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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.

Topics

Dealing with societal change: Are we right to expect a major shift in how we see the role of work in our future life?

Dealing with societal change: Are we right to expect a major shift in how we see the role of work in our future life?

Has Covid changed how you see the role of work in your life?
Are you considering a change, a downsizing, a side-step, or a relocation for greater flexibility, more quality time with your family or for your health and wellbeing?

The global pandemic has challenged on so many levels, none more than the relentless tidal waves of uncertainty, repeatedly knocking us sideways as we attempt to pick up with our lives and move on.

It’s exhausting and harder to deal with than all the change, the anxiety and worry that’s come our way.

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Why being a people pleaser isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and how to stop being sucked into always saying yes

Why being a people pleaser isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and how to stop being sucked into always saying yes

It feels great to be seen as a kind and thoughtful person, but no one wants to be seen as a doormat. People pleasing misses the mark because it’s about the pleasing of the other person, rather than helping meaning you’re saying yes sometimes for all the wrong reasons.

If you’ve ever felt resentful, angry, or stressed about being asked to do something, that you said yes to, without analysing the impact of that decision on you – you could be a people pleaser.

This can put you at risk of lowered mental wellbeing, increased stress, and feelings of being taken for granted.

Luckily help is at hand and learning to say no isn’t nearly as hard as you might think.

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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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