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The 8 types of grief explained

While we will all experience grief at some point in our lives, you may not even realise you are experiencing the emotion, as it's usually only

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The 7 mental health benefits of gardening

Gardening has a huge range of mental health benefits, writes Dee Marques. From reducing stress, isolation and depression to boosting your immune

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The best yoga studios in Barcelona: 8 that we rate!

Barcelona has a vibrant yoga community with hundreds of studios to choose from. So, which are the best? Here are eight that we rate. By Calvin

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The 8 types of grief explained

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While we will all experience grief at some point in our lives, you may not even realise you are experiencing the emotion, as it's usually only connected with death. In fact, there are many different

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The 7 mental health benefits of gardening

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Gardening has a huge range of mental health benefits, writes Dee Marques. From reducing stress, isolation and depression to boosting your immune system. Here are seven science-backed reasons to get

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The best yoga studios in Barcelona: 8 that we rate!

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Barcelona has a vibrant yoga community with hundreds of studios to choose from. So, which are the best? Here are eight that we rate. By Calvin Holbrook. 
 
Looking for a cool space to

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Do we need a new roadmap for getting older?

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Old age can last half a century, says physician Louise Aronson, so it needs a better definition — and more praise. By Jenara Nerenberg on behalf of Greater Good Science Center.
 
What

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Planning a healthy retirement: stress relief tips for seniors

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Retirement should be a time for seniors to relax and enjoy themselves, but all too often stress and isolation gets in the way. Own very own senior, Marilyn Coates-Lower, says keeping your mind and

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What I learned from my first time at Barcelona Yoga Conference

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After attending her first ever Barcelona Yoga Conference, happiness.com's Yvonne Trappe reviews the event and picks her highlights: from family-friendly fun to classes with renowned yoga teachers

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Eat these 8 good mood foods to improve mental health and happiness

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The phrase 'you are what you eat' applies to our metal health too. These good mood food ideas from Calvin Holbrook could help improve symptoms of anxiety and depression.
 
When you

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Positive body image: could naturism boost it?

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A positive body image is a strong factor in determining a person's happiness; if you're unhappy with your physical shape, it can hinder your overall well-being. Some studies suggest that actually

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Can't sleep? 14 fixes to get a good night's rest

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If you can't sleep, these 14 fixes from Dee Marques will show you how to fall asleep more easily, boosting your happiness, too. Tossing and turning will soon be a thing of the

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How to: break and create habits

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At new year, many of us make resolutions to break or create habits, only to relapse back into our existing behaviour. In this 'how to' guide, Arlo Laibowitz explains how to change this cycle, so you

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Holiday grief: 10 tips for coping during this emotional time

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Holidays aren't always a time of cheer: especially if you've lost a loved one and are grieving. Paula Stephens knows this feeling all too well. Here she shares 10 practical tips for coping with grief

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7 ways you can help your recovery from addiction

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Recovering from addiction is rarely easy, but there are things that can make your journey lighter. From getting quality sleep to finding purpose through volunteering, Amber Speck shares seven

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Panic attacks: 12 tips on what to do when anxiety hits hard

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Panic attacks can be both terrifying and debilitating says Calvin Holbrook, but there are ways of dealing with them and living well. If you’re having regular anxiety attacks, here's what to do and

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My first panic attack: the bus ride from hell

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When Calvin Holbrook started hyperventilating and having chest pains on a bus in the middle of the motorway, he thought he was having a heart attack. In fact, it was his first panic attack – one of

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Fasting and autophagy: ancient wisdom and scientific research intersect

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For centuries, people have fasted as a way to cleanse the body and give it chance to heal. Indian spiritual leader KAMLESH D. PATEL aka Daaji explains some of the ancient wisdoms behind the act of

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How to cope with the suicide of a friend: my personal story

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When Anastasia Fox's best friend, Wes, committed suicide, her world fell apart. Trying to make sense of why he took his own life has been a long and painful struggle. Now feeling happier and

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Right rehab: choosing the best program for your loved one

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If you're looking for the right rehab centre for a family member, Amber Speck discusses the factors to consider when seeking help for addiction treatment. From location, cost and program length, here

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8 powerful suicide prevention quotes

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Many of us have been touched by suicide and the loss of a loved one, family member or friend. Ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10), happiness.com has put together these eight powerful

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The Bright Side: positive news from June

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With so many negative news stories in the press, happiness, hope and positive news may seem to have been in short supply during June. In fact, it was a great month for positivity and human endeavour.

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How connecting with nature benefits our well-being, health and relationships

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Connecting with nature is great for relaxing, but, as Dee Marques explains, in fact, it has a scientifically-proven impact on our health and happiness, boosting our emotions and

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Trauma-sensitive yoga: what is it and does it work?

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As well as the usual physical and mental benefits, yoga can be used to try and heal trauma. Sienna Saint-Cyr tries out trauma-sensitive yoga and Neurogenic Yoga™ and shares her experience

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Jill Satterfield: a mindful approach to yoga

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After suffering years of chronic pain, Jill Satterfield healed herself and developed her own unique practice: Vajra yoga and meditation. Sienna Saint-Cyr takes a deeper look at the method and the

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Yoga for happiness 2/3: gratitude yoga

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Gratitude was always part of her happiness routine, but when Sienna Saint-Cyr started practising yoga for gratitude, she found a new lightness, peace and energy within. 
 
Gratitude –

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Yoga for happiness 1/3: compassion yoga

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In the first of a three-part series into yoga types, Sienna Saint-Cyr explores yoga for compassion. The poses she practised helped her to release both sadness and stress, and to feel a whole lot

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Yoga for happiness 3/3: yoga for mood swings

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In the final part of her series, Sienna Saint-Cyr looks at yoga for mood swings. Learn how to calm the shift in your mood through this set of yoga poses. 
 
As I ventured into the

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