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emotional health

Depression
August 7, 2017

What makes spring-time so special?

New beginnings. A fresh start. New hope. The word “spring” reminds us of greenery, freshness and optimism; a new burst of well-being.  It has much to do with the literal emergence from a cold, wintry space into a fresh and greener place. But is that all there is to it? SAD no more Scientists say spring may be more than skin-deep. “It’s a hopeful time for people,” explains Edward Mackey from the Mind-Body Institute of Applied Psycho-physiology. In Psychology Magazine, he writes: Spring can signify new beginnings.” It’s also a time where sufferers of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) can be…
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Mental & Emotional Health
February 13, 2017

The perks of being single this Valentine’s Day

It's almost that time of the year: when birds are singing new songs, the world will be painted red with hearts and couples will be slightly more nauseating than usual. For singles out there, Valentine’s Day can be depressing, but it doesn’t have to be. There are still many stigmas attached to being single, like loneliness, desperation and ‘‘being left on the shelf’’, but there’s nothing wrong with being by yourself. In fact, it could be the best time of your life. While couples are getting loved up, you can too, by showing yourself the love you deserve. Being single…
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Mental & Emotional Health
August 25, 2016

Don’t burn out – time to take your leave!

Burn-out is not easy to fix, so preventing it is vital. If you’re experiencing the symptoms, don’t just ‘push it for another few months’. It may be time to take some leave and step away to re-charge your batteries. (more…)
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Mental & Emotional Health
August 3, 2016

Help! My child is a bully

It’s something that crosses the mind of most parents at some point: is my child being bullied? It could be a harsh teacher, playground rough play, high school meanness or nasty posts on social media. While it doesn’t happen to every kid, bullying is common enough to be a worry and there are a lot of resources to give parents advice and help. But, then there is another tough question on the other side of the line: (more…)
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Healthy LifestyleMental & Emotional Health
July 8, 2016

Tips for a successful, and healthy, business trip

Video conference calls and Skype aren’t always the best way to do business; sometimes you have to hop on a plane to go for a face-to-face meeting. While this may be good for your career, it can take its toll on your body. Here are some practical tips to keep you physically and mentally healthy. (more…)
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Mental & Emotional Health
June 25, 2016

5 ways heartbreak hits your body

(S)he left you for someone else, and it feels like you’re going to die. Really die. Your heart hurts, and you can’t imagine a future without your partner. The truth is, what you’re feeling is real. (more…)
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Mental & Emotional Health
June 25, 2016

Therapy dogs

If you grew up with a dog, you’ll remember what it was like to have a 24/7 companion. Always happy to see you, overjoyed to go for a walk and content to lie with you when you had flu - your dog was the best! (more…)
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Food & nutrition
May 29, 2016

Is coffee good for you?

You use it to kick-start your day, as a reason to meet a friend – and even have a favourite way of drinking it: coffee is very much part of our lives, and here are 5 reasons why that’s a good thing. (more…)
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Healthy Lifestyle
April 19, 2016

Music: Fine-tune your health

Forget the crash diets – music can make you healthy! Classic, rock, jazz…whatever your taste in music may be, it doesn’t matter – you listen to it because you enjoy it, but did you know it can also give you a better quality of life? (more…)
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Healthy Lifestyle
April 16, 2016

LOL! The benefits of laughter

Laughter is contagious, in a good way! Make sure that you catch it. When you are having a difficult day, don’t those memes and GIFs on Twitter and Facebook make things so much better? We think so. (more…)
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