Tag Archives: self-esteem
Posted on 01. Apr, 2011 by Julia Barnard.
April is the fourth month of the year and may have been named after the goddess Aphrodite. Celebrated this month are World Creativity Week, World Health Day and International Dance Day. This month I will consider how everybody can be creative and how using your creativity skills can be a great mood booster. In recognition [...]
Posted on 01. Feb, 2011 by Julia Barnard.
February is the second month of the year and is named after Februa the Roman purification festival. This month celebrates International Friendship Month. Friendships have been shown to be important to our happiness, health and wellbeing, so it makes sense to consider the friends in your life. It is also Random Acts of Kindness Week [...]
Posted on 07. Dec, 2010 by Julia Barnard.
Have you ever felt lonely? It doesn’t feel so good does it? You feel separated from others both physically and mentally. Because you do not have to be alone to feel lonely. You can be surrounded by others, yet anything they say or do does not matter. It’s like they’ve ceased to exist. If your [...]
Posted on 23. Aug, 2010 by Julia Barnard.
on its own is a great mood booster. Do it surrounded by nature and the benefits are even greater. A University of Essex study analysed 10 studies to see the impact exercising outdoors had. They found positive effects of increased mood and greater self-esteem occurred within just five minutes. Young people and people with mental [...]
Posted on 11. May, 2010 by Julia Barnard.
Children who experience low are more likely to be faced with obesity as adults. This is particularly so for girls, according to the King’s College London study. 6,500 10 year olds had their weight and height measured, as well as their self-esteem levels. 20 years later, participants reported their weight and height. Those children who [...]
Posted on 07. Apr, 2010 by Julia Barnard.
Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms. George Eliot If you have a pet, I am pretty sure they are a great source of pleasure to you. Hopefully they are an important part of your family, with their own unique and behaviour patterns. It may interest you to [...]
Posted on 23. Jun, 2009 by Julia Barnard.
Put aside the belief that you’re not the creative type. Given time and space we can all be more creative. It is not just about creating artwork. It could be a creative solution to your filing crisis at work. It is about finding novel ways of doing things. Creativity can assist problem solving and help [...]
Posted on 22. Jun, 2009 by Julia Barnard.
If there’s one thing you should do today to boost your wellbeing, it’s have a good laugh. It feels good to laugh and benefits you in many different ways. This article will look at those many benefits and offer tips to ensure you get more laughter in your life. Physiological benefits Many studies have looked [...]
Posted on 27. Aug, 2008 by Julia Barnard.
What is optimism? Optimism is a concept closely related to happiness. It is about not giving up when the going gets tough. Yet when the going is good, having optimism means you expect the good to continue. It is about having hope and always believing things will improve. Being an optimist puts you in a [...]
Posted on 21. Aug, 2008 by Julia Barnard.
Exercise can benefit us physically and mentally. Outlined below are some of the most commonly reported benefits of exercise. The physical benefits Carried out regularly, exercise can reduce blood pressure and help protect against a heart attack. By engaging in muscular strength training you can protect yourself against injury. Aerobic exercise will assist your heart [...]