Getting more sleep matters. It really matters.
Recent research shows us that sleep deprivation affects us much more than we used to think. We now know that lack of sleep significantly hinders all of our abilities, and this includes our cognitive functioning. When we are sleep deprived, not only is our performance negatively impacted, it is also much less likely that we will ever be able to perform at our best, no matter how hard we try and how many hours we put in.
My E-Quipped Newsletter article was featured in the Go Multi Online Magazine.
You can read the article here: http://www.gomulti.co.za/2014/03/26/better-sleep-better-life-productivity/
If you would like to read my full article on sleep click here.
Article as it appeared in Weigh-Less magazine. By Natasha Liviero
Milestones – and rewards as you overcome them – are an integral part of weight loss journeys.
Not sure how to reward yourself? We serve up a sumptuous selection of indulgent ideas that involve no food at all!
Many people think of anger as a purely ‘negative’ emotion – an emotion that we should not actually allow ourselves to feel. But anger is, in fact, just an emotion - one of a whole range of emotions that we must allow ourselves to feel if we want to experience a rich mental and emotional life.
Article as it appeared in the Vrouekeur magazine. By Tanya de Venter (Translated into English)
Are you working more but feel as if you are getting less done?
Are you becoming more critical of your own, or other people's inabilities?
Have you lost your sense of humour?
If this sounds like you, you could be burning out. Take the Burnout Test to assess your risk, and read what you can do to help yourself.
ADHD is one of the most common, yet incurable, childhood disorders. However, many other problems – some of which are as simple and common as an ear infection – can produce similar symptoms. How can we ensure our children receive the correct diagnosis, and what can we do to help them – and ourselves – effectively manage the disorder?
We can always rely on change – good and bad - to happen to us throughout our lives. And while we cannot always control the changes in our lives, we can decide how we are going to react to those changes. But, what skills can we learn to help us embrace change, so that we emerge as victors and not victims?
Burnout is characterised by physical and emotional exhaustion - usually as a result of too much work. Many people experience burnout without even realising it, and only know something’s wrong when their symptoms become severe enough to significantly interfere with their work and family life. How at risk of burnout are you, and what can you do to help yourself?
Trauma is our emotional reaction to a shocking, unexpected event that is way beyond the range of usual human experience. It's an unfortunate fact that most of us have either experienced a traumatic event ourselves, or we know someone who has. But what can we do to cope with the after-effects of trauma? How can we help ourselves – and others?
While many people take falling asleep every night for granted, many others suffer from insomnia. This can be temporary - brought on by travel; or change in a job or relationship. Sometimes, however, it is a chronic condition which can have medical or psychological causes. How can we tell the difference between the two, and what treatment options are available?