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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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Why feeling safe is the key to your ability to learn a new skill

Why feeling safe is the key to your ability to learn a new skill

Have you ever jumped into learning a new skill that left you injured or disappointed that you didn’t do better?

It might not be that what you sought to learn wasn’t for you.

It might have been that you didn’t have the right teacher, or the learning environment wasn’t safe.

A few years ago, I started doing Cardio Pilates, which I loved.
But I ended up with an injury that took 18 months to resolve.

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Making a Difference. How One Small Act Can Change Your World.

Making a Difference. How One Small Act Can Change Your World.

It’s as if the world has gone mad.

We’ve spent several years battling a global pandemic and now it’s as if we are hell bent on self-annihilation through conflict and war.

If you’ve been left shaking your head and wondering what you can do as one person to bring about positive change, don’t underestimate yourself.

You have something so powerful, it never be nuked by an intercontinental ballistic missile.

It’s called kindness.

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Growing Up is Hard to Do. Are you Ready to Take off your Trainer Wheels?

Growing Up is Hard to Do. Are you Ready to Take off your Trainer Wheels?

Getting to the point where you can take the trainer wheels off or remove that P plate is a proud moment. It feels good and you know too that while you were the one putting in the effort, it was having a great teacher that made all the difference.

Someone to encourage and support you.
Someone who can show you a better way if it’s not going to plan, without judgement.
Someone who will forgive you when you stuff up monumentally.

Are you being encouraged to demonstrate your competency and upskill?

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The Importance of Making Learning at Work Safe and the Norm

The Importance of Making Learning at Work Safe and the Norm

Do you love learning?

Are you a proverbial sponge, always curious to learn more, discover new things and deepen your understanding of how the world works?

What do you need to make that learning experience fun and memorable?

Learning is far more than opening a book to read.
It is an exchange of thoughts, ideas and questions. An exploration that doesn’t necessarily always come up with all the answers.

There is one thing essential for any learning to take place.

It has to be undertaken in a place of safety.

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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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