Health & Wellbeing

Stress can affect both your physical and mental health. As more research is done into the link between stress and health, the medical community is beginning to view stress as a serious problem. A recent study by the American Psychological Association revealed that stress is the number one cause for chronic illness.

Project who you’d like to be

Richard Branson is viewed by many people as a decent chap. He does have an interesting tendency to ditch very expensive balloons in large oceans, but he has managed to build his business empire on the back of his image as the type of guy …

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Learn from your mistakes

I don’t hold the philosophy that every single problem is an opportunity just waiting to transform your life radically for the better if only you will let it. This is rubbish. Problems are exactly that: things we would rather not have, since they make a …

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Practise a faith

A Jewish patient once told me a true story about a group of senior rabbis imprisoned in a concentration camp. They were forced to work all day every day, except Sunday afternoons when they were allowed a few precious hours off. One such Sunday, a …

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Adapt your attitude

A few days before the stroke that killed my father, he quoted the well-known saying ‘Grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.’ We hugged each …

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Think positive

Thinking positive is one of the most scientifically-proven ways to cure stress, says a new study.

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Keep pen and paper by your bed

Stress affects our sleep, and when this happens many people feel that they must really do something about it. When they see their GP they either are in an exhausted state or have been sent by their partner whose sleep their insomnia is also disturbing. …

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Stand up for yourself

Under the thumb Before the days of little blue pills for impotence, a bashful young man asked me for help with his sexual problems. He had a forceful and enthusiastic wife, and he felt inadequate. We finally agreed that a course of injections would help. …

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Learn to ‘be’, not ‘have’

I am very rarely lost for words. In fact, most people say that is the last thing that would happen to me. I also view myself as unshockable being privileged enough in my job to see people as they really are ensures that – but …

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