Could Doing Less = Doing More?

Young woman sitting cross-legged & meditating on grass on headland overlooking Sydney & Pacific Ocean

Image: Niko dimo , Flickr CC-BY-2.0

When we think about becoming more sustainable, we often focus on what we should do.

How often do we think that being more sustainable means that we should:

  • Do things differently at home, at work and at leisure?
  • Get our family and friends to change how they do things Continue reading

Short car trips = extra fuel

Like most teens, mine would like me to be their personal taxi service.  Their ideal would be for me (or them) to drive them anywhere at the drop of the hat.  Despite what I’ve taught them over the years, they now frequently want to drive for short distances.

But our car is not like a taxi.  A taxi runs nearly 24 hours a day…so its engine is running hot and therefore fairly efficiently. Continue reading

STOP PRESS: Upgrade Your Brain…Right Now!

Did you know you have about 60,000 thoughts a day?

What you’ve got to wonder is — how many are positive, grateful, wise… and take you ‘one step forward’ toward your goals?

Do you want to sustain – or, better still, improve – the functioning of your brain? Continue reading

Sleep Is Important For More Than Just Your Beauty – Part 3

Did you know that insufficient sleep – especially if it’s regular – also has mid- and long-term health consequences?

Chronic medical conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and mood disorders are all associated with lack of sleepContinue reading

Sleep is important for more than just your beauty – part 2

During sleep, our bodies repair and restore themselves.  Many of the body’s major restorative functions – like muscle growth, tissue repair, protein synthesis, and muscle growth, occur mainly, or in some cases only, during sleep.

So it makes sense that if you don’t get enough sleep, your body can’t properly repair itself…and that leaves you open to infectionContinue reading