The Importance of Vitamins for Fatigue and Motivation

Fatigue and lack of motivation have certainly played a role in the last year, with the pandemic restricting many of us to the same four walls. Pandemic fatigue in fact has been defined by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as ‘a natural and expected reaction to sustained and unresolved adversity in people’s lives’. It is […]

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The Stereotypes Fuelling Men’s Mental Health Stigma during Lockdown

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A mixture of pandemic pressures and toxic stereotyping in the media are taking a heavy toll on the mental health of men under 35 reveals recent research by CALM. The survey of 2,000 people in the UK has highlighted the mental pressures faced by young men created by toxic stereotyping in the media as well as the […]

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How to Improve the Work/Life Balance

A recent study published in a BMC Public Health journal has revealed that working adults across Europe who have a poor work-life balance are more likely to report having poor general health. A person may feel as though their life is centred around their working life and career, making it a challenge to unwind and […]

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The Gift of Giving at Christmas

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This year has been challenging in all kinds of ways for us all. Furlough became a common word and crowded rooms a thing of the past. For some, Christmas has been a main event to look forward to – the best way to finish off this nightmare of a year. But of course, financially the […]

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The Importance of Psychological Resilience and How to Build it

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Bouncing back after facing hardship is something we can all physically do, fall off a bike and you get up and get back on it, but many of us lack the tools to mentally bounce back, in other words, psychological resilience. To be psychologically resilient isn’t to ignore thoughts and feelings, or to avoid what […]

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What is Self-Compassion and How Can You Practise it?

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Throughout our lives we will spend 100% of our time with ourselves, maybe not always alone but yourself is who you will spend the most amount of time with. But, the question remains, why are we so hard on ourselves? Why do we give advice, kindness and love to those around us but treat ourselves […]

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Body Image: Self-esteem, relationship with yourself and building confidence

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Bodies come in a myriad of shapes, sizes, heights, widths and types, and no one body is the same. With body positive influencers flooding Instagram and a significant improvement made in fashion inclusivity, it has never been a better time to review the relationship we have with our bodies. There is no longer space to […]

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3 Coping Mechanisms For Facing Uncertainty

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You may be entering another lockdown, currently in one, finally freed from one or waiting to have one put in place… Regardless of where you are in the world, the current health emergency is naturally taking its’ toll on all of us. The uncertainty of what’s to come next and how to return back to […]

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Finding the Work Hard, Rest and Recover Balance in a Society Focused on Chaos

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Over 50% of stress experienced by a study of UK individuals in 2020 has been work and/or financially related. With the current health emergency we are facing, it’s no wonder that anxiety levels have increased as a result of the uncertainty. We may have become more aware of the importance of slowing down amidst Zoom […]

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How to Create a Tailored Winter Self-Care Routine – 5 Top Tips

As the nights become longer, morning’s grow colder, pumpkin spice becomes acceptable and fallen leaves turn to crunch under lined boots, we crave warmth and comfort in all aspects of our lives. Whether it’s layering up to brave the drop in temperature or jumping into comfy clothes after a long day, creating a self-care routine […]

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