Extensive research has shown that the gut is implicated in almost every other system in the human body – from the immune response, through to mood – which makes good digestion a vital first step towards good health. Yet we often neglect our digestive system until it starts giving signs that something is wrong.[Read more…] about 5 Simple Habits to Improve Digestion
As meditation, mindfulness, and self-care continue to garner attention in the health and wellness world, there is increasing evidence that the practice of gratitude can have profound impacts on a person’s emotional and physical health. Being grateful is no longer just a life lesson your parents instill in you as good manners. Gratitude can help you live a healthier, happier, and longer life.[Read more…] about How Being Grateful is Good for Your Well-Being
Health coaching is a relatively new approach to health care that is often misunderstood. In many ways, it is easier to answer this question by firstly understanding what health coaching isn’t.[Read more…] about What is health coaching?
There’s no denying it: we are living in challenging times.
If, like me, you’re based in Melbourne, the recent announcement of Lockdown 2.0 was a rude wake-up call. One minute we were ramping up to go back to our ‘normal’ lives, and the next minute we’re digging out our sewing machines to fashion face-masks for the next six weeks.[Read more…] about Managing your stress levels during isolation
What’s the connection between hormones and mental health? How do our hormonal changes affect our emotional wellbeing? And what are some ways we can nurture positive mental health? To answer all these questions and more, Jo Roberts of Jean Hailes recently spoke to Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre, Jayashri Kulkarni AM.[Read more…] about How hormones impact mental health
We often try to pack a lot into our day; we race around, ticking things off our to-do list so we can rest easy and relax at night.
But what if we took a moment for being, rather than doing? Does it pay to slow down and focus on the present moment? [Read more…] about Being present in a fast-paced world