In show #3 of the Low Tox Life Podcast, I chat with Dr Fiona Kerr, a super special and ridiculously smart woman. Dr Kerr works with Adelaide University as their Systems and Neural Complexity Specialist, and is the co-founder of social enterprise human-e, together with Dr Jordan Nguyen (If you’re terrified from that description that you’re not going to understand the interview, don’t panic. She presents everything in lay people terms!)
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Together we demystify the complexities of sleep in relation to our brain, covering topics such as;
- fostering a really healthy body and brain, and the capacity of our amazing body
- what’s hindering our sleep today?
- how to focus on what we can achieve (rather than what we can’t!)
- the importance of smell to the brain
- how to get through the newborn / small children sleep haze
- stressful periods at work
- the benefit of naps!
- our capacity to constantly build new brain cells – via sleep.
There are ways for every single one of us to improve our quality of sleep and as someone who sometimes puts sleep a little lower on the pecking order than it should go – although improving in this regard I must say, I’m proud – I was comforted by the positivity and “there’s something for all of us” message in our chat.
Mentioned in This Episode
• Dr Fiona Kerr’s website
Another wonderful opportunity to see Dr Fiona Kerr speak – this interview with her thoughts on how great leaders change minds.
My favourite two take aways on the napping front?
If you’ve under slept and you need a boost of energy in your day to get through another few hours? Just 25 minutes will refresh you.
If you’ve got a difficult problem to solve and you keep getting stuck? A 90 minute nap will recharge your problem solving skills and relieve the blocks in your thinking.
Fiona promises there are books in the works – She suffers as I do from ‘book paralysis’ – so much that she could write. We’ve both promised to ‘just pick one thing and start’.
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