Wellbeing Blog

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Say No to Stress
It seems that stress is playing a bigger part in most people’s lives than ever before. Stress is different things
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Easy Gardening
It has taken a while but I have finally discovered easy gardening. When we first moved aboard “Roma Pearl” I
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Friendship
Last weekend I was reminded what a great thing friendship is and how lucky I am to have made friends
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Healthy Eating Habits
Well after a week of luxury that played havoc with our healthy eating habits we are now back on board
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Change as good as a Rest
There is a lot of truth in the old saying  “A change as good as a rest”. Even if you
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High Pulse Rate at Rest
The other day whilst in a conversation with a friend, she asked me if I knew the meaning of the
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Communication In Relationships
Communication in relationships is essential for a healthy and happy union. Communicating Communicating isn’t something you only do when there
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High Blood Pressure
Apart from a spike in my blood pressure a few years ago I have never had to worry about high
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Sweet Relief for Teeth.
Well that is Easter done and dusted and I’m happy to report that I didn’t over indulge on chocolate this
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Colour Art Therapy
I’m not usually one for following the latest trends but I have to admit that I am now well and
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Moving On
We are moving on again! No we are not changing our boat this time, but we are moving on. Here’s why.
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Saving Water
We hear a lot about conserving or saving water but the reality is only a small part of the population
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Tweaking Our Diet
It occurred to me recently that we should think about tweaking our diet in light of the fact that our
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New Year Resolutions
Yes it’s that time of year again. I don’t usually bother with New Year Resolutions but this year I got
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Some Serious Cardiovascular
Well we all know that cardiovascular exercise is good for us but how often do we get around to doing
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Cutting Back On Sugar.
Like many people I struggle with cutting back on sugar. The problem is even if you have a good diet
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Gluten Free Diet
Although I have never had anything to do with a gluten free diet, like most people I am familiar with
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How To Lift Your Mood
How can you lift your mood?  Right now I am in the enviable position of being able to instantly lift
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Skin Cancer
The dreaded words “Skin Cancer” raised their ugly heads last week after a visit to the doctor for a check-up.
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Hair Today Gone Tomorrow
I have always maintained that hairdressers undergo a lengthy apprenticeship for a reason, that reason being that cutting hair is
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Strategy to Drink More Water
Last week whilst having coffee with a group of ladies the conversation turned to water and how much we should
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Pelvic Floor Exercises
About three months ago I purchased a pelvic floor exerciser. I decided on this course of action after experiencing several
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Keeping Cool
Keeping cool in the tropics isn’t too difficult if you are sailing or swinging at anchor. The boat will face
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Vitamin Supplements
Like most people we take a few vitamin supplements to help our diet. We don’t take many and we like
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Easy Meals
Right now it is very hot and humid in this part of the world so easy meals with minimum fuss
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Keeping a Trim Waist
After reading the title “Keeping a Trim Waist” a common retort would probably be, what waist?  As we all know shifting
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Prostate Cancer
It might seem strange to put the words “Fun” and “Good Time” in the same sentence as prostate cancer but
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Stress Free Living
When it comes to stress free living being retired and living permanently on board a sailing boat is about as
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The Danger of Soft Drinks
I never drink fizzy or aerated beverages and this is something I chose to do long before I, or anyone
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Emotional Support For Partners.
Emotional support is critical for the wellbeing of relationships, as with all things, relationships need nurturing if they are to remain
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Embrace Change
It is a truth universally acknowledged that people don’t like change, let alone to embrace change. For many people fear
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Change of Lifestyle
Well it has been a while since I posted the last blog and quite a lot has happened since then.
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Stopping Hair Loss
Last June I got serious about stopping hair loss and now ten months later I am more than happy with
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Compromise In A Relationship
Here is a little news flash. Compromise in a relationship, is normal. Some people get very upset about making a
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Celebrity Diets
Celebrity Diets. Celebrity Diets is a good way to find out about diet trends since celebrities always like to keep
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Parsnips and Others On A Budget
Parsnips are very expensive They remain that way all year round. For this reason although we love parsnips we don’t
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Cooking Free Night
Recently whilst chatting with friends about what we were having for dinner I said we were having a cooking free
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A Good Nights Sleep
Getting a good nights sleep has never been a problem for us, except for the odd occasion, due to stress
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The Sunshine Vitamin
Most people probably know that vitamin D is commonly known as the sunshine vitamin because it can be made in
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Keeping a First Aid Kit
Having spent several years of our life on board sailing boats I have always been careful to carry a good
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Stronger Fingernails
Recently I discovered something that is helping to give me stronger fingernails and I thought I would pass the information
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Save with Soup
The other day when I was going through our stores I discovered some dried green peas so I decided to
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Count Your blessings
These days the saying “Count your blessings” is pretty old fashioned but when I was growing up in post war
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Losing Weight Slowly
Losing weight slowly is the only safe way and the sure way to make it stay off. The other day
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Headaches and Chewing Gum
Well we all know what a headache chewing gum can be just ask anyone who has ever tried removing it
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