Sarah Hinds-Friedl

Sarah Hinds-Friedl

BA Researcher

Sarah Hinds-Friedl,  teacher



PROFILE

I have been carrying out research and writing in the teaching and mindfulness field for a few years. I have a BA degree from the University of California. I have a strong interest in a huge range of topics around mindfulness, mental health and company productivity.


ARTICLES

Adapting the Workplace for Millennials


After graduating from a university in Sydney in 2013, I felt confident in my ability to get a job. I had good references, a list of diverse work experience, and had often been complimented on my interviewing skills in the past. Much to my dismay and confusion, though, I could not land a job in any of ...

Why So Serious? Hobbies Vs. Burnout


Think back to your earliest childhood memories of school. Do you remember playing outside? Do you remember finger painting? Do you remember singing songs?   For most children, early education is all crafts, coloring, games and music. It is a time for exploration, expression, happiness. It is care-free. ...

Floristry Workshops Have Hidden Benefits


Imagine the lobby of a hospital. White walls, white linoleum flooring, black entrance mat. Bright fluorescent bulbs line the ceilings of long, branching hallways. Across from the reception desk, a waiting area is furnished with metal bench seating arranged around a black, plastic coffee table. Hanging ...

Aged Health Benefits and Recreational Classes


The weekend before my great-grandmother passed away at 98-years-old, she took me outside to plant sunflowers. Her daughter and granddaughter put up a fuss, claiming that it was too hot outside, and that she should rest instead.   She just waved a hand and motioned for me to help her stand up.    “I’m ...

Re-energise Against Burnout


In today’s fast-paced, business-oriented society, there is a clear hierarchy of work ethic and lack of focus on the employee wellbeing. Those who sacrifice everything for the company are lauded as loyal and hard-working. They are highly regarded in the workplace for their commitment and selflessness.   Without ...

Are We Losing Our Focus?


My morning schedule is generally the same every day: wake up, scroll through social media, check my email accounts (one for work, one personal, and one just for spam), listen to voicemail, answer text messages, turn on the morning news for background noise, peruse the newspaper, rush to get ready for ...

Knife Painting Is Just Like Decorating a Cake


Of the array of materials available to the modern artist, probably the most sophisticated tool is the paintbrush. From thin to thick, fine to fan, sable to synthetic, a painter in today’s world can chose a brush for any number of textures and techniques. You can learn how at fun painting classes ...

Make Your Own Cocktails in Melbourne


If you’ve ever had the luck of enjoying a truly well-made cocktail, you’ve probably also had the thought, I wish I could do that myself! Imagine being able to whip up the perfect cocktail for dinner parties, for intimate get togethers, or to impress your colleagues at an after works drink ...

Zero Waste Bartending and Sustainable Cocktails: Could This Be the Future of Cocktail Making in Melbourne?


Right now, the bar scene in Australia is grappling with the idea of sustainability. Some are calling it zero waste. Some are calling it anti waste. Some are simply doing the work of sustainable bartending without making too much of a fuss about it. If you've already tried a cocktail making ...

The History of Ikebana: the Japanese Art of Flower Arrangement


Ikebana is making a comeback, and as far as floristry classes in Melbourne go, it's easy to see why. The arrangements are simple, exquisite, the practice promotes mindfulness, and with one Ikebana class you can learn the basics of this Japanese flower arranging technique. If you’ve ...

Take a Cooking Class and Join the Sustainable Food Movement


We’re all trying to figure out how we can do our part to help save the planet. The good news is, you can start right in your kitchen. The sustainable cooking movement is taking Australia by storm, and you can learn easy ways to incorporate sustainable cooking practices into your everyday meal planning. Sustainable ...

Why You Should Try Mobile Classes for Team Building in Melbourne


This year, mobile classes are making everyone’s list of top 10 things to do in Melbourne. That’s because you can get the quality of a formal class in the location you want. Have the best cocktail making classes in Melbourne, painting, perfume blending, and ceramics teachers come ...

Bring the Party to You with Mobile Paint and Sip Classes in Melbourne


If you’ve been wracking your brain to come up with unique ideas for your next party or corporate event, you should consider organising a mobile paint and sip class in Melbourne. Mobile art classes are an increasingly popular way to boost creativity while having a great time with friends, family, ...

6 Unique Cocktail Experiences in Sydney You Need to Know About


Looking for some fun cocktail making classes in Sydney? You have to try out these six unique drink experiences in Sydney and take your cocktail making (and tasting!) skills to a whole new level. All of these Sydney-based classes are led by experienced instructors who are passionate about sharing ...

School Holiday Ideas in Melbourne: Kids Cooking Classes Will Work a Treat


Wondering what kids cooking classes in Melbourne can do for your family? Well, as it turns out, there is a long list of reasons why involving kids in the cooking process is beneficial for everyone, especially your kids! Here's some reasons why kids should be encouraged to get in the kitchen ...

How to Plan the Perfect Hens Party in Melbourne


Hens parties can be tricky to organise. If you’ve never planned one, the whole process seems overwhelming. And even if you have planned one, every bride has a different personality and a unique group of friends and family in her bridal party. Luckily, ClassBento has a full list of fun hens party ...

Top 10 Experience Gifts for Men 2020


Maybe you’ve been going through all of the options for gifts for men and just can’t find the right fit. Well, with ClassBento’s long list of amazing experience gifts for men, the search is over. Whether you’re looking for birthday present experiences, experiences for couples, ...

Unique Gift Experiences for Him (Or Her) in Sydney


If you’re looking for gifts for a man in your life, be it your roommate, boyfriend, dad, or coworker, you might find that many of the men’s gifts out there tend to be generic and unimaginative. If you’re looking for unique gift experiences for him, ClassBento has all of the different, ...

