Better body image

How to improve self-esteem and body image 1 Accept your amazing self and stop comparing your features to other people’s This is you – unique, wonderful you – and your body, face and glow. In real life, very few people fit into the airbrushed, picture-perfect ideal in the media, so instead of worrying what’s wrong …

Read moreBetter body image

Train your brain

Science has shown you can control your happiness by ‘forcing yourself’ to feel positive emotions. How? You create more positive experiences. There are several ways to do this: 1- Positive thinking Repeating upbeat, optimistic phrases such as ‘I will succeed’, ‘I’m not afraid’, ‘I am intelligent’ and ‘I am beautiful’ can lead to more happy …

Read moreTrain your brain

Dealing with cyberbullies

What can you do if you’re threatened online? Picture the scene: you happily post a new photo of yourself on Instagram only to find a few hours later that someone has made mean and hurtful comments and shared it. They’ve edited it with weird filters, added cruel words or emojis, or turned it into a …

Read moreDealing with cyberbullies

Let’s talk about stress

Family upheaval, exams, broken friendships, new school, money worries. They’re all different situations, but they have one thing in common – they bring mental or emotional strains or tension, otherwise known as stress. Most people will experience this at some point in their lives and a certain amount can be healthy, but there can be …

Read moreLet’s talk about stress

Succulents for starters

An indoor windowsill is the perfect spot to grow some succulent plants. Why succulents? With just a bit of care and attention, they’ll thrive – they’ll even withstand some neglect. Even better, they come in a range of sizes, shapes and colours, offering plenty of scope to relax and unwind as you put together creative …

Read moreSucculents for starters

Sweet Dreams

You’ll most likely spend a third of your life asleep. It’s a long time, but then there’s a lot going on when your head’s on the pillow Why we dream is unknown. What we do know is dreams happen when we are most deeply asleep. This is because the subconscious – the part of the …

Read moreSweet Dreams

Fit for Life

Too fat, too thin, too tall, too short. Most people have hang-ups that put them off taking part in sport. Yet physical activity is one of the best ways of keeping your body and mind healthy and making sure you’re in a good place on the starting line – now and in the future Guess …

Read moreFit for Life

So, what is mindfulness, anyway?

Mindfulness is paying attention. Think that’s really easy? Read on… Who needs to practise paying attention – after all, it’s a breeze, isn’t it? For some, maybe. But for most it’s harder than you might think. You might not realise it, but a lot of time is spent on auto pilot, carrying out tasks and …

Read moreSo, what is mindfulness, anyway?