Articles written by Jenny Smith

Where is your place in your family?

Where is your place in your family?

Wherever you come in your family, there are pro’s and con’s to that particular position. Of course, everyone has more empathy for the position of the oldest child if that is where they sit, but actually each placement has it’s own strengths and drawbacks. The Oldest Sibling As an oldest sibling it is very likely

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Letting go of shame

Letting go of shame

Shame is one of the hardest and most toxic of human emotions. It is centred in the belief that there is something wrong with you and carries thoughts such as ‘I’m bad’ or ‘I hate myself’. Because of its inherent behaviour of self-attack, it can be very difficult to seek help and support. Shame is

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Taking responsibility for our health

Taking responsibility for our health

The NHS is in the news on a daily basis at the moment, either with news about its potential demise, or reports from patients about the shoddy level of service that they have received. And within the NHS, it’s not least the local doctor, the GP who comes under the firing line very frequently. It

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Stress busting tips

Stress busting tips

S-T-R-E-S-S…is something that is unavoidable in the 21st century, but what we do have a bit more control over is how we respond to the signs of it when we spot them. It can be tempting to turn to alcohol, or sugary foods as a way of stemming the difficult feelings that stress involves. These

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Keeping your immune system healthy

Keeping your immune system healthy

The way we choose to live our life ultimately shows up through our body and its health. Whilst it is healthy to relax and enjoy ourselves, it is always good to have a balanced approach to life, taking steps to maximise health is invaluable. One of the most effective areas to concentrate on is the

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Why drinking enough water is so important

Why drinking enough water is so important

It is said that Indian doctors report the majority of westerners who they treat whilst travelling are suffering from dehydration, remedying this symptom alone will make a huge difference in terms of how someone feels and are able to function. Closer to home we are still not drinking enough H2O, people commonly experience and put

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