Remember rosemary for memory

In Act IV Scene V of Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, Ophelia turns to Laertes and says; “There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance; pray, love, remember”. As far back in history as you can remember, Rosemary has been often used as a plant to help improve the memory. For decades, scientists have been studying the magical power thatContinue reading “Remember rosemary for memory”

The art of winefulness

Mindfulness can be engaged in almost all activities when you think about it. Whether you enjoy a cup of tea or a glass of wine, you can apply the principles of mindfulness and being present in the moment. In fact, there is no right or wrong way to enjoy wine. You don’t even have toContinue reading “The art of winefulness”

Your month of mindfulness

With the silly season upon us again, the stress of Christmas expectations can be overwhelming. So now more than ever It is important to take care of yourself. It is easier to get caught up in everyone else’s needs and forgetting to take care of your own.

Movement meditation for physical and emotional wellbeing

There are many styles of meditation so choosing one to suit your circumstances. Your why for starting and continuing a meditation practice. If sitting or walking meditation are not for you, there is always movement meditation to energise your mind and body.

How walking is good for your whole wellbeing

In the last post, you became aware that walking meditation is a style to try if you have difficulty with sitting meditation. I hope you took the challenge at the end of that post to practise to see if it Is a style that could work for you. Walking has many benefits, not just toContinue reading “How walking is good for your whole wellbeing”

Meditation and the brain body connection

As you are aware, the brain is your most powerful and useful tool in your wellbeing toolkit. It knows how to assess each environmental factor you are exposed to and prepare you to respond. But did you know that when you concentrate on one topic, it can double the neural connections in your brain?

The 7 types of rest everyone needs

In the May issue of HRM Magazine Online, a new precedence was set around an employer’s responsibilities for ensuring the workplace is a safe environment. Mentally and emotionally safe, that is. While organisations are being asked to do more with less, there is only so much a person an do before they eventually burnout. OnceContinue reading “The 7 types of rest everyone needs”

Embrace the power of your breath

While breathing may seem like a natural every day occurrence, many people will do it on autopilot. Little do they realise how powerful this basic physiological activity really is. On autopilot, most people tend to breathe in short and sudden gasps three times quicker than the five or six they need to feel and performContinue reading “Embrace the power of your breath”

How Bad News is Bad for your Health

It is important to keep up with the latest news from Australia and around the world, to know what is going on and how your life may be impacted. However, the constant stream of bad news seems to invade every moment of your day. News is readily available on more platforms today than ever before.Continue reading “How Bad News is Bad for your Health”