Monthly Archives: October 2014

The Problem with Extremes

I follow lots of health related Facebook and instagram sites, and have noticed recently that many have stepped up the extremes in relation to what and when we should and shouldn’t be eating and drinking, and how we should and … Continue reading

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My Marvellous Mind

Have you ever stopped to contemplate how miraculous your mind is? Here are some incredible things that your mind does for you: 1. Schemas Without you even asking it to, your mind sets up schemas, analogous to a filing system, … Continue reading

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Lessons learned from puppy

1. Throw yourself whole-heartedly into things that bring you joy 2. Find a way to play or do something you love every day: it’s the difference between existing and living 3. Prioritise sleep: it gives you the energy you need … Continue reading

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Emotional Intelligence Series: Saying No

Many people find “no” the most difficult word in the English language to say face‑to‑face.  It is a very important word for several reasons, but the main one is that it empowers us to say “yes” to things that really … Continue reading

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Emotional Intelligence Series: Communicating Assertively

What is Assertiveness? Assertiveness is an emotionally intelligent style of communicating that allows you to express your needs, wants, feelings and requests without trampling on the needs, wants, feelings and requests of others. Why should I be assertive? Assertiveness is … Continue reading

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Natural Mood Enhancers

Depression is considered the leading cause of disability worldwide.   Common symptoms of depression include: Depressed mood most of the day Loss of interest or pleasure in activities once deemed enjoyable Significant weight changes without dieting Difficulties with sleeping (too little … Continue reading

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Crunchy Summer Rolls

I’m a big fan of salad for lunch, but even I can get a little bored from time to time with the same old salad. I decided to spice things up a little the other day, and made myself some … Continue reading

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