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  1. Why there’s nothing wrong with investing in your style

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    Article by Jacynth Bassett Most of us have heard the phrase ‘there are more important things in life than clothes’. And yes, that is true. But if you’re anything like me – i.e. a fashion lover –  it’s a somewhat grating comment because underlying the statement is usually a sense of judgement. Fashion and clothes are still largely looked down upon by society as frivolous and self-indulgent. Just ask Anna Wintour who admitted somewhat sadly in the documentary The September Issue that her brother (diplomatic editor for the Guardian) and sister (a human-rights worker) find what she does ‘amusing’. Now undoubtedly Wintour’s siblings have highly respectful and important careers, but Anna doesn’t receive the same respect because of the industry she...
  2. The Pros and Cons of working with your life partner 

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    Article by Patricia Bacon Couplepreneurs are emerging as an economic segment that is somewhat unknown, undiscovered, undervalued and unrecognised. I hope to change that and normalise the idea of embarking on running a business with your life partner rather than have people look at me in disbelief when I tell them that couples are doing this. Couplepreneurs  – a global community for couple owned businesses to meet, share and inspire their stories and come together to support and be supported through the trusted advisor network within the community – intends busting open the myths around couples living and working together. It’s definitely an emotive subject so what are the real benefits and challenges of working with your life partner? You are ‘All In’ and...
  3. How to support someone diagnosed with dementia

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    Tips from Wendy Mitchell Whether you know someone who has been living with dementia for years, someone recently diagnosed or would just like to better equipped in day to day life, there are simple things we can all do to help improve the lives for people living with the condition to help them feel part of their community. This week marks Dementia Action Week, previously known as Dementia Awareness Week, where Alzheimer’s Society are calling on everyone to unite and take actions, big or small,  to make a huge difference to people affected by dementia. To get involved this Dementia Action Week and unite against dementia, visit alzheimers.org.uk/DAW Top tips to best support someone living with dementia Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador Wendy Mitchell, 62, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease four years ago. To mark the...
  4. Would you consider a care home in Thailand for your parents?

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    Article by Alexandra Sutcliffe It started out as an amusing story.  A friend of mine, exhausted from looking after the mother he’d never got on with, mentioned he was considering sending her to a care home in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand.   So that’s what people are doing these days, I warned my 85 year old mother during a subsequent visit.  They’re exporting their oldies to Asia. Her eyes lit up, possibly remembering The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and its spin-off reality TV series.  Would they have a website, she wondered, and could we take a look…? They did, and the care home was stunning, with generous-sized chalets located in lush, tropical gardens, some of which overlook a lake, as well as swimming pools, a restaurant serving Thai and international cuisine, and...
  5. What’s the difference between food allergies and food intolerances?

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    By Fiona Campbell for CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine). If you’re suffering from bloating or abdominal pain, skin problems, rhinitis, fatigue or irritable bowel syndrome, you may already be thinking that certain foods could be contributing to the problem. Food intolerances affect most of us at one stage or another. They can be difficult to pinpoint because of the time delay that often occurs between eating and experiencing symptoms.  For many people a reaction can occur up to 12 hours later, long after the memory of what they have eaten has ebbed away. Many of us don’t understand that there is a big difference between food intolerances and food allergies.  You might also be surprised to know that some of the food intolerances you identified 12 months ago may no...
  6. Dealing with Sudden Death

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    Article by Lianna Champ Unless people die young themselves, nobody gets through life without losing someone they love, something they need or something they thought was meant to be. When a death occurs suddenly and cuts across life in its fullness, our minds shift back and forth from reality to disbelief, stuck in the trauma. We are numbed and time seems to stand still. It may feel as if we have entered a new and very different world and that nothing will be the same again. Our last conversation with the person we have lost may have been rushed. This can leave us stuck in a loop, wanting to turn back time and say the things we should have said, before we can even...
  7. An Introduction to Chakras

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    Article by Alexandra Sutcliffe The term Chakra – which means wheel in Sanskrit – was first written about in the Four Holy Books of the Hindus, which dates back to before 2500 BC. Chakras are the body’s power stations, drawing and distributing life-force energy (prana in Sanskrit, chi in Chinese) from the universe into our bodies, while filtering harmful influences and releasing toxic energy. If we could see our chakras, they would resemble wheels of sparkling  light covered in flowers whose petals are always opening and closing. We have chakras all over, but our main Chakras are located along the spine, just outside the physical body.  From the base they connect us to Earth and our conscious lives, and from the crown to the universe and universal consciousness. What are the...
  8. 5 ways to get over a break up

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    Article by Carole Ann Rice To the first person who ever experienced a break-up, the Academy award goes to you. Recovering from a case of a broken heart is no easy feat. Whatever end of the break-up you were on, the pain of splitting up can be severe and intense. As many times as your friends and family may tell you to “move on,” that’s is easier said than done. The agony experienced during a break-up is like no other, even if you were aware that ‘the end is nigh’. To that end, Life Coach Carole Ann Rice has compiled her top tips on how to come out of a break-up… and survive: Top tips to survive a break up 1. Don’t deny pain – give yourself time to feel angry...
  9. Think Yourself Happy in Just 30 Minutes a Day

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    Article by Annie Moore     Five Mindful Moment Rituals Have you ever woken up feeling unhappy? Or do you often feel dissatisfied with your lot? Many of us delude ourselves that we are happy, while deep inside we are suffering, with angst, hatred, jealousy and bitterness. All these emotions gradually pull us down into a spiral of negative existence. Often, we are too submerged in our own turmoil of obligations, routine and bad habits to even realise how ‘not very happy’ we are. Today, lives are fast moving, instant and automated. There is no time to take stock, no time to think! We are running on autopilot, unable to be ‘in the moment’ because we are expending negative energy on stuff that is either in the past or has not yet happened. But what if I...
  10. Is Our Coffee Culture Damaging Our Health?

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    Article by Dr Sally Norton With news this week that coffee shops are set to outstrip pubs, should we be worried? I think so. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not hankering after those days of beer sodden carpets, sticky tables laden with glasses and air thick with tobacco smoke! That wasn’t an atmosphere conducive to a long and healthy life! Now, many pubs paint a different picture. Smoke-free, family-friendly and more of an emphasis on home-cooked food than pickled eggs and pork scratchings. They are more of a social hub than a drinking den…and with recent government guidelines saying there is no safe limit to alcohol consumption, it’s good that the focus is less on the booze than on a meal with friends. Of course, we can’t get complacent. Wine and beer are...
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