We have a tendency to get carried away with the thoughts in our heads and believe they are true. Remember this; your thoughts are not facts. Much of the time our thoughts are distorted and are not realistic or rational. Sometimes just realising this can take the power out of them.
I sit here writing this the day after the 2014 London Marathon and I ache from top to toe. Personally, it was the hardest race I've ever done. My injuries and lack of fitness caught up with me at mile 18. All plans went out the window when I hit the wall and the wall then fell on me.
Are you exercising on a regular basis and yet still struggling to shed excess fat? I can probably tell you why. Either you're eating too many fattening foods or your training is not optimal for fat burning.
By learning each day to take care of yourself, you will start to be an example to your colleagues, friends and family. Many of us are more motivated to do something positive when we realise the potential impact it can have on others.
Weight training should not be viewed with apprehension by the general public, especially women and the elderly. Instead it should be acknowledged and utilised as the exceptional tool which it is in the fight against disease.
Many macrobiotic dieticians agree that lactose-intolerance in humans is a clear indicator that we shouldn't be munching so much mozzarella. Champions of the Mayr diet will testify that the digestion is the key to healthy body. It's important that we absorb the appropriate nutrients and avoid excess.
We have all had days when we are convinced the world is against us or that the chaos we are currently experiencing will never end. Each negative circumstance seems to lead to another, and another and so on.
Sometimes you can go on, feeling a certain way for the longest time, and then in an instant, everything changes. Something shifts within us. And suddenly, we can't even remember the way we used to feel. We only know how we feel now.
Stress, worry and anxiety come at us from all different directions; it's how we deal with them that's the key. When we can learn to take control of our stress levels we'll feel stronger, happier, more confident and calmer.
The common view has been that service quality is guaranteed by the training and expertise of professionals. Public service co-production especially in the health service thus still remains a rather rare plant in the UK public sector.
I've been to spas all over the world, from five star to 'are you even a spa?' but hand on heart, I have never, ever been anywhere like Lush Spa. It's ripped up the rulebook, and thank heavens for that.
Do we spend too much time trying to let go of things that would just naturally drop off if we focused our attention on joy and happiness?
Our attitude is the one thing that we have absolute control over. It is totally up to us as to what attitude we have each moment of the day. Choosing an attitude of gratitude is one of the best choices we can make.
Whilst these nutrient-rich dishes are great for your physical health they play a massive role in your mental wellbeing too. In Crete family meals are not just for Christmas and you'd be hard pressed to find a local who doesn't hold them up as an important occasion to share in love, life and olive oil.
You know the situation well. You sit down with some close friends, enjoying a good conversation for a few minutes. Then someone checks their phone. You see another friend pick up hers, then another friend follows suit and, in a moment, they are all silent; transfixed by the screens in front of them.
This social norm leads many people who battle depression to suffer in silence instead of reaching out for help. However, it needs to be said that it's not "weak" or "sissy" for a person to admit that they're struggling and in need of assistance. Rather, it's the smart and sensible thing to do - as anyone who's recovered and who now lives a happy, healthy life will tell you.