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Are you too busy at work? Five ways to feel more in control of your time

  How long does it take you to reach for your inbox each day? This is followed shortly afterwards by a coffee, and the day starts in a rush. On the way to work you crunch […]

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What dentists know about habit change

  Chances are, you brush your teeth regularly. This habit seems so deeply ingrained in people’s daily routines, it is hard to imagine going through life without regular tooth brushing. Indeed, some type of tooth […]

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Breaking habits: Willpower has nothing to do with lasting change

‘Tis the season . . . to swear that next year will be different.   Everywhere you look, people are taking stock of what held them back and resolving to break old habits. But for […]

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Mindfulness for Women – How to declutter your mind, simplify your life and find time to ‘be’

Multiple demands, too little time, the juggling act to do it all – and be it all – means that women are under unprecedented pressure. The authors of Mindfulness for Women, Vidyamala Burch and Claire […]

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Combat Blue Monday and make your winter a whole lot happier

Whether Blue Monday is a true phenomenon is debatable. However, winter unquestionably makes us more likely to stay home to cuddle up with a blanket, and it may make us feel a little down. Emma Seppälä, author of The Happiness Track, shares some research-backed ways to make your winter a whole lot happier.

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Giving a damn: how to figure out the stuff that matters

Clinical psychologist and ACT therapist, Ben Sedley, has spent years working on young people’s understanding of mental health. In his new book, Stuff That Sucks, he aims to help adolescents deal with painful emotions. We asked […]

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How to deal with the stress in your life

Lee Brosan, the author of An Introduction to Coping with Stress, shares with us her guide to understanding and overcoming stress.   What is stress?   We all talk about stress, but do we understand […]

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Reading’s Power to Heal

Everyone has days when they are feeling a little ‘down’. Sometimes that little feeling can suddenly begin to feel like a lot. So on World Mental Health Day, it may be a comfort to think […]

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How you REALLY rate visual appeal – take the test!

  When it comes to the judgements we make about the aesthetic appeal of something – say, the look of a website – we typically assume that our opinions are based on conscious assessments, that […]

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How to boost your creativity

The relentless pace of modern life can stifle creativity and undermine happiness – mindfulness can help break the cycle. Many of us are able to recall a time in our lives when we felt more […]

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What CBT really means, and why it can help us all to live a better and happier life

  We’ve all heard about CBT, and some of us might know that it stands for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. But what on earth does that mean, and why has it got so popular? Lee Brosan, […]

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Got that Monday morning feeling?

If you find yourself starting the week feeling overwhelmed, tired, anxious or wired, we can  help you to ‘reset’ your mind and body to achieve a calmer, more resilient and balanced approach to life with these tips from Susannah […]

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