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Welcome to The First Aid for Feelings blog, where you can find lots of helpful articles that will help you to develop the essential skills for self-care and health.

Aspirational living – Ready for the discomfort?

Aspirational living – Ready for the discomfort?

Reading time: 7 minutes When you dream of your ideal life, do you consider what will help you overcome obstacles along the way? As we approach the season of New Year's resolution, it’s worth taking some time to think about this. In this blog we tackle the discomfort...

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How to handle difficult family situations this Christmas

How to handle difficult family situations this Christmas

Take Christmas stress seriously this season  Heard of the “Merry Christmas Coronary'' or the “Happy New Year Heart Attack” phenomenon? These terms were coined by Dr. Robert A Kloner, a cardiologist who discovered a 30% increase in 'cardiac deaths during the holiday...

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Health literacy for self care and dealing with illness

Health literacy for self care and dealing with illness

Reading time: 7 minutes Rarely do we welcome being ill, yet it’s a fact of life that it happens.  The UK average for people in work is that we are off sick for just under a week a year. Given how this is something we all experience, rarely do we think about how to do...

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Why self care and better health is always in three dimensions

Why self care and better health is always in three dimensions

Reading time: 7 minutes Research published on November 5th shows that Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) has a shared genetic pathway with mood and anxiety disorders. It’s yet another insight into how health isn’t either mental or physical. It defies the notion that...

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What is imposter syndrome and how to deal with it?

What is imposter syndrome and how to deal with it?

Reading time: 7 minutes Imposter syndrome is estimated to affect up to 82% of the population.  So what is it and why can it affect your mental health in such an impactful way?   What is imposter syndrome It was described by Langford and Clance in 1993 as ‘feelings of...

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