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5 skills you’ll learn through meditation

Meditation teacher Ann Vrlak explains five skills that a regular meditation practice can bring to your daily life, encouraging a more peaceful and

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Living with chronic illness: thriving not surviving

Managing unpleasant symptoms and changing your lifestyle drastically – living with a chronic illness is challenging. But it needn't break you

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Restorative yoga: inviting deep relaxation

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

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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.  
 
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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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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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