mental wellbeing

Caz

3 Jul

10 Ways To Deal With Pandemic Stress & Overwhelm

  The pandemic is having a considerable effect on many people in different ways, whether physically, financially or emotionally. The situation piles stress and worry on top of pre-existing difficulties and challenges in our lives, and not being able to …

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talkhealth

5 Jun

Ask the experts…mental health and sleep

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Sleep and mental health tend to have a kind of "chicken and egg" relationship.

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talkhealth

28 May

talkhealth community’s recommendations for self-isolation week nine: refocussing on mental health

Every week, we’re sharing your recommendations for how best to pass the time during this period of social distancing. Many thanks to everyone who has filled in our survey. We’ll get through social isolation/distancing by pulling together as a community …

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Helen Barnshaw

14 May

How is sleep so important in the story of our health?

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When we sleep, we allow our bodies to go into a deep state of healing and repair. This is where our bodies do their recovery work. When we hinder our sleep with poor routine, toxins, and stress, over long periods …

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Helen Barnshaw

7 May

The art of staying resilient during social distancing

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It’s totally normal to feel demotivated and a bit upside down during these times.  There are lots of ways to help get you motivated and back on form again. Here are my tips for creating good days and lifting myself …

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Rex Garratt

5 May

Toxic aluminium link with autism and Alzheimer’s – latest research

Toxic aluminium link with autism and Alzheimer’s – latest research

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Rex Garratt

22 Apr

Air pollution linked to mental health issues

Air pollution linked to mental health issues

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talkhealth

15 Apr

How to prevent backache when you’re working from home

Working from home has become the new norm for many of us – swapping our commutes and desks for sofas and cramped kitchen tables. It’s no wonder that come 2pm, your back is cruncher than a crisp bread and your …

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talkhealth

9 Apr

talkhealth community’s recommendations for self-isolating week two: mental health

Every week, we’re sharing your recommendations for how best to pass the time during this period of social distancing. Many thanks to everyone who has filled in our survey already; if you haven’t had a chance yet, please do take …

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talkhealth contributors

2 Apr

How to practice self-care

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Rachel Letham is a success coach who works primarily with business owners who want to ‘level up’ their business while maintaining a work/life balance. She also focusses on self-care and positive mindset activation. She writes regularly on the role of …

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Helen Barnshaw

27 Feb

Having trouble getting all your MICRO and MACRO NUTRIENTS cleanly?

?Have you tried MICRO ALGAE??As well as containing Proteins, Lipids, and Carbohydrates, it’s also a powerhouse of Vitamins A C & E, various B Vitamins, and minerals Magnesium, Calcium, Potassium, Iron, and Iodine.?THE BENEFITS✔️I use Micro Algae in place of …

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Bakasura

26 Feb

The importance of hydration

Now that exercising has become a social status symbol and there are so many people training for the very first time in their lives just to look good and compete with the “Joneses”, it is interesting to realise how the …

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talkhealth

17 Feb

MINDFUL LIVING SHOW 6-7 March 2020, Business Design Centre, 52 Upper St, N1 0QH

The Mindful Living Show

talkhealth will be returning to The Mindful Living Show next month, equipped with all kinds of samples and information about our various support programmes. The largest event in the UK of its kind, the show is a two-day extravaganza of …

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talkhealth

20 Jan

THE SLEEP SHOW 6-7 March 2020, Business Design Centre, 52 Upper St, N1 0QH

Sleep well, live happy – something not enough of us are doing. Sleep has become a big topic of conversation in recent years, largely because too few of us are getting enough of it. Countless magazines and blogs talk about …

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talkhealth

5 Jan

How to reach your health goals this year

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Whether you’re looking to lose weight, give up smoking, or just try something new, New Year’s Resolutions are tough! According to statistics, most people who set resolutions were likely to give up by 12th January.  Here are some tips to …

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talkhealth

2 Jan

Top tips for beating the January blues

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January can be a difficult time. Once the festive season is over, there are still two solid months left of dark, cold days to endure. For many of us, January is also a time where we feel our worst, and …

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talkhealth

25 Nov

Self Care Twitter Chat Highlights

To mark Self Care Week (18-24 November 2019) we hosted a live Self Care Twitter Chat, where individuals and organisations were invited to discuss self-care routines, mental health issues and more. We received a massive response, reaching over 119,817 views …

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Bakasura

25 Nov

Self-compassion and kindness

A conversation I had with a recently arrived graduate in London inspired me to write this blog post. As it happens, this newbie reminded me of how, at some stage, it becomes so easy in London to lose track of …

