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What is disenfranchised grief?

When a society or culture treat your grief as insignificant, this is known as disenfranchised grief. And, as Dee Marques explains, in these cases you

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Holiday grief: 10 tips for coping during emotional times

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

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The 7 steps to take when nothing makes you happy anymore

Finding it difficult to seek happiness from anything you do any longer? Sonia Vadlamani lists the reasons why this loss of pleasure and motivation

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What is disenfranchised grief?

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When a society or culture treat your grief as insignificant, this is known as disenfranchised grief. And, as Dee Marques explains, in these cases you don't only lose the loved one or thing you're

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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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The 7 steps to take when nothing makes you happy anymore

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Finding it difficult to seek happiness from anything you do any longer? Sonia Vadlamani lists the reasons why this loss of pleasure and motivation could signify underlying mental health concern, and

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Feeling overwhelmed at work? Here are 9 ways to manage it

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A bad working environment, difficult colleagues, a heavy workload: many factors can cause us to feel overwhelmed in our jobs. Dee Marques suggests nine practical ways you can take back control and

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Being teetotal: 9 benefits of living alcohol-free  

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Relaxing, fun, mood-enhancing: most of us have enjoyed the short-term benefits of drinking alcohol. But as Dee Marques discovers, many more of us are now choosing to quit alcohol all together due to

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Five ways to respond to people who don’t want the COVID-19 vaccine

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Here are some research-based guidelines to help people overcome their vaccine hesitancy. By JILL SUTTIE on behalf of Greater Good Science Center. 
 
People are lining up to be

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Uncovering the healing power of the breath

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Breathing is essential and something we do without thinking. But a new book suggests that we should pay it more attention as we can use the power of the breath to heal emotional and physical

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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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The 9 health benefits of fishing

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Since the pandemic struck, angling has been reeling in more fans than ever. Dee Marques takes a look at how the mental and physical health benefits of fishing are catching on

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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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Right rehab: choosing the best program

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If you're looking for the right rehab centre for yourself or a family member, there are some key factors to consider. From location, cost and program length, Amber Speck explains the points to

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Conscious breathing: what is it and how do we benefit from it?

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Is it possible to relieve stress, improve heart health and reap other benefits just by regulating our breath? Sonia Vadlamani explains how conscious breathing can contribute towards better mental and

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Tummo breathing and meditation: a guide

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The ancient technique of tummo breathing has been practised for decades by Tibetan monks in order to raise their body temperature. But could its benefits also extend to help stress-related

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5 skills you’ll learn through meditation

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Meditation teacher Ann Vrlak explains five skills that a regular meditation practice can bring to your daily life, encouraging a more peaceful and harmonious way of being.  
 
Why do

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Living with chronic illness: thriving not surviving

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Managing unpleasant symptoms and changing your lifestyle drastically – living with a chronic illness is challenging. But it needn't break you down. James Frew explains how mindfulness and meditation

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Restorative yoga: inviting deep relaxation

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Restorative yoga is a type of yoga that encourages deep relaxation, calm, and better sleep. Yoga teacher Jacqui Gibbons outlines more of the benefits it offers, plus explains a full restorative yoga

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Deep sleep meditation: the benefits you can bring to bed

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Quality sleep is an essential component of good mental and physical health, yet many of us struggle to find it. Ann Vrlak explores how deep sleep meditation could increase your chances of improved

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14 sleep hacks to get a good night's rest

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

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Cat naps: 5 health benefits of taking a siesta

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Enjoying a siesta was once thought of as a sign of laziness. But, as Dee Marques explains, the science-backed benefits of cat naps are potent – from reduced blood pressure to improved memory and

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Meditation for confidence: how to practise it

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Confidence is a powerful quality that sometimes slips away from us. But you can rebuild and strengthen it confidence with meditation. Ann Vrlak offers up a meditative practice that you can

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The 7 mental health benefits of gardening

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Gardening has a huge range of mental health benefits, from reducing stress and depression to boosting your immune system. Dee Marques explores seven science-backed reasons to get busy in the garden

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8 of the best herbal teas for bloating and digestive health

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Feeling bloated on a regular basis can interfere with daily activities and negatively affect your mood. Dee Marques recommends eight herbal teas to turn to beat the bloat and feel better

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Feel stress-free fast: 11 science-backed techniques

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The spread of Coronavirus around the globe has meant many of us have been feeling increasingly stressed, anxious and upset. Dee Marques shares 11 practical ways to become stress-free quickly, and

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The 15 best prebiotics to include in your diet

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We've all heard of probiotics, but what about prebiotics? Journalist and nutritionist Allison Clark explains the benefits of these food molecules to our health. Plus, she outlines 15 of the best

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Positive body image: why it matters and 8 steps for developing it

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If you find yourself in a comparison trap due to the constant messages by media of a revered, ‘ideal’ body type, you’re not alone. Sonia Vadlamani explains how a positive body image can help

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