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Handwriting resurgence – is the pen mightier than the keyboard?

Post on: Mar 18, 2016 

By Nick Scott


Computer keyboards now dominate the way we convert thought into words. But reverting to traditional ink and paper, say experts, may have cognitive, as well as therapeutic, benefits

It’s unlikely those of us who complained of writer’s cramp after doing our Christmas cards would get much sympathy from Samuel Richardson. The author of Clarissa would have literally penned his masterpiece – 1,534 pages and almost a million words of feisty 18th-century high-society drama – using a goose quill and vellum. Read More »

Winter is Coming: Five Ways It Can Affect Your Mental Health

Posted: 26/11/2015 19:43 GMT Updated: 03/12/2015 09:59 GMT

As the winter draws in and the days become shorter, darker and colder we can all admit that it makes us feel a little bit down and miserable. If you’re a perceptive person, you will probably notice a difference in the moods of people around you. Fewer people can manage a smile when they are walking down the street with rain pelting down their face, and cold wind blowing down their necks. For most of us once we are inside a warm office or living room with a cup of tea we can brush off the weather outside and get on with our day, but for some it isn’t that easy. Read More »

Understanding Anxiety Is the Crucial First Step to Managing Anxiety

Posted: 24/11/2015 12:28 GMT Updated: 24/11/2015 12:59 GMT

We’ve all experienced doubts, worries and anxiety; it’s normal. Whatever it is that worries you and makes you anxious, it can be an annoying distraction that makes you feel uncomfortable. But too often, anxiety can make you physically unwell and leave you unable to think about anything else whatsoever. Read More »

The Extraordinary Scientific Proof That Positive Thinking Works

Posted: 10/23/2015 11:06 am EDT Updated: 10/23/2015 11:59 am EDT

Ninety percent of success in any walk of life is a direct result of how the mind is used. Top athletes, top business executives, top parents, top entrepreneurs, and the most successful individuals all understand the important truth that the mind is what counts. Read More »