It’s the secret, hidden thing that crosses all socio-economic classes, genders and cultures, and the thing that no one wants to talk about… SUICIDE. Each year, the World Health Organization estimates that more than 800,000 individuals take their own lives. What else may be possible? In honour of World Suicide Awareness Month this September, Access Consciousness Facilitators … [Read more...] about Encouraging hope, possibility and conversation during Suicide Awareness Month
As we age, our muscle mass, joint flexibility, bone density and fitness deteriorate – and whether we like it or not, co-ordination, balance and strength start to change. Where it was once believed that these changes were an unavoidable part of ageing, research now suggests that the rate of this deterioration is also due to inactivity. It is now widely believed that increasing … [Read more...] about Why strength training is a must-do after 50
Dr Sarah McKay gives 7 tips to cultivate your creative brain. The human capacity for creative thought and innovation has enabled humans just like you and me to survive and prosper. Creativity has allowed us to adapt flexibly to changing circumstances, to produce artworks that move us to tears, to manage complex social relationships, to build civilisations (and build … [Read more...] about 7 tips to cultivate your creative brain.
Sleep long enough every night to feel rested and alert the next day. Sleep deeply to let your brain waves slow and your body repair itself Sleep uninterrupted without tossing and turning or changing bedrooms because your partner snores. (see no. 10) Aim for seven to eight hours sleep, maintaining a bedtime schedule ie. beginning the same time each night. Keep your … [Read more...] about Attention sleepyheads! 10 quick tips for a better quality sleep
Meet the lovely Dr Claire Shepherd, neuroscientist and Manager of the Sydney Brain Bank. I first met Claire when we were postdocs at NeuRA (Neuroscience Research Australia, then the Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute). She’s just taken on a new role as first-time Mum and took time out of her new routine to speak to me about the process of brain donation. The … [Read more...] about Would you donate your brain? Interview with brain bank manager, Dr Claire Shepherd