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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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How investing in caring for others helps us all

Empathy matters. Empathetic leaders command greater trust and respect boosting engagement and motivation.
The patients of empathetic doctors recover more quickly from illness.

But research has confirmed a serious empathy deficit in the health arena with 56% of doctors reportedly saying they don’t have time for empathy.

But the reality is being empathetic takes no time at all. A 40 second interlude of empathy and kindness has been shown to result in significantly reduced anxiety levels.

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Do you need a friend at work?

It’s good to have friends, including at work, because many of us now spend more time with our colleagues than our partners and families. Having a friend at work makes us happier and more productive.

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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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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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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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Does your current workplace provide you with a sense of belonging? This matters because belonging has been shown to be very important in determining how committed you are to your work, your level of discretionary effort and how long you will stay in that role. We form...

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