Best Experience Gifts for Her (Or Him) in Sydney


Whether you’re looking for housewarming gifts, anniversary gifts, or birthday gifts for women, experience gifts in Sydney are trendy and fun. Instead of giving her something that you can only hope she’ll like, why not give her an experience that you know she’ll never forget. No ...

Alternative Experience Gifts for Him in Sydney


Not every man in your life is going to be happy with the stereotypical gifts for men like power tools and work boots. There are sensitive types that might find calm arranging flowers or crafting their own handmade chocolates. Creatives that aren’t satisfied unless they’re doing something ...

Save Money (And the Planet) with DIY Christmas Gifts This Season


Ready or not, the Christmas season is just about here. If you haven’t started already, you’ll soon feel that familiar holiday stress start to creep up. What kinds of gifts are you going to buy this year? Is the last minute gift rush at the shops really as bad as you remember it? And will ...

Gift Experiences for Your Creative Man


It's time we get away from the idea that men can be categorised into one of two camps: the creative artist or the manly man. If you think of the men in your life, chances are, they are more creative than the world gives them credit for - even the ones who are first to fire up the grill or change ...

Cooking Classes Are Now Being Prescribed as Therapy


You might have heard of the recent mental health trend of culinary therapy. The idea is that being in the kitchen can have amazing effects on our mental wellbeing. And we couldn’t be more excited. Why not try exploring some of the many cooking classes in Melbourne to reap the benefits of culinary ...

Taste Authentic American BBQ at Cooking Classes in Melbourne


If you’ve ever had authentic American BBQ, you could probably tell that this form of cooking is something more than just technique. There’s simply more to it than roasting a slab of meat over a hot grill, and it’s not until you read the history that you can fully appreciate just ...

5 DIY Christmas Decoration Ideas for 2020


One of the things we love most about Christmas is the decorations! The baubles, the wrapping paper, the cards, the Christmas day spread, you name it. But instead of buying the same decorations as everyone else in your family, why not treat yourself to a pre-Christmas experience gift and get creative ...

Get Behind Your Local with Cocktail Making Classes in Melbourne


If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “I think I’d make a pretty good bartender,” then it’s about time that you try out some fun cocktail classes in Melbourne. Taking a cocktail course is the best way to test out your bartender skills, learn a bit of mixology, and meet the ...

How to Reuse Your Coffee Grounds


Australia has made a name for itself in the international coffee community, and Melbourne is one of the cities leading the pack. There are endless amazing coffee shops, coffee festivals and expos, and plenty of fun barista courses in Melbourne to explore. In other words, if you’re a coffee lover ...

14 Classy Hens Party Ideas in Melbourne


When planning a hen’s party, you want to make sure that you strike the right balance of fun and classy. It should be something that everyone can enjoy while still having all the elegance that the bride-to-be deserves for her special day. Luckily, we’ve got all the best things to do in Melbourne ...

Why Cooking Classes Are Good for Your Health and Your Bank Account


Is cooking going out of style? It’s a question that nutritionists, food delivery service companies, restaurant investors, grocery stores, farmers markets, and pretty much everyone else is asking. Australians may be watching television shows about cooking, but how often do they take cooking classes ...

12 Unique Hens Day Activities in Melbourne


Some brides-to-be love the idea of spending a quality day exploring the best things to do in Melbourne with her closest friends and loved ones. Instead of the party-all-night bachelorette party, a hen’s day full of fun and relaxing activities is much more her style. That might mean creative indoor ...

Master Latte Art Designs at Barista Classes in Melbourne


Here in Melbourne, it’s more common than not to have your coffee served to you with some gorgeous latte art on the top. And let’s be honest, we’ve all spent our fair share of time mesmerised on social media watching baristas create some mind-blowing pieces of coffee art. It’s ...

Looking for Hens Weekend Ideas in Melbourne? Try a Staycation


A weekend-long hen party is such a great way to celebrate a bride-to-be. With all the stress of planning a wedding, she’s going to love the chance to relax, laugh until she cries, take silly pictures and make memories that she’ll never forget. But if you’re the one planning this ...

Why You Should Try Candle Making Classes in Melbourne


Who doesn’t love some good homemade candles in their house? And this year, it’s been all about sustainable candle making. No more harsh and environmentally-damaging ingredients. No more plastic containers and packaging. Only high quality, natural ingredients and beautiful, reusable jars and ...

Why Barista Courses in Melbourne Are Trending in 2020


Following the coffee scene in Melbourne is a little like keeping up with your favourite Instagram influencer. You’ll get all the latest trends and tips about new techniques, ingredients, barista tricks, and more. And luckily, there are plenty of fun barista classes in Melbourne to teach you all ...

Best Corporate Team Activities in Brisbane for Your Next Office Event


If you’re looking for the best corporate events in Brisbane to provide your team with relaxation and inspiration, we’ve got just the team activities you’ve been looking for. These are some of the best things to do in Brisbane specially designed to bring your team together without treading ...

Fun Corporate Team Building Activities in Brisbane Everyone Will Love


Organising team bonding activities in Brisbane is one of the best things you can do for your company. But it can be tricky to find the right team building events that everyone can enjoy. Do you go for outdoor teamwork activities? Indoor team building activities? Active and physical exercises? Or something ...

Stuck for Team Building Ideas in Brisbane? Why Team Cooking Classes Work


Team cooking classes in Brisbane are a great way to encourage team bonding and boost workplace wellbeing. With fun and relaxing cooking classes in a variety of different styles and cuisines, your office crew doesn’t have to be full of talented chefs for everyone to enjoy these fantastic Brisbane ...
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