Shutting off and sleeping right

Shutting off and sleeping right

It’s the height of summer and that means that the Sun rarely gives us a break from shining down on us, which is more than welcome during the day but can be a hassle for us at night when we’re trying to get some sleep. However, in the modern day the Sun is the least of our worries when it comes to sleeping, as the connection with the wider world through our phones, laptops and tablets have taken over as one of the major external — Read more →

Herbal Medicine Starter Recipes

Herbal Medicine Starter Recipes

Having a healthy diet and lifestyle in this day and age is far from easy, and it can be tough to make sure that you stay at the peak of your wellness all the time. We all come down with colds or other illnesses more and more often it seems, but with such a hectic lifestyle we don’t seem to have enough time in the day to go and do something about it. Luckily though, rather than having to trip down to the pharmacy there — Read more →

Breaking mindfulness stereotypes

Breaking mindfulness stereotypes

Mindfulness is growing massively here in the UK, as more and more people start learning of the benefits that thinking about your feelings and actions in a calm and non-judgemental way can bring, but that doesn’t mean that everyone’s on board with it yet. So let’s clear some stereotypes up shall we? Mindfulness isn’t just a fad that people are using as some sort of “new-age” health kick – it’s a scientifically backed method of people getting their thoughts under control so they can live — Read more →

The unseen side to the Euros

The unseen side to the Euros

Euro 2016. These are the words that a large proportion of the UK have been talking about for the last few weeks in anticipation of what is to come. Sometimes though we get quite passionate about the whole patriotism aspect, do we not? We find that because it is our particular country, that we have to push them to victory even more than in normal football leagues, when we push our own particular team. Even people who do not normally bother with football get involved — Read more →

Seeing Anxiety from someone else’s shoes

Seeing Anxiety from someone else’s shoes

We seem to have come a long way in the 21st century here in the UK, as we have become accepting of variations in sexuality, race and religion. However, another variation that is sadly one of the more challenging, wide-spread and tough to identify with is that of Mental Health Issues. Research suggests that in the UK 1 in 4 people will experience mental health issues of some variety in their lifetime and it is currently thought a mixed variation of anxiety and depression is — Read more →

EU Referendum: The Third Wheel in Marriages?

EU Referendum: The Third Wheel in Marriages?

I can imagine when most couples marry, they think life is going to revolve around who will cook tonight’s dinner and whose turn it is to put the bins out. Then kids come along and it becomes a set lifestyle of nappy changing, bath-time and reading bed time stories! As interesting and crazy as life becomes, I bet you never thought that one day debates over the EU Referendum would creep in to your marriage. In an article I recently read, (just days before this — Read more →

Coffee and its’ magical productivity powers

Coffee and its’ magical productivity powers

Coffee is an important part of everyone’s daily life and many of us couldn’t imagine going through the day without a cup or two. But did you know that coffee can actually help you be more productive at work and ultimately be happier? This fantastic infographic below will teach you lots of things you never knew before about coffee, so you can appreciate your next cup more than ever! Credit: On Blast Blog

Social Media: aka The friendship Killer?

Social Media: aka The friendship Killer?

You know when you are on Facebook or Twitter and you cannot help but notice that Lydia has changed her hair colour (oh, doesn’t she look great?) or maybe Jack has buffed up since joining the gym (I would love to look like that!) These are the kinds of thoughts that I guess we are prone to, right? I mean I don’t blame you, but, does that make social media the culprit? The issue here is that we have a tendency to blame social media — Read more →

Build healthy habits this summer

Build healthy habits this summer

Today’s the longest day, so today is not only the most amount of sunshine you’ll get all year (if it appears from behind the clouds) but it’s also the official start of summer. With good weather on the way, now is the time to create some healthy eating and exercising habits that can stick with you long after the nights have started to become cold and dark again.  Make the most of your summer and you’ll feel better all year round! With that in mind, — Read more →

Social inequality hurts happiness

Social inequality hurts happiness

A new scientific article has found a clear link between inequality and being less happy, with interesting findings suggesting that inequality around someone in their social network of friends and family can bring them down too. The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, studied people’s happiness when taking part in a range of games designed to find out how happy people felt when involved with making decisions with other people’s financial status involved. One the study’s key findings was that: “an individual’s subjective reports — Read more →