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  1. How is it possible to forgive an abuser?

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    Article by Pam Rowe In response to this question, I can only tell you about what happened, what I did and why. My father, who I met for the first time when I was 15, sexually abused me. He used the fact that I was a vulnerable child who experienced being raped before I met him, to tell himself it was okay to have sex with me. To quote him, “you were having sex already.” As a result, I left home at age 16, going into a relationship for rescue, rather than one that was good for me. After years of no contact with him, one day he turned up looking emaciated with no-one to look after him. I could not turn him away. I felt I...
  2. Going Vegan – Suddenly

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    Article by Alexandra Sutcliffe It was about two days after a huge shop, following which our freezer was stuffed with chicken, pork chops and minced beef and our fridge full of dairy, that my boyfriend decided to go vegan. As a keen cyclist and all-round athlete, he’d been floored earlier this year by his extremely high blood pressure, and was well aware of the health benefits of switching to a plant-based diet.  An evening of watching YouTube videos by physician and committed vegan Neil Barnard, who works with patients suffering from diabetes, obesity, and other chronic conditions, was enough to seal the deal. Couldn’t we introduce vegan days into our diet, I suggested, just as we already had several meat-free meals a week,...
  3. Tips for fighting high blood pressure naturally

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    Article by Gemma Hurditch Give yourself the best chance of fighting high blood pressure naturally, with these tips from CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine). High blood pressure,  (hypertension), is a common condition in which the force of the blood  against  our artery walls is high enough to eventually cause health problems, such as heart disease. Since much of the problem is related to diet and lifestyle, fortunately there are numerous steps you can take to help avoid or reduce high blood pressure. Diet A healthy diet loaded with fresh vegetables, whole grains and fruits, legumes and nuts and can go a long way to keeping our blood pressure in check.  Plant foods contain natural antioxidants and phytochemicals that help fight the damaging oxidant and pro-inflammatory wave...
  4. Fab at 50- choosing the right glasses to suit your face shape

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    When you can’t read the spreadsheet at work or you have to hold the menu so far away that you can’t read it, or worse you select size 16 instead of size 10 – it’s time for reading glasses. The first question is usually an agonizing ‘What frame will suit me? NO PROBLEM – This is easy. Think opposites!!         1. Square face – choose round shape glasses                 2. Heart shape face – choose rectangular, cat-eye or square             3. Round face – choose square         4. Oval shape face – you are lucky any shape...
  5. 10 ways writing a journal can help you through betrayal and emotional upset

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    Article by Julia Keyes Whether you are working through a current relationship challenge, or trying to move on from a previous relationship, writing a journal can be a very therapeutic experience. It can help you move to a place of positivity and clarity. In our book, The MANScript , we describe the feelings of hurt, from a relationship breakdown and betrayal, as like being hit by a bullet or a ton of falling bricks. The impact of what is happening is such a tremendous shock, it might as well be a bullet or bricks!  The after-effects completely shatter you and can leave you metaphorically ‘on the...
  6. Exercising with Varicose Veins- The Dos and Don’ts!

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    Tips from Professor Mark Whiteley Varicose veins are a hereditary condition, which will affect up to 30% of us in our lifetime. These veins are swollen and enlarged, and may be blue or dark purple in appearance – usually occurring on the legs and feet. For those who have inherited the ‘varicose vein genes’, having a sedentary lifestyle or being inactive for long periods of time may encourage these veins to develop. However, if you already have varicose veins or “hidden varicose veins”, inactivity causes them to worsen quicker and increases the risk of complications. This is because the muscles in our legs that normally pump the blood aren’t used very much when we are sitting down and, as a result, the blood pools backwards...
  7. How Does Online Therapy Work for Seasonal Depressive Disorder?

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    Article by Marie Miguel It happens every year around the same time. First, you get excited about the holidays coming up, then you start to feel a little lonely, and pretty soon you are full blown depressed and don’t know why or what to do about it. According to Mental Health America, approximately five percent of the population are affected by seasonal affective disorder (SAD). In fact, about two million people in the UK experience some form of SAD between the months of November and March. The Symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder The symptoms of SAD are similar to typical depression, but you only feel this way during the winter months. If you have felt sad or depressed for the past couple of winters...
  8. 5 reasons alone time is important in a relationship

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    Article by Carole Ann Rice   We’ve all had that feeling of being absolutely in love during the first few months of a relationship. People tend to fall head-over-heels for their new beau during this honeymoon stage, wanting to spend every moment of every day with them. As sweet as it all is, it’s important not to get too attached that you forget about your life before them. Top life coach Carole Ann Rice has seen the rise and fall of many relationships, so she’s bringing us her top 5 reasons that alone time is important in a relationship: 1. Put the balance in place – in the first few weeks of a new relationship, it’s common for couples to want to be with each...
  9. Poignant Lessons I Learnt About Slowing Down In Palm Springs

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    Article by Claire Nash I love exploring the world. Travel for me is usually the chance to see new places, try things I’ve never done before, eat strange cuisines, and have fun with strangers. The older I get, the more adventurous I become. At least that’s how it’s always been. Recently, I found myself longing for a break. All I wanted was to get away to rejuvenate. Maybe it was my body telling me that I was on the verge of a burnout. But I think it was more than that. One of the reasons I’ve run myself ragged is because I don’t want to give in to my age. I feel like slowing down will be an admission that my body can no longer handle...
  10. How Wine is Made

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    Delicious tasting wine has the ability to transport you to where it was originally made, but how does that fruity beverage make its way to your glass? The process behind making wine is actually quite a simple one – taking the humble grape and transforming it into an array of delicious flavours in only a few steps – known as vinification. To demonstrate, we’ve created an infographic that’s pouring with knowledge when it comes to how wine is made. Take a look into the wonderful world behind the nation’s favourite drink and discover every step – from grape to glass! There’s so much to learn about wine making – for example, did you know grapes are purposely picked at night? Find out why below… ...
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