Category: Thoughts

What is the HPA axis and why you Should Care

The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis is a feedback system connecting your brain to your adrenal glands – the latter of which produce adrenaline, noradrenaline and the stress hormone cortisol in response to how you are experiencing your world. But what does that mean exactly? Stress physiology 101  Put simply, if...
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To Beat Stress, First you Have to own It

Article first published on the Stanley Wellness Centre blog What I find is that few people like to admit they are stressed or not coping in some way, let alone express how their stress levels are making them feel anxious, restless, sleepless, exhausted, or simply ‘frazzled’; but let’s face...
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Demystifying…Mindfulness

The term ‘mindfulness’ seems to be making an appearance in pretty much every wellness article now, but it’s not always clear what is being referred to, leaving some confusion (I feel) for the reader; so I thought it worth sharing my experience. Simply put, mindfulness can be either a...
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Walking the talk

It’s probably obvious that being congruent is an optimal way of being but I have found that it can be difficult to be authentic in myself when surrounded by so many different ideals, all of which seem reasonable. The experience of health and wellbeing is both my passion and...
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When the path ahead is unclear

Recently I’ve been wondering again where I am going. It’s one of those huge life questions that can be approached from different directions both literally and philosophically. I have a long history of wondering where I am going evident from my life so far living in different countries and...
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Trusting your instincts

Have you ever had that feeling of knowing something without understanding how you know? Being sure of something but with no logical justification underlying your surety? I find this phenomenon fascinating and was recently pondering this extra sense we all seem to have and wondering where it comes from....
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