A passion for life

Passion means a zest for life. It allows us to feel courage and follow our convictions and gives us a strong sense of self, so we can take those first steps out into the world.

Passion comes from feeling confident, from knowing ourselves. It comes from working on our strengths, weaknesses and values. Passion is what makes us feel good about ourselves. Whether we see it …

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31 May, 2011

The health benefits of Popcorn

It is hard to believe that Popcorn, the cinema snack is now making a comeback as a super-food that is actually good for us.

According to research popcorn may not only prevent cancer but it can also help those trying to diet. It is a wholegrain food, which has been shown to reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease, two potentially life threatening illnesses.

The facts

Popcorn contains three times more fibre than sunflower seeds. It also balances blood sugar levels; keeps us fuller …

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30 May, 2011

Children’s confidence

I believe confidence is the backbone of our ability to function well in our lives. There are so many things we can get wrong when we lack the confidence. If we engage children when they are small, they will engage with confidence as adults. I wasn’t so lucky.

Children may not understand how to articulate their thoughts with their parents in the early years, but they learn from us, so it’s important we teach them basic values that will help them build …

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29 May, 2011

About Insomnia

Insomnia is possibly something many of us deal with, including myself. So how do we know if we have insomnia and what are the problems associated with having it? We know we have it when we have difficulties getting to sleep, staying asleep or having enough quality sleep; despite having ample opportunity to sleep.

Insomnia may lead to problems with our well-being, which can have a knock on effect on our performance the next day. Sleep patterns for insomnia are different for many of us. In my particular case …

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27 May, 2011

The health benefits of Mango

Mango contains phenolic compounds and natural antioxidant properties. These properties help combat breast, prostate and colon cancer and helps with the signs of ageing.

What do we know about Mango and why is it so good for us?

  • Mango is cultivated throughout tropical climates and originates from India;
  • Mango extract and fruit are known to help with weight loss, which is why it’s so popular with women;
  • It is also rich in potassium and is excellent for cardiovascular health;
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23 May, 2011

About my week

It’s been one of those weeks. The near to positive part of the week is that I’ve managed to cut down on my reflux episodes and although not completely cured, I am certainly doing better than I was. The reflux diet seems to be working. I need to make sure I’m not presented with stress, because for me reflux is usually made worse by stress.

I am also slightly concerned over my reflux problems. I really need to make sure that my diet will not make my health problems worse in the longer term. I am beginning to feel better, so it’s clearly …

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22 May, 2011