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Meditation vs mindfulness: what’s the difference?

Both meditation and mindfulness are growing in popularity, with the terms often used interchangeably. And although they embody similarities, they are

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Five surprising ways exercise changes your brain

Working out in any form is not just good for your physical self, it's great for your brain and mind too. Here are five surprising ways exercise can

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Morning meditation: the secret to a great day

Taking 10 minutes to meditate in the morning can set you up for a calm, compassionate and productive day ahead. Meditation practitioner Ann

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Meditation vs mindfulness: what’s the difference?

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Both meditation and mindfulness are growing in popularity, with the terms often used interchangeably. And although they embody similarities, they are not quite the same thing. Stanislava Puač

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Five surprising ways exercise changes your brain

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Working out in any form is not just good for your physical self, it's great for your brain and mind too. Here are five surprising ways exercise can change your brain. By Kelly McGoniga on behalf of

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Morning meditation: the secret to a great day

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Taking 10 minutes to meditate in the morning can set you up for a calm, compassionate and productive day ahead. Meditation practitioner Ann Vrlak explains why and discusses some morning meditations

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Coastal living: 4 science-backed health benefits of living by the sea

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Many of us dream of living by the sea, and science shows coastal living could be beneficial for both our mental and physical health. Calvin Holbrook explores the therapeutic benefits of being in, on

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The benefits of meditation for kids (and 3 great exercises you can practise together)

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Meditation and mindfulness are becoming increasingly popular for kids, with schools incorporating them into classes. Meditation practitioner Ann Vrlak looks at the benefits for children and explains

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Male loneliness: the ticking time bomb that's killing men

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It's been described as a 'silent epidemic': the number of lonely men in the UK and US is on the rise, and so are male suicides. Calvin Holbrook asks if the two could be linked and examines the causes

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Essential oils for grief: 6 great aromatherapy ideas

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When Paula Stephens struggled with grief following the death of her son, relief came from an unexpected source – essential oils. Here she suggests six essential oils that can relieve the depression

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How to break bad habits and create healthy ones

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In the new year many of us resolve to break bad habits and replace them with healthy ones. However, we often relapse back into our old behaviour. Arlo Laibowitz explains how to change this cycle, so

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Gratitude meditation: the top 5 benefits and how to practise it

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What is gratitude meditation and how do you do it? Sonia Vadlamani answers these questions plus explains five great benefits of the practice and shares three great gratitude meditation YouTube videos

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What is disenfranchised grief?

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Disenfranchised grief occurs when a society or culture treat your grief as insignificant, writes Dee Marques. Significantly, in these cases you don't only lose the loved one or thing you're grieving,

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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're experiencing the emotion, as it's usually only connected with death. In fact, there are many different

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5 strategies to help you develop a regular meditation practice

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Sticking to a regular meditation practice isn't always easy. Dee Marques runs through five ways you can overcome common meditation roadblocks so you can become more consistent in

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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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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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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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Barcelona Yoga Conference: what I learned from my first time there

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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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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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