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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. 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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Are You Being Too Hard on Yourself?

Are You Being Too Hard on Yourself?

Compassion.

It’s not about feeling sorry for ourselves or expecting a pity party.

It’s the acceptance that things haven’t turned out as expected, we’re doing it tough and it hurts.

Compassion is the reaction and kindness we might receive from a friend, it’s supportive and helpful.

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It’s Time to Stop Food Waste

It’s Time to Stop Food Waste

This week we celebrated World Food Day and my reflection was, “aren’t we lucky to live in such a great country such as Australia where we have access to such beautiful produce to keep us healthy and well?

But this isn’t the case for all Australians.

I was shocked to discover that four million have “food insecurity” – they don’t know where their next meal is coming from and even worse, on million of those are children.

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The loneliness of being lonely and how to overcome it

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

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

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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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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