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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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Don’t Ignore Me

Don’t Ignore Me

Your brain is a social organ. We crave connection because it provides safety which is why we form tribes – of family, friends and work colleagues. Safety is your brain’s primary organising principle. When you feel safe, you know it’s OK to relax. You feel in a more positive mood; you’re happier, you’re more collaborative and empathetic to others. It keeps stress levels down, so you’re more open-minded, curious to explore new things, more willing to take a punt because you’re less afraid of failing. You get more done.

Without that security blanket of safety, you’re out in the cold operating in survival mode, seeking to escape or find another group where you do get a sense of belonging.

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How Social Connection Helps Us Think Better

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?

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The loneliness of being lonely and how to overcome it

The loneliness of being lonely and how to overcome it

We know smoking is bad for our health but so is social isolation and loneliness.

It’s not something that just afflicts the elderly, certain cultures or gender.
Of those surveyed, young adults are the loneliest (62%) compared to the over 65’s who are the least lonely (46%).

With more people living and or working alone through choice or circumstance, it’s time to address the issue or loneliness as it’s forecast to become the next major public health issue.

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Do you need a friend at work?

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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Staying Smarter, Sharper and Happier with Recognition

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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What do we really need to feel happy?

What do we really need to feel happy?

Feeling happy or successful doesn’t result from doing one or a handful of things, rather it’s our conscious choice to adopt a way of living, of being, that aligns with our values and sense of purpose that leads to more positive experiences and greater happiness.

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