In April 2021 I had to go into Ballarat city to meet someone, as I waited I decided to put the fireplace (electric log fire) on, snuggle up on my favourite chair and read Stephanie Dowrick's book " Forgiveness & other acts of love". I love her style of writing and her message of paying attention to the intention with the central theme of Self-care. So thought I would share and post self-care tips. Have an awesome weekend.
It was treating a mental health patient that I realised the important role of Histamine on the brain and its connection to Gut health.
Most of us associate high Histamine with hay fever, hives and a runny nose. Did you know that Histamine is naturally occurring in our body and food? Histamine is influenced by our Gut health, Immune system, Brain (affects neurotransmitters), Inflammation and of course foods high in histamine. Anti-histamines do fix the symptoms but if you want to treat the cause it is balancing digestive enzymes, boosting immune function and reducing inflammation.
Happy Father’s Day to every dad out there. Most fathers are unaware and humble about the incredible role they play in their child's life. The question is ' Do you value and take care of yourself? Personally, I often have to watch and remind my hubby about his health and wellbeing. Especially during these prolonged covid times it is important to put MEN'S physical and psychological health as a priority. Have an amazing Father’s Day.
Some days writing these posts are more interesting than others, for this one it was incredible the research methodology used to identify some of these traits, for example, a study by UC Berkeley found that drivers of luxury cars were 4 times less likely to stop and allow pedestrians right of way (moral entitlement) and please don't get me started on unethical behaviour even using monopoly money. Lol
Doing this piece also identified my own relationship with money, for those of you who know me; I was the financial controller of a multi-national company that gave up corporate Australia overnight when our pre-schooler child asked me to stay home. But whether it was running a multi-national company or my own small business I always felt a sense of gratitude or freedom when I paid my bills/ taxes etc. To some people that can be considered sad but to me, debt was never my friend.
Personally, I think Money is a tool that can enslave you or empower you. Hope these tips help you towards financial health & well-being.
Wow! Although expected, these COVID lockdowns always seem to catch me by surprise. What is the impact of these lockdowns on physical, psychological and social health such as relationships?
Although I was trying to promote the need for us in lockdown to ensure our health and wellbeing needs are met, I couldn't help include the use of online Iridology readings.
COVID-19 has accelerated our need for personalised health & wellbeing, the use of digital technologies and communications and for us to stay connected. Let’s embrace it!
Be safe and this will pass........
Recently I have seen a spate of professionals either suffering from workplace burnout or on the verge of burning out.
'Wired, tired, anxious but lethargic?
'Restless and exhausted when stressed?
'Tired all day but cannot sleep at night or unrefreshed sleep?
' Overreacting to people, things and situations?
Please hit the 'Pause' button, take time out for self-care, reflection, direction, peace and quiet to find the 'you and then hit the 'Reset' button.
Research indicates that there are a platitude of benefits of participating in sports and exercise that benefit TEENS in multiple of ways such as physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual health.
Simple steps in self-monitoring ensuring a well-balanced diet and hydration are the keys to long term health and wellbeing for our gorgeous TEENS who have different needs to adults for hydration, energy, diet and lifestyle.
Reflection for adults.......
Pre - Post training treating our kids to junk food and drinks.
Use and abuse of alcohol in and around sport.
What messages are we giving them around winning, losing and self care.
Our kids are precious.............
Without being a party pooper here, as a lot of us are enjoying the Olympics. (My hubby is sitting up at ungodly hours watching the Olympics). Just a timely reminder of the dangers of Relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S) which is a condition of low energy availability affecting male and female athletes of all levels and ages.
It has wide-ranging adverse effects on all bodily systems and can seriously compromise long term health and performance.
In the clinical presentation of this condition, there rarely is just 1 symptom most of these cases are complex such as compounding effects of fatigue, mood & hormonal disorders, digestive disorders and an inability to function.
Take care and for those of us who are armchair athletes, we have nothing to worry about.........
In the last couple of weeks, I attended the government's compulsory Family Violence training (Multi- Agency Risk Assessment and Management Framework - MARAM) focusing on multi-agency collaborative practice in responding to family violence.
It is a complex subject but one of the key messages is to follow the lead of the victim-survivor. They know their circumstances best, especially when they make informed decisions. The best WE can do is provide information, support and resources in a non-judgemental manner.
Be safe and have a great weekend.