Personal Development

How star gazing is good for your health

Sep 11, 2017

How star gazing is good for your health Since the dawn of time, we’ve looked up at the stars and pondered our place among them. And if our frantic modern times have got you down, you may find that star gazing is the best medicine. Here are some ways...

Why you should talk to yourself in third person

Aug 11, 2017

Why you should talk to yourself in third person Do you silently talk to yourself in the third person when you’re stressed? You’re not crazy. Instead, scientists say that doing so can help control emotions. The study – the first of its kind – found...

Why We Start Understanding Others at Age 4

Apr 07, 2017

A new study has discovered that we only start understanding other people when we’re four years old. That’s the age when we’re suddenly able to put ourselves in another person’s shoes.The Universiteit Leiden study found that when we reach the...

How your brain makes you honest - or not

Mar 04, 2017

How your brain makes you honest - or not Our brains are so powerful. And we’ve just discovered that they control how honest – or dishonest! – you tend to be.  Honesty is pretty important. Without it, we’d all be lying, cheating dirt bags who...

4 Simple Steps to a Minimalist Life

Feb 13, 2017

There's no doubt that our lives appear more cluttered and chaotic than ever before. Whether that's true or not, many of us suffer from stress caused by a busy modern lifestyle. As a result, many people turn to minimalism. It's a total approach to simplifying...

What health trends will we see in 2017?

Nov 14, 2016

We’re nearing the end of the year, which can only mean one thing. (Apart from stuffing one’s face during the festive season). It’s time to pick the hottest health and fitness trends for the year ahead.What’s in store for health and wellness nuts...

Is a Four Day Work Week Healthy?

Sep 19, 2016

A four day workweek sounds so blissful - four days of work, and a long weekend…every weekend. But to burst our bubble, some experts say the extra personal time may not be as beneficial as first thought. Sounds suss to us (are the so-called ‘experts’ overzealous...

Want to live longer? Read a book

Aug 17, 2016

They say reading makes you smarter, more worldly. And now science says reading for just 3.5 hours a week could extend your life! Yes, avid book readers live about two years longer than non-readers. Just think of how many more books you could read in...

Cold Weather Can Affect Mood When Working Out

Jun 01, 2016

Cold weather can dampen the spirits of even the most motivated of exercisers.  With the following tips for cold weather exercising, you can still become motivated and stay fit. Exercising is important for a number of reasons.  It supports health...

Why Water Views Are Better For Your Mental Health

May 13, 2016

Why water views are better for your mental health Do you feel happier, healthier, and more at peace when watching a wild ocean or calm sea? A new study agrees that people who have a water view (‘blue space’) are mentally healthier than people who...

Take Charge and Live and Active and Healthy Life

May 11, 2016

It’s easy to contemplate the lifestyle changes you want to make, but harder to maintain them. It doesn’t always make a difference whether your goal is exercise, weight loss or maintaining weight, eating healthier, decreasing your stress levels, research...

Health Benefits of Taking Time Off

Apr 22, 2016

When was the last time you took a break from work and all your other responsibilities? While we can't always indulge in a long, extended holiday from our lives, we should try to take some time away from our routine to refresh and replenish our mind, body, and...

5 Health Benefits of Reading

Apr 20, 2016

Are you a book lover? Or do you struggle to find a juicy page-turner? Either way, you might want to stick with it as several studies have backed up the health benefits of books. And some of them might surprise you. 1. Enhance your perception Interestingly, a...

4 Simple Tips to Enjoy Solitude

Feb 03, 2016

These days, many people live alone – and not always by choice. Some times we find ourselves alone and on the brink between being content and being dissatisfied with our solitude. So if you find yourself alone, what are some things you can do to settle...

The Meaning of Holistic Wellbeing

Sep 21, 2015

Being a current "buzz word" and trend (one I see is here for the long-haul), we’re hearing about holistic health everywhere we turn. Yet do we really understand how to apply a true holistic approach to our wellbeing? Do we know what it means to care...

How to choose a fitness tracker

Aug 17, 2015

Fitness trackers are all the rage these days. For a small investment, the wearable watches, bands and bracelets allow you to track your steps, workouts, calories, and even sleep patterns. But with so many fitness trackers on the market, how do you choose...

4 Healthy Habits for a Happier Life

Aug 07, 2015

What makes a person happy? Is it money, power, possessions? Maybe for a little while. But science has shown time and time again that adopting healthy habits is the "secret" to true and long-lasting happiness. Yes, you can have a happier life by...

5 Natural Mood Boosters

Jul 01, 2015

In a bad mood? While it can be tempting to turn to booze, caffeine, sugar or cigarettes when in a gloomy mood, there are some natural attitude adjusters that may work a treat. Here are 5 natural mood boosters to try: 1. Walk your way to a better...

What is Earthing and how does it work?

Jun 25, 2015

Believe in the healing power of the earth and looking to bring your body back into balance?Well then you really should check out Earthing, or grounding,  to learn what benefits this profoundly simple approach to wellness has to offer.ntpages caught...

Top Seven Ways To Be Happy And Well

Jun 24, 2015

I attended the Happiness and its Causes conference this week and here’s what I have learned during the latest research and intellectual and philosophical debate: Practice compassion, for others and especially for yourself. Connect with other people.

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