Steve Rowe, head of support, NABS 3rd August 2017, 11.40am. A date and time I’ll remember fondly forever. This was the moment my little girl, Ruby, arrived into the world weighing a pinch over 5lbs and sporting a quite magnificent flock of hair.  She was perfect and instantly became the most important and...
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Self-care: the top three myths debunked

Words by Ellie Gerszt, Partnerships Executive at NABS Like avocado on toast, a sense of entitlement and an inability to function without a smartphone, the phrase ‘self-care’ seems inherently millennial. It speaks of a snowflake generation who can’t get through life without selfishly prioritising themselves. However, the Oxford English Dictionary defines self-care as ‘The practice...
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The impacts of alcohol – “I now find myself completely neutral to alcohol”

Anonymous  I chose a career in the media industry based upon the simple fact that my girlfriend at the time, who worked in a media agency while I was finishing my final year at university, frequently spoke about these boozy lunches and jollies that she was often invited to. In hindsight, I can now see...
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A journey to mindfulness

Word by Uzma Afridi, Head of careers, NABS As I enter the tube station, listening to my Ibiza playlist, thinking about what to have for dinner. I remember a text I need to respond to. The weekend is approaching, I see an email pop up and I go into panic mode. Momentarily I contemplate Anthony...
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Mindfulness – the art of turning Depleting activities into Nourishing ones  

Words by Emma Pratt, Executive Career Coach at NABS I’m sure everyone reading this has heard of mindfulness.  Some of you might even have tried it, but how many of us practise it regularly or are aware of the fact that mindfulness can help to reduce stress and anxiety?  We all tend to rush through...
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The Rollercoaster of Adolesence

Words by Debra Douglas, Senior Support Advisor at NABS Prompted by my line manager I went along to the Working Parents Masterclass on ‘The Teenage Years’ at NABS this week. She knows I have a 13 year old daughter who likes to give me challenges, sometimes on a daily basis! If I’m honest she has...
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The Science of Stress

By Uzma Afridi, Business Psychologist and NABS Career Coach It’s National Stress Awareness Day today, and now more than ever as an industry and individuals we need to take mental health and wellbeing seriously. In October, an absence management study by the CIPD found that two-fifths of respondents reported that stress-related absence in their organisation...
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International Coaching Week

Words by Emma Pratt, careers coach at NABS May 18-24th sees a global celebration of coaching visit this page. It’s the 16th annual International Coaching Week where tens of thousands of coaches  help people to better understand the benefits of coaching, what its impact can be on them, and on those with whom they work....
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