26 September 2023

Resilience Recipes: Making Space for Wellbeing that Works

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Reviewed by Rama Gaind.

By Fleur Heazlewood, Major Street Publishing, $29.95.

With more than two decades of corporate leadership experience helping clients achieve healthy high performance, Fleur Heazlewood is well-placed to provide a quick-start, evidence-based guide for finding wellbeing that works for you.

Written for those feeling overworked and overwhelmed, she shares simple, proven, and practical strategies to manage stress, find greater balance and bounce back. She starts by helping readers identify what’s important to their wellbeing, then provides a toolkit of strategies to improve emotional resilience, increase mindfulness and mental flexibility with change and to build energy for remaining strong going forward.

Fleur understands first-hand the challenges of change, uncertainty, staff stress and top talent burnout. She is known for building positive performing cultures that deliver both employee wellbeing and commercial results.

Many of us lose sight of the wonder of our life as we focus on the flaws that are stopping us from having more, progressing further or being better. The way we live today is very different to the way generations before us lived.

“In our race for more, we are reducing ourselves to less. And, for many of us, our health and wellbeing is the ‘less’, and the ‘more’ is an endless cycle of busyness, pursuit and stress.”

“The reality is that wellbeing isn’t a nice-to-have: it is necessary for our health, energy, connection, creativity, relationships, performance … and the list goes on. But despite this we aren’t getting our wellbeing right. “

Plainly put, being more resilient both increases and sustains wellbeing. This book not only comes from the heart and head, but it has also emerged from trial and error and from formal learning and continuous consultation.

How many years of corporate leadership experience does Fleur Heazlewood have? If the answer is correct, you could be one of two winners to get a copy of Resilience Recipes. Entries should be sent to [email protected] by Monday, 23 May 2022. Names of the winners will be announced in Frank Cassidy’s PS-sssst…! column on 24 May 2022.

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