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Young Children and Anxiety: What Can You Do?
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Young Children and Anxiety: What Can You Do?

A little over a year ago our pediatrician handed me a phone number and said “it’s time”. The phone number was for our local Mental Health Access team, and she was referring my daughter for further assessments. At the time my eldest was only three years old, but we had known for a long time that she had many behaviors that pointed towards anxiety.

5 tips to beat Hayfever
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5 tips to beat Hayfever

Hay fever – the allergy that leaves 18 million of us in a sneezing mess, and the rest wondering how a warm summer day can cause such strife. As we reach the peak of hay fever season here are some tips (and some myths!) for how avoid the symptoms and enjoy the sun. 1.  Rid…

How does exercise affect mental health?
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How does exercise affect mental health?

Some people meditate to relieve stress, whilst others turn to hobbies such as cooking, travelling and knitting. The mind-body connection is so significant that what we physically do with our body can impact our mental state, and vice versa–what we think and feel can affect our biological functioning. So it should come as no surprise…

7 Benefits of eating dark chocolate
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7 Benefits of eating dark chocolate

There are a few ways you can tell Easter is around the corner, but there’s always one thing in specific: Easter eggs. Lining the shelves in supermarkets, ready to be picked up for brunches and egg hunts. Admittedly, for a lot of us, chocolate has become one of the defining features of Easter. In fact,…