Mental Health

With a humble teabag promising everything from a good night’s sleep to protection against colds, Jenna Farmer delves into the science behind the power of herbs, and the benefits that switching to herbal tea may bring From ginger to peppermint, turmeric and chai, herbal tea has had a steep rise in popularity. With many being
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From connecting with those we care about to learning to love the planet around us, we share 10 things to do this December Page-turners Get Untamed by Glennon Doyle Observing others and following in their footsteps can seem like a logical way to make decisions. But learning to become your own pioneer can also be
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Can comic book characters help us conquer our fears and discover the hero within? When the first lockdown was announced in 2020, I made a decision: to watch all the Marvel films, in chronological order, from Captain America to Endgame. Once I got through them, I moved on to the Lord of the Rings trilogy,
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Why do so many people regularly wake up at obscure times of the morning? This study might have the answer It’s a scenario many of us will be familiar with. You roll over, suddenly wide awake, check the time, and it’s 4.44 AM – or thereabouts. So what’s the deal with waking up at that
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Follow these eight practical tips for embracing and building self-love The road to self-love is rarely straightforward. It includes twists, turns, hurdles, and challenges – and, above all, it’s going to take time. We have a good idea of what it means to love another person – you care about their wellbeing, you root for
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With one in five Brits admitting to sugar being their biggest vice, how much do we really know about our sugar consumption? Sugar. We all know it’s not exactly good for us, but do any of us realise the impact it can have on our health, physically and mentally? And do we really know how
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Vanessa Dietzel, author of The Performance Curve, explains the effect purpose can have on our wellbeing, and how we can harness this power for our own good From a really young age, my twin brother had a clear sense of his purpose in crafting unique experiences through technology such as lasers. Pursuing this purpose brought
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The word ‘sorry’ can lose all meaning when it becomes a habit, or when it’s used to clean the slate without dealing with the underlying issues. So, it’s time we reviewed our relationship with apologies – you won’t be sorry Many of us use the word ‘sorry’ frequently throughout the day. Even when we’re innocent,
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New statistics reveal concern for the future of our planet, but what can we do to manage anxiety and feel empowered? As the COP26 UN Climate Conference in Glasgow continues this week, statistics from the Office for National Statistics’ (ONS’) Opinions and Lifestyle Survey show three-quarters of adults in Britain are worried about the impact
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For when things feel as though they’re piling up, and you’re struggling to cope, here are some self-compassion tips to help work on your resiliency Do you know of anyone who has not felt their level of resiliency tested to some degree lately? Nope? Me neither – and, in my role as a psychotherapist, I
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Eating disorders only plague young women, right? Wrong. More than 300,00 men and boys are thought to be afflicted, too. It’s time to end the stigma, and get men talking about their struggles with food In our society, eating disorders are rife. The leading eating disorder charity in the UK, Beat, says that approximately 1.25
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With help from a nutritional therapist, we share some top tips for taking food guilt off the table If you’ve ever found yourself unfairly berating yourself for what you have, or haven’t, eaten, you wouldn’t be alone. Food guilt is a common experience that builds up inside of us, gnawing away at our happiness and
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I’m Jo. I’m 37 years old. I have a great husband and a beautiful daughter who makes me proud every day. I studied and practised law for many years at one of the world’s premier law firms. I have an undeniably privileged and comfortable life and, as a white, privately-schooled, university-educated, heterosexual, cisgender woman in
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Young mental health activists will be co-producing the first children’s only mental health festival this coming February Awareness of ill mental health has increased dramatically over recent years. With more and more of us talking about how we are feeling, we’re creating more dialogues and paths towards seeking help and support than ever before. Yet
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When your inner critic puts you down, stop, recognise it, and flip the statement with these tips Negative self-talk is a trap that many of us can fall into. They’re the niggling comments that creep into our minds when we start to doubt ourselves, or get caught in a shame spiral. And over time they
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Tuning-in to the relationship between our physical and emotional selves holds truly transformative potential. Here, our expert columnist Andy Gill delves into the topic, to share insight, advice, and practical exercises you can try at home… Many people see yoga as stretching, a way to improve mobility, an exercise practice, something about breathing, relaxation or
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Charlene Douglas, AKA The Intimacy Coach, shares her thoughts on love, sex, and making time to connect on Happiful’s podcast I am. I have Psychodynamic Counsellor and Psychosexual Therapist Charlene Douglas is doing all that she can to help people address their concerns and challenges around relationships, sex and intimacy. From her work with individuals
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Steff struggled with her mental health for years, trying to find a treatment that suited her. When she finally discovered more holistic therapies, she not only began her journey to recovery, but found the inspiration to start a business to help others as well At the age of 14, I sank into a deep depression
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