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Great Health Guide - - EDITOR'S LETTER - Kathryn x

We are quickly ap­proach­ing the ‘silly sea­son’ where life be­comes fran­tic for most peo­ple. There are so many ex­pec­ta­tions on every­one dur­ing this time that some­times it can be hard to re­main calm. Some­times, it is very easy to for­get those who are less for­tu­nate than us. ‘Less for­tu­nate’ can cover a wide va­ri­ety of sit­u­a­tions; where some­one has just lost a loved one and Christ­mas time brings back a great feel­ing of sad­ness, or some­one who is liv­ing alone with­out fam­ily, or sim­ply a fam­ily in cri­sis. So Great Health GuideTM has in­cluded a very in­for­ma­tive ar­ti­cle ti­tled, Hav­ing a Stress-free Christ­mas. An­other as­pect that will raise con­cern among par­ents dur­ing this fes­tive sea­son is the use of al­co­hol, par­tic­u­larly by teenagers. This very pow­er­ful ar­ti­cle ad­dresses the is­sue, Why

Teenage Drink­ing is a Bad Idea. Strong ar­gu­ments for the non­drink­ing of al­co­hol by young peo­ple are made by high­light­ing the risk of date rape and sex­ual as­sault, risk of death and in­jury in brawls and driv­ing while drunk and the very real risk of tak­ing other il­le­gal and toxic drugs dur­ing this party sea­son. In keep­ing with our ‘Mind­set’ theme over the Christ­mas sea­son, with spe­cial ar­ti­cles on Stay­ing Pos­i­tive in a Chaotic World. The first de­scribes how to fil­ter the in­for­ma­tion over­load, al­low emo­tions to be ac­knowl­edged, cre­ate new pos­i­tive habits and fi­nally prac­tice grat­i­tude on a daily ba­sis. And the sec­ond mind­set ar­ti­cle en­ti­tled Man­ag­ing Our Men­tal Load, pro­vides a way to pri­ori­tise many ac­tiv­i­ties and to prac­tice ‘the art of do­ing noth­ing’ al­low­ing clearer think­ing. My hope is that this year we help make our own small world a peace­ful, lov­ing place and be­lieve that this peace and love will flow out to en­com­pass the whole world. Best to you and your loved ones par­tic­u­larly dur­ing this time.

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