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Emma Hammett

12 Nov

Key findings of the Health Profile for England report

The Health Profile for England report was published in September 2018 and is a comprehensive report covering life expectancy, major causes of death, mortality trends, child health, inequality in health, wider determinants of health and current health protection issues. The data and …

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talkhealth

6 Nov

5 effective ways to prevent loneliness this winter

According to a recent study, lonely people who suffer with heart problems are up to three times more likely to die one year after being hospitalised and discharged. However, it’s not just those with heart problems that are affected. Loneliness …

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talkhealth

25 Oct

5 easy ways to get active during winter

Darker mornings and evenings, freezing cold weather and constant rain all make it very difficult to motivate ourselves into staying fit and healthy during winter. If you’re struggling to stay inspired to stick to a fitness regime, or would just …

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Jo Jackson

15 Oct

How Anxiety Arrived With the Menopause

Anxiety is one of the most common symptoms of the menopause, yet it’s not one that is immediately associated with this period of change during a woman’s midlife. When you think of the menopause, you probably think of hot flushes. …

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talkhealth

10 Oct

How to look after your mental health

As today is World Mental Health Day and this week is Mental Health Awareness week, we wanted to share with you a few ways that can really help improve your mental health. Mental health is something that affects lots of …

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talkhealth

27 Sep

How to overcome autumn anxiety

This week marked the official start to autumn and for many of us, the change in season brings lots of new changes and challenges. The days get shorter, which means less sunlight and vitamin D, and the weather gets colder …

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talkhealth

27 Sep

7 reasons you have brain fog & what to do

Brain fog is a term you may have used before to describe a moment where you forget what you were saying or doing but it could be a symptom of a more serious medical condition. Brain fog can be associated …

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Guest blogger

23 Sep

Buddy up – The key to a healthier you

So, come on, how many times have you talked yourself out of going for a jog?  We hear it all the time; I am so unfit, It’s raining, it’s too hot, I haven’t got the right gear, I just don’t …

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talkhealth

20 Sep

Antidepressants, students & mental health care, sugar tax & tea-drinking benefits

Missed out on all the latest health news this week? Catch up now… Most common antidepressant does little to relieve depression symptoms New research suggests that the most common antidepressant actually does little to relieve symptoms of depression. The largest …

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Laura Gamble

17 Sep

Advocacy at the doctors

“Do something your future self will be thankful for,” -unknown   Imagine, two individuals, experiencing similar chronic health issues go to the doctor’s office. The first one roughly explains their symptoms, doesn’t feel prepared, is in a deep desire for relief, …

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talkhealth

6 Sep

Diet drink risks, suicide rates, vegans & strokes & more

Check out our health roundup, featuring all the latest health news from this week. Two diet drinks a day can increase death risk by 26% Consuming two or more diet drinks a day can increase your chances of dying by …

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Bakasura

30 Aug

The Importance of Magnesium

According to the Mental Health Foundation, these days more than 32% of people in the UK keep thinking about work all the time, ¼ actually places their own personal health at risk just to meet deadlines and 1/5 believes that …

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Sylvia Smith

23 Aug

Dealing with Stress – How to prevent anxiety from ruining important relationships

Chronic stress is a bummer. It can have a devastating effect on the body. It can lead to low energy, loss of libido, stomach problems, headaches, insomnia and more. Not only will the body be an absolute wreck when experiencing …

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Laura Gamble

21 Aug

Recovery

“Some days there won’t be a song in your heart, sing anyway.” – Emory Austin Recovery takes everything you don’t feel like you have. It takes the energy you scrape from the bottom of the barrel to someday feel normal …

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Helen Barnshaw

19 Aug

Daily wellbeing practice in setting boundaries for greater self compassion, respect, and happiness

?????‍♂️???‍♀️??? “Daring to set boundaries is about the courage to love ourselves, even when we risk disappointing others.” – Brene Brown ? I am learning to love and accept who I am right now. It is a practice I have been …

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Helen Barnshaw

12 Aug

? Anxiety ?

? As a sufferer of Anxiety my whole life, I have learned and practiced some affective strategies that have enabled me to overcome the fear-based personality that was once stopping me from living a happy and free life, and reaching …

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Sleep Council

6 Aug

Look After Your Mental Health With A Good Night’s Sleep

There’s a close relationship between sleep and mental health. Lack of sleep can affect mental health but mental health problems can also affect how well you sleep – both the quantity and the quality of it – so it’s extremely …

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Helen Barnshaw

5 Aug

What does abundance mean to you? ???✨??

