2504, 2017

A new way of looking at Positivity

By |April 25th, 2017|Mental Health, neuroscience, Positivity|0 Comments

There’s so much talk around about the concept of positivity that it’s easy to understand how people can get tired of hearing about how they should think more positively. It’s become a bit of a cliché, really.

You hear phrases and platitudes almost constantly: “Think more positive”, “Look at the bright side”, “There’s always a silver […]

3011, 2014

Celebrating Stress

By |November 30th, 2014|neuroscience, Self care, Stress, Wellness|0 Comments

Celebrations and stress are not usually words we see together. However today they are. Because today, we made it!

It is officially November 30, 2014. Which means that this is the final day of the NaBloPoMo challenge, and our series on stress.

And the National Blog Posting Month has definitely been a challenge! Probably not in the […]

2511, 2014

Stress and Glorious Food

By |November 25th, 2014|neuroscience, Stress, Wellness|0 Comments

What is food to you?

Many people would respond with words such as nutrition, fuel, sustenance, energy, life force, nourishment.

Others would say comfort, stress reduction, safety, security, crutch, solace, home.

Which would you choose? I know that for much of my life I have been the second.

The school you feel you belong to says a lot about […]

2311, 2014

Stress and Movement

By |November 23rd, 2014|Mental Health, neuroscience, Stress, Weight management|0 Comments

Movement.

Moving your body.

Do you do it? How often and what kind do you do? What kinds of movement are there?

In no particular order, let’s list just a few things as they come into my head …

Walking, running, sex, yoga, tai chi, weight lifting, boxing, self-defense, dancing, gardening, swimming, ball games, playing chasey, creating a snow […]

2211, 2014

Stress and emotions

By |November 22nd, 2014|neuroscience, Self care, Stress|0 Comments

We’ve already talked about the Limbic region in the brain and its function in regulating our emotions. And we’ve also discussed the role of the amygdala in assessing potential threatening situations.

You’ve probably gathered by now how the amygdala plays a key role in our survival. It helps us to recognise when our life is in […]

2111, 2014

Stress and Children

By |November 21st, 2014|neuroscience, Stress, Wellness|0 Comments

Kids experience stress just as much as the rest of us.
And sometimes more intensely than the rest of us.
I hope you’re all wondering why this is, because I’m about to share it with you.

It all originates in the field of child development. Or more specifically, brain development. When I began this series on stress we […]

2011, 2014

The relaxation response

By |November 20th, 2014|Mental Health, neuroscience, Stress, Wellness|0 Comments

In this series you’ve heard a lot about the stress response. We’ve talked about it so much that you’re all probably sick of hearing about it! It’s incredibly important that you understand how it works because this knowledge will assist you in managing your stress in a way that works for you. If you’ve been […]

1811, 2014

Stress and Sleep, Part 3

By |November 18th, 2014|Mental Health, neuroscience, Self care, Stress|0 Comments

We made it! Here is Linda’s final article on stress and sleep. She explores some strategies to help you regulate your sleep patterns and ultimately reduce your stress levels by lowering the cortisol in your system. As always, if you have any questions or comments for Linda or I, please feel free to comment below!
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1711, 2014

Stress and Sleep, Part 2

By |November 17th, 2014|Mental Health, neuroscience, Self care, Stress, Wellness|0 Comments

Today Linda is back to cover part 2 of her 3 articles on stress and sleep. Today she will discuss why sleep is so important and its relationship with stress. Remember yesterday, she talked about the sleep cycle and some technical aspects of how the brain processes it. While this information is a little technical, it’s […]

1611, 2014

Stress and Sleep, Part 1

By |November 16th, 2014|Mental Health, neuroscience, Self care, Stress|0 Comments

Sleep. Do you get enough of it? In all likelihood, probably not. At least not if you’re anything like me!

I’m excited to have Linda back with us as she has some amazing insight and skills. She has graciously offered to share a series of articles over the next 3 days on sleep, while I am […]