About Cris

Have you heard about those guest speakers and facilitators who go on and on about how wonderful they are? And then tell you how they ‘discovered’ the answer and now you can have it too (at a huge cost)?

Well, that’s not Cris. He believes that kind of talk disempowers people. And we’re here to excite and incentivise your people. He also has a healthy respect that everyone’s path is unique. As such, you should “walk your own walk”.

What does Cris mean by this? He’s had struggles (and still does). And he’s made a few mistakes. In fact, he believes in making mistakes every day, to learn and grow. But Cris also believes in learning from others. His journey has taught him some valuable shortcuts. Shortcuts that can help you (and others) avoid some of the pitfalls he’s experienced.

Cris has shared a stage with the likes of the Dalai Lama, Brené Brown and others. Their inspiration shaped the successful wellbeing practises that Cris now brings to workplaces.

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    Mental Health Week

    The second week of October is Mental Health Week. Mental health is defined in many ways, and mental illnesses are on the increase in our modern society. Scientists are continually looking for cures. But the time, money, and effort spent proportionally on prevention is miniscule in comparison.

    Depression is more than just a low mood – it’s a serious illness. It is one of the most common of all mental health problems; and one in five people experience depression at some stage of their lives.

    While we all feel sad, moody or low from time to time, some people experience these feelings intensely, for long periods of time, and often without reason. People with depression find it hard to function every day and may be reluctant to participate in activities they once enjoyed.

    Here are 5 tips to help you improve your Mental Health:

    1.  Exercise physically regularly. Ensure that your heart rate works at 70 to 80%, for thirty minutes, at least three times a week. You can buy a heart rate monitor for less than $100

    2.  Play mind games that give your brain mental challenges such as Scrabble, Sudoku, and crosswords. Quizzes are also good.

    3.  Keep your blood pressure levels in check. Ensure most importantly that they don’t go too high for too long. A blood pressure monitor is reasonably priced and available.

    4.  Take regular breaks. Stop working your mind too hard for too long. It enjoys a rest. This can come in the way of meditation sessions, brisk walks, and of course a good night’s sleep.

    5.  Develop social relationships. Believe it or not this is one of the things recommended to prevent dementia. For more information on this, read the book Maintain Your Brain.

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