In today's busy world, it can be hard to find time to relax and unwind. But doing so can be incredibly good for your mental and physical health. Mindfulness and meditation are two simple ways to introduce a few moments of calm into life — whether at home, work or when out and about — and can be practiced by anyone. If you're buying a holiday gift for someone who already appreciates mindfulness or meditation, or you're keen to spread the word about the relaxing and stress-relieving benefits to be gained, there are plenty of appropriate gifts available.Read Full Story
Yoga classes at a college in Canada were canceled this week over concerns that Western yoga is culturally insensitive and that practicing yoga in the west is part of a colonialist tradition. For many, this is the first time they are hearing this argument. But for those of us who have been practicing for years, these arguments are nothing new.Read Full Story
Hygge was never meant to be translated. It was meant to be felt. So said translator ToveMaren Stakkestad. Curling up in a squishy armchair with a good book is hygge. Candlelit kisses under the duvet are hygge. The conspiratorial murmur of friends over a bottle of red is hygge.Read Full Story
The main treatments for breast cancer are surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hormone therapy and biological therapy. The best treatment option depends on the size of the tumour and how advanced the cancer is.Read Full Story
"Easy weight loss." If you're immediately suspicious of anything that comes after those three words, you're right to be. They're touted by fitness programs, diet books and supplement companies with greater regularity than a yogi on a juice cleanse.Read Full Story
I’ve been in the most intimate settings with some of the biggest celebs, nothing between us but a bath towel and some almond oil. I’ll never forget the time that Patrick Dempsey — a.k.a. Dr. McDreamy — disrobed and got on my table in a swanky hotel room in South Beach. “I get paid to do this?!” I thought, as my hands glided across his back.Read Full Story
When the mental health of new mothers is discussed, the conversation typically revolves around postnatal depression following the birth of the baby. What isn't so widely talked about is the fact that many women experience anxiety and depression early on in their pregnancy.Read Full Story
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