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the importance of rest

The importance of rest

Do you remember when you were at nursery school? After dinner, you and all the other children would lay down next to each other for quiet time? This was not only for the benefit of the staff, it was to rejuvenate physiological systems, returning them back to rest again after what had probably been very

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The meaning of dreams

The meaning of dreams

Dreams – we all have them even though we don’t always remember them. Dreams can seem very real, it is like you actually are living the experience and feeling the emotions; and a bad dream can leave us confused, upset and shaken for the rest of the next day. If we dream about a specific

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Sunday Night Blues

Sunday Night Blues

Even those of us lucky enough to have a job we love can succumb to the Sunday night blues. You know, the feeling you get when you realise the weekend is almost over and tomorrow you’ll be heading off to face a new working week. But if the dread of Monday morning is cutting into

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maxed out parents

Maxed out parents

Working full-time can be pretty demanding. Parenting can be pretty demanding. Add the two together and you often get what we call ‘maxed out parents’. That’s mums and dads who are doing so much that they get a bit burned out. There’s no easy one-size-fits-all solution to finding a great life-work balance. It’s all about

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failure to thrive

Failure to thrive

‘Failing to Thrive’ – these three little words can carry enormous meaning and strike fear into the hearts of parents. The phrase essentially refers to any child that has a current weight, or rate of gaining weight, that is much lower than average for their age and gender. Causes of Failure to Thrive There are

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Coping strategies for everyday life

Coping strategies for everyday life

Life can sometimes seem like it’s a never-ending round of work and obligations. Where’s the fun?! The danger is, that over time, physical and emotional stress can build up triggering chemical changes in the brain that can lead to mental health issues, such as depression. And it’s all too easy for this to creep up

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