Wellbeing

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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Life catches up with you fast

Words by David Felton There’s an expression that I’ve seen a lot online recently; ‘life catches up with you fast’. One minute you’ve got a swagger in your step and the stars have aligned to make your dreams come true. The next and you’re desperately trying to climb out of a dark hole. Nowhere does...
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How bringing Mum’s back to work has helped fuel Maximus’ success

Flexible working is still seen as a taboo when women return to their successful media careers after maternity leave. High-pressured roles filled with demanding clients, agencies and everything else that goes with a role in media do not necessarily match the needs of being a parent. This issue in media is a huge negative, however...
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Top tips for cultivating resilience and reducing stress

Words by Soraya Shaw, Strategic Consultant for Wellbeing and Careers at NABS Workplace and life stress can impact us all, and if not addressed, sadly in some cases can lead to poor mental health. However, we all have different tipping points, what may be stressful for one person – say giving a presentation, may for...
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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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Dear Reader

Dear reader, I think I know what you’re thinking. I think there is a strong chance that you’re reading this and you’re really not sure what we can do for you. Yep, that’s right, I said you. The whole you and some would say the most important part of you. Your wellbeing.  Perhaps you came...
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The fear of fear: overcoming anxiety

Words by Louise Thompson, Senior Communications Manager at NABS “This is it.” I thought. “Twenty-five years old and I’m going to die of a heart attack.” After a very stressful year, watching my beloved and eccentric grandad die from cancer, leaving a job with a bully boss, alongside other personal issues, this really would be...
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How finding your tribe is essential for happiness

Words by Aisling Ward, Careers Executive at NABS Danny Bent spoke about a lot of inspiring things at his talk for NABS during Advertising Week Europe. Yet through tales of falling off the sides of mountains, being held at gunpoint or having a beard full of maggots; one thing really stuck with me – the...
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Negotiation 101: when, why and how

Words by Ellie Gerszt, Partnerships Executive at NABS To most of us, standing on a 12th floor roof terrace overlooking the Thames with a glass of wine in hand sounds like a rather good Saturday night. The 100 or so women (with a few slightly conspicuous men in our midst) who joined the WACL Gathering...
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The Best Piece of Advice Ever. 

Words by Steve Rowe, Senior Support Advisor at NABS It’s a tough one, isn’t it?  How do you boil down every nugget of wisdom you’ve ever heard into one killer line, a powerful soundbite to pass on to those willing to listen? A panel of speakers at Advertising Week Europe took on the challenge on...
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