Your muscles: notice any tension?

Did you know there are about 650 muscles in the human body? These muscles comprise fibres that have elastic qualities. Occasionally we may suffer from muscle tension – often the result of being stressed. You'll know that feeling, I'm sure: everything is tight, painful, possibly also causing splitting headaches or backache. You may also feel that you …

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Queue here

The Brits, along with other nations, have a culture of queuing. That is, we're good at forming queues, but are we good at tolerating them? A queue in a shop is an irritation, isn't it? You've got a million things to do, and you need to get on. Not helped by the person at the …

Sound familiar?

The world we inhabit is made up of sound – all kinds. As we go about our daily lives we might typically hear traffic, the television or radio, vacuum cleaners, builders noisily engaged in construction work, the background hum/music inside superstores. We might also hear birds singing, the wind in the trees, the sea, the …

Best laid plans

The weather is capable of scuppering just about any diary entry – work AND pleasure. But how do we cope with last-minute changes to our schedules? Not being able to fulfil obligations can be stressful. We may fret about the implications; we may miss something that we have been looking forward to; we may even …