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Mental Health

Read the latest features on all things mental health, from advice on anxiety and depression to personal experiences of mental illness and the experts and remedies that can help boost your mental wellbeing

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Frankincense: the wise men’s gift that soothes skin and anxiety

December 21st 2018 / Anna Hunter

It’s the biblical gift that keeps on giving, at least where stress and burnout are concerned. From aromatherapy to skincare and fragrance, here’s why one of the most ancient essential oils of all still has a place in our frazzled modern lives… >>>

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Could a 'light diet' make you happier?

December 20th 2018 / Karl Ryberg

Just like food, the type of light you're exposed to could make you feel better – or worse. Leading light expert Karl Ryberg explains how to max out on healthy rays at the darkest time of the year and avoid energy-sapping ones. Yes, it involves your phone... >>>

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How 4 women survived Christmas when they were pregnant

December 20th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Morning sickness, exhaustion and going into labour at Selfridges...being pregnant during party season offers up a variety of very different challenges. Four women share their unique stories with us >>>

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What we can all learn from 'The Truth Pixie'

December 20th 2018 / Victoria Woodhall

Matt Haig’s best-selling book written to guide children through troubled times has gone viral among adults too. If Christmas is a time of conflicting emotions, you’ll want this in your stocking >>>

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The Christmas self-care tips mental wellness experts swear by

December 19th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Stop anxiety and exhaustion from wrecking your Christmas with these words of wellbeing wisdom >>>

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Organisation guru Marie Kondo is getting her own Netflix show

December 13th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

'Tidying Up with Marie Kondo' premieres on 1 January 2019 – a must-watch if you want to declutter your life. Meanwhile, here are 10 organisational tips we've learned from her Instagram >>>

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How to cope at parties and work events when you’re an introvert

December 12th 2018 / Anna Hunter

You don’t need to be loud to be the life and soul of the party. Here’s how to get the most out of social and work gatherings without losing all your energy, hiding in the bathroom or opting out altogether >>>

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If you get bored when you work out you need to try immersive fitness

December 4th 2018 / Anna Hunter

Exercise isn’t always exciting, unless you do it like this that is. From ‘spinema’ to cinematic yoga against an Alpine backdrop, immersive fitness will make you see, feel and experience workouts in a whole new way (and you won’t be tempted to bail) >>>

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I took up adult ballet at 40 and it changed my relationship with food

December 2nd 2018 / Ateh Jewel

After years of emotional eating, Ateh Jewel longed to feel the lightness and delight that she saw in her daughters when they danced. She searched 'classical ballet for adults' and this is her journey >>>

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This is how Elle Macpherson heads off an energy crash

November 25th 2018 / Elle Macpherson

Whatever threatens to drain your batteries, whether it's low mood, hormones or a 4pm sugar dip, our columnist knows how to surf the slump. Here’s how Elle manages her energy all day >>>

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How to use a voice assistant to improve your career, sleep and fitness

November 22nd 2018 / Anna Hunter

Ask Alexa to guide you through a seven minute workout or get Google to organise your bedtime routine - from beauty how-tos to hands-free help with a new baby, here are the voice assistant hacks that get you ahead >>>

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The 10 best crystals for beginners

November 20th 2018 / Nadia Narain and Katia Narain Phillips

From Adele to Victoria Beckham, celebrity crystal healing fans abound, but what can they do for you? Two bestselling authors and wellbeing entrepreneurs give us their quick guide to crystals and the best ways to use them >>>

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5 common stomach symptoms that prebiotics could help to treat

November 19th 2018 / Anna Hunter

Whether bloating, constipation or wind are cramping your style, we’ve got a dietary addition that could soothe all manner of digestive issues. For a surprising route to relief, look no further… >>>

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7 habits of well-meaning women that can prove toxic

November 18th 2018 / Felicity Morse

Are we sabotaging ourselves without even realising it? Life coach Felicity Morse examines our well-intended but ultimately unhelpful habits >>>

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The anti beauty cyberbullying video we all need to watch

November 12th 2018 / Anna Hunter

Last year we deleted more than 100 million images from social media because of online beauty bullying. In Anti-Bullying Week, a new initiative fronted by Rita Ora and Cara Delevingne calls time on this trolling epidemic, affecting 1 in 4 young women >>>

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Hypnotherapy helped me with my anxiety, and now I use it to help others

November 8th 2018 / Fiona Lamb

As a teenager, hypnotherapist Fiona Lamb suffered from both anxiety and severe insomnia, but struggled to find the help she needed to address the root cause. Discovering self-hypnosis changed that though and gave her a new career path too >>>

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Why The Spice Girls’ 'girl power' isn’t what you’d think

November 6th 2018 / Anna Hunter

Whatever you think of the Spice Girls’ and their recently announced reunion tour, they’ve collectively broken away from the archetypes they were given and face issues familiar to many of us with honesty. Here’s why girl power 2.0 looks a lot different… >>>

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The energising morning habits that wake you up better than coffee

November 4th 2018 / Anna Hunter

Not that we’re dissing a double espresso, but a cup of joe isn’t the only way to get your juices flowing in the morning. Seeing as just 46% of us feel well rested on waking, here are some ideas to kickstart your system >>>

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Genius budgeting apps and tricks to help you save money

November 1st 2018 / Laura Whateley

If your outgoings are making it impossible for you to set money aside each month, you’re not alone. Acclaimed financial expert and journalist Laura Whateley, shares her favourite budget apps and top tips for regaining control of your bank account >>>

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7 ways to clear stress from your life

November 1st 2018 / Chloe Brotheridge

Feeling stressed out and overwhelmed? Here's the expert guide to calming down for good >>>

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The new Cotswolds wellness destination that's seriously relaxing

October 31st 2018 / Susannah Taylor

Stressed out? Strung out? In need of some headspace? Susannah Taylor knows just the place to find it. She heads to Thyme for the ultimate English country escape >>>

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Sarah Vine: How testosterone dramatically improves my energy levels

October 30th 2018 / Sarah Vine

Sarah Vine feels more focused and energised post-50 and going through the menopause than she did at 40. The reason? A daily testosterone hormone prescription >>>

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12 of the best yoga hotspots in London

October 26th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Looking for the best yoga classes and studios the capital has to offer? Here are our top picks >>>

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Could this be the answer for migraine sufferers?

October 25th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

From stress to ‘leaky gut,’ new research shows that probiotics could help you take back control of your triggers. Here’s how >>>

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The Postnatal Diaries 5: How to get over motivation procrastination

October 25th 2018 / Susannah Taylor

It took Susannah Taylor three years to get back into exercise after her second child. After baby number 3, she was determined to find her fitness mojo as soon as it was safe. Here she discusses how to muster up the motivation to get fit post-birth >>>

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