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The Importance of “Time Off”

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Nicola Keane | May 19 2017 | | Tags: , , , ,
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As the summer months are fast approaching, our minds start to wander to the idea of lying by a pool in the glaring sun enjoying some well needed time off work. However, not everyone knows just how important this time off is. Some people feel guilty about taking time off even if they have earned […]

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Seasonal | Posted by Nicola Keane | March 16 2017 | | Tags:
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All the team here in Imagine Health would like to wish everyone a safe and happy St. Patrick’s day and an enjoyable long weekend!

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Mental Health Benefits of Gardening

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Tess O'Leary | February 17 2017 | | Tags: , , , , ,
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I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in tune once more — John Burroughs Spring is here! What better way to welcome the spring by getting active in your garden! Some of you may already be avid gardeners, whilst others would never have dreamed of tending to the […]

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Love’s Effect on the Brain

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Nicola Keane | February 10 2017 | | Tags: , , , , ,
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Anybody who has ever experienced the early stages of a romance will recognise the symptoms that can accompany those first few dates – ‘butterflies’ in the stomach, a racing heart, sweaty palms, temporary blindness to the other person’s annoying habits (which become much more obvious later in the relationship!). What is it about love that […]

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World Cancer Day: How to Support Someone with Cancer

Seasonal | Posted by Nicola Keane | February 3 2017 | | Tags: , ,
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If a friend or family member has recently been diagnosed with cancer, you may be feeling overwhelmed and uncertain about how you can help to support them through this difficult time. There are many things you can do to help, whether the person you care about is a family member, friend, colleague or neighbour. How […]

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Emotions Behind Impulsive Spending

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Nicola Keane | January 27 2017 | | Tags: , ,
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January is often a month that we find ourselves scrimping for every cent to see us through the month. Now that January is coming to an end it means pay-day is here and we can all sigh a breath of relief! However, it’s important to be mindful of our spending habits now that we have […]

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Very Superstitious… The Psychology Behind Superstition

Seasonal | Posted by Tess O'Leary | January 13 2017 | | Tags: , , ,
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With the arrival of another Friday the 13th, you may be feeling a little uneasy today. As with black cats, lone magpies and broken mirrors, many of us associate this day with increased misfortune and accidents. These omens of bad luck and superstition – and the sometimes bizarre things we do to combat them – […]

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Maintaining a Healthy Balance at Christmas Time

Seasonal | Posted by Nicola Keane | December 9 2016 | | Tags: , , , ,
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Christmas Time…Gluttony and Wine…. Christmas time provides us with the chance to spend quality time with loved ones. However, copious amounts of food and alcohol are typically involved in this festive season, and it’s hard to find a balance. It is easy to crack open that box of chocolates and bottle of wine when guests are […]

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Coping with Financial Stress at Christmas

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Nicola Keane | December 1 2016 |
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Christmas can be a source of stress for many of us, for lots of different reasons. Increasing demands on our finances can be a big stress inducer. It can seem as though the moment the Halloween decorations have been taken down, we find ourselves surrounded by advertisements and messages pressuring us to start spending – […]

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Family Conflict over the Christmas Holidays

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Nicola Keane | December 1 2016 |
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With the festive period fast approaching, many people will be getting ready for all the celebrations and spending time with people you don’t get to see often. For some, spending time with family brings happiness and serenity, however for others, not so much. Sadly, you might need to start practising your conflict resolution skills this […]

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