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‘It is what it is’ A positive guide to facing up to life-changing experiences, including loss.

The book portrays how life challenges shape the person you become. A person that can dig deep, and find immense inner strength and positivity. Past experiences and how you dealt with them can be drawn upon to deal with the hardest, most devastating event of all – loss. Julie’s life with her husband Cas was one of love, contentment, and …

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SARS-CoV-2 sequencing: A Way for Researchers to Identify Omicron and Other COVID-19 variants

Scientists employ a variety of methods to identify new strains of the virus that produces COVID-19, and the method has been known as SARS-CoV-2 sequencing.   To be able to discover the sequence of the four basic chemical building blocks or nucleotides (adenine, thymine, cytosine, and guanine) that are making it up, researchers sequence DNA. When linked together, these nucleotides, …

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How Quarantine Affects Mental Health and Memory

Let’s face it: These last two years have been, well, difficult. We’ve endured the worst public health crisis in more than a century. And on top of the fear of the COVID-19 virus itself has come a range of other crises, from global economic recessions to the profound impacts of prolonged lockdowns and social isolation.   It’s little wonder, then, …

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My symptoms of Omicron

Well, it’s finally happened. I tested positive for Covid three days ago, only a few hours after receiving my booster jab. There seems to be a lot of speculation about the Omicron variant and I thought readers might find it useful to know my symptoms of Omicron. Especially as I am a vulnerable/high-risk individual due to having Cystic Fibrosis and …

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Impacts of the COVID 19 Pandemic on Children

The pandemic has affected everyone and disrupted many economic and social activities worldwide. It is hard to deny that children are not less affected. While some people suffered the illnesses, others mourned the loss of loved ones. Adjusting your life to accommodate the changes coming with the pandemic is not a walk in the park. The government of every country …

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Is Working from Home or the Office Better for Employee Wellbeing?

For many businesses, the past 18 months have represented a huge shift in the way they operate. As a result, we’re now in a world of hybrid and flexible working. This move to flexible working has been hailed as a step forward for health and wellbeing in the workplace. But it has also ignited a debate: is homeworking or office …

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Is your life in distortion or in proportion?

Is your life in distortion or in proportion? Perhaps my view is a bit skewed because many of the clients I see are seeking help for problems. That’s the nature of being a therapist. having said that, many if the lives in distortion that I have come across are also many of my colleagues, friends and family – unrelated to …

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How Children Have Been Affected By the Pandemic

The pandemic impacted everyone in the world in various ways. Some people suffered from the illness, others had to make changes to their lives and other events occurred. However, people don’t always focus on the children and how the pandemic affected them, so we want to point out five different ways children had their lives changed by this pandemic. Online …

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Carrying the Burden: How a Lack of Mental Health Diagnosis is Affecting Young Men

To say we’re in the midst of a mental health crisis is not an exaggeration. Mental health concerns have been increasing for years and have only been amplified by the COVID-19 crisis and national lockdowns. Over half of UK adults said their mental health got worse as a result of the March 2020 restrictions. The Centre for Mental Health has …

Covid-19 Anxiety Syndrome May Stop People from Returning to Normal Living After Pandemic

Covid-19 anxiety syndrome’ may cause a significant number of people to struggle with reintegrating back into daily life as UK society returns to normal after the pandemic. This is evident in new research by London South Bank University (LSBU), in partnership with Kingston University.   The research findings show that one in five of the 286 UK-based survey participants scored highly on the Covid-19 anxiety …