The Universe Is Expanding – Are We Keeping Up?

I recently read an article that says the universe is expanding, and not only that, but that it is expanding faster than was previously thought … which got me to wondering … if the universe is expanding, are we keeping up? The universe was thought to be expanding at a...

Age Is How You Feel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5Z_DCJ4Uak The old adage that you are as old as you feel may have more credence than we think.

“Bring Out Your Dead”

Last month saw the passing of Terry Jones, one of the members of Monty Python’s Flying circus and a comedy genius. Sadly it is unlikely that if formed today they would get a run on the BBC. A group of six “cis-gender white men” would not be regarded as “diverse...
Healthy Weather

Healthy Weather

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUDTZ9fErNE The weather can affect our health and how we feel - not in a bad way.

Be Active – At Any Age

Be Active – At Any Age

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGISG_zr0Zw Being active is good for our mental and physical health. There is no amount which is not helpful so you can safely ignore the latest doom and gloom from big public health. And the nanny state needs to let our children be...

Practising Gratitude

Practising Gratitude

Three quite unrelated events got me thinking about the common theme that runs through them. These are the sudden death of basketball great Kobe Bryant, Australia Day and getting a new phone. I am not a follower of the NBA but know people who are. The achievements of...

Is Fear Ruling Your Life?

Is Fear Ruling Your Life?

Are you worried, anxious or stressed about your relationship, family, career or health? Does fear hold you back from doing what you really want in life?  Is the thought of what may happen in the future keeping you up at night? Let’s Get Clear About the Fear Before you...

Alzheimer’s… Could It Be You’re Not Sleeping?

Alzheimer’s… Could It Be You’re Not Sleeping?

Sleep is a restorative process and sunlight affects circadian rhythms. The less sunshine we are exposed to the more we increase our risk for insomnia. Hormones, digestion, blood sugar imbalances, and neurotransmitters are thrown off when we don’t sleep well. And, mood...

Sunscreen Doesn’t Compromise Vitamin D Levels

Sunscreen Doesn’t Compromise Vitamin D Levels

Wearing sunscreen is essential, especially if you live in Australia where two in three people will be diagnosed with a type of skin cancer by the age of 70. Whilst sunscreen is one of the five keys ways to reduce the threat of skin cancer, research conducted in...

And So, This Is Christmas

And So, This Is Christmas

Some weeks it really is hard to know where to start or what to write about – not because there is so little but because there are so many topics worthy of covering. With Christmas only, a week away it is also time to wonder where another year and indeed another decade...

Get Your Fussy Eater To Love Broccoli

Get Your Fussy Eater To Love Broccoli

If you’re thinking that it would be easier to circumnavigate the world in a rowing boat than get your child to eat broccoli, relax.  Here are three tips that’ll change your life. What is it about broccoli?  From a parent’s perspective, it’s virtually the holy grail of...

Festivity Trumps Temperance

Festivity Trumps Temperance

We are entering the festive season when many (not all) celebrate the end of another year and the advent of Christmas. Regular readers will know that I enjoy a glass of wine. The wine industry is fascinating as is the history. After a trip to Italy last year this has...