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  • Looking Forward 28 Dec 18

    The start of a New Year always brings with it good intentions, talk of a ‘fresh start’ and, for many people, a review of their goals and ambitions. So, why is it that by February it’s back to... Read More

  • Stress Is Sabotaging Your Waistline 17 Jun 16

    We’ve all done it. Mindlessly wolfed down a triple by-pass burger and chips in front of the computer as we try to meet a work deadline. Or polished off a tub of cookie dough ice cream after... Read More

  • Shelve Your Worries 16 Oct 15

    On the face of it, it’s a no brainer. Spend hundreds of pounds – and hours of your time – on therapy sessions that may or may not work for you, or spend £6.99 on a book that claims – nay... Read More

  • It's Good To Talk 17 Oct 14

    If you know that there’s a problem, and are prepared to admit and address it, you are well on the way to resolving it. Going for counselling can be a really positive step, enabling you to find... Read More

  • We Wish You A Merry Tiff-mas 29 Nov 13

    Alongside buying presents and baking mince pies, Relate is calling on everyone to put relationship maintenance on their ‘to do list’ this festive season. Relate counsellor Judy Karr... Read More

  • Smart Drugs 18 Oct 13

    Most of us, when we’re feeling under par, look at our sleep patterns, our diet, our exercise (or lack of it). We knock back a vitamin supplement, drink more water or more coffee, and gird our loins... Read More

  • A Giggle Is Good For You 29 Mar 13

    When we laugh, we change physiologically as muscles are stretched both across the face and throughout the body. Pulse and blood pressure go up briefly and we breathe faster, sending more oxygen to... Read More

  • Fear Of Falling 16 Nov 12

    Imagine I told you that four years ago, James, 34, a father of two young children, lost his battle with cancer. I expect you’d feel sadness at a young life cut so short, and sorrow for the loss... Read More

  • Light A Penny Candle 5 Oct 12

    Ask Google for a definition of the word Candle and you get an amazing range answers, varying from the plain (‘block of wax or tallow with a central wick that is lit to produce light as it... Read More

  • New Year… New You… 21 Jan 11

    …don’t worry, you’re in good company. Recent research from the University of Hertfordshire found that more than three quarters of those who vow to transform their lives as the clock strikes... Read More

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