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Appreciating life when it sucks

Appreciating life when it sucks seems perverse, right? Wrong. Research shows that the practise and experience of gratitude not only brings joy but induces a sense of relaxation, improves immune function and lowers blood pressure. And this is very good news for me at the moment. I’m usually a glass-half-full...

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Being ‘Happiful’ on International Day of Happiness!

Being ‘happiful’ on the International Day of Happiness (20 March 2020) may be somewhat challenging in the current climate… but we have lots of very timely help at hand! The Action for Happiness theme for the International Day of Happiness 2020 is Keep Calm. Stay Wise. Be Kind. They’re calling...

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World Sleep Day 2020

  World Sleep Day 2020 is a day to celebrate sleep, prioritise sleep and a call to take action on important issues related to sleep. At every age, lack of sleep negatively impacts our physical, emotional and mental health, and in children and teens especially, sleep is critical for healthy...

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Creating Radical Health on International Women’s Day

Creating radical health Creating radical health for International Women’s Day 2020 (Sunday 8th March 2020) is how I’m interpreting the campaign theme #Each4Equal and key messages of ‘collective individualism’ and ‘collective action’. Throughout 2020 and beyond I will be campaigning for creating radical health collectively. Collective Individualism! We are all...

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How to create better health on World Cancer Day

How to create better health on World Cancer Day? It’s a critical question we all need to be asking ourselves. World Cancer Day is an annual international event to raise awareness and reduce the stigma associated with cancer. This year, the theme is ‘I am and I will’ which aims to...

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Real Foods: Why We Need Them Back on the Table!

Real foods and why we need them back on the table is very much the subject of the new The Real Food Solution which began its life as Once Upon a Cook, Food Wisdom, Better Living and was originally published last year under that title. Now retitled as The Real Food Solution, this...