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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. This 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. This 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 Beyonce knows about the value of adopting a growth-oriented mindset

What Beyonce knows about the value of adopting a growth-oriented mindset

The super star Beyonce has enjoyed massive success in her career with 180 million records sold as a solo artist and as part of Destiny’s Child and with 20 Grammys notched up on her belt.

What she knows about achieving success, is that while it helps to be good at what you do, it’s about not letting perfectionism get in your way. Because if you’re seeking perfection, you’re not learning and if you’re not learning, you’re not growing.

Your mindset matters because it’s what determines your beliefs around your capabilities and the actions you take.

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Re-creating the best version of you, by honouring your non-negotiables

Re-creating the best version of you, by honouring your non-negotiables

We all have them. But we don’t always honour them, even though we know from previous experience we feel so much better when we do.

Your non-negotiables. Those lifestyle habits created by experience and practice, repeated daily, that you’ve come to recognise are what serve you the best to be your best bright-eyed, bushy-tailed self.

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Is feeling weird the new normal?

Is feeling weird the new normal?

Have you been feeling a bit weird?

It’s O.K, this is normal. These are weird times and if you’ve been experiencing conflicting emotions, happy one moment, frustrated the next, you’re not alone.

As we slowly edge towards “living with Covid” as it’s so delightfully called, our shackles are gradually being removed. Lockdowns are being lifted, some borders reopened, and those living on the Eastern seaboard are now returning to working in an office and socialising with friends and family.

Great!

So, why is it that you can feel so excited and happy about regaining your freedoms and yet quite anxious about mixing with other people again?

In this blog I explain why you might feel this way and share 5 tips on how to ease back into reintegrating with the world at large.

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It’s time to flip the script on how we approach mental and physical health

It’s time to flip the script on how we approach mental and physical health

Living with a chronic medical illness isn’t something any of us plan for. You might have heart disease in the family, or high blood pressure or depression but if you’re fit and well, you’re probably hoping it won’t affect you.
Many of our chronic health conditions are associated with a higher risk of anxiety or depression. Just ask anyone living with chronic pain how that makes them feel.
It’s hard.

That’s why it’s time to adopt a more holistic approach to allay any stress or mental mood challenges in addition to reducing or even reversing (where possible) the associated chronic health condition.

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Is “tang ping” the antidote to burnout?

Is “tang ping” the antidote to burnout?

There is a growing trend amongst Chinese millennials to reject the ‘996’ work culture and adopt “tang ping” as an alternative. This is seen as a rejection of the societal driven perpetual need to always be working, committed, driven and as a result highly stressed and chronically exhausted.

Beyond the Great Wall, the impact of the emotional turmoil and chronic exhaustion associated with living with a global pandemic has seen others also seeking a quieter, simpler life.

If you’re struggling with high stress, too much work and yearn for an alternative, would you give it all up for “tangping”?

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Why Experiencing Happiness at Work Matters

Why Experiencing Happiness at Work Matters

It’s The International Week of Happiness at Work. Let’s Celebrate!

If you happen to be in Paris, Germany, or the UK you may have noticed one of the 800 screens around reminding you it’s the International Week of Happiness Sept 20th to 26th.

Does this matter?

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Happiness at Work: What makes happier, healthier workplaces

It’s been estimated we spend over one-third of our lives at work. While work provides us with the means to pay the bills and put food on the table, what id we spend more of that time feeling happy?

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?

How Coffee Benefits Our Body, Mind and Brain

Given our global love affair with coffee, are there any benefits from enjoying our caffeine? The short answer is yes. There is even some suggestion that coffee works as a cognitive enhancer.

Mental Health: Why it Matters and How to Stay Mentally Well

With depression now the leading cause of disability globally (according to the WHO), affecting over 350 million people worldwide, and with anxiety as its frequent partner, affecting 260 million people worldwide, something has to change.

Effective Stress Management: How to Lighten Up to Thrive and be Happy

 If you’ve misplaced your car keys for the fifth time this week or snapped at your colleague when they clearly didn’t deserve it, it’s time to take a step back to ponder – is my stress getting the better of me?
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