Multiple genes

Many people know about single-gene disorders, but few of us know that these conditions are actually much less common than the numerous disorders that result from the relationship between multiple genes and the environment.

Even with single-gene disorders in which a mutation in one gene leads to the condition, it is often the case that modifier genes contribute to the severity of the disease. So, reports suggesting that …

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21 Nov, 2019

Overcoming Loneliness

Something usually triggers a memory of us feeling alone, it’s not always because we are alone, or we’re feeling isolated. Overcoming the memory that triggers the feeling, is perfectly doable.

Because the brain is designed to pay attention to pain, it will include painful memories and experiences and loneliness can be part of that equation too. But there is a way through it. Learn to love and be …

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17 Nov, 2019


Being selfless means being focused on the needs of others, rather than our own needs. It is one of the most endearing qualities we will possess. As a child I spent my formative years thinking about and putting everyone first. I was selfless. As I continued to grow, I continued to put others first.

But selflessness is within all of our grasps. People who are selfless are giving. They are ready to put others first and will if they have to, express concern for others. Selflessness helps us to expand our …

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13 Nov, 2019

On the back burner

There’s a project you’ve put on the back burner, there’s a phone call you need to make and you’re still putting it off. But just imagine how much freer you’ll feel and how much less stress you’ll have, if you stop putting things on the back burner.

If life teaches us one thing, it’s that we must do the things we don’t want to do and nothing goes away until we deal with it. All too often and in hindsight, it’s the things we ignore that are the things we wish …

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9 Nov, 2019

Why we mustn’t be defined

We define ourselves by the standards we create. Those standards are a checklist of our behaviour, ethics and morality.

Each of our also stories contain a set of standards, which initially our parents set for us, which we continue to define ourselves by. The problem is that most of us don’t think about the standards we’re subconsciously …

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8 Nov, 2019

Men and mental health

Mental health is something that concerns us all. It’s not just something women deal with, it’s something men have to cope with too.

But statistics show that 40% of men don’t talk to anyone about their mental health and that must change. Mental health continues to be a taboo subject for men, with men dealing with feelings of sadness …

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5 Nov, 2019

Environmental Consciousness

We must consciously think about our planet and the ‘universe’ as we go about our daily lives, think about global warming and how we’re contributing to problems. We must do more.

We must consciously think about things as we’re doing things. Do you remember to switch your outside house light off when you go to bed? Do you really need to put the washing machine on for one wash, or can …

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2 Nov, 2019

It’s all in the tone

We set the tone, how we get to live our lives, through our words and actions. What we say, how we behave, the energy we bring will either move us towards a desired outcome, or an outcome less desirable.

When we set the tone, we establish the way an activity or event will happen. We set the tone, we shape what’s possible. But to set the tone, we must all learn to respect our differences, show a personal interest …

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31 Oct, 2019

Let someone go

When we let someone go, we often do so with a heavy heart. It’s important not to look at what we’ve done but understand the reasoning behind our decision.

It is always much harder to hold on to the pain that accompanies the relationship than it is to let go of the person who caused the pain. Although we may not always be in a position to say how we feel, it is …

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27 Oct, 2019

Fate and Destiny

“Destiny is a word that implies an ending: a destination to one’s life. When two people were ‘destined for each other’, they’ve given in to a notion that the journey is complete. The best definition to fate that I’ve heard is that ‘fate is what happens.’ In other words, fate is reality.”- Wikipedia

Fate is reality, it is what happens. Fate is what we endure, until something happens to change the status quo. Destiny is different. Destiny implies an ending, a destination to somewhere. That our …

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24 Oct, 2019