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How To Keep Calm This Festive Season

How To Keep Calm This Festive Season

Christmas can be a stressful time and this year is no different – in fact for many people it may be more stressful. Some people will be loving the fact that they can’t see as many people as they would normally, while others will be worrying about family members who they aren’t able to see. This year it’s important to remember that not seeing family members is for the greater good and for everyone’s safety, so do what you can…

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Managing Pandemic Stress with Yoga and Meditation

Managing Pandemic Stress with Yoga and Meditation

This is a guest post written by April Meyers from Mind, Body, Health Solution Adjusting to life in a pandemic hasn’t been easy. And although we’ve been living in this new normal for quite some time, there is still a sense of uncertainty. Humans are creatures of routine and we like to know what to expect in the days, weeks, and months ahead. During tumultuous times like these, it’s easy to feel stressed. When you can’t control the stressors in…

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6 Little Ways To Lift Your Mood In Under 10 Minutes

6 Little Ways To Lift Your Mood In Under 10 Minutes

We are never in a constant state of being. Our emotions fluctuate like the tides. One moment we may feel uncomfortable, the next elated, or sometimes depressed. In a nutshell; Happiness is not a destination; it’s a way of life. And so, accepting that there’s work for you to do to lift your mood when you’re feeling blue is essential. It stops you from relying on the notion or hopes a certain unwanted feeling will just pass without you doing…

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Coping After a Bereavement

Coping After a Bereavement

Coping with a bereavement can be one of the hardest things to talk about, let alone to go through. It is made even more difficult if you are also someone dealing with chronic illness. The symptoms of your condition can feel overwhelming at the best of times, and experiencing a bereavement at the same time will be one of the toughest times that you will go through. Yet there are ways to cope that can help make your path through…

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5 Essential Tips for Maintaining Visual Health

5 Essential Tips for Maintaining Visual Health

Good vision is vital to your overall well-being. However, maintaining good eyesight requires that you form good eye care habits. Thankfully, most of these habits are neither expensive nor difficult to develop. Here are a few key things you can do to improve your visual health.  How to Improve Your Vision 1.  Get Regular Eye Examination  Regular eye examinations are vital in protecting your vision. Only through such tests can eye problems be detected and dealt with early before they…

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Learn How To Cope With An Incurable Illness

Learn How To Cope With An Incurable Illness

It is incredibly difficult to come to terms with the fact that you have an illness that cannot be cured. The day you receive a diagnosis like this, your whole life shifts and your world is changed forever. That’s why it’s important to understand how to cope and learn the steps that you should be taking. Things are never going to be easy from this point on, but they certainly don’t need to be a nightmare.  Live Your Life First,…

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Self-care, it is more than just a hot bath

Self-care, it is more than just a hot bath

We know that self-care is about looking after yourself. But there is more to it than just a facemask or a warm bath. Although those things certainly do the trick when it comes to making you feel good, for that deep down happy? There is more that you can do.  Emotional Care Sometimes the world can be overwhelming, and that is certainly the case for many people in 2020. Often, we are too busy taking care of others and ticking…

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Life On The Other Side Of Mental Illness

Life On The Other Side Of Mental Illness

When you’re in the throes of mental health challenges, you can feel like there’s no end in sight. You’re “taking it one day at a time,” you tell yourself, and just doing the best you can.  Sometimes, though, it is worth reminding yourself that there is a world on the other side of mental health problems. Health problems can feel infinite while you’re in the midst of it. But then one day, you wake up, and the birds are singing,…

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Anxiety Management Advice For The COVID-19 Pandemic

Anxiety Management Advice For The COVID-19 Pandemic

Gauging how well you cope with anxiety happens when the worst-case scenarios hit, and there’s been nothing as significant as the Coronavirus crisis since the end of World War 2. Being put on indefinite lockdown with no way to tell when the situation will end is tense, especially if you suffer from anxiety. Attempting to keep your thoughts and emotions intact is bound to be a challenge because the extent of the pandemic will hit you from all sides. But,…

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Why Mess Only Increases Stress

Why Mess Only Increases Stress

Nowadays, life is full of triggers. The best you can do is approach one of them at a time and limit the damage. This means you will rank the stresses in order and importance, and clutter may not be high on the list. Sure, you’d love to have a neat and tidy home or workspace, yet you have more important issues on your mind. At least, that’s what you assume. In reality, the smallest tweaks can eliminate the biggest stressors,…

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