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Managing midlife stress

brain health midlife stress Nov 09, 2021

The demands placed on women during midlife create a perfect storm for stress and mental health challenges. But do you know how toxic uncontrolled stress can be? It is literally shrinking your brain. But here’s the good news: there are simple ways to effectively manage your stress levels so that they never get to a point where you find yourself crippled by it. In this episode, I show you why uncontrolled stress during midlife is so toxic for your brain and give you some...

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How to sleep better in midlife

Do you have trouble sleeping? Can’t get to sleep or wake up in the middle of the night and then can’t get back to sleep. You’re not alone. Most people have trouble sleeping in midlife.

I want give you four scientifically proven methods to improve your sleep habits and specific steps that you can take to make it easier to fall asleep, stay asleep and wake-up well-rested. Adopting these methods so you get a full complement of sleep every night will help to improve your memory...

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Is it inevitable you’re going to get dementia?

Is the memory loss and mental decline of dementia an inevitable part of getting older Let’s look at what healthy ageing looks like and compare it to the mental decline and memory loss caused by dementia.

Many of us get more forgetful as we get older. Most people need a bit longer to remember things, get distracted more easily or struggle to do some tasks as well as they used to. This may become more noticeable when we reach middle age, during our 40s, 50 and 60s.  These changes...

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What you don’t know about teen alcohol and drug use

parenting teenagers Oct 19, 2021

How familiar are you with your teens alcohol and drug habits? Or perhaps they don’t touch them… I share why teens drink alcohol and take drugs, how it affects their brain and 10 steps to stop them using alcohol and drugs.

A few years ago now, I received a phone call from my teenage son that we all dread as parents: on the other end of the line and unable to form a coherent sentence,, my eldest son said, “Jack can’t stand up”, he said.  “Can you...

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‘The Alzheimer’s Antidote’ with Amy Berger

brain health dementia Oct 12, 2021

People are being diagnosed younger and younger with Alzheimer’s disease. Even if you don’t show any Alzheimer’s symptoms, the silent brain signs can already be in place as early as your thirties or forties. Currently, we don’t have a meaningful treatment for a disease that affects someone worldwide every three seconds. So what can we do to deal with this Alzheimer’s epidemic? Today, I talk to certified nutrition specialist, Amy Berger, about how fuelling the...

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Brain healthcare for key stages in a woman's life

Hormones are critical for the brain health of men and women, at all ages. But, unlike men, women experience three reproductive stages in their lives that change their brain in unique ways. We call these the three P's: puberty, pregnancy, and peri-menopause.

These three stages in a women’s reproductive life are accompanied by huge hormonal changes that have huge effects on her brain. I want to share with you how a women’s brain change during each of these stages and what she can...

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How to grow after trauma

mental health trauma Sep 28, 2021

In times of stress, crisis, or trauma, we often ask: what good can come of this? These last few years we’ve been hit by a pandemic that has caused hundreds of thousands of deaths, unprecedented unemployment, and a global economic downturn. In the face of such a tragedy, it might appear that the answer is “Nothing.”

But at some point in the future we’ll be able to reflect on this terrible time and what it has brought for each of us as individuals, communities, and...

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Midlife Parenting of Teenagers with Helen Wills

parenting teenagers Sep 21, 2021

One of the biggest issues for parents of teens is figuring out what’s “normal” teenage behaviour and when their child might need some extra support. I  talk to parenting expert, blogger, podcaster and influencer, Helen Wills, about how parents can support teenagers through the many different challenges that they face during adolescence. We also touch on another big issue for midlife mums, which can be just as confusing and challenging as parenting a teenager: noticing...

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How to deal with your angry teenager

parenting teenagers Sep 14, 2021

 

Let’s be honest. We all get angry from time to time and that’s because it is a completely normal emotion — not something terrible, just a normal feeling.

When our children begin the slow transition to adulthood, many of them, particularly boys, can struggle more with anger. It is important to keep in mind that anger is not the problem — it is a symptom of a deeper problem or challenge. When we have a deeper understanding of the factors that contribute to the...

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How exercise can make you happy

Anyone who has ever gone on a run will be familiar with that "runner's high” feeling -  that euphoric sense you get after a jog where you feel on top of the world. And that post-workout good mood isn't just anecdotal: Over the years, scientific research has found that, in addition to physical benefits like living longer, exercise actually does help boost your mood. 

There's nothing like an exercise-induced "endorphin rush”, but  the endorphins only explain a small...

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