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Spotlight on Stress: How Stress Can Mess With Your Healthy, Happy, Glow

How Stress Can Mess With Your Healthy Happy Glow

The American Medical Association has recognised stress as the basic cause of more than 60% of illnesses and diseases and it’s thought that 75% – 90% of all doctor’s office visits are for stress-related complaints.  I don’t know about you, but to me that seems a lot!!  And whether or not you live in the […]

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Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day 2015

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

  When I was younger, Mother’s Day usually consisted of me making my Mum breakfast in bed.  French toast, orange juice and a cup of tea was the menu of choice and the card was pretty much always home-made.  I lost my Mum to cancer when I was 17 so I haven’t celebrated Mother’s Day […]

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The Language of Love

“All of us blossom when we feel loved”  Gary Champman Given that it’s Valentine’s Day later this week, I’ve been thinking a lot about love and relationships.  We all know that having friends or being in a romantic relationship makes us feel good emotionally but did you know that good relationships can keep you healthy […]

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Let the Sunshine In! Why you need some Vitamin D!

Sunshine Vitamin D

Vitamin D is frequently called the “sunshine vitamin.” Every tissue in the body has Vitamin D receptors, including the brain, heart, muscles and immune system.  It assists with the absorption of calcium helping to build strong bones, teeth and muscles.  It also activates genes that regulate the immune system and release neurotransmitters (e.g., dopamine, serotonin) […]

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Happiness in a Jar

Happiness in a jar

Last week I talked about writing a gratitude journal to help cultivate a happy attitude. Another nice habit I came across this week has been the happiness jar.  This project is inspired by author of Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert and is a simple way of noting the things that made you happy throughout your year. […]

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Benefits of Exercise (and weight loss isn’t one of them)

This time of year gym memberships sky-rocket and exercise classes are packed out with people who are eager to lose the pounds they put on over Christmas.  But looking at exercise as just a means to lose weight is really short sighted as weight loss is just an added bonus if it happens. Exercise is […]

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Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude!

Gratitude quote

As I mentioned in my previous post, one of the habits I’m cultivating in 2015 is the habit of practicing gratitude as it can have a great impact on getting a healthy, happy glow. In Sonja Lyubomirsky’s book The How Of Happiness, she says how 50% of our propensity for happiness is based on a […]

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Zzzzz Yourself to a Healthy Happy Glow

Sleep is such an important component of our overall health and wellbeing.  Sleep affects growth and stress hormones, our immune system, our appetite, blood pressure and cardiovascular health.  Research shows that lack of sleep increases the risk for obesity, heart disease, infections and dare I say it, wrinkles and puffy skin. Here’s a bit more […]

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