Thursday, July 25, 2024

Gill Robson

18 POSTS

CO2 indoors in winter

Brrrrr! It’s cold! We’re always tempted to shut all of our doors and windows in winter, and keep warm and snug indoors. It’s much nicer to run around in trackies and a top than to rug up in jumpers and jackets inside.

Sitting outdoors – a beautiful experience

A bit of winter sun is good for your health. It helps your body produce Vitamin D and creates other processes in the body such as serotonin and dopamine.

Winter in the balcony garden

You can do a lot with a tiny balcony, especially in winter. Winter growing flowers like pansies ($1.49) and heartsease (99c), or poppies ($2.49) can go in to pots in the sun and will flower throughout winter, and bring happiness wherever they go.

Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity

Have you ever wondered how it might be possible to make your life 30-50 per cent longer? I have.

Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions

Johann Hari writes compellingly about his struggle with depression and addiction.

Donate and subscribe if you like the ‘South Sydney Herald’ as much as I do 

Do you like your South Sydney Herald (SSH) as much as I do? Do you have some spare cash to help the South Sydney...

Let’s bathe in green spaces

There is now plenty of evidence that sitting, walking or spending time in outdoor areas especially around water or trees is very good for...

Living forever

Sorry, but I want to live forever. That might seem silly to you, but with today’s technological advances, it is entirely within reach. One thing I...

Notice the savings

Do you like shiny stuff? I do too. I especially like craft materials and books – but I’ve also got 20 places to put...

Curry on

It’s surprising how healthy ordinary foods can be. Curry, for example, can contain many ingredients that make the body feel good and keep us nice...

Reducing sugar for weight loss

Researcher Dr Jason Fung has many videos on YouTube about the advantages of weight loss for diabetes. They’re accessible to everyone with a phone,...

Playing TIPP to calm your emotions

Have you ever felt overwhelmed? I have. It sucked. I’ve been learning about ways to manage “overwhelm”, and I learned a cool acronym that I...

Studying in tough financial times

Redfern and Chippendale have one of the highest concentrations of students in Sydney. Did you know that with the Pensioner Education Supplement, some students might...

Review: Michael Mosely Australia’s Health Revolution

British doctor Michael Mosley works with Indigenous Australian trainer Ray Kelly to help a group of people to lose weight and improve their health. Michael...

Tips for tax time

Whether you’re giving money to the Australian Tax Office (ATO) or the ATO is giving money back to you, it’s that time of year...

Mindfulness meditation brings benefits

Mindfulness is a great self-care skill. It can involve walking while being aware of your body, eating while being aware of your sensory experiences, breathing...

Healthy food choices

Recently, I had a long spell in hospital. There were times when it wasn’t fun, but my job there got done and I’m on...

Podcast review – ‘Dare to Lead’ by Brene Brown

Brene Brown came into the public eye through her TED Talk “The Power of Vulnerability” in 2011. This hilarious and brave TED Talk was...