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Here and Now: Less Stress for More Happiness

We’re living in tremulous times. It may seem like the world is in upheaval: the financial markets, housing markets and mortgages, and larger world issues that affect us here at home. They affect our relationships, our peace of mind and our well being, and they all create stress in our lives. Stress affects our sleep, […]

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On Accepting Yourself Just As You Are

One of the most difficult things we can learn in life is to accept ourselves as we are. The process starts from a very early age. As children, we accept ourselves in the degree we are accepted by our parents. The way our parents or carers deal with our behaviour – i.e. the extent to […]

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Jolly or Gloomy? How to Rewire your Brain to Look at the Bright Side

Every day, we have the choice to go through life with a cheerful, bubbly disposition, or frowning and spreading complaints. Yes, it is our choice. But as plausible as this may sound, most people do not seem to be aware of how true it is. Every day, we get to decide to go one way […]

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Stress Management – “Downshifting” is the key

Higher, faster, farther: the more ambitious one’s goals are, the higher the stress levels and, at the same time, the desire for a simpler life. Having a fancy car, a bigger house, a prestigious job come at a high price. But does it have to be like that? How can we get out of the […]

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Be Emotionally Intelligent: Learn To Deal With Toxic People Smartly

There are some people who make us feel their negative aura every time they come around. They are judgmental, manipulative, narcissists, gossipers; they will never apologise and will blame you for their behaviour or reactions (“I’m angry because you made me”). Eventually, these people spread their negativity and pessimism everywhere they go. No wonder they […]

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“I’m Always Tired” – Learn How to Replenish Your Energy

Being tired all the time is now such a common, everyday comment people make that we are already talking about it as a syndrome, the TATT (“tired all the time”) syndrome. We can’t deny that today we want to be everywhere – we respond immediately to any WhatsApp beep, we try hard to meet our […]

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Mindfulness: What Is It, And How Do I Start?

Let us begin with an analogy, a short story really, to explain what mindfulness is. A disciple asks his master, who is known to the people of the lands and its rulers for his farsightedness and wisdom: ‘Master, what can I do to be happy? What helps me to go my way, with strength and […]

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8 Mistakes That Stop You From Reaching Your Goals

If you haven’t set yourself any goals, how will you know if you are where you want to be? Last week, we told you about the importance of celebrating your achievements and praising yourself every time you meet your goals. This week, we will tell you why you may not be meeting your goals and […]

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Why We Should Celebrate Our Accomplishments – And What Happens If We Don’t

Imagine you have made a long climb to the summit of a mountain. It took you a great deal of effort to get there but you’ve made it, and now you can sit and enjoy a fascinating view. Yet instead of savouring the moment and congratulating yourself on your accomplishment, you start the hike down. […]

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