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Mental Health

EVERYTHING BEGINS WITH ASKING FOR HELP

Kevin Braddock believes that everything begins with asking for help and that is exactly how he started his own journey from rock bottom to recovery. And as he says, asking for help needs a vocabulary!  Read Kevin’s guide to finding the right words below: As I guess you’ve noticed, I’m writing this as a man […]

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You? You Got This

Whether you’re in need of a mid-exam-season confidence boost, a reminder of just how incredible your body is (before the beach-body-ready-blah-blah-blah brigade start) or just need to remember that you are really quite brilliant, we’re sharing some excellent words of advice from Bryony Gordon to help get you through. Bryony’s new book You Got This […]

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OCEAN VISUALIZATION

This visualization can be enjoyed just about anywhere. It will help you recreate in your mind a day by the sea and, hopefully, reap some of the relaxation benefits of actually being there.  Most of us are familiar with meditation, but fewer of us with visualization. Yet it can be a powerful tool to aid relaxation, improve sleep and engender […]

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Look At Stress In A New Way

I was born into a family of doctors, thinkers, exercisers, and yogis and grew up surrounded by tales of strange and unusual feats: men voluntarily disappearing into the icy Himalayas and living without warmth and with little food, just to train their minds, bodybuilders lying on beds of nails to train themselves not to perceive […]

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Understand your relationship patterns

Imagine that we create our reality and everything we see, hear and feel in the outside world. We’re attracting people and experiences that respond to the signals from our thoughts, beliefs and feelings. We’re constantly sending out information to the universe, and the universe reflects this back to us. In this way, we’re creating our […]

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SNEAK PEEK FROM THE UNEXPECTED JOY OF BEING SINGLE

Don’t get us wrong, we’re all for celebrating love and companionship, but Valentine’s Day can get a little tedious. If, like us, you’re feeling weary of the heart-shaped balloons and floral displays, we’ve got just the thing for you.  This week, we’re giving you a sneak peek from bestselling author’s Catherine Gray’s latest book, The Unexpected […]

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MINDFULNESS MYTHBUSTERS

Mindfulness is really simple to explain. It is the act of paying attention to our direct experience as it unfolds in the present moment and without judgement. But there are a lot of misconceptions about what it really all means and how to practice it. Mindfulness teacher and author of Mindfulness for Children, Uz Afzal […]

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BALLOON BREATHING EXERCISE

Duration: 1–5 minutes, depending on you/your child’s age and ability to engage and concentrate. What you will need: your breathing body, a bell or chime (optional). This is a really helpful practice that you can use at any time of the day to calm down and focus. Take a seat. Feel where your feet touch […]

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The 3 Components of Mental Strength

Mental strength is a lot like physical strength. When it comes to growing stronger and becoming better, good habits are important. But your good habits will only get you so far in life if you’re performing bad habits right alongside them. If I wanted to grow physically strong, I might lift weights. But if I […]

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Motherless Daughters and the legacy of loss

by Hope Edelman Early mother loss is often an isolating, lonely experience for the daughters left behind. When my mother died of breast cancer in 1981, I was seventeen and none of my friends had been through anything similar. My siblings and I felt like our own little island floating in a sea of dual-parent […]

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KATE HUMBLE’S AUTUMN WALK

In Thinking on My Feet, much-loved TV presenter, Kate Humble celebrates the simple, fundamental act of walking, the remarkable effect it has on our minds and bodies and the pleasure of moving through the world at walking pace. Below is a snippet from the Autumn section of the book. A Walk to find a solution […]

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Exercises In Mindfulness & Kindfulness From Padraig O’Morain

We all know what it’s like to feel overcome by worry, to suffer the aches of tension in our body, to catch that critical little voice inside telling us we must be better. Mindfulness – the act of focusing your wandering mind on the present – can help you conquer this negativity. Psychotherapist Padraig O’Morain […]

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How to be Positively Teenage even during exams! By Nicola Morgan

A guest post from Nicola Morgan with some practical strategies for fostering good mental and physical health during the stressful exam period. Nicola is an international expert on teenage brains and wellbeing, and author of Positively Teenage. Positively Teenage aims to arm young people with the knowledge, self-awareness, inspiration, motivation and strategies to have the best possible […]

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Every Day We Have A Choice

Hazel Gale, author of FIGHT, cognitive hypnotherapist and former kickboxing world champion is sharing with us the 5 life-changing things she learned being a therapist. 5. Every day can be a good day Bring all these points together and you get this: At any moment, on any day, we always have a choice in how […]

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All Emotions Are Useful

Hazel Gale, author of FIGHT, cognitive hypnotherapist and former kickboxing world champion is sharing with us the 5 life-changing things she learned being a therapist. 4. All emotions are beautiful and useful I battled with fear for a very long time. So much so that my body started to break down — I burned out from the exertion […]

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