04 Sep Marriage and relationship audit

Want a great marriage or relationship? Time for a marriage and relationship audit. Here's one way to check out how you're tracking: First, line up (in your mind, or better still, on paper) all the positive interactions that you and your partner have with each other on...

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03 Aug Depression and probiotics

New research about depression and probiotics reveals that sadness and depression aren’t just “in your head”. Anyone who has experienced real depression will know how futile (and frustrating) advice along the lines of “just pull yourself together” really is. It’s futile because it’s simply not possible:...

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Relationships and alcohol

30 May Relationships and alcohol

If you’re using alcohol to cope with difficult relationships, an amino acid called tyrosine may provide real solutions. Plenty of us enjoy a drink. But when does a bit of “self-medication” with our favourite beverage become problematic for our relationship health? Would we even know when we’ve...

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Good mood foods

30 Apr Emotional health starts with nutrition

Emotional health starts with healthy nutrition. What are good mood foods, and what should we look for when making healthy food choices? [caption id="" align="alignright" width="401"] Photo by wonderyort [/caption] I was happily surprised to see a poster heralding “Good mood foods” at one particular outlet in...

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