Mental Health

When a medical condition makes you need the toilet suddenly, ongoing worry about where the nearest one is, is understandable. Here we explore toilet anxiety, and, crucially, how to cope with it Imagine you’re somewhere you’ve never been before, and you suddenly realise you need to use the bathroom. You start looking around and asking
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The most valuable relationship you have is the one with yourself, so recognising the ways you can nurture it is vital. Here are seven arms of self-love that come together to create a wholesome, and well-rounded, connection with that person who’s been from day dot: you 1. Self-awareness Getting to know yourself, your needs and
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Take your friendships to the next level with these fun and inspiring questions Our friendships fill our lives with joy; bringing us support, comfort, and a whole lot of laughter. These bonds see us through the challenges that inevitably come our way as time goes on – and it makes all the difference having someone
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Heralded as ‘the most exciting opening in the UK’ by CN Traveller, does Birch mark the beginnings of a new form of hospitality? When was the last time you took some time away from your busy schedule to truly relax, and have a little fun? Away from the bustling streets of the town or city
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A little white lie never really hurts, right? Well, actually, telling fibs can impact your physical and mental health. Perhaps it’s time to embrace radical honesty instead? In our society, we are used to telling white lies. Maybe you don’t want to go to a social event so you make up an excuse about being
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Grace Victory joins Happiful’s podcast I am. I have to share her thoughts on therapy, Motherhood, vulnerability and the restorative energy of the sea “I’m good, but I’m going through it. I’m not going to lie,” Happiful’s columnist Grace Victory shares, explaining that the podcast recording follows an intense day and one of her twice
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Broadcaster, author and bowel cancer awareness advocate Deborah James launches fund to support cancer research and personalised medicine for patients Deborah James, AKA BowelBabe, has launched an incredible fund to raise money for clinical trials, research into personalised medicine for cancer patients and further campaigns to raise awareness of bowel cancer. The initial target for
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When caring responsibilities pull you in two different directions, how can you best look after your own wellbeing? In 2022, our personal timelines are looking dramatically different to those of the generations that came before us. People are living longer, and many are choosing to have children later in life. These two trends offer a
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Despite advances in technology, and travel, more and more people are feeling alone. Here, we’re debunking six misconceptions about loneliness, and providing key steps to manage and improve it Social ties are what unite us, providing validation, and making us feel seen and heard. But when those ties are broken, we can be left feeling
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Learn more about 10 different types of personality disorders In short, a personality disorder is a condition that affects the way that you think, feel, and behave. They might affect the way that you relate to others, and to yourself, and are usually long-term conditions that commonly begin in adolescence. People with personality disorders might
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We all can find ourselves low on energy from time to time, but what can we do to protect our remaining energy reserves from outside influences? Using spoons to describe energy levels has become a popular way to explain how draining certain tasks or activities can be. Originally used by the chronic pain community to
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As trading and investing in cryptocurrency is becoming increasingly popular, how can you tell when a relationship with a new financial venture is becoming unhealthy? Bitcoin, ethereum, binance coin, cardano, dogecoin… If that list means more to you than just a collection of random words, then you probably already know about cryptocurrency and its growing
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From mounting pressures at work, to financial worries, or concerns around your health, there are myriad of ways stress can build, so it’s essential to address before things escalate. Our expert columnist Bhavna Raithatha explores how stress develops, and offers practical solutions to help manage the tensions in your life right now Stress affects everyone,
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Society expects males to be loud, swaggering, confident alphas. But there is much to celebrate and admire in a quieter, thoughtful, empathetic version of masculinity Try to imagine a conversation where an extrovert is told: ‘You’re a bit loud aren’t you?’ or ‘You talk too much’ within the first few minutes of meeting them. It’s
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Creator of The Joy Journal for Grown Ups Laura Brand joins Happiful’s podcast to talk about creativity, connection, curiosity and her passion for lifelong learning Laura Brand, author of The Joy Journal for Grown Ups: 50 homemade craft ideas to inspire creativity and connection, joins I am. I have to share that she’s still ‘the
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Give your working life a boost with these quick and easy wellbeing wins to transform your 9 to 5 Work can get overwhelming at times and, let’s be honest, it’s easy for workplace wellbeing to fall off the agenda. There’s always something getting in the way, whether it’s battling your inbox, dealing with difficult customers,
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