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Happiness Health

Movement for Mood

Mood improving movement With my work I hear this type of comment a lot: “I feel so good after training” ” I feel so much better on the day I come to boot camp” “I’m so glad I came to the session” Benefits beyond the body The benefits of training can help so much in […]

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Exercise vs chocolate: a stand-off in the fight for happiness

Working out: a new cure for depression? Have you ever wondered about your mental health? Have you ever experienced anxiety, schizophrenia, depression, trauma or ADHD? These are some of the most common mental illnesses which we come across today. Constant rushing and facing problems of everyday life may make you feel overwrought or depressed. Suffering […]

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Sugar kills your sex life

Are you a secret sugar addict? I must confess I also crave a lot of sugary foods…chocolate in particular is my weakness. Since attempting to really reduce the amount of added sugar I’m eating, I feel much better physically, although I crave it even more! I would normally eat a whole bar of chocolate in one […]

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Insomnia makes me a better therapist

For years I have suffered with insomnia. Many sleepless nights, or nights of lying awake for hours, just to fall asleep a half an hour before the alarm was due to go off. When I was a toddler, my mother would sneak upstairs to check on me while I was sleeping. Having been such a […]

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Is gluten damaging your brain?

You may have heard about the damaging effects of gluten on your gut if you have coeliac disease or even an intolerance to gluten, but have you heard that it can also affect your brain and contribute to health conditions such as depression, anxiety, OCD, schizophrenia and more? Symptoms of gluten sensitivity You feel bloated […]

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Lost in the expat desert

Anna – a case study, part 1 by Stephen Davies, Psychologist & Running Therapist Introducing Anna Anna is a 26 year old female from the United States that has been living in the Netherlands for about 5 years. She decided to move after meeting her current partner Hans while travelling around Europe. The initial organisation […]

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Take off those heavy boots

7 ways to rid yourself of the blues (a.k.a…depression) In the book Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, the main character, Oskar Schell, describes his depression as ‘wearing heavy boots’.  I know I’ve worn heavy boots from time to time, but you may use different words to describe it. No matter how you describe it, I think […]