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Dr. Chris Murphy
Maintaining a balance over the festive period

Maintaining a balance over the festive period

It’s that time of year, busy preparations, rushing around to get everything organised, and ticking it all off on your ever-expanding to-do list. It can get quite stressful! While the holidays are a time of joy and celebration, it can be hard to stay grounded at times. So, we thought a few helpful pointers might not go amiss - ways to maintain your balance and to savour the festive holidays.Tis the season to be (not too) jolly! Certainly the Christmas holidays are a time of celebration. But too much alcohol, especially late in the evening, hugely impacts our sleep, and...

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Nisa Shah
Why we should all be thinking eco-friendly this Christmas

Why we should all be thinking eco-friendly this Christmas

I’m sure that you will have heard of, or seen, Iceland’s Christmas advert.  The advert is hugely heart-warming, featuring a little girl and an orangutan, which turns up in her bedroom unannounced. However, this advert has caused quite a stir. It has been labelled as politically controversial and has been banned from being shown on TV. The advert delves into the process of Palm Oil production and how it endangers orangutans. The deforestation that occurs, in order to obtain the palm oil, results in the destruction of the orangutan’s habitat.   It is a moving advert and it got us thinking. Christmas really is a wonderful time of year, with all...

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Nisa Shah
Sleep: The Healing Balm

Sleep: The Healing Balm

How important is sleep for our mental health? October 10th was World Mental Health Day. Being a therapist and running a sleep-related business, I felt a strong urge to write about the connection between our sleep and mental health.  In my psychotherapy practice, I have observed that many clients who suffer from severe anxiety, depression and even mental illnesses like schizophrenia and paranoia are often also plagued with poor sleep. I will be exploring whether a lack of sleep is due to mental illness or if it contributes to mental illness. We’ll also look at what practices help and hinder...

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Dr. Chris Murphy
Organic – the common thread

Organic – the common thread

We use the term organic in diverse contexts. We might be talking about carbon chemistry, particularly the chemistry of life, or in the sense of organ-ic, referring to organ systems or organisms, or to specific farming practices and its produce. Let’s look at each in turn and see if there’s a common thread...       The chemistry of life All life forms are based on organic compounds; that is compounds containing carbon. What’s so special about carbon is its ability to hook up with other carbon atoms in long complex chains, leading to the formation of, literally, millions of distinct...

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