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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... Which 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... Which 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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Five Ways Possibility Thinking Can Get You Unstuck

Five Ways Possibility Thinking Can Get You Unstuck

OK. So, here is the news. Brace yourself folks.   Last year (2020) we witnessed the beginning of a global pandemic. From that time, we have been bombarded with a constant stream of updates about the horrors inflicted by the virus, the misery, the deaths and the...

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Why it pays to be more grateful and how to show it

Why it pays to be more grateful and how to show it

According to Cicero, gratitude is more than being “the greatest virtue,” he described it as “the mother of all other remaining virtues.”

Gratitude. This isn’t about remembering to write your Christmas thank you letter to Aunty Mabel who sent you that a hideous pair of socks or thanking your Mother-in-law for the huge dish of soggy overcooked Brussels sprouts that just got put on your plate at a family get-together.

This is about real gratitude that is authentic and heartfelt. Why that matters is because showing gratitude has been shown to dramatically ramp up your level of mental wellbeing. It’s been described as an essential component for employee engagement, and it has a positive effect on your physical health and resilience.

In fact, there’s so much going for gratitude it’s hard to find a reason why you wouldn’t want to include more gratitude in your life.

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Seeking more than just recovery. Cultivating human flourishing.

Seeking more than just recovery. Cultivating human flourishing.

It’s one of the greatest opportunities we have ever had.
A chance to reflect, reconsider and reset what we want for ourselves and our future.
We have endured so much as a result of the global pandemic and there’s still a way to go.
And yet.
Beyond the fog of uncertainty and the mist of fear, like a giant pink moon illuminating the path ahead, this is the time to think beyond tomorrow and make some different choices.

Are you looking for more?

Are you ready to step up and put in place those ways of doing, those useful habits that will enhance your ability to get the most out of what life has to offer?

Are you ready to let go of those negative self-limiting beliefs, worries, frustrations and chronic fatigue?

Because you can.

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Is it time to change your mind for the better?

Is it time to change your mind for the better?

Are you an optimist or a pessimist?
An introvert or an extrovert?
Are you open or close minded?

We like to label ourselves as being one or the other but in truth we are neither and both. While you may tend more towards one than the other, it is your ability to flip towards one or the other depending on the circumstance that contributes to your ability to adapt and thrive in all environments.

Your mindset determines your outlook, your energy and your outcomes.

When you believe you can achieve your goal, you’re more motivated to take action.
When you choose to upskill or learn something new, it raises your self-confidence and ability to understand.

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