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Self How to navigate a friendship shift With research showing how friendship affects our health and happiness, it’s important to keep nurturing those bonds Self How to talk about sex We’re told communication is the key to a healthy and happy sex life – but how do we actually approach that conversation? Self Identify your emotional comfort blanket In times of distress, it’s helpful to have a few self-soothers in your back pocket Self Everyday anxiety hacks The latest DIY ways to calm and self-soothe Self How to beat loneliness A lack of meaningful bonds is fuelling a loneliness epidemic. So what’s the way out? Self The benefits of lavender oil From easing anxiety and helping you sleep better to clearing headaches, lavender oil is a versatile essential oil Self Should I try beeja meditation? This centuries-old meditation technique might help to eliminate stress and anxiety, protect your brain and lessen pain Self The mental health benefits of volunteering Taking part in voluntary work is a great way of helping others, but here’s how it could help you, too Mother and daughter creating artSelf WFH diaries: My kids are more creative than I thought Her kids' artistic flair is something Cheryl has loved observing during lockdown Self 6 things to do when you would have been commuting Yes, we’re tempted to have a lie-in too now we’re not travelling to work. But prioritising these self-care activities instead can provide a much-needed wellbeing boost Self 6 Finnish happiness lessons we could all learn from From spending time in nature, to scheduling self-care, here’s why the Finns have got it nailed when it comes to cultivating happiness Gran CanariaSelf Wellness destinations: Gran Canaria Long favoured by winter sun worshippers, this Canary Island is fast emerging as a top wellness destination Self How to actually enjoy Christmas Stress, lack of time, mountains of cooking. Christmas can be testing, but not this year… Self Review: digital detox stay at the Hilton Bankside How did one writer feel after surrendering her phone for the night? Avoid burnoutSelf How to avoid burnout Half a million people in the UK suffer from work-related stress, so here’s how to go from total wipeout to firing on all cylinders Self Should I try sex therapy? We look at whether talking about your intimate issues with a professional could help stoke up the fire in your relationship Self Should I try sound baths? Increasing numbers of people are finding that the rushing sound of a gong can massage the mind