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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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How to Avoid the Next Pandemic of Poor Mental Wellbeing

How to Avoid the Next Pandemic of Poor Mental Wellbeing

It’s R U OK? Day on September 10th, an important date that reminds us of the importance of looking out for each other, especially in the realm of mental wellbeing.
And it’s even more critical today because of the global pandemic which has resulted in a rapid increase in the level of psychological distress, anxiety and depression being reported.
With 45% of the adult Australian population experiencing some form of mental health problem at some point in their lives, it’s essential to look for ways of lowering the risk, managing mental distress more effectively and the reducing the cost of poor mental health to the individual, their families and the economy.

Early intervention is key.

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How to boost mental wellbeing with this activity

How to boost mental wellbeing with this activity

At a time where the focus is very much about maintaining our mental wellbeing, it’s important to reflect on what you find helpful.

The latest reports indicate that many of us are finding it hard to deal with the ongoing challenge of continuing uncertainty, stress and anxiety brought about by the pandemic.

Sure, being sufficiently active, trying to eat healthily, getting enough sleep and looking for ways to stay connected are all great, but there’s something else that sometimes gets forgotten.

Making the time to have some fun.

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Blah-de-Blah-de-Woof-Woof. Will someone please turn off all that noise!

Blah-de-Blah-de-Woof-Woof. Will someone please turn off all that noise!

I don’t know about you, but all this noise is driving me stir-crazy!
Which noise?

The incessant noise from the media.

While it’s important to remain informed about world and local events, the ‘news’ as it used to be called has increasingly become a channel for opinion and journalistic commentary. With so much anxiety and uncertainty around courtesy of the pandemic this relentless 24-hour merry-go-round of rehashed information has the potential to perpetuate conspiracy theories and accentuate the worst possible outcomes, which is unhelpful at best.

Enough of all this blah-de-blah-de-woof-woof!

It’s one thing to be appraised of our reality. It’s something else to become fearful and depressed as a consequence. Our mental wellbeing is being put to the test and those already vulnerable to anxiety and depression are the ones who will suffer the most.

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Are you a worry wart? How to stem the rising tide of anxiety

Are you a worry wart? How to stem the rising tide of anxiety

When working as a GP some of my patients were those I called “the worried well.” Typically, they were well educated, health conscious folk concerned about some aspect of their health. Allaying their fears and concerns could take time but was always worth the investment to prevent unnecessary worry turning into something else.
But today there is a growing number in our society doing it tough; the worried unwell. One outcome of the pandemic has been the deluge of uncertainty and heightened stress. Some of my friends and clients have confessed to living with an undercurrent of constant tension that bubbles up to the surface in those times when their day or week didn’t go well, leaving them feeling like sh*t and wondering how long before any of us feel ‘normal’ again.
Even the most resilient are experiencing some days they wish they could forget.

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Five Ways to Reduce Anxiety and Raise Hope

Five Ways to Reduce Anxiety and Raise Hope

With the 24/7 news coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic updating us every five minutes with more bad news it’s easy to get sucked into downward negative vortex. Because our emotions are contagious, if you’re in a state of anxiety, those vibes will be spread to those around you which could be your kids or you partner, their anxiety will add further fuel to what you’re already experiencing.

As Easter approaches, we have the perfect opportunity to spend some time with our nearest and dearest either together or virtually, to reflect on our feelings, acknowledge their presence and determine what will help us all to feel a little bit better.

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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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