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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 makes for a good life?

What makes for a good life?

It’s not an unreasonable hope that we’ll stay fit and well enough to continue to enjoy a full and fulfilling life as we age. What the data from the study revealed was that the strongest predictor to who would be a happy healthy 80-year old at age fifty, wasn’t their cholesterol level.

It was the degree of satisfaction in their relationships.

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Are You Ready for The Road Ahead?

Are You Ready for The Road Ahead?

With no way back, there is only one way to move from where we are now. Forwards. Which might seem obvious, but have you had a moment or three recently when your mind drifted to thinking that you wish life would return to as it was before the pandemic?

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Our most important lesson from the Covid-19 pandemic

Our most important lesson from the Covid-19 pandemic

Of all the things that living though a pandemic may have taught us, there is one that has the potential to reshape your life and it’s not handwashing.

We have learned how to protect ourselves from the risk of infection with good hygiene practices and physical distancing. We have learned that the goal posts of what to expect are constantly changing. We have learned how to manage our insecurity and uncertainty while fearing for our jobs, our children and our future.

The one thing that can help you successfully navigate the choppy waters ahead won’t be a stimulus package, it will be the strength of your relationships, those bonds of connection that provide us security, hope and optimism.

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Personal Freedom vs. Community Safety: Where do we draw the line during a global pandemic?

Personal Freedom vs. Community Safety: Where do we draw the line during a global pandemic?

Covid-19 is still as much a threat as it always has been in the short time we’ve been exposed to it. We don’t have the answers to fully understand how to effectively restrict transmission as more people demand their freedom. We don’t know how long it will take before an effective vaccine is readily available to keep us safe. We don’t have an effective treatment though many scientists and researchers are working around the clock hoping to find a solution soon.

So much remains unanswered.
Which is why discussions around personal freedom, while pertinent, need to be held against the new backdrop of: ‘what is best for the common good?’

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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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