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7 Ways to Keep Your Immunity Strong During COVID-19

Your immune system is an intricate, co-dependent structure of white blood cells, antibodies, complex proteins, networks, and organs. Some parts of the system act as literal barriers, preventing viruses and bacteria from reaching your organs like your brain, while others hunt and remove the invaders from your body.   Although your immune system is effective against many disease-causing germs and viruses, it requires time to familiarise itself with the enemy. In a lot of scenarios, it needs to be able to recognise an illness-causing pathogen as a danger before it knows it needs to be removed from your body. Of course, this is usually only possible once you’ve developed the specific antibodies from either having been sick with an illness...

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How to Unplug from Social Media Effectively!

The world today has never been more connected. Regardless of where you are in the world, from Portugal to New Zealand, you can send a message to anyone across the globe… provided you both have an internet connection. The internet not only breaks location and distance barrier, but also social barriers. Regular people are even able to tweet our favourite authors, athletes, and other famous personalities. Sometimes they even respond.   Occasionally, like myself you may find yourself lost in your online life, forgetting to live your real life. I know I’ve had times where I’ve focused on being more connected online only to end up disconnected with the real world. Sometimes you need to take a step back, unplug...

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Night Affirmations for Restful, Self-Improving Sleep

Mindfulness is an important although underappreciated part of our mental health and self-care. As an adult with responsibilities and a hectic life, I know I tend to shove something as simple as mindfulness aside. Imagine closing your eyes at the end of a long day and not taking the stress to bed with you. Wouldn’t it be nice to wake up feeling refreshed? A repercussion of the added stress in our adult lives is that it can manifest into insomnia or difficulty sleeping.  As someone who has experienced their fair share of anxiety and difficulty sleeping, I have searched for natural remedies that can help me live in a better state of mindfulness. One strategy to improving your mindfulness and...

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3 Steps to Creating Your Own At-Home Spa Day

Times are unpredictable and stressful – so this once luxury is now a huge part of my wellness routine. I’ve had to prioritise my health both physical and mental, and a little self-care goes a long way even at the best of times.  I have always loved the unplugged blissfulness of a good spa day with full-body massages and facials. Those hours of pure pampering are the ultimate indulgence; yet a spa trip doesn’t always fit into my schedule or my budget!  You can easily recreate a relaxing spa-like experience in the comfort of your own home so there’s no excuse for not taking a moment to yourself! Here are some of my handy home spa tips!   Alluring Atmosphere...

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