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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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The hands say it all: Why we gesticulate when we speak

The hands say it all: Why we gesticulate when we speak

You can pick an Italian, not always so much by their appearance but by their often generous use of hand gestures when speaking. Maybe you have noticed you use your hands to express yourself when on the phone, even though the person you are talking to can't see...

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Does the truth always need to be complete?

Does the truth always need to be complete?

My husband used to drive a red MG in which he had installed a big red button to operate the garage door. After our kids had had friends round to play he would give them a lift home in his car and invariably they would ask the question."What's the big red button...

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Are you ever “lost for words?”

Are you ever “lost for words?”

Have you ever found yourself lost for words? That terrible moment when despite an extensive search around your entire cranium, the right word you want to use appears to be either temporarily unavailable, or is perhaps already out on loan to someone else.Whenever I...

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Are we all in agreement?

Are we all in agreement?

Yes I know, I haven't asked the question yet, but I am assuming you will... agree that is. Those of you of a certain vintage may remember the irascible Horace Rumpole character from the "Rumpole of the Bailey" television series, who referred affectionately to his wife...

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I’m sorry to tell you…

I’m sorry to tell you…

Sometimes we have to share bad news. As a doctor I have probably had more than my fair share of having to do this. And it doesn't get any easier with practice. But one thing I have learned over the years is that the message itself is less important than the way in...

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Are we losing our ability to think deeply?

Are we losing our ability to think deeply?

I got told off this week.Not in an unkind way, but in a way that let me know in no uncertain terms where I had failed in their eyes.How we react to being told off can reveal a lot about ourselves. But our emotional intelligence isn't something that comes free with a...

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