Category Archives: sanity@work

Healthy GALT, Healthy Life

With all the talk about gut health these days (I’m a huge fan of this by the way), the focus of eating healthy is especially emphasised (again, I’m a huge fan). But how the gut keeps us healthy is all about how well your GALT helps your MALT…WT? Right? GALT or Gut Associated Lymphoid Tissue is a lymphoid tissue of the gastrointestinal mucosa that contains both B and T cells (these are the good guys!), and it is vital to Read More...

Six foods that love your gut

To have a healthy gut, we need to provide it with foods that promote good bacteria. Here are six foods you will want to add to your diet. 1. Broccoli, cauliflower, kale, cabbage These are called cruciferous vegetables, which mean they contain specific microbes that reduce inflammation. They can protect against cancers of the colon, stomach, liver, breast and lung. They act like ‘doormen’ in removing pathogens out of your system. 2. Bananas Besides being a very fast and convenient food, they can Read More...

Why you need to love your gut

I don’t know about you, but after the recent spat of holidays, I’m not sure what day it is let alone what I did yesterday. It in times like these I really wish I had a second brain…and you know what? We actually do! Some people call it intuition, a “gut feeling” or as science now acknowledges a second brain. In fact, our gut guides or misguides (depending on its condition) our actual brain, our body functions, our emotions and Read More...

8 Steps to Achieving Your New Year’s Resolutions

Do you feel like you’re always making New Year’s resolutions but are perhaps guilty of never following through? Together we are going to make sure 2017 is different! Here are eight steps you to take to ensure you have no regrets this time next year. Let’s go! 1. Lock it in. Put it in your diary If you don't schedule it in, it won’t happen. To make that commitment to yourself, you MUST lock in that time in your diary. We always Read More...

Five Tips For a Sharper Mind and Body

For most of us this time of the year is a chance to rejuvenate. With the sun warmer, the days longer and colour blooming all around us, we can almost feel the holiday spirit move in us. It’s also a time we want to look, feel and be thinking our best. We need all the energy we can get to enjoy each day to the fullest and cope more easily with the added tasks and stressors that often find us Read More...

Five tips to keep you motivated – regardless of what you are chasing

Whether you want to check off your to-do list, live a healthier lifestyle, make a difference in the world through philanthropy or kick some serious goals you need a strong dose of motivation. Motivation gives us the courage and momentum to live our dreams and follow our passions and, what's more, it’s contagious. By being motivated ourselves, we help others become motivated and passionate too. But there’s just one problem – motivation isn’t available on tap. When life takes a swing Read More...

Seven Energy Boosters For a More Vibrant Life

Are you feeling tired, flat and unmotivated? Want to get back the zest you once had for life and feel energised morning, noon and night? Here are seven energy boosters to help you create a more vibrant, happy life. 1. Get more active You don’t need to run a marathon, try just a 10-minute walk in the morning, on your lunch break, or even when you get home from work. Then if you can’t get outside because of the weather or Read More...

Sleep your way to the top

When it comes to being successful and living a full life there is one key ingredient we often undervalue – sleep. But sleep is critical to our health, wealth and happiness. If you’ve ever experienced a few sleepless nights you’ll know what I’m talking about. You don’t think clearly, find it hard to concentrate, you are more irritable and the exhaustion is debilitating. How can you possibly live to the fullest like that? So in case you are treating sleep like Read More...

Six Gifts to Give Yourself This Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is often a day where we celebrate, recognise and appreciate those closest to us. The one day each year that reminds us of the importance to take time out and show how much we care. But there is often one very important person in our lives that gets forgotten, mistreated and abused – ourselves. So this Valentine’s Day, let’s also practice a little self love and care by moving ourselves up our list of priorities. To get you Read More...

Living your dream or waiting for “OneDay”?

Are you living your dreams now, or waiting for “one day”? Fifteen years ago I read the book ‘The Camino’ by Shirley MacLaine and I was totally inspired to walk The Camino. So what is ‘The Camino’? It is a pilgrimage 800+km walk that starts in St Jean pied de Port in France, across the Pyreness mountains to Santiago de Compostela in north western Spain.  Like most people I have a list of things I have wanted to do Read More...