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Category: Health

Self-Care

Often I hear self-care described in terms of what we can do. We can balance work with rest and play. We can care for ourselves through nutrition, exercise, socialising and getting support when things are difficult. Acting to manage life

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How the Modern World Makes Us Mentally Ill

This is a video from the School of Life that points to some of the challenges modern life hands us. Whether you agree with what it says or not, it’s worth looking at to get you thinking about your lifestyle

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Stress, fatigue and burnout

Modern life can often be stressful. If it is stressful over a long period it can lead to fatigue, burnout, health and relationship problems. Without proper self-care, rest, relaxation and time, even the most resilient of us will reach a

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Meditation and Mental Health

Evidence from research suggests that mindfulness style meditation helps you relate to your thoughts and feelings in a non-judgemental and non-reactive fashion. This can bring you to a place where you are more able to observe how you are in

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Look after your inner child

You can think about the human personality as a number of layers, each folded around early ones, rather like an onion. At the centre are the youngest parts of you, on the outside you older parts. While the skin we

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Death on the Tusheti Road

I recently took a trip up a road once described as the “most dangerous road in Europe”. It is the road that leads into the mountain region of Tusheti in the Georgian Caucasus. The road is a rough track with

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Middle Class drinking and the Zombie Apocalypse

Unreal City, Under the brown fog of a winter dawn, A crowd flowed over London Bridge, so many, I had not thought death had undone so many. Sighs, short and infrequent, were exhaled, And each man fixed his eyes before

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The shadow of technology

It’s tempting to look at a new piece of technology, such as Facebook, and think of it as either a ‘good’ thing or a ‘bad’ thing. I’m certainly guilty of trying to decide on those terms, rather than thinking about

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A place called home

Today I reflected on how much I like to be home. I wonder what ties us to places, lets us feel comfortable there, soothes us and gives us our ground? I don’t think this is a parochial ‘mine is better

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A meditation for your inner child at Christmas

It’s almost Christmas! And my Christmas present is a guided meditation for your inner child – or if you are a parent, for your inner child and your external child to do together! Read this through first, or better record

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