Category: Mind

Fish oil – what are YOU paying for?

Fish oils (also referred to in some instances as omega-3s) are popular amongst those wanting to support their joints, brain, skin and cardiovascular health (amongst other conditions); however, one of the things I find most frustrating in practice is the frequency of clients coming in who have purchased a...
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What is the HPA axis and why you Should Care

It’s a bit of a mouthful I know, but the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis is basically a feedback system connecting your brain to your adrenal glands. These small but vital little glands sit above your kidneys and secrete adrenaline, noradrenaline and the stress hormone cortisol in response to how you...
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To Beat Stress, First you Have to own It

Article first published on the Stanley Wellness Centre blog In my experience few people like to admit they are stressed or not coping in some way, let alone express how their stress levels are pushing them over a comfortable edge into the realm of anxiety, feeling restless, sleepless, exhausted,...
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The Mind-Gut Connection is Real

This article was first published on the Metagenics ANZ blog. You may or may not know that your gut and brain are in regular conversation. Yep, that’s right, they are having a pretty much ongoing chat about what’s happening in general.  In fact, they have such a close relationship...
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Building Resilience – The Key to Supporting Mental Health

This article was first published on the Metagenics ANZ blog. Which best describes your day? Is it busy but everything goes smoothly and you respond positively to whatever challenges arise – or does it feel more like everything is a frantic juggle and you literally cannot take on board...
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Taming the Monkey – A Breath Meditation to Focus the Mind

One of the most common obstacles facing us when we meditate is restless and ‘chattering’ mental activity – this is sometimes referred to as the ‘monkey mind’. Contrary to common opinion – meditation is not about emptying your mind completely – though some people certainly experience moments where there...
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