Manage depression to invest in your brain’s health

Major depression is the most predominant mental illness and is the fourth cause of disability worldwide – costing individuals and society a fortune. Major depression is a complex disorder with diverse aetiological mechanisms such as neuro-biological, cognitive,...

Positive Mindstyle

  Our mind-style is just as important as our life-style for building total optimal health for body brain and mind.  How we think wires our brain and impacts upon our body – influencing our morbidity and mortality. There are multiple mechanisms connecting our...

Generousity

Generousity is a gift that takes many forms.  It is a virtue of attitude and action and something to which we can all aspire.  Being generous is wise, like altruism, it  benefits all – helping others and ultimately ourselves. When I recently met a total...

Pause to boost performance

Just stop. A simple pause can make a profound difference to how effective we are in any situation or circumstance. In fact pausing will allow you to be reflective and wise rather than reactionary.    -Article by Dr Nicola Gates published in the NSW Law Society...

Savour dark chocolate

Select Easter chocolate treats with 70% or higher coca content to get health benefits. Chocolate – in small doses- has many health benefits as it includes essential micro-nutrients, anti-oxidants and flavanols, which positively improve heart and brain function and as...

Be different – Plan your exit

70% of Australians want to die at home. Only 14% achieve their last wish. Death may be a conversation that many find difficult however, death itself cannot be avoided. The vast majority of deaths occur in old age and are expected, providing an opportunity to celebrate...