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Natural help for depression and anxiety

Glynis Barber Health, Stress Management 3 Comments

Today I want to tell you about the most amazing supplement known as “the happiness herb”. I’ve been taking this myself for a few months now and I’ve never known anything quite like it. It’s particularly good for anxiety (which I’ve had bouts of over the last few years), depression and even insomnia. Thanks to this incredible herb, along with …

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Tips for coming out of lockdown (video)

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Following on from a previous video with psychotherapist Joan Kingsley about the effects of lockdown on our brains, she and I do a follow up talk about coming out of lockdown. For many people, staying at home in their tracksuits, having minimal personal contact with other people, has become the norm. Joan advises us to make the effort, get dressed …

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Breathing exercise for anxiety (video)

Glynis Barber Stress Management 2 Comments

Anxiety and stress can be very debilitating and I know because I’ve suffered from both at various times. The last year, since the start of the pandemic and multiple lockdowns, has been a challenging one. People who have never had anxiety have started suffering from it and people who already had it, found their condition worsening. The UK is going …

Joan Kingsley and Glynis

A psychotherapist explains lockdown brain (video)

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Following on from the recent articles by psychotherapist Joan Kingsley on lockdown brain, I had the chance to interview her in person for my brand new YouTube channel which launches today. It’s so different sitting down and chatting to someone as opposed to writing down the facts in an article. You never know what’s going to come up and of …

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Why has lockdown turned me into a chocolate guzzling insomniac?

Glynis Barber Health, Stress Management 5 Comments

Previously, psychotherapist Joan Kingsley explained what our brains are doing to cope with the pandemic and lockdown and why we feel so afraid. This time she looks at the many other symptoms of lockdown brain. Anxiety, insomnia, forgetfulness, lack of concentration and the constant need to eat chocolate and sugary treats. You can read the first part here: Has lockdown …

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Green Tea

Glynis Barber Diet & Nutrition, Health 4 Comments

It’s the simple things that count at times like this. The quiet moments. The moments we take for ourselves or choose to share with someone we love. For me, one of the great pleasures of the long days we all face at the moment, is sitting down with a cup of tea. And it has to be green. Not only …

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Cleaning – better than Prozac

Glynis Barber Health 11 Comments

It seems that under lockdown, we have a new national pastime. Just like exercise it lifts our mood, gives a feeling of deep satisfaction and is surprisingly addictive. Cleaning is our new passion Now I have always HATED cleaning. Whilst I love a clean and tidy house, I would do anything, including pay good money, to get someone to do …

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The stress busting benefits of Ashwagandha

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There are certain herbs that are particularly good for stress called adaptogens. The benefits are huge as they could actually help your body adapt to stress and balance your system. One of the most popular of these is ashwagandha. A native to India, this herb has been used for thousands of years in both ayurvedic and Chinese medicine. It is …

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Keep calm and carry on?

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We live in a very stressful world and it would appear to be getting the better of a lot of us. Stress and all its associated conditions – like anxiety and depression – are now in epidemic proportions. To understand why, we need to look at what stress is and its evolutionary purpose. Put simply, stress is the body’s reaction …