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How Animals Can Help Our Mental Wellbeing

By |2019-01-21T07:38:31+00:00January 21st, 2019|Body|

I’m a self-confessed crazy cat lady. My family have owned cats since I was born and I can’t imagine not having feline friends in my life. One of the hardest things I find about renting my own place is the absence of pets. (This results in regular visits back to the family home to get [...]

The Novel Cure: How Reading Builds Empathy and Improves Wellbeing

By |2018-03-19T14:34:16+00:00March 19th, 2018|Body|

Reading is good for the soul. It helps you escape your own world, if only for a moment. It gives you empathy, it gives you an understanding of what it’s like to be someone else and go through experiences outside of your own. If we all read for pleasure, I believe we would have a [...]

Learning to Embrace Life’s Uncertainties

By |2018-03-19T14:30:55+00:00March 19th, 2018|Body|

Sometimes it's good to have a plan. Before going on holiday, leading up to a big event or a job interview - these are times when it's good to work through a checklist, making sure all bases are covered. But what about having a plan for life? Growing up, I've had quite a few friends [...]

When Friendships Become Toxic

By |2018-03-09T12:07:00+00:00March 9th, 2018|Articles|

'Relationships come and go but friends are forever' We grow up hearing sayings like the above. From childhood, it's always been important to have friends, best friends even. It's completely natural, after all humans are pack animals! We crave company. But is any company better than none at all? Friendships make our lives richer, but [...]