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Welcome to my blog

There is a lot of information around on the importance of looking after our health, like maintaining a healthy diet and plenty of exercise… Which is all well and good if your aim is just to keep your body healthy. But what about your brain?

From chocolate to coffee and sleep to sharper smarter thinking, join me for an article or three as I share insights, tips and ideas on what it takes to keep your brain operating at full speed, so you can wake up feeling refreshed, happier and healthier every day.

Welcome to my blog

There is a lot of information around on the importance of looking after our health, like maintaining a healthy diet and plenty of exercise… Which is all well and good if your aim is just to keep your body healthy. But what about your brain?

From chocolate to coffee and sleep to sharper smarter thinking, join me for an article or three as I share insights, tips and ideas on what it takes to keep your brain operating at full speed, so you can wake up feeling refreshed, happier and healthier every day.

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How investing in caring for others helps us all

Empathy matters. Empathetic leaders command greater trust and respect boosting engagement and motivation.
The patients of empathetic doctors recover more quickly from illness.

But research has confirmed a serious empathy deficit in the health arena with 56% of doctors reportedly saying they don’t have time for empathy.

But the reality is being empathetic takes no time at all. A 40 second interlude of empathy and kindness has been shown to result in significantly reduced anxiety levels.

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How to Boost Mental Wellbeing with Happiness

With mental health costs spiralling to beyond $10.9 billion a year that’s a heck of a price to be paying for poor mental health and unhappiness. PwC estimate the ROI in investing in mental wellbeing is an average of $2.30 for every dollar spent.
Discover three simple tips to boost happiness at work and elevate your health and mental wellbeing

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I am not Wonder Woman, and neither are you.

From a medical perspective my observations are that we have underestimated and ignored the impact of chronic levels of high stress at work on our mental-wellbeing due to

1. Heavier workloads
2. The expectation of continuous top performance irrespective of stress levels, time poverty and reduced resources.
3. Multiple interruptions leading to a loss of focus and time available to complete tasks
4. Massive change disrupting many aspects of our lives and work
5. Insufficient down time for rest and recovery

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How to make your work more meaningful

Does your job suck? Do you hate your boss? If you answered yes to one or both of those questions you might be wondering how you could ever see how beyond a pay check, your work can provide you with meaning.

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Why Work Matters, Especially as We Age

Today there is a quiet epidemic of highly qualified men and women suffering the same fate – being pushed into forced early retirement in their fifties, with the sad reality that they are now viewed as too old, and over-qualified for other positions. They often have little prospect of re-entering the workforce unless they perhaps have a contact who can help out, typically a colleague of a similar vintage.

What a waste of wisdom and remaining potential.

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How to Boost Your Mood with Healthy Food

It’s depressing news but one in 16 of us in Australia is currently living with depression and one in seven struggling with anxiety. While we are getting better at talking about mental health issues, we’re not doing so great at looking for ways to reduce the risk of...

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