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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... 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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What do you know? How to better manage uncertainty

What do you know? How to better manage uncertainty

Uncertainty. Love it or loathe it there’s plenty to go round at present. The one thing the pandemic has given us in bucketloads is the ongoing uncertainty around how long these unusual times will continue for and what the road ahead holds for us.

The reason uncertainty is such a challenge is because your brain craves certainty. When things are familiar, when you recognise the pattern of events as they unfold you know everything will be alright. It’s safe, and safety is your brain’s primary organising principle.

Uncertainty means the outcome is unpredictable. There’s every possibility you may not be safe. The stress response is triggered, and you experience the discomfort of worry and the ‘what ifs?’

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Are You Living The Good Life?

Are You Living The Good Life?

One of my favourite comedy sitcoms from the seventies (oops, showing my age here) was ‘The Good Life’. It was based on the story of how Tom Good (Richard Briers) on his 40th birthday decides he’s had enough of the rat race, quits his job and determines that he and his...

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How to Thrive in a Pandemic

How to Thrive in a Pandemic

If anxiety has become your middle name you may have found yourself lost in survival mode where every day, anxious thoughts about your health, your family, your financial security and the future loom large. Operating in this zone over a period of time creates an undercurrent of fear that never leaves, and it’s exhausting.
If you’re wondering where best to start, let’s start at the beginning by recognising how things are for you right now and how you would like them to be different and here are five steps to help you on your journey to fully thrive.

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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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Having a goal or following a dream provides us the motivation and aspiration to achieve what we want.

But how many times have you realised something’s holding you back? You’re just not nailing it.
Something’s afoot and sometimes we don’t know what this is, and sometimes we do, but don’t want to acknowledge it because it’s too big, too frightening or pushes us out of our comfort zone.

The biggest obstacle is often us and being afraid to let go.

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Being caught cheating is associated with a great deal of public shame and humiliation. It can cost us our job, our reputation and our relationships.

With so much at stake, why do we continue cheat and is there a way to make it less likely to occur?

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