Emotional health

Weather and our mood

Weather and our mood

The world often seems like a much happier place when the sun is shining. If your heart sinks when you open the curtains in the morning to discover grey, wet, windy and downright horrible conditions outside then it may feel like the weather is affecting your emotions. Study However, research conducted by Dr Franz Buscha,

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Dealing with more than you can handle

Dealing with more than you can handle

There is a saying that life only throws what you can handle at you, but there are times when it seems something has gone awry and you have been dealt a much tougher hand that you feel you can deal with. The natural response at a time like this is to resist what is happening

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Love youself before loving others

Love youself before loving others

It is almost a cliché but there is still an absolute nugget of gold in the statement that you need to love yourself before you can fully love another. For a long time now, there has been a co-dependent aspect to the mainstream understanding of relationships. The lyrics from the most popular chart songs from

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How to support an ageing family member

How to support an ageing family member

The ‘second childhood’ phase of life that happens for many people in their late seventies onwards can be a potentially testing time all round. As relationships go through role reversal and adult children find themselves involved in the personal care and day to day overseeing of their now childlike parents, nerves can wear thin unless

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Help! I'm having twins

Help! I’m having twins

Congratulations, you’re having twins. Those words must been some of the most exciting and terrifying at the same time. Having twins is a special thing, but how, just how do you feed, change, and look after two tiny people at exactly the same time? Having seen a few friends recently blessed with two bundles of

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How Dad is affected during pregnancy

How Dad is affected during pregnancy

Pregnancy is a highly varied and subjective experience and whilst for one family it can be a straightforward and enjoyable nine months, for another it can be a stressful and frightening time. Decades ago it was all taken care of by the women in the family under the medical supervision of doctors. Nowadays fathers are

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