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500 years ago no-one died of stress: we invented this concept and now we let it rule us. We might have evolvedto be able to miraculously balance on seven-inch heels, but as far as our emotional development is concerned we're still swimming with the pond scum. If we don't advance our more human qualities then we're doomed evolution-wise to become cyborgs, with an imprint of an 'Apple' where our hearts used to be. In this book, brash American comedian and writer, Ruby Wax shows us a scientific solution to these modern problems: mindfulness.
Outrageously witty, smart and accessible, Ruby Wax shows ordinary people how and why to change for good. With mindfulness advice for relationships, for parents, for children and for teenagers.
In this ‘Talking Women’ article for Medical Observer, senior research fellow Alison Beauchamp, discusses the method ‘teach-back’ to improve the health outcomes of a consultation.
Enjoy it for dinner one night, then fight the afternoon energy fade with three lunches of this easy, sustaining and colourful dish.
It’s not just the decadent flavours of this slice that will lift your mood – so too will its magnesium and B vitamins.
In this ‘Talking Women’ article for Medical Observer, Professor Jane Fisher, clinical psychologist and Finkel Professor of Global Health at Monash University, writes about elder abuse and what clinicians caring for older women can do about it.
Endo Wise looks at the common but under-recognised chronic disease endometriosis. Eight women share their personal experiences with endo, from symptoms to diagnosis, and management of the condition.
Girl Stuff has everything girls need to know about: friends, body changes, shopping, clothes, make - up, pimples (arrghh), sizes, hair, earning money, guys, embarrassment, what to eat, moods, smoking, why diets suck, handling love and heartbreak, exercise, school stress, sex, beating bullies and mean girls, drugs, drinking, how to find new friends, cheering up, how to get on with your family, and confidence. Each chapter includes facts, hints, inspiring lists, hundreds of quotes from real girls, and details for over 350 websites, books and other information.
The latest Jean Hailes Magazine features these articles:
Heart of the matter: why cardiovascular disease needs to be on your health radar
Not just hot air: why and how legumes can be a part of your everyday diet
Managing menopause: don’t let symptoms reduce your quality of life
Plus, three new delicious recipes from Jean Hailes naturopath Sandra Villella
In this Medical Observer article, Director of the Jean Hailes Research Unit at Monash University Professor Jane Fisher explains the art of finding out if a woman needs help for postnatal depression.
In this ‘Talking Women’ article for Medical Observer, Certified mindfulness trainer and consultant Peter Muizulis discusses mindfulness as a tool for improving health and the evidence that supports it, despite it sometimes appearing to be a fad.
The Women's Brain Book takes a detailed look at the female brain throughout key life stages, providing interesting insights into a woman's physical and mental health. Using a rich mix of research findings, case studies and interviews, the way in which nature (eg, genes, hormones, neural activity) and nurture (eg, childhood events, social connections, education) combine to sculpt the brain is well illustrated.
Author Dr Sarah McKay is an Oxford educated neuroscientist who writes for numerous publications translating brain science research in to health and wellbeing information.
This easy-to-read book explores the functioning of the female brain from its very beginnings; from the in utero stage, through the subsequent life phases of childhood, puberty and adolescence, pregnancy and motherhood, menopause and the ageing brain.
Other chapters are devoted to key areas of women's health; the menstrual cycle, depression and anxiety, and sex, love and neurobiology.
Dr McKay believes brain-based explanations can be a powerful tool for change. This belief is evident in the book and is coupled with practical checklists and information for women to use to instigate change. Read either in its entirety, or have at hand as a reference book; either way, this is an insightful and reassuring book for all women.
GPs can help women to recognise the signs and symptoms of perinatal depression and anxiety, and can play a key role in assisting women to recover.
In this podcast, mindfulness expert Peter Muizulis guides you through a mindfulness meditation that you can practise right now, and return to time and again.
Mindfulness expert Peter Muizulis explains how mindfulness might help you, sharing how to practise mindfulness and the benefits it provides.
Jean Hailes endocrinologist Dr Sonia Davison recorded this podcast about hormones for the GMHBA Healthier Together podcast series.
An expert in behaviour change, Dr Helen Brown gives her top tips on how you can make positive changes that last.