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G’day, I’m David Blair. I live in Brisbane, Australia and I’m a Director in a variety of companies dedicated to the improvement in the well-being and quality of life of others.
I am a writer, corporate speaker, coach and educator specialising in the areas of optimal performance,


Cortisol and Stress Aug 11, 2014

Cortisol is elevated in response to stress. The stress can chemical, physical, environmental or psychological. The human brain is hard wired with automatic responses to protect the body from harm. In this “fight or flight” response, the adrenal glands enlarge and secrete large quantities of adrenal cortical hormones. These hormones suppress inflammatory responses and mobilise […]

When stressed, many people use food as a “tranquilizer”. Although you may temporarily feel better when you do, the long-term results of using food as a coping mechanism can be disastrous. Stress management tools such as mental training exercises, taking a walk, and massage all help provide immediate relief from cravings by naturally modifying your […]

1.         Lie down to go to sleep only when you are tired. Don’t go to bed early to “catch up” on lost sleep if you’re not tired. Learn to recognise waves of sleepiness, which come every 60–90 minutes, and go to bed then. 2.         Avoid spending non-sleep time in bed. You should associate […]

5 Ways to Beat Stress Mar 27, 2014

Stress is part of life. Anything from death of a loved one to just simply being too busy can cause stress. Since we all have it from time to time—the trick is how we deal with it. The key is to find what works for you. There is no point using a relaxation technique if […]

It can be hard to maintain a regular exercise regime with the commitments of work, family and friends. There always seems to be some urgent (but not necessarily that important) job or task that has to be done now! With mobile phones, email, twitter and other social media, it is no wonder that exercise and […]

Stillness Dec 3, 2013

Queenstown, New Zealand – what a beautiful place. On my recent trip to Queenstown, it was not just the beauty of the place that struck me but the friendly and relaxed nature of the people living and visiting there. It was as though everyone had a similar purpose of just to relax and enjoy. There […]