Getting through COVID-19 with the Acronym CALM

Getting through COVID-19 with the Acronym CALM

Here are four simple ways to help you safely, kindly and calmly manage the next few weeks. Control what you can, and accept that at the moment, there are many things outside your control. This is the same for all of us. Activity. Move your body as much as you can....

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Five Easy Ways to Calm Anxiety

Five Easy Ways to Calm Anxiety

There’s a famous quote about anxiety by Dr Rick Hanson: “Your brain is like Velcro for negative experiences but Teflon for positive ones.” It’s important to remember this when we are deeply lost in worries or fears about the future. As humans, we are wired to focus...

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How to Deal with Bad News Stories

How to Deal with Bad News Stories

There’s so much sad and scary stuff happening in the news right now. Often when we read something tragic, our first reaction is to feel anger at the perpetrator, then helplessness that we are unable to do anything. It’s healthy to feel anger—it’s a normal human...

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How to Say ‘No’ When You’re Used to Saying ‘Yes’

How to Say ‘No’ When You’re Used to Saying ‘Yes’

Imagine your boss has just asked you to work over the weekend, or an acquaintance has just invited you out for drinks. And you don’t want to work the weekend, or go out for drinks. But you’re wavering because you don’t have anything else planned. Before you know it,...

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5 Easy Ways to a State of Calm

5 Easy Ways to a State of Calm

Never underestimate the power of making a few small, simple changes when you’re feeling stressed. There are hundreds of different ways that we can learn to help us reduce stress and be calmer, but this blog is only a two-minute read, so I’ve picked the top five for...

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You Don’t Have to Believe Your Thoughts

You Don’t Have to Believe Your Thoughts

How many thoughts did you have today? Scientists estimate we have about 60,000 thoughts a day. Many of them are the same ones we had yesterday. And often these thoughts are predictions about the future, or worries about the past. Many of them overwhelm us and hurt us....

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Five Minutes Can Change Your Life!

Five Minutes Can Change Your Life!

Do you put things off? Do you tell yourself you’ll go for a walk tomorrow, not today? Do you get sick of how you procrastinate? Please try the five minute rule. Set your timer and go for a five minute walk. Chances are, you’ll enjoy it so much you’ll actually walk for...

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Valentine’s Day—A Reminder for Strengthening Relationships

Valentine’s Day—A Reminder for Strengthening Relationships

Whether you’re just starting out in a relationship, or whether you’ve been together for years, Valentine’s Day can be a timely reminder to work on strengthening your relationship. The goal is to ensure your channels of communication with each other are healthy and...

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A Prescription for Health—Six Deep Breaths

A Prescription for Health—Six Deep Breaths

If you’re feeling panicked, or your blood pressure is rising, take six slow deep breaths over 30 seconds. You’ll feel much better and you’ll lower your blood pressure as well. It’s that simple! Japanese researchers gathered information from 25,022 patients from...

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