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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 »

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 »

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 »

Fathers Day

My Father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me. – Jim Valvano

Fathers Day was originally created to complement Mothers Day. People are often reluctant to conforming to this ‘made up day’. Mothers day fuels 75% more spending than Fathers Day. Sometimes we forget to show our dads how much we love them, but it’s never forgotten. People celebrate Fathers day to honour our fathers and celebrate their fatherhood. Why shouldn’t that be something to celebrate?

A son’s hero and daughters first love. It’s one of the most important jobs of all. A Father is one of the biggest influences in their child’s life and has now become a positive influence for society. There’s no way of … Continue reading »

Music Festivals

Festivals promote diversity, they bring neighbours into dialogue, they increase creativity, they offer opportunities for civic pride, they improve our general psychological wellbeing. In short, they make cities better places to live. – David Binder

Music festivals mark the sound of escapism from reality. The festival season is finally here so why not talk about it? Festivals are a must-do for the summer season creating an experience beyond music. Thousands of people travel from far and wide to attend different festivals bringing such a diverse audience into one. It’s amazing to see so many different kinds of people who all share a passion for the same music.

Festivals have so much more to offer than just music. As well as bringing a variety … Continue reading »

Childhood Memories

Memories of childhood were the dreams that stayed with you after you woke

Childhood memories have become very popular for scientific research in the last two decades. Traumatic and influential experiences in early childhood raise important questions about early development. We have the capacity to remember events that happened to us from the age as early as one. Other sources say that is it more common to begin to have memory from the age of three.

Amongst its other roles, childhood memory can guide our present behaviour and help to predict future outcomes. They can influence our behaviour as we grow as specific, influential memories can stay with us forever. Our school and family environment influences our memory, which can reflect in our adult life. … Continue reading »

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