Mental Health

From understanding our feelings to delving into nostalgic worlds, we share 10 things to do this February Page-turners Emotional by Leonard Mlodinow We’re often told that suppressing our emotions and thinking rationally is the best way to navigate stressful situations, and be successful. But, as Emotional explores, cutting edge science has proved that we need
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As the pandemic rumbles on, more of us are turning to unhelpful behaviours to cope. Here we explore how hypnotherapy could make long-lasting change There’s no sugar-coating it – life has changed in the last couple of years. While we may have moments of forgetting about the pandemic, when we step outside and see people
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Spread knowledge and hone your craft with these skill-sharing tips Whether you’re a pro at poetry, knowledgeable about technology, or love getting creative in the kitchen, we all have skills we take pride in. But why not take these beyond our own enjoyment, and share them with others? Sharing my creative skills as a writer
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After keeping her deep-rooted terror of childbirth secret for years, opening up and sharing her fear enabled Ali to find support and create processes in order to have the children she always wanted I don’t ever remember not knowing where babies came from. I don’t just mean how they’re made, but the whole process of
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Self-acceptance advocate and creator of Isle of Paradise tanning products, Jules Von Hep reflects upon the past, and shares his personal life lessons for a brighter future. Spoiler alert: it all starts with you… Jules Von Hep is motivation in human form. His presence on Instagram is full of playful reminders to laugh and be
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Leading nutritionist, podcast host and author Rhiannon Lambert joins Happiful’s podcast to discuss debunking myths and the link between food and psychology Rhiannon Lambert is my absolute go-to when it comes to discussions around nutrition. She’s open, honest, highly qualified and very ready to challenge misconceptions around food and wellbeing. Rhiannon’s book The Science of
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Undoubtedly there’s been a lot of talk about climate change recently, from the COP26 summit to activists like Greta Thunberg taking to the streets to protest, and demanding the leaders of the world commit to action. Hearing about climate change might prompt eco-anxiety, or worry that you don’t know what you can do to help.
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New research highlights the extent of the ethnic pay gaps, and shines a light on the mental health impact In research from non-profit networking organisation People Like Us and Censuswide, findings revealed that workers from Black, Asian, mixed-race, and minority ethnic backgrounds are being paid, on average, 84% of what their white counterparts earn. Two-thirds
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Beth’s passion for wellbeing and natural skincare inspired her to channel her creativity into a new business, and, fortunately, helped her to manage symptoms when she endured inflammatory bowel disease flare-ups I grew up in Sandbanks, Dorset, right by the sea, and have always felt like I was destined to do something creative to help
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What are the signs that you could be a people-pleaser, and how does it affect our wellbeing? Our expert columnist Andy Gill explores the tendency, and has tips for breaking free As a recovering people-pleaser, I am very aware of the personal cost of this habit. Many of us ‘people please’ in some form or
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Could taking your workouts back to nature come with some wellbeing gains? According to statista.com, 10.3 million people in the UK have a gym membership, and the gym and fitness market’s annual turnover is predicted to be worth an eye-watering £2 billion. It’s safe to say that going to the gym is part of our
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We explore the impact of brushing aside emotions, and not accepting the full range of our feelings. You’re sitting in a café with a friend, sipping on lattes while talking about your recent break up that’s left you devastated. You saw a future with them, and now they’re suddenly gone. You’re on the verge of
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It’s easy to beat ourselves up over relapses when it comes to eating disorders, but it’s all a unique journey. Here we share essential tips to help you through the rough patches of recovery Recovering from an eating disorder is one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do. When we start our journeys
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We’re thinking about our health more than ever, but there comes a point when anxiety about health in itself can become a problem Over the past couple of years, the topic of health has become front and centre in our minds. As the Coronavirus pandemic spread, so, of course, did our fear. This is natural
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There’s a sort-of unspoken, but widely acknowledged, ‘life path’ we’re all expected to follow – but none of our journeys are exactly the same. Here, we’re exploring the mental health impact of deviating from the predicted ‘life milestones’ course, and how to handle it The word ‘milestone’ is said to date back to the third
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A year ago, our incredible columnist Grace Victory began her maternity leave – but no one could ever have predicted the chain of events that would unfold. With raw honesty, Grace shares the traumatic journey she’s been through, after catching Covid-19 late in her pregnancy, and being put in an induced coma. Now, she’s back,
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Becoming a new parent can feel overwhelming. We share seven simple tips to help you create a sustainable self-care routine while caring for a new baby No matter how much you love them, parenthood can feel pretty overwhelming. Having a baby naturally leads to a change in how we prioritise ourselves and, well, everything in
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