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Monthly Archives: June 2015

Winter Comfort Food

Winter is for hibernating, keeping warm and eating comfort food. You might be still studying  – or recovering  – from those exams, so you need to look after yourself. Studying requires the right kind of fuel to keep you going (and warm). And cooking some wholesome food is a good way of taking care of […]

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Smile Power

You may not be aware of just how important a smile can be. It is in fact a universal communication tool and the very act of smiling can induce in us a sense of well being.The attached TED talk by Ron Gutman  explains some of the ‘science’ behind smiling. When we asked students a couple […]

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Antigonish…..

Antigonish [I met a man who wasn’t there] by Hughes Mearns Yesterday, upon the stair, I met a man who wasn’t there He wasn’t there again today I wish, I wish he’d go away… This portion of a poem by Hugh Mearns was recited to me by my Grandmother, if  I was worrying about something. For […]

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Move more – it’s good for you!

This is most definitely one of the busiest and most challenging times of the year for students as everyone is finalising assessments tasks and preparing for exams. This often means that we are sitting in one place for longer periods of time and maybe not prioritising exercise and moving. But we know that moving is […]

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Asking “How are you?”

In one of my blogs at the end of last year I talked about The Benefits of Helping. In that blog I reported some of the evidence about the good that can come from helping others and the good that comes back to you as a result of being the ‘helper’. Often we get a […]

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