The Hidden Benefit of Your Daily Cuppa

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A cup of black tea may be just as beneficial to our health as a cup of green tea, reveals a new scientific review in the journal, Nutrition and Food Technology. The little-known polyphenols found in black tea, called thearubigins, can influence 3 main areas of health – gut health, blood pressure, and anti-cancer effects, […]

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World’s First Dementia-Friendly Channel is Launched

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My Life Films is the first to launch a Video on Demand streaming service for people with dementia, ‘My Life TV’, through use of programmes that have been created or adapted for cognitive needs. The not-for-profit service will target isolated, unoccupied people with dementia to stay stimulated and connected to the world whilst also improving […]

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Lessons I Learnt About Social Anxiety as an Aspiring Journalist

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Overcoming many battles with social anxiety and deciding I wanted to go to university to study Journalism seemed contradictory to me at the time. “You must be absolutely mad”, I told myself repeatedly. The first step was the easiest for I was yet to face the fear of interviewing a complete stranger – aka putting […]

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5 Tips For Adapting To a Busier Life – An Introvert’s “Guide”

Introvert and busy – two words that never coincide. Living a busy life is often associated with constantly going out, socialising and generally having the least amount of time alone as is possible. In other words, an introvert’s nightmare. (Please see disclaimer at bottom of blog post) Without sounding patronising, a harsh reality of life […]

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2019 Resolutions: Self-Acceptance.

Acceptance. A word so common to us, yet the least used. We’ll happily use the word, yet we’re not comfortable doing what it says on the tin. An absence of self-acceptance can have damaging implications on our mental health, according to Headspace. This was validated by studies that showed “diminished self-acceptance can threaten our psychological […]

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7 Ways To Tackle Feeling Overwhelmed

Sara Young Wang, in an article for Forbes, narrowed feeling overwhelmed down to 4 main causes. These are: The fear of bad outcomes. Feeling uncertain. Struggling to find a solution to tough problems. Having a mind that’s constantly racing with thoughts. The act of feeling overwhelmed is something we ALL experience in our lifetime and […]

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It’s Your Time

There’s nothing more heart-crushing than when you have goals and ambitions, but you’re too afraid to pursue them. What if they judge? What if it’s a big mistake? What if I’m not good at it? Trust me, I completely understand. It’s almost been a year since I started writing my blog, and I can 100% […]

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Walking To Eliminate Anxiety

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), a group of psychologists studying how exercise helps both anxiety and depression have suggested that a 10-minute walk may have the same benefits as a 45-minute intense workout. After waking up in a right old panic on Saturday morning after a bad dream, I decided […]

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Don’t Stress, It’s Okay.

Feel very free to criticize me because I am currently writing this post because I’m avoiding getting work done… You guessed it. Today’s post is about stress/worry and avoidance. For me personally, I constantly find myself worrying more than needed over pieces of work that need to be done (for University). Nevertheless, my temporary solution […]

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