Mental Health Awareness Week

#MHAW2017 This week marks the beginning of Mental Health Awareness Week – an annual campaign to raise mental health awareness and reduce the stigma of mental illness. This year’s theme is “Thriving or Surviving” as it seems too few of us are thriving with good mental health.Over recent years the awareness and understanding of mental health issues has grown. Talking about our difficulties really helps, especially if those sharing are in the public domain, as in the […]

Improve your sleep.. and life expectancy

On average 7 to 9 hours sleep a night is required for a restorative night’s sleep. Interestingly, shortened life expectancy isn’t only linked to people who routinely sleep less than this, but also to those who sleep more. Yet as the nature of our sleeping requirements change with each stage of life, achieving the balance is not easy. We are frequently told to reduce caffeine, alcohol and sugary snacks just before bed-times, however, here are […]

Giving & Receiving

Saying Thank You Our culture tries to tell us that its better to give than to receive, however this isn’t quite the case. Showing gratitude allows us to give something back to a person, and at the same time encourages more giving, by us all. Here are 3 tips on how to give and receive with ease; Be aware of what people do for you and thank them for it. This helps us appreciate that […]