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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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Whoa! Are you running too fast?

Whoa! Are you running too fast?

How often have you found yourself sucked into the whirlpool of tasks and items on your agenda, spiralling round at break-neck speed, hoping that you won’t trip yourself up in the process?

If you’ve been feeling that the pace of change has sped up during this time of pandemic. You’d be right. McKinsey has reported how organisations have increased their rate of digital transformation by x 20-25 over the last couple of years thanks in no small part to Covid.

Whoa!

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Is this the real reason you’re burning out?

Is this the real reason you’re burning out?

Burnout.
It seems it’s on everybodys lips.

Is it on yours?

The prevalence of burnout is increasing rapidly, another 5% in the last 12 months alone and with 38% of those surveyed (btw, it’s higher in the health sector) indicating they are experiencing symptoms of burnout it’s time to ask the better questions.

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Are you cheesed off, burnt out or just sad? Do you know the difference?

Are you cheesed off, burnt out or just sad? Do you know the difference?

Burnout is real, even though some continue to dispute its existence.
It’s becoming increasingly prevalent having increased by 5% in just the last year.

But myths and misunderstanding about burnout abounds. It’s time to set the record straight to know what it is, how it presents and the different paths to recovery.

Even more importantly, how to prevent it from happening in the first place.

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Oh Bungelup! How I miss thee

Oh Bungelup! How I miss thee

Taking a risk can feel scary, daunting even.
So how do you get better at taking a smart well thought out risk, because you know the upside will be good, even though those thoughts of self-doubt and fear of failure keep holding you back?

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What matters more: Being paid well or feeling appreciated at work?

What matters more: Being paid well or feeling appreciated at work?

We spend over 90,000 hours at work so surely there’s more to it than just a paycheck.

It turns out that what we want more than money is recognition and appreciation.

That’s not much to ask is it? And yet in too many workplaces too many employees are left feeling unvalued and unappreciated leading many to ask “why bother?”

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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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