Exam Prep, the 5 Star Way Here in Australia we’re getting to the pointy end of the academic year, and thousands of our young people are about to go into a different kind of lockdown - the lockdown of exam prep! 2020 has been such a difficult year, especially for those in their final year of high school, like my oldest son. And no where have they had it as tough as we have here in Melbourne, Victoria. So this year more than any other I wanted to share some ideas for helping your loved ones, or yourself, through the exam prep period and of course the exams themselves. Evenstar 5 Star Wellbeing™ is the approach to holistic health that I have developed and it brings in everything that is essential for you to be as well as you possibly can be: Food, Movement, Sleep, Surroundings and Being. So, let’s look at exam prep with this approach. Food Caffeine Make sure that you keep your caffeine intake to a minimum. A couple of cups of tea or coffee a day is okay but don’t let it become too many more. Perhaps more importantly, enjoy your caffeine in the morning and then swap your usual afternoon caffeinated hot drink for a herbal tea or lemon juice in hot water. Caffeine has a half life of 12 hours (ie. half of the
Heart Rate Variability ? I am very excited to bring you this introduction into Heart Rate Variability (HRV) because it is an amazingly simple tool that you have available - literally any time, any place - to improve your management of stress! In the video you will learn some amazing facts about the human heart the difference between heart rate and heart rate variability how your heart controls your brain and your emotional state how to decrease stress using HRV The full text of my Blog on this was published by Sivana East, and it includes instructions for how you can start to improve your Heart Rate Variability today! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions at all. I am delighted to now have a HRV monitor on hand to use in client sessions. It's a great feedback tool that enables my clients to get an objective understanding of how well they are coping with stress. Book a session NOW! There is also a heap more information, research and training available from the Heart Math Institute if this is a topic that has gotten your heart racing!
How to reduce stress and increase productivity naturally? Are you stressed? Are you productive? The two go hand in hand in a negative energy cycle and in fact the more stressed you are the less productive you are. Stress is one of the 3 pillars of wellbeing – the other 2 being diet and environment (which I will talk about another time). The word 'stress' is such a commonly used one these days and in the modern world so many things are stressors to the human body (indeed diet and environment can also be stressful to your body). The modern way of western life is not how humanity was designed to live. Scientific studies have now shown that happiness, longevity and absence of disease is highest in societies that still live in a traditional way – eating plant based diets, being removed from environmental toxins, living in tribal based communities where everyone shares the load for sourcing food, money, shelter, for caring for children, for cooking and other domenstic tasks, for looking after the elderly and the unwell. All work and many things which in our society are stress is shared amongst a large extended family or the whole tribe of traditional humans. In modern Western society we break off into our nuclear families, each of which has a huge amount of pressure on it, especially on the 1-2 adults in