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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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Why too much video conferencing leaves you exhausted and what to do about it.

Why too much video conferencing leaves you exhausted and what to do about it.

We’ve all had to adapt to video conferencing since the arrival of the Covid pandemic. Whether for work or home, Zoom and Microsoft Teams calls have become part and parcel of how we communicate with each other. It’s a blessing and a curse with too much time on screen contributing to cognitive fatigue and lowered productivity.

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How to stop your smartphone from driving you crazy

How to stop your smartphone from driving you crazy

How much time do you think you spend interacting with your phone each day?
When my iPhone Screen Time Function started telling me my average daily screen time was over three hours, I didn’t believe it. Surely not and why did I feel so guilty?

That three hours a day equates to 21 hours a week, 90 hours a month, one thousand, and ninety-five hours a year or 45 days of my life that I won’t get back. Eeek.

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While smartphone addiction doesn’t fall into the same category as alcohol or gambling, it is nevertheless very real. Which is why I applaud Apple’s coming IOS12, which acknowledges there is a place for a better, healthier balance between our gadgets and real life.

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Will your next holiday be for a digital detox?

Will your next holiday be for a digital detox?

When did you last get away for a holiday, a proper break to rest, recharge and recuperate? It’s great to get away from work and the usual mad rush of life, but did you also take your tablet, laptop, smartphone, to be contactable ”just in case”, to keep an eye on your...

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“Honey, I Shrunk My Brain Using My Mobile Phone.”

“Honey, I Shrunk My Brain Using My Mobile Phone.”

One of the questions I frequently get asked is, "is our technology dumbing us down?". I'm sometimes tempted to reply with a flippant answer, but the reality is it's more complicated than just yes or no. Technology has opened our world While it's hard to imagine a...

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