To me it means knowing we are totally in control of our own health & happiness. ? A mindset that always sees the best in every situation, whether it brings an abundance of joy or teaching us to grow through …

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Helen Barnshaw

30 Jul

Simple steps for growing your daily wellbeing & long term happiness

? Know what your body needs to heal & meal prep in advance to make it easier for you to stay on track. ? Drink plenty of water daily. Take a thermos with you so you can fill with hot …

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Helen Barnshaw

30 Jul

Going Vegan? ?

You may already know of the many benefits of going Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescatarian, Flexitarian; ? To name a few: * Better digestion * Improved metabolism * Improved energy levels * Improved circulation * Healthy weight loss * Improved detoxification ability …

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talkhealth

19 Jul

NHS Texting Results, Skin Cancer Rates, Child Mental Health & More

Have you missed out on the health news this week? Catch up now. In other news, we’ve heard the weather is set to turn this weekend so have your umbrellas at the ready! NHS plans to text patients results The …

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Anne Bryant

17 Jul

Feeling run down? Tired all the time? Running on empty?

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Getting really good quality sleep can make an enormous difference to our health and wellbeing. Here are my top ten tips for getting a really good night"s sleep. Some may be surprising!

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Christopher Inglefield

18 Jun

Belittling psychiatric assessments are creating a storm of depression and suicide among trans patients

By Christopher Inglefield, plastic surgeon and medical director at the London Transgender Clinic.  Around forty per cent of transgender people have attempted to take their own lives at some point in time.  That’s a shocking, harrowing statistic, supplied by the National …

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Dr Catherine OLeary

3 Jun

Trauma in childhood can affect your health

In the mid 90s a team of researchers from a private healthcare company in America made a startling discovery.  They asked over 17,000 people about their experiences of abuse and trauma in childhood, and followed them over 15 years.  They …

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Emma Hammett

28 May

Support for Carers

Unpaid carers are a lifeline to those they look after and are of huge benefit to society as a whole. A staggering 7 million of us in the UK are carers and so the relief to NHS services is truly …

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Drake Foundation

22 May

The long-term effects of concussion in sport

Concussion in sport is an issue that’s hit the headlines with increasing frequency over the last few years, but how much do we really know about the long-term effects of head injuries? What do we know so far? In short, …

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Aykut Bartelby

8 May

Living with Depression

Depression is a severe mental disorder and usually is not taken very seriously. For the majority, depression is almost the same thing as being sad. However, a person with depression knows the difference. Living with depression is one of the …

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Anne Bryant

16 Apr

Going On Holiday with ME / CFS and Fibromyalgia

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I used to really look forward to my holidays, but when I became ill with ME, the thought of going away… honestly – it became a bit of an ordeal for me. This can happen when you are struggling with …

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Sleep Council

2 Apr

Sleep

We spend a third of lives doing it. It’s vital to our health and wellbeing. And yet we don’t always pay enough attention to why we need it! The answer of course is sleep – something that every single one …

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talkhealth

28 Mar

Apple Watch ECG, Tampon Tax Fund, Wine Cancer Risks & More

Have you not had time to catch up on all the latest health news this week, 29th March? Don’t worry! We’ve summarised some of the key stories for you. Drinking one bottle of wine causes the same cancer risks as …

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Anne Bryant

26 Mar

Listen To Your Body – It Knows What It’s Talking About

Many things contributed to my recovery from ME. Many, many things actually: Getting the nutrition and supplements right to support my body in starting to fire up the processes that it had forgotten how to do properly Protecting my weak …

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talkhealth

22 Mar

DIY Cervical Cancer Kits, Stress Dogs in Schools, Superdrug Breast Checks & More

If you’ve not had time to catch up on all the latest health news this week (22nd March), don’t worry! We’ve summarised some of the key stories for you. Dogs needed to reduce stress in schools The University of Buckingham …

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Maria Kane

21 Mar

Adjusting To A Chronic Illness Diagnosis

  Around 15 million people in the UK have a diagnosed chronic illness and recent research indicates that this number is only going to increase.  In the UK, the most common chronic illnesses are asthma, diabetes and coronary heart disease.  …

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talkhealth

14 Mar

A&E Waiting Times, Prostate Cancer Treatment, Cholesterol & More

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If you’ve not had time to catch up on all the latest health news this week (11th March), we’ve summarised some of the key stories for you. A new drug to lower cholesterol  A new type of drug, called Bempedoic …

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Louise Helen Hunt

13 Mar

What is ‘healthy’ when you’re chronically ill?

