Personal Wellness

Mar
27

The lowdown on gluten

I see it everywhere, gluten free bread, gluten free cakes, gluten free options on restaurant menus, it has become a tsunami of changing diets and eating habits that the food companies can barely keep up with.  But is it just that? A fad, a new diet version of restriction or difference, something trendy to help […]

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Mar
06

The wild jungle of feminine work life balance

So who is SHE – this feminine aspect of our nature, and why is our feminine power so important in our work life balance? Even though we may be involved in wellness and devoted to helping others as a vocation, are we fully awake to what SHE can offer us? Oprah Winfrey’s acceptance speech at […]

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Feb
27

If You Think It’s Just About Goal Setting Then You’ve Missed the Point!

How many times have you set a personal Goal and not achieved it? Did you become side tracked? Was it too hard to achieve? Did you feel disappointed in yourself? There is speculation that setting Goals can be detrimental because if you don’t succeed, then you feel a failure for not achieving the Goal. On […]

By Allan Bennett | Goal setting . Personal Wellness . Purpose
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Feb
06

Why sugar is highly addictive and effective tips to break the ‘sweet cycle’

Sugar is a highly addictive substance.  Even rats prefer sugar to cocaine. Our brains are wired for reward, it is part of our survival instinct, the primary force behind human survival.  Anything that creates a release of dopamine in our brain (a neurotransmitter) will induce a feeling of pleasure we want to repeat.  Similar to […]

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Jan
16

How to read food labels at the supermarket

Have you ever picked up a product and turned it round to scan the ingredients only to find yourself confused by all the information and convoluted figures?  When did it get so busy on our packets and what does it all mean? Here’s some guidelines on how to read food labels at the supermarket for […]

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Jan
09

How ‘walking the wellness talk’ boosts our performance

Upon finishing my Advanced Diploma in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in the 90’s I hit the road as a young woman and went traveling. Even then the idea of working in spas appealed to me – the ambience, sense of luxury and all that peace and quiet was seductive! But at that point in time […]

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Jan
01

Lessons learned in life and leadership to guide you in 2018

Happy 2018 to all. I’ve been reflecting on my lessons learned in life and leadership to carry through to the New Year. The top tips I have learned from the best Personal and Professional Development teachers, coaches and mentors around the globe. I have worked with, been mentored by, researched, followed and learned from all […]

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Dec
26

Techniques and tips for building your resilience to daily stress

Everyone experiences stress in their lives, however not everyone is negatively impacted by stress. For some, stress connects to their ‘taking action button’ and helps them to achieve the desired result. An example of this is the person who copes well under pressure and deadlines, the adrenal rush of stress fires them up and keeps […]

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Dec
19

Your level of happiness is dependent on what you focus on

I was recently at a seminar where the presenter made this statement, “Your level of happiness is dependent on what you focus on.”  That comment really resonated very deeply with me, and so as I pondered on the statement I wondered “what” I was focused on. I ask you the same question, “What are you […]

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Dec
18

Why energy management is more important than time management

If you speak to any productivity expert, business coach, wellness coach, mentor or advisor about how to get more done and feel more energized, you will usually be told that the secret is time management. In other words, you need to think about how you’re going to fit all the things you need to do […]

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