Under 40’s in a Belly Fat War!

Are you under 40 and either gaining weight or struggling to lose it?  Some academics in the US might have found a possible reason that is not related to food choices. A research study conducted by the Wake Forest University School of Medicine found that there is a clear link between lack of SLEEP and the build up of visceral fat (belly fat).  Many of us are aware of the risks associated with having excess fat around those organs – heart disease, metabolic conditions, insulin [...]

By | 2017-05-19T15:45:22+10:00 February 3rd, 2016|Anxiety, General Wellbeing, Insomnia, Mental Health, Overweight, Research, Sleep, Stress, Virtual Gastric Band, Weight Control, Weight loss|Comments Off on Under 40’s in a Belly Fat War!

Dump the Resolutions!

What if, instead of wasting your time on a list of resolutions that you may or may not remember come February, this year you decide to dump the resolutions!  Then, in their place you apply the simple mantra "I Am Ready For Change" and get ready to work towards a better and more fulfilling life.   To build the life you want consider starting by grabbing each day with both hands.  Recognise that life is full of ups and downs and without the downs we would [...]

Surviving Christmas (Just Like a Toddler)

For many people Christmas is a stressful time of year. Along with financial concerns and planning to get everything just right there’s the stress of the big day itself. You may be dealing with family members who don’t get along or the logistics of stepfamilies and divorce. Harder still you may be dreading Christmas day for reasons of loss and grief. So in order to help us all lighten up a bit I’ve put together a tongue-in-cheek guide to deal with Christmas stress just like [...]

By | 2017-05-19T15:45:23+10:00 December 10th, 2015|General Wellbeing|Comments Off on Surviving Christmas (Just Like a Toddler)

5 easy ways to dissolve stress by an ex stressaholic

Stress – we are all feeling it and it’s not going away any time soon.  So, if we can’t get rid of it then we must find ways to manage it. A 2015 study by the Australian Psychological Society on Stress and Wellbeing (link here) stated that a whopping 49% of those surveyed said that financial problems were the main cause of their high stress levels.  Over the last 5 years, financial issues continues to rank number 1 followed closely by family issues. Not surprisingly [...]

By | 2017-05-19T15:45:23+10:00 November 19th, 2015|Confidence, General Wellbeing, News, Self-esteem, Stress|1 Comment

How to crush your fear of public speaking (celebrities show the way)

Did you know that public speaking or performing in front of an audience is our Number 1 fear. More and more in the media we hear about performers, actors, singers, even politicians who struggle with the dreaded fear of performing.   A few years ago Adele (British singer) was booked to perform the Bond theme Skyfall at the Academy Awards.  She was so anxious that she suffered sleepless nights and panic attacks for weeks before the performance due to extreme fear about this one performance.  Apparently on the advice of a friend she chose [...]

By | 2017-05-19T15:45:23+10:00 October 16th, 2015|Anxiety, Confidence, EFT, Fears, General Wellbeing, Motivation, Panic Attacks, Phobias, Self-esteem, Stress|Comments Off on How to crush your fear of public speaking (celebrities show the way)

3 foolproof ways to destroy your child’s self-esteem in an instant

I remember when my son first stared rowing a few years ago.  He was excited and before he even got in the boat he was convinced he was going to win medals! During his first on-water session he seemed to be doing well when I noticed him starting to struggle.  As I watched him I could see his smile fade replaced by a frown as he struggled to maintain balance and falls into the water.  I sense his growing discouragement and frustration as he struggles [...]

By | 2017-05-19T15:45:23+10:00 September 29th, 2015|Anxiety, Children, Confidence, Fears, General Wellbeing, Self-esteem, Stress|Comments Off on 3 foolproof ways to destroy your child’s self-esteem in an instant

19 Confronting Relationship Facts You Don’t Want To Hear

Imagine this scenario, beautiful beach, sunset, champagne, warm balmy night, holding hands, love is in the air, you feel amazing. Romance, we all love the idea of romance. But how long can romance in its original, passionate, all encompassing state exist before the day to day stuff gets in the way. I’m not saying that you can’t experience a deep long term love or passion I’m just saying that over time it changes. Life just gets in the way and without compromise it often doesn’t [...]

By | 2017-05-19T15:45:23+10:00 September 16th, 2015|General Wellbeing|Comments Off on 19 Confronting Relationship Facts You Don’t Want To Hear

11 Things That Happy People Do Differently

As I look outside, the Brisbane sun is shining and temp is probably around 20 degrees yet I search for clues as to why I feel unusually flat these days. Is it that winter slump (people do go into hibernation you know), is it that I have put so much into the first half of the year my mind and body are craving some respite or perhaps giving up the red wine was not the best move! But seriously, we all feel this way from time to [...]

By | 2017-05-19T15:45:23+10:00 August 5th, 2015|General Wellbeing, Motivation, News, Relationships, Research, Stress|Comments Off on 11 Things That Happy People Do Differently

How To Dissolve Stress In Under 2 Minutes

"It's not stress that causes us to fall, it's how we respond to it" Stress is all around and it's something we just have to live with in today's world but the challenge should be about how we manage it, how we respond to it. Of all the people who visit a GP  this year almost 80% will have stress as a component of their illness. This is because our bodies and our minds don't function properly when we are stressed and long term stress can actually [...]

By | 2017-05-19T15:45:23+10:00 July 22nd, 2015|Anxiety, Children, General Wellbeing, Insomnia, News, Panic Attacks, Relationships, Research, Sleep, Stress|Comments Off on How To Dissolve Stress In Under 2 Minutes

5 Self Limiting Beliefs That Are Paralysing Your Business

Did you know that 80-90% of all small businesses fail in the first year? Sometimes it can be due to physical challenges like location, financial problems, poor marketing, people issues and other factors. However you may be surprised to hear that the overwhelming majority of these failures are due to self limiting beliefs. Henry Ford said “whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you are right”. Our self limiting beliefs are often a result of social conditioning and can be conscious [...]

By | 2017-05-19T15:45:23+10:00 June 24th, 2015|Anxiety, Fears, General Wellbeing, Mental Health, Stress|Comments Off on 5 Self Limiting Beliefs That Are Paralysing Your Business