Research carried out by the New Economics Foundation (NEF) found that there are five core pillars to supporting our wellbeing and mental health – these are known as the Five Ways to Wellbeing.
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We are often told that getting back to nature is good for us. But why actually is that? It’s so important to understand just what an impact the most basic physical factors can have on our wellbeing. Factors like daylight, fresh air, and movement.
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We are all familiar with the concept of social media vs reality—bright shiny filters applied to our faces and lives to make them look glossier than they really are. But do we take things a step further?
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Being sensitive is a mixed bag. It can be painful and emotional at times, but it can also be a strength, fostering compassion, self-awareness, and empathy for others. But to someone sensitive, words can be a double-edged sword.
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It’s an exhausting way to live, to be mentally at battle with some element of yourself all the time. To want to be body positive but to still have a negative guttural reaction to yourself. And it’s hardly our fault that we feel this way. We have been bombarded with messaging around body size and image since we entered the world.
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Don’t judge a book by its cover, assumption is the mother of all F ups, just the tip of the iceberg. Phrases we often use but rarely adhere to that all amount to one thing; there’s more than what we see on the outside.
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Come as You Are (Emily Nagoski) is essentially about female sexuality, and a bit of science, spelled out letter by letter in crayon for those of us who don’t have a PhD in Genius.
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