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How I’ve Been Managing Stress During A Very Busy Year

Tips for managing stress

It’s been a pretty busy (and somewhat stressful) few months for me with getting over major surgery, working full time, studying part-time, doing exams and planning a wedding!  I’m a stresser/worrier by nature anyway so having everything come at once has been at times overwhelming.  But I know that stress can be inflammatory and I […]

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How Kindness Can Give You A Healthy Happy Glow

Kindness

Tomorrow, Friday 13th November (unlucky for some!) is World Kindness Day!  How cool is that?  Really every day should be world kindness day but I don’t think people give it much thought so it’s really good that there’s a day to highlight the benefits of kindness and to remind people why we should all be […]

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Do You Laugh Enough??

Do you laugh enough?

We’ve all probably heard the saying ‘laughter is the best medicine’ and the Irish proverb ‘a good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything’. As we get older though we tend to laugh less as we get caught up in the serious business of life.  Just think of how often […]

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The Enemy Inside. Chronic Inflammation: Signs, Symptoms and Solutions

The greatest wealth is health

When most people think of inflammation, they think of a sprained ankle, an open wound or a painful tooth abscess. We don’t often equate inflammation with autoimmune diseases, heart disease, diabetes, cancer or many other illnesses. But the fact is, chronic inflammation can contribute to nearly every major illness out there. WHAT IS INFLAMMATION? Inflammation […]

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Move over Joe there’s a new brew in town and it’s green

Matcha Green Latte

I love the idea of coffee – the frothiness of lattes and cappuccino’s, the undeniable rich aroma, the social element of ‘going for a coffee’ and of course the caffeine induced pick me up.  Unfortunately I just don’t like the taste of it which is probably a good thing as a cup of joe could […]

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Spotlight on Stress: Tips for Managing Stress

Top Hacks for Managing Stress

So in my last two posts, I talked about what stress is, what can cause it in modern daily life and how it can mess with your healthy, happy glow. Chances are you are going to experience some level of stress on a day to day basis unless you decide to become a monk and […]

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Spotlight on Stress: What’s Stressing Us Out

What is stress

So my last post talked about stress and why it can mess with your healthy, happy, glow. This post I thought I’d talk a little about what stress actually is, what causes it and how can you tell if you are stressed. What is stress? The physiologist Hans Selye coined the term “stress” in the […]

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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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