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Active Body, Healthy Mind.

Active Body, Healthy Mind.

We all know that exercise is good for us. Exercise means we live longer and suffer from less physical illness. That is an established fact. What is less well understood is that exercise is also a boost to your mind. Exercise is great for your mental health too. Vigorous exercise for at least half an hour three times a week can be just as effective as an antidepressant or a talking therapy for people who...

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Feel Like a Fraud? You May Have ‘Imposter Syndrome’.

Feel Like a Fraud? You May Have ‘Imposter Syndrome’.

I worked hard for my degree.  Within six months of graduating I was working as a University lecturer without having the usual prerequisite of postgraduate study.  Although I got an outstanding degree and national acclaim, I couldn’t understand why I was encouraged to be a lecturer.  When my job was made full time, I put it down to being at the right place at the right time.  When my colleagues said I was doing a...

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What you Resist Persists.

What you Resist Persists.

Carl Jung was a phenomenal therapist.  His insights into human nature were ground breaking and still haven’t been properly understood and integrated into mainstream therapy. He did, however, make one very basic point that most therapists kind of understand, but often don’t implement:  He said what you resist persists.  What does this mean? Well, put simply, if we struggle with the bad things in life, we get more of it.  If we focus on our...

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How to Beat Stress.

How to Beat Stress.

Stress means different things to different people. At a physiological level, stress is a state of your body in which it is not functioning optimally.  If your body is stressed, for example, the immune system stops being as efficient it could be, and makes you more vulnerable to illness.  The World Health Organisation once suggested that 90% of all disease was caused by stress. At a psychological level, people often talk about being stressed when...

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Welcome to a New Men’s Blog.

Welcome to a New Men’s Blog.

It’s a new year and nothing stays the same.  But why a new blog for men? The internet has seen a revolution in men’s interest content.  It used to be that men were (supposedly) only interested in fashion and fitness.  And let’s be honest, many men are a bit uncomfortable about the fashion, and fitness also left many of us cold, but for different reasons. What this mainstream media narrative of men left out was...

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