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Mental & Emotional Health

Respect - Hello Doctor Newsletter- July
Healthy LifestyleMental & Emotional Health
June 23, 2021

Cultivating self-respect through gratitude

R.E.S.P.E.C.T! Yes, it’s a well-known song and a word often used when it comes to teaching children how to interact with adults, but there is more to it than just being a catchy tune. Respect is effectively the glue that holds relationships together. It can be defined as “esteem for, or a sense of the worth, or excellence of a person, a personal quality, or ability”. Without respect, interpersonal relationships are filled with conflict and dissatisfaction. When we don’t respect others, they are unlikely to respect us. But perhaps more importantly, if we don’t respect ourselves, how can we expect others…
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Mental & Emotional HealthStress
January 21, 2021

Beat your stress before it beats you

With so much still unknown about COVID and what might be on the cards for 2021, it’s a good time to start putting strategies in place to “future proof” your health. Given the role of stress on your health, learning to manage it is essential in improving your overall well-being.
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Mental & Emotional Health
January 21, 2021

One key habit to improve your mental health in 2021

When you want to improve your health, you focus on the basics: eat better and exercise more. But here is something else to consider: your social life. We’re not referring just to how often you go out with friends, but how your relationships impact your overall well-being.
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Mental & Emotional Health
September 6, 2020

Overcoming a Needle Phobia

“Oh, I can’t donate blood – I am terrified of needles!” You are not alone. In fact, trypanophobia, or fear of needles is one of the top 10 most common phobias. But, sooner or later, you may end up in a situation where you really need to get an injection. Then what?
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Mental & Emotional Health
August 31, 2020

Why boredom is good for you

We’re all busy and constantly on the go; so, it’s a strange experience when you’re suddenly at a loose end with nothing on your list. This is when boredom kicks in. But did you know that boredom is good for you?
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Anxiety
August 11, 2020

Is worrying about being sick making you sick?

A close family member has been diagnosed with cancer. A friend's dad passed away from COVID. The news is littered with the worst-case-scenarios, and suddenly every mole, headache and rash seems like a death sentence!  All the frightening news this year can make you hyper-aware: before, you weren’t even conscious of your body, but now you feel everything - and you worry. Everyone has health concerns now and then, but for some of us, stressing about health becomes overwhelming and turns into its own problem. Hypochondria, also known as health anxiety, is worrying about your health to the point where…
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Depression
July 20, 2020

Are you depressed or just under pressure?

Let's face it - life can be pretty tough sometimes. Especially when 'sometimes' is the year 2020! Not all of us cope in the same way, and that is okay. Some of us take the crises in our stride. For others, the uncertainty, stress, uncertainty, and fear-driven headlines get too much, and they start developing symptoms of depression. Are you just going through a temporary struggle, or should you consult a doctor? about depression? In most instances, those hard-to-shake symptoms of fatigue, forgetfulness and feeling flustered are more likely to be signs of a burn-out, which can still be serious…
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SkinStress
July 19, 2020

This is how stress affects your skin!

A little bit of stress keeps you on your toes and actually helps keep you motivated. But when stress gets too much and is persistent, it starts messing with your sleep patterns, metabolism and general health – and it also starts showing on your skin. Yikes!
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