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Posts by Thea O'Connor

The Change – empowering working women through menopause

Next month I am going to be launching a special online learning program for professional women, called The Change – empowering working women through menopause.  I’d like to share with you here, how The Change came to be. Earlier this year, I started to experience some changes that indicate I’m entering peri-menopause.  The symptoms have been…

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Improve your Nap-ability

A nap as brief as 10 minutes can improve your mood and productivity, alleviate tiredness, increase alertness and reduce errors made at work.  In other words it’s one of the best productivity boosters around. Simple, effective, effortless  and brief –napping seems like the easy answer to daytime tiredness.  But it’s not so easy for some.  If…

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My 3 favourite recipes

  Some green recipes and something naturally sweet – all yummy and quick to make.   Pea and Basil Soup This one takes no more than 10 minutes to make and gives you a delicious dose of greens.  You can vary the vegetables (by using broccoli or baby spinach), according to taste. Ingredients 1kg frozen…

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How to stop and take a break

Whether aiming to excel at work or simply survive, breaks are essential. Famous historical high-achievers, such as Brahams, Napolean and Churchill all demonstrated that the secret to work success isn’t just about whether you can go long and hard, but whether you can also let up.  They all had a habit of taking an afternoon…

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10 ways to listen to your body

Listening to your body is one of the most powerful and fundamental skills of Body Intelligence.  It helps you live each day in balance, while also preventing the development of longer health problems.  But what does it really mean?  And how can you start listening  to your body well before it starts yelling and screaming…

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Completing the cycle of your day

When I encourage people to create a work ethic that is more in tune with the design of their bodies, I present a diagram that shows how our biological rhythms change over a 24-hour period. It shows how precious the morning can be, for it’s in the morning that our mental alertness and our capacity…

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How Body-Wise are your Meetings?

Recently, when I was researching an article on meetings for the Law Society of New South Wales, I came across this finding:  worldwide, workers nominate ‘ineffective meetings’ as the biggest culprit when it comes to wasting time and zapping productivity. That was according to a Microsoft survey of 38,000 workers. Could it be that it’s…

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Can you truly get addicted to sugar?

We often hear people talk about sugar as being addictive, and maybe you have felt that yourself. Health professionals are often reluctant to say you can develop a true addiction to this sweet substance. However this may change, as neuroscientists learn more about what happens in the brain when we eat high-sugar foods. A new…

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Stop a Health Slip-Up Becoming a Health Slide

Last week, when bike-riding up a hill, some loose gravel on the road caused my tyres to slip a little beneath me. It was enough for me to fear losing my balance so I put my foot down. The problem was, it wasn’t so easy starting again. Being half-way up a steep incline, I wasn’t…

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Can you be honest with yourself about your daily health habits?

Self-Monitoring Increases your Chances of Success Are you planning or hoping to develop a lasting health habit? If so, what strategies will you need to adopt to stay the course? While there’s no single answer to health behaviour change, there are some essential ingredients you don’t want to leave out. One is learning how to…

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