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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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Happy World Brain Day

Happy World Brain Day

Almost every week new discoveries are challenging how we think the brain works, uncovering the aetiology of some of our most baffling medical problems and uncovering the potential for new treatments for those conditions previously thought to be untreatable.
Here are just five from 2018.

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Why Creating More Kindness and Compassion Matters

Why Creating More Kindness and Compassion Matters

One day when I was eight, I went on a trip to a funfair with one of my best friends and her parents. We had such a great day. But when it came to the large merry-go-round my friend didn’t want to go on the ride, so I clambered up on my own to sit astride a gaily...

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How to Lighten Up with Effective Stress Management

How to Lighten Up with Effective Stress Management

Feeling stressed?
It might be better to ask who isn’t?

Stress is everywhere and people are complaining. But there’s a massive difference between the stress we experience on a daily basis and the type of severe chronic stress that puts people at risk of burnout.

“I’m so stressed” has become such a universal catch cry it’s become a new normal. The problem here is that if everyone is so stressed how do we reasonably distinguish between normal healthy stress and burnout?

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Seven Quick and Easy Ways to Boost Your Happiness

Seven Quick and Easy Ways to Boost Your Happiness

Happiness matters because feeling happy is linked to a greater sense of wellbeing, achievement and fulfillment.

But if you’ve been chasing happiness, you can stop wasting your time, because all the happiness you will ever need is available to you right now. You just have to create it.

Better still the ways to create more happiness in your life are simple and easy to implement. Here are seven to get you started.

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The Single Most Effective Strategy to Be the Best Version of You

The Single Most Effective Strategy to Be the Best Version of You

The strength of your positive relationships are your super power. They provide safety, reward and free up your mental energy to stay focused, share knowledge and amplify your results. Choosing to work with a coach, mentor or support network means being willing to receive their perspective on how you’re progressing, how you come across in all your dealings, and stay open to other ideas.

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Why Salute to the Sun Beats Aerobic Exercise Pants Down

Why Salute to the Sun Beats Aerobic Exercise Pants Down

Practising yoga regularly as a lifestyle intervention reduces the harmful effects of stress and inflammation and can slow down the pace of aging. A single session of Hatha Yoga compared to 20 minutes on a treadmill showed a significant improvement in speed and accuracy of working memory, improving a person’s ability to take in and retain useful new information compared to the aerobic group.

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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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