It has been almost eight years since I first started feeling unwell. This was a something that niggled me at first but would go on to engulf my life at the ripe age of 22. I’ve written about my diagnosis …

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talkhealth

22 Feb

Health round up – exercise & weight loss, asthma & young people, PTSD

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This week in the news about health (22 February 2019) we look at exercise and weight loss, young deaths in the UK from asthma and PTSD in young people. Short bursts of exercise is good for weight loss According to …

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Laura Gamble

15 Feb

IBS Weight Gain and Bloating

 I’m the girl on Instagram showing my ‘best life’. I like to show off my love for fashion and life in general through pictures! This is the superficial me, I portray on my socials. Every since having IBS (c), I …

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Vidyamala Burch

13 Feb

“Be-friend your mind, be-friend your life: mindfulness and self-care”

1 in 5 people in the developed world live with chronic pain. 1 in 3 live with a long-term health condition (LTC). 2 out of 3 adults will experience mental illness over their lifetime. Advances in acute medical care are …

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talkhealth

8 Feb

Genes & depression, mobile phones & children, meat consumption and talkhealth’s FREE well-being programme’s launched!

This week in health (8 February 2019) some of the key stories are summarised below. And to help with your overall health and well-being, we’ve launched mywellbeing this week – a FREE support programme for anyone wanting to improve their physical …

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talkhealth

1 Feb

Cancer screening, social prescribing & antibiotic resistance

This week in health – 1 February 2019 This week one of the main stories has been about social prescribing. We also cover what might happen within in the NHS with a no deal Brexit. And cancer screening backlog and …

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Laura Gamble

22 Jan

Low Fodmap Diet is Not for Everyone

Greetings! It is the IBS savvy teen, Laura. Being in the IBS community for quite some time, I thought I should share my experience with the lowfod map diet. If you do not know what that is, it is an …

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talkhealth

18 Jan

Correct portion size, diet, sandwich carers, cancer & more

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This week in health – 18 January 2019. This week we look at diet, portion size, research into concussion with premiership footballers, and teenage cancer and more. A snapshot of some of the key stories in health can be found …

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Maria Kane

16 Jan

Chronic Pain and Mental Health

When it comes to our physical health problems, it’s important that we also consider our mental wellbeing. As a psychotherapist with a background in Health Psychology, the link between our physical and mental health is always at the forefront of …

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talkhealth

20 Dec

Super advice from our Ask the Expert session on work/life balance

Work/life balance is probably underrated as a major factor in people’s mental wellbeing. The truth is that some people thrive on working long, hard hours and some people don’t. In contrast, some people want to work more than they currently …

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Christopher Inglefield

15 Dec

Why we can’t define human gender at birth

As a surgeon who’s treated many patients transitioning from one gender to another, I know there are myriad complex reasons behind that decision, reasons which are not yet fully understood by science. But what we do know is that those in the trans community often suffer greatly just to get to …

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talkhealth

14 Dec

Walking with the Ramblers – the perfect way to keep fit in the great British countryside

Walking in the great British countryside can be one of the most relaxing and refreshing ways anyone can spend their free time. A little gentle exercise, fresh air and – in many places, wonderful views – are all well known …

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Spela Kranjec

4 Dec

Girl with a story about her nine-year struggle with anorexia on Kickstarter

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To have anorexia is not a fad, it’s not your decision – which is what many people mistakenly believe. This is a serious psychological disorder that, in this particular category, has one of the highest mortality rates. No one wants …

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talkhealth

23 Nov

This week in health – 23 November 2018

News about diabetes and mental health continue to top the agendas for the media channels – and these are topics that talkhealth really cares about, too. Catch up with the health news in just 2 minutes. Type 2 diabetes numbers …

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talkhealth

15 Oct

‘Ask the Expert – stress management’ summed up the feelings of the nation

Our monthly series of mental wellbeing sessions continued on Thursday last week (11 October) when we focused on stress management. Jayne Ellis and Teyhou Smyth kindly returned to answer people’s questions on this very sensitive subject. As usual with mental …

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talkhealth

4 Oct

Ask the Expert Anxiety day raised many issues

With mental wellbeing and anxiety being such hot topics at talkhealth at the moment it’s no surprise that our Ask the Expert online clinic on these subjects last month was well attended. Here are talkhealth we never know what topics and …

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talkhealth

3 Oct

Can Psychic Readings Promote Emotional Health?

Psychic readings have been around since hope became a source of inspiration for many. Some critics and supporters claim to be for and against psychic readings and what they attempt to offer their clients. But whether or not the readings …

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