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Healthier Choices

Your greatest wealth, is your health – Virgil

With summer just around the corner, now is the perfect time to start making some healthier life choices so you’re feeling your best this year. With so much fresh, in-season produce available across a wide range of supermarkets, there’s no excuses! Small, simple changes will make a huge difference to the way you feel both inside and out, so try these top tips to make sure you’re summer ready!

Hydrate

Try to drink between 3-5 litres of water a day, even more depending on your body consumption. It may sound like a lot initially, but once it’s part of your routine you may even want to increase it. Try replacing fizzy drinks for sparkling water with lemon … Continue reading »

Healthy Mind

To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear – Buddha

Every consistent gym-goer and personal trainer will notice the sudden surge of new leisure club members after Christmas in a frantic attempt to get fit following the winter splurge. However, three months on, are these optimists still regular users of the treadmill? Studies indicate that in fact, numbers drop after a few weeks when the novelty of the ‘summer body’ wears off, but why not try making exercise part of your lifelong routine?

A study has shown that lifelong exercise can improve brain functioning later in life. It indicated that those who engaged in regular exercise performed better in mental … Continue reading »

February 14th <3

All you need is love, but a little chocolate now and then wouldn’t hurt – Charles. M Schulz

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner so I can imagine some of you are starting to panic about gift ideas! With jewellers bombarding potential customers with offers, restaurants advertising 7 course meals with champagne and hotels throwing in spa treatments with an overnight stay, it’s easy for the true meaning of Valentine’s Day to get blurred!

There is no need for this annual event to break the bank, so I’ve come up with a few sweet ideas to set your heart racing and make your Valentines’ day.

Breakfast in bed! This year Valentine’s Day it’s on a Saturday so no excuses like the early … Continue reading »

National Hugging Day

Sometimes all you need is hug from the right person…and all your stress will melt away – Unknown

So if you didn’t already know, today is National Hugging Day and here at beFriend, we’re rather excited about it!

National Hugging Day is an annual holiday on 21st January, founded in 1986. Originating in Michigan, the holiday has since spread globally and people across the world are now embracing this ‘feel-good’ day! So why has this day become so popular?

We think there’s no better way to express your care for someone than by giving them a hug. When done authentically, a hug can make someone feel loved, happy and comforted, supported by research carried out in the U.S by two psychologists; Grewan and Light. They … Continue reading »

January

We human beings are social beings. We come into the world as the result of others’ actions. We survive here in dependence on others. Whether we like it or not, there is hardly a moment of our lives when we do not benefit from others’ activities. For this reason, it is hardly surprising that most of our happiness arises in the context of our relationships with others. – Dalai Lama

As the buzz of Christmas draws to a close, the markets pack up for another year and the last of the left over chocolate gets thrown hesitantly in the bin in an attempt to embrace the ‘new year, new me’ diet, we are met with January. Notoriously the bluest month of the year, January … Continue reading »

Finding someone for everyone

To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world

True friendship is one of the strongest relationships you can have with another person and a true friend is always there through thick and thin. They laugh with you, cry with you, be there for you no matter what. Friendship is a journey with another person whether it’s long or short. Loneliness can touch many of us from time to time so it’s important to always have someone by your side.

Having true friendships gives you the confidence to string more friendships. Joining new groups are great ways to meet new people when you’re lonely. It’s easier to make a connection more organically with people who … Continue reading »

Back to School – Bye Bye Summertime

Learn as much as you can while you are young, since life becomes too busy later

With September nearing, the back to school period is upon us. Students all over the country are getting ready to move away from home, children’s uniforms and pencil cases are being bought, it’s time to screw on our sensible heads and get motivated. As well as all the students, with summer coming to a close, it’s time to reflect on the past year and make the changes you might need to change. Setting yourself goals and bringing structure back in to your life is the key to success!

New beginnings are always going to seem daunting, but new goals, new hobbies, new friendships are definitely exciting. It’s about finding … Continue reading »

Robin Williams

He was one of a kind. He arrived in our lives as an alien but he ended up touching every element of the human spirit

Robin Williams was a respected actor, comedian, producer and screenwriter. With his sudden death it has brought the whole country into mourning. Losing such an iconic, unique artist has been devastating for his loved ones as well as his fans. Robin touched so many lives through his variety of astonishing work. From Good morning Vietnam to Aladdin, Robin Williams will always be in our lives as these films will never die.

Robin was nominated for several awards throughout his career and was highly recognised for his work within the industry. He has been so present in all our lives … Continue reading »

The Power of Social Media

You are what you share – C.W. Leadbeater

Social media has now become a part of our culture. With the millions of applications, websites and other platforms, it’s incredible to see how the face of social media has impacted society. Social media has built a platform for people to communicate all over the world. The thought that so many people get their news from social media can be scary.

Many people have a negative attitude towards social media and its influence on today’s generation, rather than focusing on the positivity that it can spread on society. Social media gives us the opportunity to connect with people in an innovative way. Having the freedom to say what we want on the internet makes us feel … Continue reading »

The Experience

The only source of knowledge is experience. – Albert Einstein

Life is a continuous chain of experience. It enables us to learn and have a more educated life. Experience is a key element within life, which essentially influences and inspires the way we choose to live. Experience is something that can never be taken away from someone or understood in the way someone experiences it. It’s something that is different for every single person, whether it’s positive or negative. Experience becomes meaningful and significant within our lives. What you learn from experience is down to the person which shapes the person you are.

Experience has tremendous value. It changes the way we look at things and continuously changes our opinions. Experience helps to adapt … Continue reading »

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