Mind

Where your best life begins

Focus. Positivity. Resilience. Stress-proof mega mojo. These are what we all want—and some days we’ve got them—but life can get complicated. What then? Can we de-clutter our heads and keep our brains sharp and happy?

Let’s find out. These articles explore the care and keeping of your number one asset—your own mind.

Beat your stress by spending just 10 minutes with trees

We all get those days when we have a task we just HAVE to get done. We NEED to focus and we can’t deal with any distractions. But… Every time we start the task, the phone rings, an email comes through or the kids are asking for something. Life is busy. It’s hectic, in...

9 simple ways to practise gratitude every day

When the going gets tough, it’s easy to feel like crawling under a blanket with a family sized bar of chocolate and the Downton Abbey boxset. Counting our blessings can provide a guiding light in times of darkness, lifting our spirits and helping us to work through...

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Outsmart stress with these daily self care rituals

In this busy day and age, we’re constantly being bombarded with information, images, news, deadlines and demands on our time. We’re also juggling more tasks than ever before, balancing the needs of family, friends, pets, kids work, finances and even social media. No...

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The benefits of crafting on your mental health

We all know about the benefits of journaling and creative writing for your mental health, but what about the benefits of crafting? Did you know that taking up a craft can have therapeutic powers? In this article, jewellery designer, Helen White, explores the mental...

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why you should stop saying sorry

‘Sorry seems to be the hardest word’ according to Elton John, but I don’t think so... I think that perhaps we are saying ‘sorry’ a little too much, in fact.  And we’re maybe not using it for the stuff that really matters either. Somehow, sorry seems to have wormed its...

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Are you ready to die?

I’m serious. You need to prepare. Not as in plan your own death of course. I mean prepare for your death by thinking about it, talking about it, planning what will happen in the event of your death and who needs to know. It’s an uncomfortable subject, but one we...

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Real mum resolutions

This parenting malarkey, it never ends does it? Just when you think you have cracked it, along comes another challenge, another situation to negotiate, work out and make decisions on. As a mum of 2 boys aged 10 and 8, I am in the thick of my ‘must do better’ parenting...

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The MeMeMe experts Christmas survival guide

Are you feeling more frazzled than you are festive this December? As our calendars start to fill, the schools break up and our Christmas to-do list seems to grow daily, it can be easy to feel a little overwhelmed and under pressure. We want you to have the best and...

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why it’s really ok to receive gifts (hurray!)

In fact, receiving gifts could well be just as important as giving them... I don’t know about you, but as a child my mother instilled me with the maxim: ‘it’s better to give than to receive’. As goes the famous quote… ‘For it is in giving that we receive’ – Frances of...

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Why are you saying no to sex?

Infrequency of sex is one of the commonest complaints in couples, in both heterosexual and same sex relationships. Classically, women are cited as the 'with-holders' and men as the 'pursuers', although in my clinical experience as a sex and relationship...

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