World Book Day….. Knowledge is Power

Great to see a day in the year recognising the importance of reading and celebrating the power of books! especially for our young people, who are often left to just swiping at pointless, ‘fake’ pictures, closing their minds and imaginations….. Reading has to be one of the greatest gifts we can give to our children and ourselves. Someone once said “it gives you someplace to go, when you have to stay where you are” – Reading gives you knowledge and freedom that no one can take it away from you… And reading is great for our minds too: “Reading is…

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Look ahead…

It doesn’t matter who you were before this day. It only matters who you are today and who you are going to be from this day on, you decide…….. “The past is over, learn from it, the future is coming, prepare for it, the present is now – Live it!” Someone once described life like a book: Some chapters are sad, some chapters are scary, some are happy and some are exciting; but we must keep turning the pages, we must keep moving forward, (even if it is a millimeter at a time) otherwise we will never know what the…

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Foods to improve Mental Health and Wellness….

We all know the benefits of fresh, healthy food on the body – but how about the mind?  Recent research has found evidence that the lack of key nutrients, including omega-3 fatty acids, B-vitamins, zinc, magnesium, and vitamin D, result in depressive symptoms. In fact, clinical treatment often involves supplementing one or more of these nutrients. The fact that we can get plenty of vitamin D with just a few minutes in the sun is one indicator that modern lifestyle patterns are missing essential components for optimal health. Here are some of the top picks to help feed your brain…

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Self-Care…..

We ALL have tough moments; sometimes we have tough days, weeks, months or even years. But during those times, it is even more important to practice self-care (taking care of yourself physically, emotionally, spiritually and socially) as well as improving your outlook and self-compassion (treating yourself the way you would treat a friend). When we’re struggling, it’s hard to remember that things will eventually get better. But they always do!! Remind yourself that EVERYTHING heals in time, your heart heals, your mind heals, wounds heal, your happiness is going to come back, bad times don’t last! So, in the meantime,…

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