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How Working Out Can Help You Get Through Your Anxiety

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Everyone experiences anxiety—some more serious than others, but it is still there. Things like meeting new people and crowds are all things that can trigger it for me. I know many other people who have trouble coping with the same things. But instead of dealing with these issues or ignoring them until they go away, I’ve learned the best way …

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Surfing the Holyland makes its Edinburgh Fringe debut at the Underbelly

The Underbelly, Edinburgh Fringe (2.55pm, Dairy Room, Bristo Square 3-29 August 22, no show 15 August)   Edinburgh Fringe one woman comedy tells how a wide-eyed American survives a move to Tel Aviv- by learning to surf!    -Light-hearted and powerful Surfing the Holyland makes its Edinburgh Fringe debut at the Underbelly “This is the story of the year I spent in …

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8 Smart Things To Do With A Windfall

A windfall is an unexpected or sudden influx of money. It could come in the form of a tax refund, an inheritance, or even a lottery win. While it’s tempting to spend this money as soon as possible, there are some smart things you can do with a windfall that will benefit you in the long run. Let’s take a …

Skydiving improves mental health and builds relationship intimacy

Trying something new like skydiving increases your confidence and can also increase the bond between you and your partner. Not only can skydiving relieve stress (yes it really can due to the release of certain neurochemicals), but it can also elevate your mood due to higher dopamine levels.  The combination of chemicals such as adrenaline, dopamine, and serotonin creates positive …

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Mindfulness puzzles

Mindfulness is a great way to stay away from all the worries in your mind. Whilst it’s not a good idea to avoid problems that you need to deal with such as a current argument with your partner or being deep in debt, but when you are worrying endlessly and non-specifically, mindfulness can help. The benefits of mindfulness Mindfulness gives …

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Three Ways Your Home Can Help Your Mental Health

A house is more than just a place to live; it is an important element of your life and well-being. A pleasant and safe household can make all the difference for those suffering from mental health concerns. We’ve put together a few home renovation ideas for folks looking to improve their mental health that won’t break the bank! So, let’s …

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The new normal in self-care

[The lockdowns made self-care difficult for many, but there are some habits we learned that are worth keeping.]   Over the past two years, the way we live our lives has been dictated by our health. That means on this side of the pandemic, we’re more conscious than ever about our wellbeing. Public health messaging in 2020 and 2021 was …

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5 Thoughtful Wedding Party Gifts

Your wedding day, while magical, will, let’s face it, be stressful, and it’s your wedding party who will help proceedings run smoothly and make that magic happen. Therefore, showing the wedding party members your appreciation with a small gift is more than just a thoughtful gesture; it’s a heartfelt thanks. But what makes a good wedding party gift? We’ve compiled …

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Safe Spaces and Their Importance for Mental Health

Whether we realize it or not, we all have a safe space we will retreat to when living becomes a little bit too difficult. This may be our grandmother’s kitchen, the playground we used to love as children, our bathtub, or a friend’s couch.   And while any safe space is essentially a good space, creating one in our own …

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Reasons to Give a Subscription Gift

When it comes to giving gifts, you have all sorts of different possibilities in front of you. However, one of the gifts that keep on giving is certainly a subscription gift. So, if you are thinking of offering one of these to that special someone in your life, there are a whole heap of reasons why this can prove to …