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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 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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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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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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