Gratitude and your mental health

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Happy Sunday!  Let's take a little Sunday self-care time to recognise the little things each day that we're grateful for, taking time to focus on the things we have, rather than the things we don't. In his research Robert A. Emmons, Ph.D. has studied the link between gratitude and well-being, leading multiple experiments into the sub...
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How much pleasure is it to spend money ?

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We work to earn money. After taking care of the usual monthly essential bills and maybe a bit for a rainy day, we have money in our account to spend on what we desire and like to own. Does spending lift our mood ? Make us feel good about ourselves ? The research says yes, but it depends. Spending our money on product stuff, gives us pleasurabl...
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Sleep and good mental health

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 In the last 100 years, our modern way of living means we sleep less. Mathew Walker in his book "why we sleep", explains how it affects our wellbeing and the dangers lurking in your bedroom. (Photo by Gregory Pappas on Unsplash) Quality sleep enhances our ability to learn, memorise work routines and make logical business decisions. Biologicall...
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What I learnt from Lucy's talk "lets get buzzing".

1a Bowness on Solway - The Banks
Dandelions are demonised as a weed, but hold back on the mowing and you'll find a whole range of garden wildlife depends on them for food. The Banks community land at Bowness on Solway are the official beginning or end of the Hadrian's walk. The grass is mown monthly not weekly as for most gardens in the village. Volunteers look after the...
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Mental Health and Nature

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How many hours have you spent looking at a screen ? How many times have you checked your smartphone today ? Concentrating hard at work in your air-conditioned office or heated home, you might not even have noticed the weather ? Nature is not a luxury. It is a resource that must be available for everyone to enjoy - as basic as having ...
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The Long Term Risks of Loneliness.

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Mental Health Foundation warns about the long-term risk to mental health of loneliness, and you can view the findings from their latest survey here. According to their survey of UK adults, which took place during lockdown (2 – 3 April), one in four said they had feelings of loneliness in the "previous two weeks".  When the same question was as...
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World Kindness Day 2020

World Kindness Day 2020
World Kindness Day is celebrated each year on November 13th to support the act of making the world a better place through small acts of kindness. It was launched in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement which had been formed the year before in Tokyo through a group of like-minded people and organisations. This year's theme for World Kindness day is E...
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