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Posted on 20. May, 2013 by Julia Barnard.
You’ve worked like a trooper for years in your current job. You feel loyal to the company. Over the years you’ve put in long, hard hours, sacrificing time with your family and the odd public holiday. Even your pay rises have been minimal – you know you could get more if you left. But you [...]
Posted on 30. Apr, 2013 by Julia Barnard.
In 2012, I wrote and published a cookbook: Vegetarian Tapas. Until that point, all I had written about was in the area of wellbeing and happiness. The idea for the cookbook was first vaguely conceived a number of years ago when I went looking for a vegetarian tapas cookbook and did not find one. My [...]
Posted on 04. Mar, 2013 by Julia Barnard.
I recently wrote an article called ten good habits for your brain. Now I bring you ten more ideas that you can implement which your brain will thank you for. According to the neurobiologist P. Murali Doraiswamy, if you look after your brain, you can add ten years to its life. 1 Drink moderate amounts of alcohol Excessive [...]
Posted on 21. Feb, 2013 by Julia Barnard.
I’m sure you’ve heard it before: the brain is like a muscle. So the more you use it the stronger it gets. If your brain cells (neurons) aren’t used they will wither and die. However you can build up a good reserve and develop new pathways. What follows are things you can do in your [...]
Posted on 09. Jul, 2012 by Julia Barnard.
Over the years I have offered many tips and ideas to help you boost your mood and increase your happiness. Generally these are ideas to read and take away to try in your own time. However it occurs to me that what you want is a mood boost right now. You want to be happy [...]
Posted on 01. Dec, 2011 by Julia Barnard.
December is the twelfth and final month of the year and comes from the word decem, meaning ten as it was originally the tenth month of the year in the old Roman calendar. Given that it is the last month of the year, I thought this would be a good opportunity to get you ready [...]
Posted on 01. Nov, 2011 by Julia Barnard.
November is the eleventh month of the year, but its name comes from novem, meaning nine as it was originally the ninth month of the year. As we approach the end of the year, we enter the holiday season. Generally this means time spent with family, as well as organising events whether large or small. [...]
Posted on 01. Oct, 2011 by Julia Barnard.
October is the tenth month of the year and is from the word octo, meaning eight as it was originally the eighth month of the year in the old Roman calendar. World Mental Health Day takes place this month, its aim being to promote good mental wellbeing and to highlight important issues that need addressing. [...]
Posted on 01. Sep, 2011 by Julia Barnard.
September is the ninth month of the year, yet is named after the word septem, meaning seven as it was originally the seventh month of the year in the Roman calendar. This month a new season begins, whether it is spring in the southern hemisphere or autumn for the north. This month we will consider [...]
Posted on 01. Aug, 2011 by Julia Barnard.
August is the eighth month of the year and is named after the emperor Augustus. It was originally called sextilis meaning sixth, as it was the sixth month in the old Roman calendar. Another reminder that things do change, even though such things can seem like they’ve been around forever. This month marks International Youth [...]