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Do You Ask for Support?

Whenever I am delivering a keynote, a training, a workshop or a retreat I always ask my audience within the first 10 minutes, do you ask for support?

This past year I have experienced some very interesting audience responses. More about that later.

The typical group response when I ask for a show of hands to the question… are you happy to support others? is always 95 % to 100% of participants.

However, when I ask, do you ask for… Continue reading

Who Knew… Men Knitting and De-Stressing?

Men were the key participants who once populated the medieval knitting guilds of Europe, and men are once again picking up the needles.

Last Sunday morning in Brisbane the Stress Management Institute® hosted their graduation for Certificate IV in Stress Management Practitioner and Certificate in Stress Management Facilitator students. A Skype video link was also used to connect with student’s interstate.

So, where does Men Knitting and De-Stressing fit into a graduation ceremony?

This Weeks Video…

Healing Guided Meditation –… Continue reading

The Stress-Alzheimer’s Connection

My mother was a beautiful soul, kind, caring, loving, smart, hard working and a whip smart small business woman who was also highly innovative.

She lived a good happy life, married for over 50 years and passed on peacefully at 89 with her family around her.

However, in her early 80’s dementia set in and the last 5 years of her life she couldn’t speak and was cared for by ‘Angel’ carers in a very special Alzheimer’s Centre.

Growing up,… Continue reading

Leg Muscle Strength For a Healthy Brain

The University of Newcastle in Australia is currently conducting a research study with 22 high schools evaluating the relationship between physical fitness, brain function and student stress levels. The interim results indicate that the fitter the student is, the lower their stress levels are.

While exercise is primarily valued for its influence on physical health, strength and mobility, there is an increasing body of knowledge showing that physical exercise, especially strength training, is just as important for a healthy brain,enhanced… Continue reading

Workplace Wishlist

An excellent article titled ‘The Truth About WORKPLACE WELLBEING’ was published in the Melbourne Herald Sun on Sunday on 4th November 2018.

In a bid to discover more, the paper teamed up with the experts at YouGov Galaxy for the 2018 Body & Soul Work-Life Survey – a nationwide poll that asked Aussies about their work wellbeing: what do they want from their workplace to feel healthy and happy? What are their employers doing right, and what’s desperately… Continue reading

The Rugby World Champions Are Using Mindfulness

The mighty world Rugby Champions, the New Zealand All Blacks are in a class of their own, way out in front of the nation in second place.

The All Blacks are an amazing example of playing the game with constant attention to the absolute basics, which they execute with text book precision game after game, after game.

This team of consummate professionals have a strong focus on engaging their mental skills also, so that they can nail the key moments… Continue reading

Either You Run the Day, Or the Day Runs You

In 1981 I first heard master mindset communicator E. James Rohn speak at a conference in Brisbane where he stated … “Either you run the day, or the day runs you.”

We all know that we seem to have busy minds, and often in unexpected ways our thoughts distract us from handling things in the moment. Unless we constantly monitor and oversee our mindset behaviour, we can create a state of chronic stress in our life.

Have you ever tried… Continue reading

Walking… the ‘New Wonder Drug’

Walking is the closest thing we have to a wonder drug,” says Thomas Friedman, the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States(May 29, 2017).

Adjunct Professor John G Kelly the CEO of the Australian Heart Foundation said, “I’ve been thinking about my favourite medical ‘miracle treatment’. It doesn’t tend to make headlines. Yet the results, for those who embrace it, can be life-changing.” (March 25, 2018)

“The … Continue reading

Can Technology Mess With Your Sleep?

Sleep problems are common and inadequate sleep, of either duration or quality, and its daytime consequences are very common in Australian affecting 45% of adults, the Sleep Health Foundation at the University of Adelaide have reported.

These problems occur across all age groups and it’s getting worse.The effect of the ‘24/7 society’ is profound.

Sleep problems have a major effect on work performance.

In a study from the Sleep Health Foundation they reported…

Five Easy Ways to Enhance Emotional Resilience

Here you go… these activities are so easy to do, and the side effect is de-stress as you engage in pleasurable things, have fun and enjoy yourself.

Enhancing your emotional resilience can be life changing. It changes your body chemistry, so you reduce the production of excess toxic cortisol and replace this hormone with a flow of happy hormones which are life enhancing, instead of being life depleting.

  1. Sniff your coffee… the aroma can lower stress hormones. The smell of… Continue reading
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