Face The Sunshine And Smile More Often

by Silvia Damiano on 28 November 2017


You’re only human, and sometimes, no matter how hard you try, you probably feel down. You may be stressed about work, worried about bills, and concerned about your kids’ behaviour. Or maybe a loved one is ill. Or a friend is having a tough time. There are always moments in life that a …

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Finding The Balance Between Food And Your Life

by Silvia Damiano on 26 October 2017


Everyone has heard the expression ‘you are what you eat.’ Many of us struggle with food issues, from eating too much, or eating too little, or just not knowing what is healthy to eat. There are so many fad diets out there, and you may be confused about what they can do for your body. …

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Shooting An Arrow Into The Future To Change The World

by Silvia Damiano on 17 October 2017

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Constant political, economic and technical changes make today an exciting time to be alive, but they also create uncertainty. Artificial intelligence is a reality and – understandably – is a source of fear for many. But what if it’s possible to ensure that the future is a good place - …

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Balancing Your Body And Mind Makes Your Brain Happy

by Silvia Damiano on 21 September 2017


When you think of balance, you might think of an acrobat on a tightrope. Or maybe you think of exactly the right amount of creamer or flavour in your coffee. In our work, when we talk about balance, we refer to the series of actions and attitudes that keep your brain performing at its …

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Why Meditation Is An Essential Tool In Our Leadership Performance

by Silvia Damiano on 29 August 2017

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Enhancing human performance is increasingly important as we adapt to new business models and market conditions. Yet many are still skeptical at the idea of meditation as a high performance tool. It is time to rethink. Neuroscience is now proving the link between the ancient practice o …

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Write The Words You Can’t Say

by Silvia Damiano on 16 August 2017

Write The Words You Can’t Say

Did you keep a journal or notebook as a child? Lots of kids do, even if just to scribble random thoughts or to draw little pictures of the world around them. For most of us, we simply stopped writing down our thoughts and dreams as we became busy with day-to-day life. It might be time …

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Balance – The Secret Recipe For High Performance

by Mark Hodgson on 18 July 2017


We have noticed that many successful executives, working in high-performing and growing businesses are showing a genuine interest in their staff’s wellbeing because they understand that this is an indicator of productivity. However, approximately 70%+ are still struggling to establish …

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A Little Hugging Can Go A Long Way

by Silvia Damiano on 15 June 2017

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When you think of hugging, what images pop into your head? Does the idea of a hug make you think of a child running into your arms, or a little puppy jumping into your lap? Maybe you think of your significant other or a very dear friend. Whatever the case, hugging is good for you! Sci …

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Equipping Ourselves For Adversity

by Mark Hodgson on 16 May 2017


In our crazy world, it’s easy to become over-stretched. The gravity of ‘busy’ drags us away from nurturing vital parts of our lives. We need to regain balance. It’s about building strengths in five areas – Physical, Family, Social, Emotional and Spiritual – and developing the perspect …

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In The Pursuit Of Alpha

by Silvia Damiano on 10 November 2015


As you wake up in the morning, your brainwaves (the electrical activity in your brain) start to shift from a slow to a faster pace. You jump out of bed and quickly find yourself wrapped in the activity of the day. In a way, your brainwaves (mostly beta wavelength when you are fully aw …

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Sleep For Health

by Silvia Damiano on 19 October 2015


In a recent interview, Dr. Carmel Harrington shared some key insights on sleep hygiene. In the article below she explains the consequences that poor sleep habits can have on our health and what we can do to have a better sleep.

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The Art Of Retreating

by Silvia Damiano on 14 September 2015

When I think of the word “retreat”, I can’t help but going back to the history classes earlier in my life and remember what teachers would tell us about the greatest retreats in history, such as “The Ten Thousand” retreat, the one of Sir John Moore to Corunna in the Peninsula Way in t …

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