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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 Qualifications Do You Need to Be Human?

What Qualifications Do You Need to Be Human?

It’s no secret.
Many people in our community are currently struggling with a massive amount of stress, distress, and mental health challenges.

Witnessing this can be distressing too, and while you may want to help, sometimes you hold back through fear of doing or saying the wrong thing.
You worry that you’re not qualified.

Nothing could be further from the truth because the only qualification needed is your kindness and compassion.

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Workplace Health and Wellbeing: To Make it Work, Make it Social

Workplace Health and Wellbeing: To Make it Work, Make it Social

Workplace health and wellbeing is good for people and good for business when undertaken in a sustainable and holistic way that recognises that a generic one-size fits all, won’t cover everyone and that everybody needs to have their voice heard, so they can contribute to the greater good of all.

Practising the art of kindness, being inclusive, seeking connection and showing empathy provide the foundation to creating a workplace founded on looking out for and caring for each other.

It’s the small things we do each day that often make the biggest difference.

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Workplace Health and Wellbeing, Let’s Get the Party Started

Workplace Health and Wellbeing, Let’s Get the Party Started

Are you struggling to cope?
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the relentless demands being put on you that have exceeded your ability to endure?

We can do better.

We will do better.

It’s up to each and everyone of us to play a part in reimagining health, especially mental health by making wellbeing a business strategy.

Are you ready to step from overwhelm to clarity?

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Flat as a tack and can’t find your charger leads?

Flat as a tack and can’t find your charger leads?

If you’ve been feeling really flat, chronically exhausted and fed up, you’re not alone.
The pandemic has created a collective trauma and health and wellbeing is at a really low ebb.

It’s been compounded by working extra hours, spending longer in front of a screen and missing out on those activities that normally top up your energy batteries that keep you singing.

Time is NOT the issue, it’s your ENERGY that counts.

Are you keeping your energy batteries topped up?

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Do You Need the Number for the Karoshi Hotline?

Do You Need the Number for the Karoshi Hotline?

Karoshi.

It’s the Japanese term for “death from overwork.”

In Australia the closest word we have is burnout, and while the economic cost is measured, the very human cost of illness or premature death is not.

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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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