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Blood tales: the magic liquid that keeps us alive

It travels 60,000 miles around our body providing energy and healing powers – so why is blood such a taboo?I go running around a lake and brambles scratch me. The wounds should heal quickly on my legs, but they don’t, because I scratch the scratches, and I scratch and...

Why I share my breast milk with other mothers

With NHS milk banks often reserved for premature babies, parents are turning to informal networks. It’s time to make the milk-sharing system as efficient as that for blood donationAs I watched a woman leave my house with a carrier bag full of my breast milk, I felt...

The slow, steady rise of 'conscious movement'

Forget high-intensity interval training. More and more people are realising that easy-going, thoughtful exercise can have surprising benefitsThis year, the Harper’s Bazaar list of “best new fitness trends and classes to try for 2018” included an incongruous addition....

Seven ways to beat stress

Exercise, put away your phone before bed and eat well … the best ways to give your body and mind a breakIf you are having problems with tense muscles, overtiredness, headaches or migraines, it is quite possibly stress-related. Is it your job, relationship, living...

My mother abused me as a child. Can I report her now?

What you endured was inhumane and cruel, says Annalisa Barbieri. People do make complaints about historical childhood abuse and get resolutionAs I’ve got older, my childhood has increasingly preyed on my mind. I grew up in a single-parent family. My mother was...

I’m 12, and frightened about growing up

Just as your body develops, so does your mind, says Annalisa Barbieri. With experience, you learn to deal with tricky moments in your lifeI’m 12 years old and I have a great family and life. I’m hoping to be an animator/artist, so I spend most of my days drawing and...

Tim Booth: ‘I want to grow old but die suddenly’

The James singer on yoga, meditation and his ‘shadow side’I’m the Woody Allen of health and wellbeing. I’m not a hypochondriac but I did suffer a lot of illness when I was younger. A liver condition I had from the age of 10 hospitalised me when I was 21. I was...

Fit in my 40s: can a running coach make me go faster?

The personal trainer Matt Roberts is so high-end that David Cameron was a client. He’s going to assess my running styleI feel about the word “runner” the way I felt about “mother” when I’d just had a baby – that it was completely fraudulent. You can’t call yourself a...

Heart & Soul: Religion vs. spirituality

Heart & Soul: Religion vs. spirituality

Many of us in the LGBTQ community grew up being told we were going to a fiery hell. Even if you've never set foot in a church or synagogue, the old traditional belief for many people was that there was only a “straight” path to heaven — no pun intended.Related...

Ramadan: Spirituality or Shopping?

Ramadan: Spirituality or Shopping?

But as soon as the fifth or sixth day of Ramadan is passed, the interest, respect and the spirituality can appear to be fading. Most among us just start returning to the previous routine. In some Muslim households, the shadow of Ramadan is perceived ...Related...

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