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How to Protect Yourself From Gaslighting

How to Protect Yourself From Gaslighting

In my last blog I looked at what gaslighting is. Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation which sows doubt in people’s minds and makes them question their own memory, perception and even sanity.  To recap, I’m going to use Encyclopaedia Britannica’s definition of gaslighting: “Gaslighting is an elaborate and insidious technique of deception and
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The Most Important Risk Factor for Mortality Globally

Having a good diet not only helps you maintain a healthy weight, it can also prolong your life. A new study in Lancet has found that one in five deaths in the world is linked to bad diet, particularly eating too much salt and not enough fruit and whole grains. ‘The Global Burden of Disease’
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The Effectiveness of Nature Experiences on Well-Being

The Effectiveness of Nature Experiences on Well-Being

When I talk to people about living a prosperous life I always advocate saving money, loving, being spiritual and taking good care of your body. Taking care of your physical self means exercising but also spending time in nature. Yet again I have found that what I’ve been recommending for years is now being backed
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What Makes a Real Friendship

What Makes a Real Friendship?

Have you had the experience that you meet someone, they are great fun, you have heaps of laughs together, quality talks and then over time the relationship changes and spending time with the person becomes hard work? Often it is when your friend hits a rough patch, and rather than being a joy to be
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How to Keep Promises

How to Keep Promises

What is the value of a promise? It is a question that preoccupies lawyers and ethicists. Do you think you should keep a verbal promise in business? The corporate world is all about making money. If a promise gets in the way of profit, shouldn’t it be discarded? Some executives would argue yes, others will
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How to Master Small Talk

How to Master Small Talk

Have you ever been trapped with a group of strangers and needed to kill time? I’m not talking about physically trapped, more confined to a space and time – ie recently I got a ride to a function with a group of people I didn’t know. The car trip was longer than anticipated and I
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