This week R U OK? Day reminded us that we all have what it takes to ask "Are You OK?" and support someone in our family, workplace or community who may be struggling with life. Taking part in R U OK? Day can be as simple as learning the R U OK? four steps so that you can have a conversation that could change a life. Ask, Listen, Encourage Action & Check In Visit the R … [Read more...] about R U Ok? Five posts to read this week to improve your emotional health
With mental health high on the agenda this week, a timely news release came across our desk today from Optometry Australia linking depression with vision loss. Ahead of R U Ok Day? on Thursday, Optometry Australia says this R U OK Day make it a priority to check in with those living with vision loss. According to one US study[i], adults with visual function loss are at … [Read more...] about Why your mental health could be linked to your eye health
By Megan Barrow R U OK? Day is rolling around for another year (Thursday 14 September) and is a day to remind Australia we’ve all got what it takes to ask “are you ok?” and support those struggling with life. I know many disregard the day and the message believing it’s not overly important. I’d like to challenge you to understand the importance of the R U OK? message … [Read more...] about R U OK?: How 4 Steps Can Change a Life
By Megan Barrow, RUOK Day and Beyond Blue ambassador For those living with debilitating anxiety and panic disorder, living a balanced life may seem unattainable. But I am here to say it is. First, I’m not going to tell you there’s some magic key to wellness and anxiety freedom. There’s no manta or diet, nor is there any supplement. While well-meaning bloggers discuss … [Read more...] about 8 tips to living a balanced life with anxiety
A new study from the University of Exeter Medical School has linked daily crossword puzzles with improved cognitive performance. Researchers found that cognitive performance was consistently better in people who did crossword puzzles more frequently. In some cases, factors like reasoning speed and short-term memory accuracy showed a brain age reduction of around 10 years … [Read more...] about Can crossword puzzles really make you smarter?