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Managing Your Energy in the Workplace

Stress and Energy Low at Work? Managing your energy in the workplace can be quite a challenge. Many people only feel the effects of a long day of hard work, but don’t take the time to investigate the causes of feeling so stressed out. Step One Why not make an old fashioned list? Create four columns, two of which are…

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The Gut Microbiome and the Brain

The Gut Microbiome More bacteria than cells Since the Human Genome Project was followed by the Microbiome Project, we have been learning more and more about how important our gut flora are to our health. The bacteria we have in our guts weighs up to 2kg (3-4lbs). The gut contains tens of trillions of bacteria that are made up of…

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Interview: Surviving Postpartum Depression

Real Life Stories of Postpartum Depression Several weeks ago I was speaking to my very good friend Julia, who agreed to be interviewed about her postnatal experience. We’ve known each other a long time and her experience, along with that of my clients and other friends over the years, demonstrate that it is very common, but not commonly spoken about….

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Postpartum Depression: More Than Just the Blues

More Than Just the Blues Why talk about Postpartum Depression? In the last few years, I’ve had friends and clients that have suffered from this illness and were completely shocked. They felt underprepared and as if the medical system they came into contact with just ‘glazed over’ the issue. The feeling is that many people in the industry just don’t…

Happiness Health/Healthy Recipes

Hearty Borlotti Bean Soup

It’s World Food Day and I’ve been thinking all day about the people around the world who don’t have enough to eat. In support, I decided to remind myself of all the things in my life I need to be grateful for…not take it for granted. You can see that post on Instagram here. I also wanted to lower my footprint…

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Nutrient Deficiencies May Cause Depression

Today is World Mental Health Day and the best way raise awareness is to improve your knowledge and share it. Do you or someone you know suffer from mood disturbances? Share this post and help raise awareness. Are These Deficiencies Making You Depressed? Each year people end up taking anti-depressants without being tested for nutrient deficiencies or considering the side…

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ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Does my child have ADHD? It frequently happens that parents come to my studio with their son or daughter, aged 7 or 8, asking this very question. They complain about their child’s behavioural difficulties at home or at school. Usually, they get reports from school that he or she is disruptive. They are easily distracted, disorganised in tasks and activities,…

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How Food Helps Me Sleep Better

Sleepless Nights Since I was a toddler, I’ve been a poor sleeper. I was a light sleeper, so that when my mom would come check on me I would have already heard her and be standing up in my crib. As a child, my parents would let me read late in the hopes that I would get sleepy and nod…