Happiness

Sanctuary secrets – 7 steps to make your home a feel good space – Health Article

Now that we’re all spending the foreseeable future at home, feng shui pioneer Jane Alexander has tips on how to make your home a haven and refuge in this increasingly stressful world With the country (and most of the world) finding themselves stuck indoors due to the escalating coronavirus crisis, many of us are having to adjust to working from home, working out at home and being limited with how many times we can leave the house. All this self-isolation…

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3 ways CBD can improve your sex life – Health Article

CBD may be a well known aid for stress and anxiety, but it’s also great for what goes down in the bedroom. Here are 3 ways CBD can improve your sex life CBD is one of the hottest trends to date and one of the fastest growing wellness supplements on the planet – literally everyone is talking about it.   In fact, a CBD Usage survey carried out by the Centre for Medicinal Cannabis (CMC), found that 6 million people in…

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11 simple ways to de-stress during self isolation – Health Article

Charlotte Dormon, Healthista writer and wellbeing coach reveals 10 simple ways we can de-stress during self-isolation including supplements and lifestyle tips  The easy option for most when feeling stressed and anxious about life is to pour yourself a large Gin and Tonic or glass of wine, grab a spoon and a tub of ice cream, shove a Netflix box set on to zone out for as long as possible from what is going on.  This type of behaviour is totally…

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Got stress? These 3 mindsets are fuelling your anxiety – Health Article

If stress is making you feel overwhelmed, it could be down to your everyday thinking patterns, says a leading happiness researcher who has a few simple mindset shifts to help How happy are you? If the answer is, ‘Meh! Who’s happy?’ you’re not alone. But why is it that, despite our relative prosperity as a nation and our own individual success, so many of us report low contentment? One happiness researcher explains this with a startling claim – that the very qualities that make us successful…

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14 surprising ways to save money – Health Article

Who isn’t looking to save money after the Christmas season? Money expert Melissa Browne spends her life advising 28-48 year-olds how to financially ‘grow up’  – these are her steps to financial freedom  It is abundantly clear to me, after more than a decade dealing with women and their finances, that many of us feel awkward and uncomfortable talking and even thinking about money. Note, I didn’t say we’re bad with money – instead many of us believe the lie…

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Should I end my relationship? 7 signs it’s time to go – Health Article

Has being with your partner turned you into a jealous person? Does your partner often give you the silent treatment? Sally Brown reveals 7 signs it’s time to end your relationship Well, point number one. If you’re typing into Google: ‘Should I end my relationship, the chances are you have some serious thinking to do. If it’s any consolation, new findings by the Sunday Times Style Magazine have revealed that over half of women (53%) reported being much happier post-divorce…

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HealthPopuli.com – Health Article

Across the U.S., the health/care ecosystem warmly embraced social determinants of health as a concept in 2019. A few of the mainstreaming-of-SDoH signposts in 2019 were: As I pointed out in my 2020 Health Populi trendcast, the private sector is taking on more public health initiatives as policy progress at the Federal level feels frozen. Even seemingly popular plan ideas like prescription drug pricing and coverage for pre-existing conditions can’t get traction in Congress or through the White House’s executive…

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‘My family drive me bonkers when I go home for Christmas – by Boxing Day I have turned into a sulky teenager’ – Health Article

Louise from London, 32, says she dreads going home for Christmas as it always leaves her in a foul mood. Can this Christmas be any different? Healthista Collective expert Sally Brown had some advice The Problem: Dear Sally, Every Christmas I go back to my parents’ house on Christmas Eve and usually don’t escape until the day after Boxing Day. I do love my family but they also drive me bonkers, and I seem to lose all patience with them…

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12 steps to a calm Christmas – Health Article

Is the Christmas season leaving you overwhelmed and irritable? Setting boundaries could be helpful, says psychotherapist Jennie Miller – here’s how Christmas means we spend a lot more time with loved ones, family and friends, eating, drinking and making merry. That sounds lovely in theory – but all that extra time spent together (often indoors) combined with the added pressure of trying to be happy while pleasing everyone else can be truly stressful.  When you also consider that times such…

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Why am I always attracted to bad partners? – Health Article

Are you’re always attracted to narcissists, players and abusive types? Psychotherapist Emmy Brunner has advice to help stop the cycle Being stuck in a cycle of bad relationships is heartbreaking, draining, and can undermine everything you know and believe about yourself. Often by the time we’ve identified destructive patterns in our relationships – incredible damage has been done to our own sense of self. Many people develop symptoms of anxiety, depression and trauma-responses as a result of the sustained mental and…

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Is mindfulness the key to better sex? – Health Article

Heard the benefits of mindfulness meditation? Leading relationship therapist Kate Moyle says it’s a game changer for your sex life too Often when you have conversations with people about the best sex they’ve ever had, they use phrases such as ‘in the zone’ or ‘lost in the moment’. They can’t tell you what they were thinking, because they weren’t thinking at all; the physicality of what they were doing was where they had focused all their attention. But for many,…

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What’s your attachment style? The relationship advice everyone needs – Health Article

In the latest entry to our new Healthista Collective, Sexual and Relationships Psychotherapist Kate Moyle helps you figure out what’s your attachment style and what it means for your relationships What is an attachment style? What does this mean for my relationship? Can one psychological theory really predict the future connections that we make, and the relationships we build? I recently read the book Attached: The new science of adult attachment and how it can help you find and keep…

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Got Imposter Syndrome? This therapist’s guide will help you deal with it – Health Article

You’ve prepped for days for that meeting, shown up with your game face on, done your damnedest to contribute something useful, and still walked out with a nagging sense that everyone thinks you’re rubbish. Welcome to Impostor Syndrome – therapist Sally Brown has help You may be conscientious, work hard, and have moments when you know you’re good, but there’s always that shadow, that feeling that it’s only a matter of time before you’re ‘found out,’ and people realise you’ve been…

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3 steps to breaking bad habits from a world-class willpower expert – Health Article

From grazing at the fridge to biting your nails.  Habit change researcher Dr Heather McKee – part of Healthista’s new expert Collective – brings you exactly what it takes to stop for good  I like to look at habit change like untangling a knot. Habits are complex mesh behaviours, and you can’t resolve them all at once. You must work on untangling them one step at a time, one by one, until the habit knot is sorted. Let’s take eating too much…

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8 ways walking can help depression and anxiety – the psychotherapist’s guide – Health Article

Feeling stressed or anxious? Psychotherapist Jonathan Hoban, author of Walk with Your Wolf, reveals how walking can help you feel happier, calmer and less stressed It’s a Wednesday morning and I’m walking through one of London’s green spaces. As the warmth of the sun hits my face, accompanied by a cold wind, I feel alive again and connected to my environment. And for now, even though I know I have an intense and busy few hours ahead, I couldn’t feel…

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