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Kathy Graham

Kathy Graham

I manage blog content for VI. That means I also write a lot of the blogs you'll read on this site. It's a great gig because I get to explore so many topics close to my heart such as mind’s vast potential and what makes us healthy and happy. Hope you enjoy reading my posts as much as I enjoy writing them.

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Move more at work

Move more at work

Written by on February 11, 2016 in Wellness, Work with 0 Comments

The amount of time many of us spend on our bottoms is unprecedented in human history. You only have to consider how physically active our working lives were until relatively recently when the office took over from the farm as the number one place of employment. Now in order to get the job done, most […]

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In their words: Andrew Ronchi & Wearable tech: from novelty gimmick to an important health and safety tool

In their words: Andrew Ronchi & Wearable tech: from novelty gimmick to an important health and safety tool

Written by on February 9, 2016 in Digital Health, Wellness with 0 Comments

There’s more to wearable tech than just fancy glasses that surf the web, watches that read your texts, and bracelets that count your steps. Now, there’s a new generation of wearable sensors that don’t just tell you how far or fast you went, but more importantly, how well you moved. Injuries start somewhere. Sometimes it’s […]

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In their words: Dr Alan Greene & Being a physician – a day in the life

In their words: Dr Alan Greene & Being a physician – a day in the life

Written by on February 4, 2016 in Happiness, Relationships, Work with 1 Comment

It was a bad hair day. Two hours earlier, I had been dreaming happily of flying over the beach at Cabo San Lucas – without an airplane – when the harsh ring of the phone burst the scene into quickly forgotten fragments. It was a call from the hospital; they needed me for an emergency Cesarean Section. […]

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In their words: Dr Joanna McMillan & Take a ‘diet holiday’?

In their words: Dr Joanna McMillan & Take a ‘diet holiday’?

Written by on February 3, 2016 in Wellness with 0 Comments

Researchers from the University of Sydney and Garvan Institute of Medical Research have good news for people who have trouble sticking to their diet: taking a break from dieting won’t necessarily ruin your weight loss efforts, and it could actually improve them. Conducted in mice and published today in the journal PLOS ONE, the research […]

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Big data and how it can help our emotional selves

Big data and how it can help our emotional selves

Written by on January 28, 2016 in Digital Health, Relationships, Wellness, Young People with 0 Comments

The prevalence of technology means anonymity is virtually impossible in this day and age. That’s because we leave so-called ‘digital breadcrumbs’ every time we use our mobile phone, log onto Facebook, or even use the Internet. Just as there are those who fear the power of big data in the wrong hands, many also see […]

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In their words: Sonja Lyubomirsky & Are parents happier or more miserable?

In their words: Sonja Lyubomirsky & Are parents happier or more miserable?

Written by on January 21, 2016 in Happiness, Relationships, Young People with 0 Comments

Evolutionary psychologists tell us that wanting offspring is hardwired, but for most of us, the decision to have a child is intensely personal. Rather than considering our species’ survival, the decision often hinges on whether we think being a parent will make us happy – a consideration that has become all the more daunting in […]

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In their words: Michelle Chevally Hedge & Happy brains develop from good food

In their words: Michelle Chevally Hedge & Happy brains develop from good food

Written by on January 19, 2016 in Wellness, Young People with 0 Comments

If you are a parent concerned about the wellbeing of your child – their brain function, concentration, energy, emotions and physical health – then it makes sense to be concerned about their nourishment. Did you know that … 1 in 5 teenagers are likely to experience a diagnosable depressive episode. 1 in 10 kids are diagnosed with […]

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Wearable technology: the hope, hype and reality

Wearable technology: the hope, hype and reality

Written by on January 14, 2016 in Digital Health, Wellness with 0 Comments

A bracelet that monitors your heart rate, and how much deep sleep you get every night; a jacket that tells you where to go when you’re lost; a pair of glasses you can take photos with. Sounds like science fiction but the reality is many companies are experimenting with embedding sensors and microcomputers into the […]

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In their words: Brad Walsh & What is prostate cancer?

In their words: Brad Walsh & What is prostate cancer?

Written by on January 12, 2016 in Wellness with 0 Comments

The prostate is a male-only organ located immediately below the bladder and just in front of the bowel. The prostate surrounds the first stage of the urethra – the duct through which urine flows out to the penis. A normal prostate is about the size of a walnut and weighs about as much as a […]

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In their words: Michael de Manincor & Yoga Psychology – and the subtle mind-body-breath-life connection

In their words: Michael de Manincor & Yoga Psychology – and the subtle mind-body-breath-life connection

Written by on December 16, 2015 in Wellness with 0 Comments

Yoga proposes an intriguing way of understanding psychology and the nature of the human condition, from an ancient wisdom culture. The system of Yoga, developed and taught by Patanjali (a great Indian sage from over 2000 years ago) is defined as the development and refinement of the mind – what it is, how it works, […]

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The value of music education

The value of music education

Written by on December 14, 2015 in Learning, Young People with 0 Comments

Have you ever noticed how much really young children love to sing? Quite naturally and unselfconsciously, and without any prompting, they’ll just break out in a tune, either some rhyming ditty they’ve learnt at kindy or a melody they’ve made up. I see this in my own Godchildren, aged four and two, whose warbling duets […]

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In their words: Adele Sinclair & How to reduce negativity in your workplace

In their words: Adele Sinclair & How to reduce negativity in your workplace

Written by on December 9, 2015 in Work with 0 Comments

Negativity can spread through workplaces and organisations like a virus. It’s so easy to become negative at work and everyone is guilty of it at some point. The real danger is when negativity becomes a permanent part of a person’s attitude or the workplace culture. It becomes a downward spiral. What causes workplace negativity? One […]

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From refugee to medical revolutionary

From refugee to medical revolutionary

Written by on December 8, 2015 in Happiness, Work with 0 Comments

Nearly everyone has a story to tell. Talk to a person long enough and you inevitably discover their past is as richly embroidered with colourful characters and events as the most compelling novel. This definitely applies to many refugees whose lives are turned upside down by war and other misfortune. Refugees such as Munjed Al […]

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In their words: Chris Edwards & Digital health: why now?

In their words: Chris Edwards & Digital health: why now?

Written by on December 2, 2015 in Digital Health, Wellness with 0 Comments

It’s a big idea. It’s a big promise. It’s a game changer. How does an industry that traditionally moves slowly, now move fast? How does an industry that has not been ‘consumer centric’ now put the patient at the middle? How does an industry that formerly focused solely on ‘episodic care’ now focus on the […]

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