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Wellbeing

Why self-care is important

Amid the chaos of caring for dependent younger and older family members, friends, pets, and physical possessions, we often lose sight of ourselves. Our busy lives and heightening careers mean we are so preoccupied with […]

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Why resilience is important

Matthew Johnstone, author and illustrator of The Little Book of Resilience, explores the importance of learning to bounce back from adversity, and how developing and maintaining resilience can help us overcome and learn from difficult […]

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How to Make Sense of Science in the Media

  The need to understand science in the news has never been more important. Much of it is conflicting and confusing, and it can feel overwhelming to mentally process. So, how can we try to […]

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De-stress with Mindfulness Puzzles

If you’ve had a difficult day, focusing the mind on challenging tasks can relieve stress and inspire you to think creatively. Print out and complete the mindfulness puzzles below.   The puzzles and brain-training activities […]

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7 Tips for Managing Worry and Anxiety

In Marie Chellingsworth and Paul Farrand’s book How To Beat Worry And Generalised Anxiety Disorder One Step At A Time, you will find effective techniques for managing your worry. In this article we have picked out […]

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Why are some people more altruistic than others?

In her viral TED Talk, psychology researcher and author Abigail Marsh asks essential questions: if humans are evil, why do we sometimes go to extraordinary lengths to help others even at a cost to ourselves? […]

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How to soothe distressing emotions: exercises in compassion

Did you know that not only does compassion help to soothe distressing emotions, it actually increases feelings of contentment and well-being?   Throughout history people have sought to cope with a life that is often […]

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Meditating is Easier Than You Think

Do you want to meditate but don’t know where to start? Suze Yalof Schwartz is the founder and CEO of Unplug, a drop-in meditation studio that aims to share the joy of meditation in its […]

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Should we be concerned about videogames?

Alexander Kriss is a psychotherapist and the author of Universal Play. Here, he asks whether we should be concerned about videogames. Are the claims often made in the media correct? What does our relationship with games […]

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Related Categories: Parenting, Wellbeing

Stop comparing yourself to others – the social media trap

Social media can be a blessing. For many, it offers an instant burst of belonging – uplifting your mood with only the click of a button or the sharing of a post. Just as easily, […]

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Do you dream of changing your life?

Are you struck in a rut and frustrated that you aren’t making progress towards your dream career or life? Whether it’s a fulfilling new job, a business you want to start, an exciting new life […]

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Beauty Tips for Women with Cancer

Today is International Day of the Sick, an observation founded by Pope John Paul II as a day for believers to offer prayers for those who are ill. Believer or not, it is vitally important […]

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