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Feeling blue or depressed? The 4 things you need to look out for

We all struggle with feeling blues sometimes but how do you know if you're really battling with depression? Dee Marques explains the four key things

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Visualization meditation: how to practise it

Incorporate the power of visualization into your meditation practice. Ann Vrlak explains the benefits of using your imagination while meditating and

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Discover self-love meditation and its 5 key benefits

Many of us are guilty of self-criticism, and this trait ultimately makes us weaker and less capable. Self-love, on the other hand, pulls us to a

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Feeling blue or depressed? The 4 things you need to look out for

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We all struggle with feeling blues sometimes but how do you know if you're really battling with depression? Dee Marques explains the four key things to look out for and suggests some ideas to banish

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Visualization meditation: how to practise it

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Incorporate the power of visualization into your meditation practice. Ann Vrlak explains the benefits of using your imagination while meditating and guides you in two

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Discover self-love meditation and its 5 key benefits

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Many of us are guilty of self-criticism, and this trait ultimately makes us weaker and less capable. Self-love, on the other hand, pulls us to a larger, kinder place. Ann Vrlak explores the benefits

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Meditation for focus

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In our busy, modern world it's all to easy to get distracted from the task in hand. Ann Vrlak outlines how meditation practices can improve your focus and boost concentration levels so you can get

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Healthy habits: 9 ways to create them and banish bad habits for good

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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 quicly back into our old behaviour. Arlo Laibowitz explains how you can change

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Understanding Morita Therapy

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Developed by Japanese psychiatrist Shoma Morita in the early 20th century, Morita is a response-orientated therapy. Meena Azzollini looks at the four steps involved in the process and evaluates the

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Holiday grief: 10 tips for coping during emotional times

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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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How to heal your gut: 11 ideas to restore belly health

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Increasing numbers of us are suffering with gut issues such as bloating and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Pinpointing the cause and getting a diagnosis isn't always easy, that's why healing your gut

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Quotes about worrying: 6 powerful sayings to free your mind

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Something on your mind? Excessive worry, doubt and apprehension is detrimental to your mental health. These six quotes about worrying from Calvin Holbrook should help you to realise that worrying

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The gut-brain axis: understanding how mood and food affect our health

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The recent discovery of the gut-brain axis has brought a deeper understanding to how digestion and food affects our mood and health. Journalist and nutritionist Allison Clark explains the gut-brain

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Meditation for anger

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The explosive symptoms of anger can come fast and hard when it arises. Learn how to spot the cycle when you're angry and calm yourself using these meditation techniques from Ann

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Body scan meditation script: discover the benefits

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Following a body scan meditation script allows your nervous system to heal and helps to reduce anxiety and stress. Meditation and mindfulness teacher Ann Vrlak shares an easy-to-follow ten-minute

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Mindful minutes: 10 small practices that make a big difference

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If you feel overwhelmed during the course of your day, stopping to pause for a 'mindful minute' can help reset you and give focus. Ann Vrlak shares 10 calming moments of mindfulness that you can

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Wild swimming: discover the health benefits of the open water

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Swimming is one of the best overall exercises for health, but what are the added benefits of wild or open water swimming? Dee Marques dives into the subject to discover the physical and mental

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The power of silence: 10 benefits of cultivating peace and quiet

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Finding peace and quiet in modern times can be a challenge, but the health benefits of doing so – including stress relief and improved clarity – are proven. Meena Azzollini discovers 10 ways in which

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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, practising yoga can be a useful tool in healing trauma and PTSD. Sienna Saint-Cyr tried out trauma sensitive yoga and Neurogenic Yoga™ and shares

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6 phase meditation: enrich your life

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Combining the scientific knowledge about meditation with advice on personal and spiritual growth, 6 phase meditation can help us live more compassionate and fulfilled lives. Dee Marques explains the

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Mindful running: 6 tips to get you started and the key benefits

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Studies have shown that combining mindfulness with physical activity can help fight depression, rumination and anxiety. Our mindfulness expert Ann Vrlak looks at the benefits of mindful running and

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Vedic meditation: the benefits and mantras you need to know

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The benefits of Vedic meditation are multiple: better sleep, relaxation and lower stress. Meditation practioner Ann Vrlak explains how to practise this ancient meditative form and guides you on the

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Kundalini meditation: 4 key benefits and how to practise it

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How exactly is Kundalini meditation more than religion or mere set of beliefs? Sonia Vadlamani explains how this energizing technique can offer a greater sense of awareness and

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Turning pain into compassion: Tonglen meditation explained

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With the world in crisis, now is the perfect time to discover the ancient Tibetan practice of Tonglen meditation writes Calvin Holbrook. With each in-breath, we take in others’ pain. With each

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Yoga for anxiety: discover the benefits

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If you're an anxious person, practising yoga regularly could help to regulate your stress response. From regulating breathing to breaking the worry cycle, Calvin Holbrook examines the benefits of

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How to help someone having a panic attack: 7 key tips

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Whether it’s a friend or a family member, panic attacks are scary to witness. Calvin Holbrook explains how you can support someone who is having a panic attack while also keeping yourself calm,

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How to stop a panic attack: 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. If you’re having regular episodes of intense anxiety, learn how to stop panic

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Nudism: how it can actually boost positive body image

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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 well-being. Interestingly, studies suggest that practising

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