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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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Five Quick Ways to Reduce High Anxiety

Five Quick Ways to Reduce High Anxiety

In the BP (before pandemic) era, anxiety was a well-recognised menace to many. According to Beyond Blue, 1:6 Australians are currently experiencing depression or anxiety or both. Seventeen percent of the population or 3.2 million people have experienced anxiety or an affective disorder in the last 12 months.

As a Doctor I have looked after many people who struggle with anxiety in their life where it has affected their ability to function normally, to hold down a job, to make a decision, or even to be able to leave the house.

As a workplace wellness consultant, I have worked with individuals seeking assistance because their anxiety has become so overwhelming it’s impacted their ability to work or to work to the level, they know they are capable of.

As a human I have had first-hand experience of learning to live with anxiety.

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How to Make Good Decisions Even When Feeling Super Stressed

How to Make Good Decisions Even When Feeling Super Stressed

If you’ve ever been in a that tricky position where you had to make a decision quickly despite knowing you didn’t have all the relevant information available or blindly picking something you haven’t got the headspace to think through properly, you’ll know how living in a stressful situation such as the Covid-19 pandemic can push you right outside your comfort zone of knowing the right thing to do.

In this new space, adhering too rigidly to what “you know” may no longer be relevant or correct and if your anxiety and stress are high, the mental bandwidth required to access your logical, analytical, reasoning brain may no longer be available.

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Is your brain feeling fried?

Is your brain feeling fried?

What’s the reason for our extreme fatigue?

Stress. Pure and simple.

Perhaps you can relate. Over the last few weeks my business has been turned on its head, I’ve been experiencing a lot of anxiety about my 88-year old Mum in her care home and the wellbeing of our young adult children, and have been connected to seemingly back-to-back zoom meetings, that I was either listening to or presenting in. I have been frantically creating on-line content, rewriting presentations, reading books, journals, holding online book clubs and virtual social catch ups.

Despite not “working” I’ve been working harder than I have ever done and spending far more time in front of a screen.

No wonder my brain is fried.

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Your Best Christmas Present. Ever.

Your Best Christmas Present. Ever.

If your December has disintegrated into a maelstrom of unfinished business, fret not. It’s time to gift yourself that extra special present. You know, the one thing you’ve been hoping to get because it’s what you really want.
Best of all this special gift isn’t going to cost you a cent.

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How to Lighten Up with Effective Stress Management

How to Lighten Up with Effective Stress Management

Feeling stressed?
It might be better to ask who isn’t?

Stress is everywhere and people are complaining. But there’s a massive difference between the stress we experience on a daily basis and the type of severe chronic stress that puts people at risk of burnout.

“I’m so stressed” has become such a universal catch cry it’s become a new normal. The problem here is that if everyone is so stressed how do we reasonably distinguish between normal healthy stress and burnout?

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