Are you living with an addict?

What is addiction? The most common addiction is to alcohol and drugs although addiction encompasses many other substances and behaviours. Addiction is a disfunction of the brain’s reward, motivation, and memory system. It controls how your body craves a substance, or a behaviour, and causes compulsion and obsession when craving the rewards. This compulsion in …

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Keep colds and flu at bay this winter

It’s that time of the year when as hard as you try, you end up with that unwanted cold or even worse, flu. What are the symptoms?           Blocked or runny nose           Sore throat           Temperature           Muscle aches           Headaches           Cough           Sneezes           Loss of taste & smell           Pressure in …

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WHAT IS YOUR LEGACY?

“None of us will live forever”.  In November 2021, our now dearly departed HRH Queen Elizabeth urged world leaders to rise above politics and address the impact of climate change. How sad and a little ironic that within one year of voicing those words, she is no longer here. Paying tribute to the Queen, her …

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MEN DON’T CRY – OR DO THEY?

Generally speaking, most men don’t want to talk about their personal problems. Often, this lack of emotional “exposure” stems from childhood when they have been told “be a man” and” big boys don’t cry”. However, big boys do cry but often when nobody can hear or see them. Many men would not dream of reaching …

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MENOPAUSE

HOW TO SURVIVE Martha Reeves and the Vandellas may have sung “heatwave” – a song about a guy who has a heart “burning with desire” and “going insane” over feelings of love, but if you are struggling with the menopause in the midst of a heatwave, you might be the one who feels like you …

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THE PANDEMIC IN
THE SHADOWS

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND ABUSE CASES GROWING BY MILLIONS There is no doubt that the high profile court case between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp brought the horrors of domestic violence to the forefront of people’s minds as TV and radio stations around the world covered every aspect of the case. Both parties alleged they suffered …

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HOW COLOUR AFFECTS THE WAY WE FEEL

Why does colour have such an impact in our lives and how we feel?  What effects can it have on our bodies and minds? “Colours, like features, follow the changes of the emotions,” the artist Pablo Picasso once remarked. Colours can make us feel happy or sad and they can make us feel hungry or …

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