It's almost time! Those of you that have been waiting patienly for the sequel to Karen Wrighton's young adult fantasy Ascension of the Whyte, your wait is almost over. The second book in the series Ryte of Passage is to be published next month, and it's a corker! Check back here for further details, but in … Continue reading Upcoming Book Release
Can being creative with sugar flour and eggs do more than provide a messy kitchen and yummy comfort food. Research in mental health seems to suggest that it can. It seems that baking has a therapeutic effect on depression and anxiety disorders. Up to one in four of us will succumb to one or both of these disorders … Continue reading The Psychology of Baking
This new category series focuses on psychological self-help methods and advice to help you to a happier and healthier life. To start this off I have a topical New Years Resolution Idea to increase your happiness and well-being.
The other day I came upon a program whilst channel hopping called 'How not to get old'. I chuckled to myself that really that was a stupid name for a show as the only true way not to get old was to die. I was curious so I continued watching and was surprised and saddened … Continue reading How Not To Get Old?
There is a long and well known connection between the mind and the health of the body. There is even a name for the study of this phenomenon it is called Psychoneuroimmunology. Psychologists in this field have found that cancer patients with a positive mental attitude stay healthier and survive for longer than those who … Continue reading Psychodermatology: The Psychology of Perfect Skin
Research has shown that about half of individual happiness comes from our genetic predisposition to feeling happy. About ten percent of our happiness is due factors such as our age, race, gender, health, personal history, and how wealthy we are. However a whopping forty percent of our happiness is down to our choices. This means … Continue reading The Psychology of Happiness
Everyone seems to be talking about it, not surprising perhaps as in the UK it seems to be a national occupation, but this year some how it just seems a little bit worse than usual. Yes it is that staple conversation starter... the weather. Since the 'drought' was declared this time last year we seem … Continue reading Beating the Bad Weather Blues