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Does your environment affect your mental health and wellbeing?

Many of us often believe that change comes from within, motivation is always intrinsic or that mental health is all about what is going on inside our heads. Well fun fact, our environment and the space around us (outside of our heads) has just as much of an impact…

Why is Epsom salts good for your health and wellbeing?

Now more than ever it is the simple little changes to our daily or weekly routine that can help us improve our wellbeing and mental health. Like simply adding epsom salts into your next bath or as a body scrub in the shower – this easy change of product…

Why is it the perfect time to go on a retreat?

“You have the power to take your health into your own hands; you have the power to prevent disease and help your body discover what it means to feel your best.” – Dr Mark Hyman.   Are you feeling overwhelmed? Rundown? Prone to sickness?  In light of what is…

How to holiday the healthy way

Say goodbye to the phrase ‘I need a holiday after my holiday’   We are all more conscious than ever of how we can reduce stress and maintain a healthy routine. To some degree right now this is harder than ever, with high amounts of digital consumption, the blurred…

10 Motivation tips for exercising

Struggling to self-motivate with exercise lately? Staying motivated with exercise can be a battle at the best of times. In the midst of a global pandemic, with gym closures, and most of us quarantined in our homes, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find the motivation and mental energy to…

How to maintain a healthy work-life balance while remote working

Is your biggest challenge with working from home that you are working too much? There is a lot of discussion about how much people are enjoying working from home and how this could become the new norm for many businesses. As always with a change and transition we need…

Why we should choose courage over comfort

YOU ARE COURAGEOUS!!!   To have courage, is the ability to do something that frightens us. Everybody’s need or desire for courage is different – it might be getting out of bed each morning, walking into the board room, hitting the gym or chasing your dreams. Whatever it is,…

Why B.OKideas was founded

My name is Kietah Martens-Shaw and I am the CEO & Founder of B.OKideas. Thank you for taking the time to read and visit the B.OKideas platform, it has been created just for you! To help you find a unique gift and inspiration to help others to take charge…

5 REASONS YOU DON’T ENJOY COOKING…AND HOW TO FIX THAT

I hear it so often.  ‘I just don’t enjoy cooking’…this is probably why.   1. Your knives are blunt If your knives are blunt you will not enjoy cooking. Time to get them sharpened.  Get a professional edge back on that knife by either chatting up your local butcher,…

The ultimate mindset and productivity hack

We are in very uncertain times. With people out of work, businesses closing, and many of us being quarantined/isolated in our homes, it’s a really difficult time to find self-motivation for even the most basic of day to day tasks. This tip is an absolute game changer for those…

7 Daily Habits For Calming Anxiety

Managing anxiety from its root causes looks slightly different for everyone. Some of us need to focus on a daily practice of self-love affirmations, while others thrive with making space for regular self-expression through art or music. Some of us require a full gut healing plan to balance our…

THE TRUE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MOOD, FOOD AND EXERCISE

By Vitamin C Health If you’ve read our earlier post, you’ll know we go into some pretty mind-blowing details about what the gut is, why it all matters, and how it impacts your brain function. If you haven’t, no worries – we’ll do a quick recap here (but read…

Are you working from home because of Coronavirus?

Are you currently finding your feet with new working from home arrangements?  With the recent developments of the coronavirus (COVID-19) we have seen businesses take measures never seen before with all employees working from home, split roster working from home basis and other precautions.  Firstly it is important to…

THE MENTAL EFFECTS OF CORONAVIRUS

I personally experience heightened anxiety so you can only imagine how I am feeling during all of this and I know my fellow anxiety buddies know what I am talking about… From people who have experienced anxiety there whole lives, to those who are starting to feel it now with…

HOW TO MAINTAIN A HEALTHY GUT WITH AN ON-THE-GO LIFESTYLE

By Vitamin C Health We’ll just say what everyone is thinking: life is busy and people have to prioritise how they fill their days. We usually find that health falls to the bottom of the priority list… until something happens and it forces its way to the surface of…

EMBRACING SELF-CARE AND CHANGING CYCLES FOR BUSINESS

Written by Gentle Business Mastermind Have you ever considered what it takes to grow a successful, sustainable, socially conscious business? Have you ever looked at another social media post, ad or program that exclaims you too can have a seven-figure business if only you ‘knuckle down,’ ‘hustle,’ follow their…

How to find a mental health professional?

