Working from Home? Keep Movin’!

Settling in to another caffeine-fuelled morning of work, but quietly dreaming of your next run in the winter sun? You needn’t wait to get moving!  Often thought of an exercise class just for retirement homes, chair yoga is actually an extremely beneficial activity for all office-bound humans!  And it only takes five mins or so […]

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Scents to Keep you Zen (and Sleepy!)

Have some essential oils on a shelf somewhere? Finding it hard to sleep lately? Perhaps it’s time for a scent revival!  The importance of a good night’s sleep has never been as vital as it is now. According to The Guardian, 70 years ago less than 8% of the population was trying to survive on […]

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Can “Sensehacking” Improve Wellbeing? 

Can “Sensehacking” Improve Wellbeing?  Sensory overstimulation (particularly digital devices) is a hot topic these days. How much time are you spending on your phone?  Do you still randomly scroll through Facebook? Do you have a digital detox day, or hour or two? These questions often come up in conversations with friends and family.  But have […]

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Why Laughter is the Best Medicine

Will Smith’s Facebook viral post “laugh like no-one is listening” is hilarious. Also a huge advocate of how to manage stress during coronavirus, Smith is definitely onto something.   How can Laughter Reduce Stress? Laughter can be a great stress release. It reduces the level of stress hormones such as cortisol, epinephrine (adrenaline) and dopamine. […]

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Keeping a Healthy Home Workspace

As we ease our way out of lockdown 4.0, many of us are still working from home. Keeping up those deep breaths, staying mindful, present and treating yourself and your loved one’s to favourite chocolatey foods are all high up on the self-care list. Just as important is is maintaining a healthy home workspace. A […]

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Some Surprising Sleep Hacks!

Sleep hacks are a hot topic! World renowned neuroscientist Matthew Walker outlines why we as a society are sleeping less: “First, we electrified the night…light is a profound degrader of our sleep. Second, there is the issue of work: not only the porous borders between when you start and finish, but longer commuter times, too. […]

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How to Wake Up Feeling Refreshed!

Is your first thought in the morning – ‘mmm…. coffee’? As evidenced by the numbers patiently queuing at Melbourne’s favourite baristas each morning – you aren’t alone! Over half of us aren’t waking up feeling ‘refreshed’. And a good kick of delicious caffeine helps us start the day. According to The Guardian, 70 years ago […]

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Time to Drop those Covid Kilos!

With more of us being creative in the kitchen in 2020, but also eating more snacks and storing those COVID kilos, it’s time to lose some kgs! The Meditteranean diet (or ‘Med diet’) has long been proven to be an “effective strategy to help manage weight and improve health” (The European Food Information Council). The […]

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