A memory from school

On Friday I had to take something into school and as I was walking into reception, I could see my reflection in the glass door and staring back, I could see myself limping.

On the whole I do well at ignoring the fact that I have a limp, but then it just comes from nowhere, like a bolt out of the blue. For that split second, time stood still and I was that child struggling …

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30 Jan, 2011

More about our worries

As a follow on from my previous blog about why we worry; it’s not always possible not to depending on what we have to deal with. We can distract ourselves for a little while, so for that moment we have calm thoughts, but unless we know how to banish worries for good; inevitably those worries will come back.

The key to controlling anxiety and worry is to ask the questions that will help you understand more about what leads you to worry in the first place. I tend to ask myself questions that will help me …

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27 Jan, 2011

Why do we worry?

Thankfully worrying isn’t something I do often, but I do have people in my life who do my worrying for me. It’s important not to worry because worry has emotional implications on our health.

There are situations where worrying can be helpful, so that we move to take action on a problem, but when the worst case scenarios and what ifs become a preoccupation, then the worry can …

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26 Jan, 2011

The good fats

Having touched briefly on the good fats here on the site, I will now go into more detail. When I talk about the good fats, I am referring to polyunsaturated fats and monounsaturated fatty acids. Omega 3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, known as polyunsaturated fats.

Polyunsaturated fats decrease the risk of developing heart disease and boost immunity and cell function. Foods like herring, salmon, mackerel, trout, sunflower seeds and walnuts all …

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25 Jan, 2011

Natural Stress Remedies

The more we are successful at avoiding moods and stress, the more our quality of life will improve. As a follow on from my previous blog on moods and stress, I will now look at natural stress remedies and ways of improving moods naturally.

How to reduce stress

Exercise is a good stress reliever. It makes us feel good about ourselves, happier and healthier in the longer term. Exercise also helps transport oxygen around the body and gets our blood flowing …

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24 Jan, 2011

Moods & stress

Moods and stress affect us all and if not monitored or worked on, can spiral into us feeling low, which can move on to depression; particularly if we already have a disposition. The funny thing about a mood is that it can appear without any warning. It’s not something we’re consciously aware of, but something that just appears from nowhere.

Being in a mood is a normal progression of stress, what we feel and think from what’s going on around us, so that we’re not so much in control. Moods tell us that all is not okay and that we need to …

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23 Jan, 2011