Dr Karen

Consistency – the solution to hard.

Nothing is hard when you do it with consistency. How is that for an opening thought?  Seriously, think about it, any activity you currently do consistently is not hard.   At least it’s not hard now.  It may have been when it was first introduced, but the hard bit has

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Dr Karen

Attention – more precious than time or money

There is so much noise in the world – Facebook, Instagram, Podcasts, TV, the news, the fake news, youtube.  We are bombarded.  So.  Much. Noise.  And it’s totally and utterly addictive.  And, for the most part, totally and utterly useless. When there are so many things vying for our attention

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Dr Karen

What really matters in life?

I’ve been interested in living long and well for many years.  Longevity runs in my family, but so does dementia and it is by far my preference to live long and well with my memories intact.   In my quest to keep my mind sharp for as long as possible, I

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Dr Karen

Improve your cardiovascular fitness, why bother?

Ok let’s get a little sciency about cardiovascular fitness.  It’s something we all talk about but what is it actually?  It’s the ability of the heart, lungs and blood vessels to efficiently supply oxygenated blood to your muscles as you exercise and technically, also when you are just lazing about.  

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Dr Karen

Novelty is Triumphant – Change Part Three

Part one of this short series on understanding change, argued that change is something we should all wholeheartedly embrace.  Part two, elaborates on why we are often unsuccessful in our efforts to effect change – the familiar safe/change lethal default directive, and suggests that awareness of the directive is the

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Dr Karen

Time For An Upgrade – Change Part Two

Part one of this short series argued that change is a good thing – something we should wholeheartedly embrace.   Why then, do we resist change so vehemently?  It’s our brain. Our brain was designed several millennia ago when we lived in a hostile environment where  vicious predators roamed freely.  Back

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