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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.

Topics

The loneliness of being lonely and how to overcome it

We know smoking is bad for our health but so is social isolation and loneliness.

It’s not something that just afflicts the elderly, certain cultures or gender.
Of those surveyed, young adults are the loneliest (62%) compared to the over 65’s who are the least lonely (46%).

With more people living and or working alone through choice or circumstance, it’s time to address the issue or loneliness as it’s forecast to become the next major public health issue.

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Why We Need to Kick Anxiety to The Touchline

I’ve lost count of how many times after a presentation or workshop I’ve been approached by a worried parent who shares their concerns about their child or young adult. The stories share a common thread, anxiety is a growing problem for our younger generations.
We have statistics by the bucketload but rather than spending too much time navel gazing at what is a complex issue with multiple contributing factors, the question is what can we do about this quickly and effectively and turn the tide?

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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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jenny@drjennybrockis.com

Phone

+61 (0) 408 092 078

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