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Mental & Emotional Health

AnxietyStress
March 30, 2015

5 Silent stress assassins

It’s normal to have a stressful day now and then - think about tax season, exam-time or before you go to an interview, for example. Long-term stress however is much more serious and it can lead to a number of health conditions. Chronic stress from a demanding job or domestic problems puts your body under a daily assault of hormones that can cause a whole host of nagging health problems. The symptoms aren’t always obvious until you’re in trouble – so here are some warning signs: (more…)
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Addiction
March 27, 2015

Are you really addicted?

For years we’ve been led to believe that an addiction is simply a chemical reaction in your brain. It’s not wrong, but it’s not completely right either. Over the years, the results of numerous studies have raised many factors regarding addiction, specifically drug addiction. Which begs the question, what really makes you addicted? The answer still isn’t black and white. (more…)
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Mental & Emotional Health
March 26, 2015

First aid for One-Direction-Fan parents

She’s Whatsapping all her friends and is crying too much to even eat dinner. Zayn Malik’s left One Direction and it’s the end. The End!! You know it isn’t the end, but how do you get this across to your tear-stained 12-year-old suffering from virtual heart-break? (more…)
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Anxiety
March 20, 2015

No panic at this disco

One moment you’re minding your own business, and the next your heart is racing, your nerves are shot and you feel so bad you think you’re going to die! This is what we call a panic attack. (more…)
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Anxiety
March 14, 2015

Laugh in the face of anxiety

Did you forget to buy a gift for your wife on your anniversary? Or is your teenager still out partying past their curfew? Waiting for the result of a medical test or a call back from a vital interview? This is all part of a normal, anxiety-filled life in the 21st century. We know exactly how this feels, but we have a few anxiety-busting tricks up our sleeves. (more…)
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Mental & Emotional Health
February 19, 2015

The answer to being (and staying) happy at work!

“What would you like to be when you grow up?” Remember being asked that question when you first started school? All the kids shouted out what they want to be: astronaut, fireman, Beyonce, Superman or a movie star! But, with the exception of being Superman, how many of us followed our dreams? (more…)
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Depression
January 15, 2015

Feeling depressed?

It’s totally normal to be irritable or sad now and then! But if these feelings don’t go away or become so intense that you can’t handle them, you may be suffering from depression. The good news is: you don’t have to feel this way - there’s plenty of help available and many things you can do to help yourself. (more…)
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Stress
January 7, 2015

Ways to manage stress In 2015

Another year, another challenge. We all want to be optimistic about the next 365 days, but the chances are life is going to happen. And that usually means: deadlines, arguments, unexpected surprises and more. All these things can increase the stress in your life, which has a big impact on the way you feel and live. Learn how to handle stress now so you can overcome it later in the year. Here’s how. (more…)
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Addiction
December 30, 2014

New Year: Who is your designated driver?

Move over Christmas, New Year’s is on the way! Now that the gift giving and large meals are over, it’s time to have some fun with your friends and light up the town in style. Wild parties and New Year’s go hand-in-hand, as it’s a huge celebration to welcome in the new year. (more…)
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