Maintaining good mental health is similar to maintaining good physical health. Our body is a host to parasites and viruses, any bug that makes us sick, locked into a competition with each other. The bug attacks and the host develops a defense. Then the bug changes to beat that defense and the host forms a new line of defense.
This is called a Red Queen contest – from the story of Alice in Wonderland.
Mental health works in much the same way. Our mental state is very much dependant on our emotional state and vice versa.
If we think of our mind and emotions as our personal government, it can help us set up an action plan, in much the same way as we would set up an exercise or eating plan.
Sometimes life becomes an uncomfortable place to be in and you just don’t know what to…
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Paddington Bear has been a much-loved children’s character for generations, but he’s about to win over a whole new audience with his new film.
Paddington hits cinemas today, with Hugh Bonneville, Nicole Kidman and Sally Hawkins joining Ben Whishaw, who voices the famous bear.
Here are just some of the reasons Paddington Bear is the best of all the bears
He’s kept duffle coats relevant
Fashion trends come and go, but duffle coats will always be cool. Especially if they’re blue.
Who needs jam, when you have marmalade? Although we can’t get on board with Paddington’s habit of storing an emergency sandwich in his hat.
Paddington Bear = style icon (Picture: Studiocanal/PA)
He has helped keep elevenses going as a thing
Speaking of marmalade sandwiches, does anyone fancy elevenses? Paddington joins Hobbits and Winnie-the-Pooh as one of the leading advocates of elevenses. You can even make like the Peruvian legend with a…
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