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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… 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.

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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

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?

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?

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

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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Better For Balance International Women’s Day 2019

In his book The Wisdom of Crowds James Surowieki talks about how decisions made by groups are more reliable and better than those made by individuals.

But just having a group of smart individuals coming together isn’t the answer – it’s not the smarts that counts but the number of women in the group.

Research by MIT Carnegie Mellon and Union College discovered it is the level of cooperation between all parties that matters. Led by Anita Williams Woolley the research team found that groups can perform consistently well across different tasks in just the same way as an individual and that the general effectiveness was determined by the group’s level of social sensitivity, that is increased by the presence of women.

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