what is habit stacking and does it work?

what is habit stacking and does it work?

Building better habits isn’t easy. We say we’ll start meditating every day, juicing, hitting the gym a certain number of times a week, stop negative self-talk… and somehow the days roll on just as...

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the best houseplants to relieve stress and anxiety

the best houseplants to relieve stress and anxiety

A bit of greenery in your home goes a long way. Houseplants make any space look more stylish and homely, and they make you look like you definitely have your life together. But, aside from making...

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success bombing: the issue no one talks about

success bombing: the issue no one talks about

Psychology: ‘success bombing’ is the awkward friendship issue that no one talks about. Success bombing is a symptom of our increasingly narcissistic culture, and it’s having a negative impact on...

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talk with andy - edition 4

talk with andy - edition 4

As the resident therapist at the online LGBTQymru magazine I'll be answering your questions on mental health and life. Here's my column from the fourth edition. You'll also find links to read the...

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how books can impact your mental health

how books can impact your mental health

We’ve long known that we can find comfort, solace and help in the pages of a book, and now research has confirmed that reading can be good for our mental health. It’s that moment when you sink...

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micromanipulation: covert narcissistic tactics

micromanipulation: covert narcissistic tactics

Micromanipulation: the covert tactic that narcissists use in arguments to reassert control. Eliciting sympathy and demanding attention are pretty common tactics in the course of your average...

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study links too much free time to lower sense of wellbeing

study links too much free time to lower sense of wellbeing

Research shows there is a ‘sweet spot’ and subjective wellbeing drops off after about five hours. The lesson of Goldilocks, that one can have too much of a good thing, even when it comes to the...

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stay calm during confrontation

stay calm during confrontation

How to stay calm during a confrontation: A psychologist explains why it’s so hard to keep a handle on your emotions when your buttons are pushed, and what you can do to have more productive...

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how to deal with brain fog

how to deal with brain fog

The pandemic has seen us overhaul our lives, but in the least energetic way. With plenty more solitude and screen time under our belts, how might this have impacted upon our brain health?...

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talk with andy - edition 3

talk with andy - edition 3

As the resident therapist at the online LGBTQymru magazine I'll be answering your questions on mental health and life. Here's my column from the third edition. You'll also find links to read the...

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why do we procrastinate?

why do we procrastinate?

The science behind why we procrastinate—and how to stop the cycle. From making a doctor’s appointment to doing speedwork, new research digs into the reason we put things off. You know you have to...

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IV vitamin drips in Cardiff

IV vitamin drips in Cardiff

Vitamin IV Drip Review: 'I Tried a Nutrient Drip for 2 Weeks': Can they do more than generate a few 'likes' on Insta? If there's any single time of year when you might feel the need to inject...

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