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6 Ways To Avoid Your Unpleasant Emotions

Sadness, anger, frustration, fear, shame, envy, resentment, guilt, stress, boredom, anxiety, depression, overwhelm, confusion, grief, unworthiness, loneliness – there are many unpleasant emotions. And let’s be honest, they feel icky. We don’t like them. We don’t want... read more

The Joy Of Knitting

Isn’t it funny, you do something for years, you really enjoy it, you know that it is good for you and eventually scientific research backs up your personal experience. I’m pleased to say that that is happening with crafting and in particular knitting at... read more

Using Laughter As A Lifestyle Medicine

Positive psychology interventions (PPIs) are the recommendations grounded in theory and empirical validity that are designed to enhance our personal wellbeing and experiences of happiness (Lomas, Hefferon & Ivtzan, 2014). PPIs include: meditation practice,... read more
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