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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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Why It’s A Blessing Not to Work 996

Why It’s A Blessing Not to Work 996

Overwork doesn’t work. Studies have shown how working beyond 55 hours a week adds little if anything to productivity. It seems that 40 hours is the optimal amount. Not only that, overwork can lead to significant poorer mental and physical health. John Pencavel from Stanford has found that overwork provides insufficient time for individuals to restore and recover meaning subsequent work performance suffers.

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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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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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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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How to Use Optimism To Boost Smarter Sharper Thinking

How to Use Optimism To Boost Smarter Sharper Thinking

Ever had those days where everything seems to go wrong and you’re wondering how you’re going to clean up the mess without falling further behind in all your tasks?

How quickly you sort everything out and how much impact it has on your emotions and energy will be strongly influenced by your level of optimism. This isn’t about looking at the world through rose tinted glasses, it’s about resilience, perspective taking and managing adversity well.

While we all have a tendency towards optimism or pessimism, learned optimism provides an alternative way of thinking that can help us get out of a jam.

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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?

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