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Float your worries away & alleviate your anxiety

Float your worries away & alleviate your anxiety

Health, Lifestyle
Counterculture American scientist and neuropsychiatrist Dr John C. Lily created and developed the isolation tank in the 1950’s to aid him in his exploration of the human consciousness. In order to truly study the human psyche free of all other distraction, the tanks were fashioned to remove or diminish all other senses – creating an environment of heightened mindfulness and meditation. To reach this state, rooms are both light and sound proofed to a degree near-inexplicable. Even with eyes wide open, you are unable to distinguish anything in the abyssal darkness that surrounds you. When speaking of pure silence, the hyperbolic expression ‘could have heard a pin drop’ is often thrown around – try being able to hear your own eyes blink.   The tanks themselves are filled
DIY guide to brighten up your winter blues

DIY guide to brighten up your winter blues

Society
The subject of mental health in the UK is once again colouring this morning’s headlines. A government pledge to offer better mental-health services and support to schools has been announced, assuring a maximum waiting-time of just four weeks. Seemingly, different forms of mental illness enclose the dark winter months of the year, often urging us to sink into a bitter-sweet or horrific melancholia. However, there are some efficient ways to fight it, without digging too deep into your pocket or quitting your job to make a move to a tropical destination. You're welcome!  As to the BBC’s report, the NHS figures appoint that last year, in the UK, 1 in 10 girls aged 16-17 were referred to mental health specialists. Principally, about 50% of mental illnesses start prior to age 14. The governme
A psychedelic renaissance: a trip out of depression

A psychedelic renaissance: a trip out of depression

Society
New findings have been revealed by Imperial College's Psychedelic Research Group last month, suggesting the therapeutic potential of Magic Mushrooms to treat depression. How does it work? Isn't it dangerous? Are we going full circle to an era of psychedelic medicine?  “For once, I was actually able to look my demons in the eyes,” Ian recalls. “Rather than avoiding, rather than going the other direction; beneath the eye-mask and within my mind, I looked my dad directly in the eyes”. Ian, 40, has suffered from depression since he can remember. Too often, he experiences flashbacks from his childhood growing up with an abusive father. It was about four years ago when Ian hit a low point in his life, no longer being capable of working or committing to anything that required leaving the ho

Tyson Fury: The Most Misunderstood Champion

Boxing, News, Sport, UK, Uncategorized
Despite Tyson Fury's controversial, crude and over exaggerated character, has his personal issues allowed his outlandish persona to be understood? Reporter: Alex Zendra Tyson Fury, the unconventional, weird, outrageous British boxer who accomplished an unlikely task, ending the decade reign of- Wladimir Klitschko- in their fight. The Britton- Fury saw his stock had risen from defeating the Ukrainian world champion- from the boxing community. Not exactly from the entire British public. Many people understand the former heavyweight champion of the world to be, brash, arrogant, rude and a weird character-… but an excellent pugilist. Tyson had left remarks which the media understood as sexism, anti-Semitism and homophobia. Statements such as “Zionist Jewish people own all the banks all
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