“I’m just so tired” is probably the most common sentence women in midlife say to me on a regular basis. They’ve often had their tiredness dismissed as just ‘the way life is’ or put down to working, motherhood or just age.
Ongoing fatigue and tiredness are not in fact just a symptom of getting older or working too hard.
Fatigue and tiredness are clear warning signals from your brain that it needs re-fuelling. And food is hands down the best way to give your...
How do you create the right sort of environment and relationships to help teenagers become more resilient?
I talk to therapist and parenting expert, Alicia Drummond from Teen Tips, on the skills and traits that teenagers need to develop to become resilient young people.
Join me for a fascinating and practical discussion on how to build resilience in young people with therapist and parenting expert, Alicia Drummond.
In the next three minutes, 3 people will develop dementia and two of them will be women.
Women may be at much higher risk of dementia when they lose the brain protection of hormones that decline during peri-menopause and menopause.
As hormones like oestrogen protect brain function, can you stop dementia from developing by replacing these hormones lost during menopause?
Watch to discover the answer to: can hormone therapies prevent dementia?
As a working parent, how do you find the time, energy and patience to positively engage with and offer the right support for your teenager?
I talk to parenting expert, Anita Cleare, who shares how working parents can switch mindset from work mode to parent mode to deal with the day-to-day challenges of parenting teenagers.
Anita shares lots of practical advice for working parents on the importance of managing their own emotions and mindset as well as navigating the choppy parenting waters of...
Why can’t you lose weight? You’ve cut out the fast food, revamped your diet and started exercising. But the numbers on the scales haven’t budged at all. What is going on?
Diets don’t work because you brain controls your body weight. So whenever your weight changes too much, your brain will step in to push it back to what it thinks is the correct weight for you. And you might not like the same weight your brain prefers. Most of us don’t!
To lose weight you...
I know there’s a lot of stuff going on in your life right now. The endless to-do list, balancing home, work life, parenting and caring responsibilities. So it’s understandable if your happiness has taken a backseat.
Today, we’re gong to change all that by giving you the secret ingredients that science has shown will help you live a happy midlife. Not only will these scientifically tested happiness hacks have a positive effect on you, they will also have a huge influence on...
Worried about the amount of time your teen is gaming?
You’re not alone! 9 out of 10 parents say teens spend too much gaming.
But what is too much gaming? When does gaming become unhealthy or even addictive? And what can parents do to support teens who are problem gamers?
We answer all these questions today in a brutally honest interview with Patrick Foster, a former professional cricketer and school teacher whose life was shattered by a pathological gambling addiction that brought him...
Children who experience trauma often struggle to learn the same boundaries and behaviours that so many of take for granted.
As a child is growing and developing, they look to their carers for how to interact with the world around them. If those carers behave in dysfunctional or unhealthy ways, chances are high that children will learn to mimic these same unhealthy behaviours, even if unintended. For many of us, the effects of abuse and neglect as a child manifest in dysfunctional...
Most women say that they “lack the knowledge” or feel “unprepared” for peri-menopause - the transition into menopause, which is when a woman’s periods stop and she comes to the end of her reproductive life. Although every woman’s peri-menopause is different, there are many common features. So today I want to talk through the signs or symptoms you will experience during peri-menopause so you know exactly what to expect and how you will feel.
What you choose to eat in midlife creates either an environment that nourishes your brain and nurtures your mental health or an environment that damages your brain and creates mental health problems. I unpack why eating a brain-healthy diet in midlife is the most important thing you can do to sharpen your thinking, boost your memory and improve your mood. And walk through the top ten foods that will nourish your brain and take good care of your mental health.