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There is a lot of information around on the importance of looking after our health, like maintaining a healthy diet and plenty of exercise. This 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. This 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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Is Chocolate Really Good For Your Brain?

Is Chocolate Really Good For Your Brain?

As Easter approaches, our thoughts move towards hot cross buns, school holidays and chocolate. With Australians consuming around 6.2 kgs of chocolate a year, apart from wondering what our growing consumption is doing to our waistlines it’s time to question some of the claims that abound as to whether chocolate really is a “super food” that’s good for our heart, immune system, mood and memory.

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Lessons in Leadership from a Horse

Lessons in Leadership from a Horse

I recently attended a session on leadership skills like no other I had ever attended. Horse whispering is a term I’d heard of but knew nothing about. So what was this about? Fundamentally it was a lesson in trust and the understanding that being seen as a worthy leader is a choice made by others.

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Staying Smarter, Sharper and Happier with Recognition

Staying Smarter, Sharper and Happier with Recognition

It’s not a lack of engagement that’s the problem, it’s a lack of recognition and appreciation. Feeling valued, included, and appreciated boosts morale, confidence and trust. This makes us happier and nurtures a positive feedback loop towards greater engagement and contribution.

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Do you need this stress busting strategy in your stress resiliency kit?

Do you need this stress busting strategy in your stress resiliency kit?

The discoveries from the new research looking into the connection between our gut and brain health are compelling.
It’s changing not just our understanding of how the MGB (microbiome-gut-brain) axis works but also its significance in determining our mood, level of anxiety or depression. The new field of neuropsychiatry and psychobiotics is leading the way in determining the importance of our food choices to our overall mental health and cognitive wellbeing.

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What do we really need to feel happy?

What do we really need to feel happy?

Feeling happy or successful doesn’t result from doing one or a handful of things, rather it’s our conscious choice to adopt a way of living, of being, that aligns with our values and sense of purpose that leads to more positive experiences and greater happiness.

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Five Things You May Not Know About Your Brain

Five Things You May Not Know About Your Brain

It’s brain awareness week and while the irony of the need for the reminder to be aware we have a brain is never lost on me, it’s a great time to celebrate the remarkable discoveries that continue to be unearthed about this remarkable organ that provide us with conscious thought, the ability to love and laugh and to continually challenge and explore our knowledge of how we think, learn and remember.

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Happiness at Work: What makes happier, healthier workplaces

It’s been estimated we spend over one-third of our lives at work. While work provides us with the means to pay the bills and put food on the table, what id we spend more of that time feeling happy?

How Social Connection Helps Us Think Better

Humans thrive together. Hardwired to connect, we do our best when working with others, especially those we consider like us, sharing common beliefs and values. So how does our social connection help us to think better?

How Coffee Benefits Our Body, Mind and Brain

Given our global love affair with coffee, are there any benefits from enjoying our caffeine? The short answer is yes. There is even some suggestion that coffee works as a cognitive enhancer.

Mental Health: Why it Matters and How to Stay Mentally Well

With depression now the leading cause of disability globally (according to the WHO), affecting over 350 million people worldwide, and with anxiety as its frequent partner, affecting 260 million people worldwide, something has to change.

Effective Stress Management: How to Lighten Up to Thrive and be Happy

 If you’ve misplaced your car keys for the fifth time this week or snapped at your colleague when they clearly didn’t deserve it, it’s time to take a step back to ponder – is my stress getting the better of me?

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