Finding a psychologist for yourself or supporting someone around you too. A little over 3 years ago I started seeing a psychologist for the first time as a result of health conditions which lead to the beginning of my ill mental health experience. It has been quite a difficult…

An Unexpected Truth: How Discovering the Stage Helped Cure My Shyness

Those who know me might be surprised to find out that I used to be pretty shy, and even still today I have my timid moments, I am definitely an extroverted introvert! What you may find strange though is that the thing that helped me come out of my…

Why Laughter Should Be Included In Your Wellness Toolbox

By Connie Costa, Laugh and Live Well   Many people may agree that laughter feels good. Through life experience, we may come to realise the importance of having tools in our toolbox, to support and enhance our health and wellbeing. We may begin to explore tools for our personal…

Do you feel homesick at Christmas?

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I moved to Australia just over 3 years ago now, and am settling in for my fourth Christmas down under. Hailing from the UK I grew up with cold, festive and family-filled Christmases full of traditions. This has made Christmas away from home a very hard period of the…

The primacy of positivity

Don’t wait until you succeed to feel good…get happy first and turbo-charge your chances of achieving your goals! Having spent many years working with people trying to find happiness (and achieve various forms of success) I’ve discovered that one of the main obstacles to happiness is what I’ve come…

The Christmas gift that supports your wellbeing into the new year

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Sponsored post by B.OKideas  Are you trying to find a Christmas gift that is useful, healthy and/or inspiring? Here is why a B.OK Box is going to help you gift exactly that! What is a B.OK Box? A B.OK Box is filled with items such as a tropical coconut candle,…

You don’t have to be Pollyanna to apply positive thinking in the workplace

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My old boss Mike used to call me Pollyanna sometimes. If you have read the book or seen the movie you will know that it is a story about a girl who is cheerful and optimistic with a human bias towards positivity, finding the good in every situation by…

Boost your mood with food

‘Foodie’ or not, the buzz around Mood Food is growing at an exponential rate as science continues to connect more of the dots between the foods we eat and our emotional health. Naturally, this raises the question: “can we achieve a healthier mental state by simply nourishing our bodies…

5 Ways to find your tribe and grow your support network

We’ve all heard of the saying, “Your vibe attracts your tribe,” but the reality is the relationship works both ways. Your tribe affects your vibe. Hopefully you are one of the lucky ones who’s surrounded by super supportive friends and family members who cheer you on and whom you…

5 simple ways HR can support remote workers

It is common place that we can now connect with anyone anywhere in the world through emails, social channels and so on. We have these digital advancements to thank for our flexible working arrangements and importantly globalising communication and business. We are communicating easier with people, better than ever…

Why does my mood change in winter?

Winter blues and seasonal depression and anxiety are a real thing!

A letter from Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash of congratulations

As a small business owner, or any owner at all for that fact, you are faced with many challenges, or as I like to put them ‘opportunities for growth’ and sometimes the losses...

Grow with us each season!

As B.OKideas grows, as do our partners! Each season B.OKideas is reaching more people and recently businesses...

Hop into Spring with your First Advent Envelope!

Spring is here which means change is in the air! Sometimes change can be overwhelming

Let’s get creative!

Day 21 of your Autumn B.OK journey you have been given some inspiration to go outside and

A date with me, myself and I

The Best Type of Dating We always hear the term “self-care”, but how many of us actually

Supporting Lifeline Australia

B.OKideas had the opportunity to support Lifeline Australia at the Chairmans Lunch

The impact of supporting others

B.OKideas was established after the founder, Kietah Martens-Shaw personally experienced

How to give yourself a relaxing massage

Day 21 of the B.OK Advent Envelopes is all about getting creative and taking time for yourself

B.OK Buddy Breakfast Sydney

With our first BBB in Sydney being hosted by The Butler Sydney in Potts Point

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