How to Cope with Tragedy

How to Cope with Tragedy

Just recently, we heard the terrible news that a precious young British backpacker, Grace Millane had been murdered here in New Zealand. The tragedy has affected New Zealanders, and people around the world deeply and our thoughts and love go out to her grieving...

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Beat the Winter Blues—Five Easy Ways

Beat the Winter Blues—Five Easy Ways

If the cold, the rain, or the shortened hours of sunshine are getting you down, you’re not alone. Many people experience some level of depression or low mood at this time of year. Here are five easy and doable ways to lift you out of the mid-winter funk. And please...

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Smash Procrastination with the 5-Minute Rule!

Smash Procrastination with the 5-Minute Rule!

We all procrastinate—some more than others. Whether it’s tidying the house, starting on that assignment, or cooking a decent, healthy meal, many of us put things off because we feel too tired, time poor or overwhelmed. There are so many things needing our attention in...

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Let’s Talk S.L.E.E.P

Let’s Talk S.L.E.E.P

We all want a good night’s sleep. But for many, sleeping the whole night through is a thing of the past.   Here’s an acronym that can help you begin to get your sleeping back on track. Remember though, if you’re really struggling, contact a health professional...

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The Pleasure of Drinking Mindfully

The Pleasure of Drinking Mindfully

Sit back, follow these 7 easy steps and really enjoy your next glass of wine, or in fact any drink you choose. Most of us enjoy the pleasure of a glass or two of wine. Any more than that and we tend to lose the health benefits wine might have! Here’s a way to slow...

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Prepare for Calm by Stopping – 4 Stress-Reducing Tips

Prepare for Calm by Stopping – 4 Stress-Reducing Tips

Do you ever think it’s time to slow down? Do you ever feel that life is too busy? If you’re feeling tired or depleted, using the STOP principle can really help. And it’s so easy because all you have to remember is the word STOP! Then you can quietly and calmly come to...

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Time to be Kind

Time to be Kind

In our Western culture, judging ourselves and others harshly seems to be the norm. Most of us don’t even realise how harshly we judge ourselves. I challenge you to go through the day, after reading this, and notice all the times you criticise or judge yourself. Notice...

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5 Simple Ways to De-Stress

5 Simple Ways to De-Stress

Stress is everywhere. In the news, we are constantly hearing about disaster and death. Our jobs are getting busier; and now we're being told that the work we do today might not even exist in 20 years, or it will be taken over by robots. For many, commuting to work is...

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How to Stop Worrying – 6 Easy Ways

How to Stop Worrying – 6 Easy Ways

Does worry sometimes overwhelm you? You're not alone. Worry or anxiety stresses out millions of people every day. Here are six easy ways that really work to help you manage your worries and live a more fulfilling life. 1.  Control When you find yourself going over and...

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Prevent Burnout at Work – Use Your M.I.N.D.

Prevent Burnout at Work – Use Your M.I.N.D.

It's the time of year when the potential for work burnout can reach epic proportions. Here are four simple tips, using the acronym MIND, to help you avoid work burnout this festive season. Main Cause? Try your very best to pinpoint what is the main cause of your...

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