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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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How to boost your mental wellbeing with gratitude

How to boost your mental wellbeing with gratitude

In turbulent times when facing a global pandemic, jobs are at risk, there’s talk of a depression and you’re stuck at home wondering when life as we knew it might return, it’s easy to overlook how finding the positives and asking “what’s possible?” can keep you well and mentally strong. This is where gratitude can play a vital role.

Gratitude. It’s defined as the quality of being thankful; a readiness to show appreciation and to return kindness.

And gratitude is a powerful weapon. It not only raises spirits, it works to keep you physically healthy and boosts mental wellbeing. Its magic being its ability to change your brain.

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Crisis – What Crisis? The Tenacity of the Human Spirit

Crisis – What Crisis? The Tenacity of the Human Spirit

A friend of mine has likened 2020 to science fiction. I wish it were. There have been many mornings recently where my first thought has been the wish that the turn of events of the last three months were just a bad dream I’ve woken up from.

Instead each morning has brought more news of urgent changes being introduced in an attempt to contain the Covid-19 pandemic.

We are dealing with immense threat not just to our wellbeing, but to our jobs, our businesses and our financial security. Weddings have been postponed, holidays cancelled and visits to ailing elderly family members now problematic. We’ve been asked to work from home, to change how we meet and greet each other and to be prepared for worse to come.

This is where Tenacity with a capital T and coming together as a global community will see us through these dark times and there are a number of things that can help.

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How to stop social jetlag from getting you down

How to stop social jetlag from getting you down

If you are consistently typically going to bed late, waking tired and struggling to get to work on time during the week and then try to play catch up on the weekend, you probably have social jetlag. Along with 31% of the adult Australian population.

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The most effective way to protect yourself from COVID-19

The most effective way to protect yourself from COVID-19

While not strictly aligned with brain health or mental wellbeing, I chose to write a blog this week, wearing my medical practitioner hat, about how we can best protect ourselves from the risk of COVID-19 If there’s one place that brings out the germophobe in me, it...

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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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