Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

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Winter depression

What is Winter Depression or SAD? Winter depression is an illness suffered by many and it’s seriousness is often quite understated. It sounds like it might be as simple as being a bit upset that the mince pies and Christmas puddings are over with and now the dreaded tackling of the muffin top must start. SAD

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How to stay happy during winter

As we say goodbye to autumn and unpack our winter woollies and thermals, it’s easy to let your mood drop and slip into the winter blues. The dark mornings, dark nights and cold weather can dampen the spirits of even the happiest of folk, but winter comes round every year and it’s important to look

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Moving away from negative thinking towards a positive mind

Negative thinking is something that most if not everybody struggles with. Unless we get to know how our minds work, we can be at the mercy of them and their tendency to rush anxiously into the future or hang on miserably to the past! Negative thoughts can drain our energy, spoil our days and put

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Planting seeds of kindness

There was an article in Positive News a couple of months ago about a young woman living in New York who was feeling very lonely and isolated. In a moment of awareness, she suddenly realised that if she was feeling this it would be certain that many other people were also feeling this. This insight

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social media makes us feel lonely

Seasonal affective disorder

What is SAD? Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that is linked to the changing seasons. As with other forms of depression, symptoms usually include: Feelings of despair Loss of interest in social and daily activities Feelings of lethargy Indecisiveness Increased sleeping patterns In contrast to other forms of depression, sufferers of

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Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness is the name given to a particular form of meditation which has gained enormous popularity within the mainstream over the last ten years. What is Mindfulness? The approach of Mindfulness involves keeping your attention in the present moment, moment by moment without striving for things to be different or judging what you are currently

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