Category Archives for "Health and Wellness"

The impact of social isolation and loneliness on your mental health

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) says "social isolation and loneliness have a detrimental effect on health and well-being". 

Some consider loneliness a primary emotion, on a par with fear and anger. For millions of years, survival relied on being part of a gathering; being isolated from your community was dangerous. 

But now, a fear of loneliness can keep us in a toxic relationships, unfulfilling jobs, or destructive marriages.

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Becoming Emotionally Healthy

Protecting and nurturing your emotional health is just as important as safeguarding your physical well-being. Being emotionally healthy means understanding and regulating your own emotions, while also recognising and empathising with the feelings of others.

You can engage in many habits regularly, some every day and some now and then, that can help you maintain your mental and emotional health.

Here are our favourites:
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Over-Sensitivity

Oversensitivity is a personality trait in which the comments and interac­tions experienced in contact with others are felt with an excessive, usu­ally a negative, force. 

Sensitivity reflects a spectrum from low to high, which means that all people are sensitive, but some are more and some less. According to several studies, people can be categorised into three sensitivity groups: 

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Herbs for Health and Wellness

Certain herbs have specific curative effects, and there are many. How­ever, it is not necessary, nor is there usually the time, to become an expert on the subject before you start. Do it gradually build up your botanical knowledge slowly and surely.

Begin by limiting your selection to familiar herbs to the garden and field varieties that flourish locally.

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