Dating with Chronic Illness: How to Start a Relationship? | The Health Sessions

Dating with Chronic Illness: How to Start a Relationship?

This article is written by Anabel Cooper.

Dating can be hard enough at the best of times. The question of what to share, what to keep to yourself, and how to broach difficult matters is never easy. But for someone with a chronic illness, things are even harder. Many people have a hard time getting to grips with the effects of a life changing illness, and are unsure how to approach the matter, even when they’ve reached a high level of intimacy. We’ve got a few tips from people suffering from chronic illnesses, sharing their experience and providing a rough guide for how to navigate things.

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The Nicest Ice Cream: 11 Healthier Frozen Treats

The best summer days end with ice cream. But all that gelato doesn’t sit well with everybody, especially if you have gut problems or lactose sensitivity. Luckily, there are plenty of recipes that contain less refined sugar, heavy cream and artificial food colouring. From the original ‘nice cream’ to dairy-free options with natural sweeteners, there’s a healthier version of this frozen treat for everyone.

Have a look at the nicest ice cream for the next hot summer’s day. 

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Book Review 'The Art of Health': How to Create Your Own Picture of Wellbeing | The Health Sessions

Book Review ‘The Art of Health’: How to Create Your Picture of Wellbeing

There’s a dizzying amount of health information out there. Doctors, therapists, nutritionists and fitness gurus tell you to follow a Paleo, vegan or a Mediterranean diet, to meditate daily, do cardio or rather strength training. All that conflicting advice can be pretty confusing. But what does it actually mean to be healthy? And who’s the ultimate authority on your health? Does a doctor know what health is simply because they are a doctor?

These are the questions that naturopathic doctor Aarti Patel poses in The Art of Health: Simple and Powerful Keys for Creating Health in Your Life, a book with a fresh approach for anyone who’s sick of all the food hypes, extreme exercise regimens and miracle cures.

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10 Home Spa Hacks | The Health Sessions

10 Home Spa Hacks

Whether you’re a business babe, busy mom or worn-out spooniemost of us would love a little more time to de-stress and pamper ourselves. But what if you don’t have the time, money or energy to visit a wellness resort? You’re in luck, because with a few home spa hacks, you can recreate the essential elements of an indulging spa day in your own bathroom.

A day at the spa offers an escape from our hectic lives. With a little preparation, you could reproduce those tranquil surroundings, rest up and treat yourself in ways that match your budget and fitness level. All you need is some me-time and a few natural ingredients to whip up your own facials, hair masks and soothing baths. And of course, sipping a calming cup of tea or refreshing veggie juice only adds to the experience.

From DIY beauty treatments and infused baths to next-level relaxation, have a look at these 10 home spa hacks from contributor Sarah Smith to really recharge yourself.

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