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Why we need to practice emotional first aid

Catch this thought provoking Ted Talk with Psychologist Guy Winch

He starts by asking “Why do we value the body more than the mind?”

Its true we do hear a lot about personal hygiene and sleep hygiene these days but what about emotional hygiene?

Guy explains how we are quicker to help treat and relieve the pain of a broken leg rather than emotional pain that can come from rejection, failure, loneliness and negative thinking.

In this Ted Talk Psychologist Guy Winch looks at

  • The physical cost of loneliness to our health.
  • Tips to help us close the gap between physical and mental health
  • How to become aware of ruminating and its effect on the quality of life
  • Ways to build emotional resilience

Also catch some of Guy Winch’s other work and practical tips on rejection

Why rejection hurts so much – what to do about it. 

What has all this to do with Nutrition?


There is a huge link between our mind and gut

Our mind and weight and cardiovascular health etc

Our mind relies on good nutrition in order to function everyday.

If this topic is of interest to you then check out my articles too :

Are you an emotional eater?

Brain food Part 2: Thinking food

Dietary help for depressed athletes

The gut-brain axis is important for sporting performance

How to help athletes recognize the mental health risks of sport

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