health and wellbeing

Outdoor education is a must have

Outdoor education is a must-have in today’s society for a multitude of reasons. The transformative power of nature and the outdoors cannot be understated, and the benefits it brings to individuals, especially young people, are immense. In this article we will explore why outdoor education is essential and why it should be a priority in…

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Feeling Stressed? Step 3: Focus on Fitness

During Mental Health Awareness Month Kevin Chapman from the Physical Intelligence Institute, who was guest on episode 108 of the Access to Inspiration podcast, shares five steps to reduce stress. When we recover from physical exertion, acetylcholine, (para-sympathetic nervous system chemical) is released. The para-sympathetic nervous system enables us to recover quickly from emotional and…

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Feeling Stressed? Step 2: Manage Your Breath

During Mental Health Awareness Month, Kevin Chapman from the Physical Intelligence Institute, who was guest on episode 108 of the Access to Inspiration podcast, shares five steps to reduce stress. We breathe in and out 25,000 times a day in an orchestrated miracle of diaphragm, ribs, lungs and abdominal muscles without giving it a thought….

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Feeling Stressed? Step 1: Ground Yourself

During Mental Health Awareness Month, Kevin Chapman from the Physical Intelligence Institute who was guest on episode 108 of the Access to Inspiration podcast, shares five steps to reduce stress. Busy schedules packed with important commitments, critical decisions, an ongoing effort to try to achieve everything, all while being a super student, partner, parent, or…

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Managing Energy Using Physical Intelligence

Kevin Chapman from the Physical Intelligence Institute who was on episode 108 of the Access to Inspiration podcast explains how to use physical intelligence techniques to live and work more effectively.  Energy is the main currency of life. The feeling of renewed energy is great, whether it’s energy for your partner, children, dog, or work….

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114. Aneela Rose: Balancing powerlifting, business, and family

In this episode 114 of the Access to Inspiration podcast, host Sue Stockdale interviews Aneela Rose, the founder of PR agency Rose Media Group and a world and British powerlifting champion. Aneela shares her journey of embracing a growth mindset and how it transformed her life personally and professionally. Learn about Aneela’s challenges of balancing…

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29. Barry Fudge: What it takes to win…..and keep on winning

Barry Fudge understands what it takes for elite athletes to win…and keep winning, and has spent a decade with a front-row seat to the training of the world’s best endurance runners. Barry talks to Sue Stockdale about what inspired him to work in elite sport, and the elements that enable the world’s best endurance runners to…

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27. Nontuthuko Mgabhi: Running 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents

Sue Stockdale talks to Nontuthuko Mgabhi, General Manager Human Resources at Richards Bay Coal Terminal, South Africa, about the mindset, commitment and preparation it took to successfully run seven marathons in seven consecutive days, on seven continents in February 2020. Nontu became the first African female to complete this challenge, and in the process also…

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Sue Stockdale previews Series Two on theme of leading the way

Sue Stockdale previews Series Two of Access to Inspiration podcast with the theme of Leading the way. She talks about her own background as an adventurer and polar explorer with former TV News Anchor Roger Rocka, and explains why the Access to Inspiration podcast was created.  Series Two guests include: Lauren Vaitkus – leading the…

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07. Loshni Manikam: Improving wellbeing in New Zealand’s dairy industry

What if farming + family does not add up to happiness?  Loshni Manikam, leadership coach and winner of Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year in 2018 talks to Sue Stockdale about how she helps women to thrive in New Zealand’s dairy industry.  To find out more about Loshni Manikam see her LinkedIn Profile.    …

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