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Community

Community is becoming more and more recognised as a vital component to health. I think I realised quite young, whilst at university, that the people in my life is what would bring me the greatest joys in life. Christmas time made me reflect on how lucky I am to have my own little community of… Continue reading Community

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Hygge – more than just cosiness, finding your tribe.

I usually write book reviews separate to my blogs but this week I thought I’d combine the two. I’ve recently finished reading ‘The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well’ by Meik Wiking. This is an excellent easy-to-read book which explores what ‘hygge’ actually means, not easily being translated into a similar… Continue reading Hygge – more than just cosiness, finding your tribe.

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Blue Zones

The concept of Blue Zones has been around for almost 15 years. Still, when mentioning it to colleagues this week, many seemed not to know about their existence. So, what are Blue Zones? Dan Buettner defined Blue Zones as ‘hotspots of human health and vitality’. National Geographic have found 5 areas with the highest life… Continue reading Blue Zones