On this page, you will see some of the latest research, articles and links to videos and websites that maybe of interest.
HOw work kept me going during my cancer treatment - Sarah Donnelly
A TEDx talk - When lawyer Sarah Donnelly was diagnosed with breast cancer, she turned to her friends and family for support -- but she also found meaning, focus and stability in her work. In a personal talk about why and how she stayed on the job, she shares her insights on how workplaces can accommodate people going through major illnesses -- because the benefits go both ways.
everything around them is still there, dealing with sudden loss - marieke poelmann
A TEDx talk - In 2010 Marieke Poelmann, 22 at the time, suddenly lost her parents as a result of a plane crash. It took her several years to see that bad things in life do not necessarily have to define you. In her talk she discusses her loss and how she learned to cope with it, and as a result came out a stronger person.
In Australia we are given two days compassionate leave when an immediate family or household member suffers a life threatening illness or injury. Some employers expect that after these two days, you should be ‘back at your desk like normal.’ It has been shown time and time again that grief can take so much more time, so why do we feel two days is enough?
My survival story - what i learned from having cancer - martin indernitzin
A TEDx talk - Martin Inderbitzin was 32 years old, with a fresh PhD degree, a new job and about to start a new life when he was suddenly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
He had to go through surgery and endure nine months of radiochemotherapy. While coping with his new situation and challenging his many fears he realized how important his own state of mind was. In the middle of his treatment, when he was barely able to walk, he decided to sign up for a triathlon, despite never having seriously practiced endurance sports before. Today, he says this was one of the most important decisions of his life.