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Francesca Stregapede

After pursuing a degree in Psychology, I further explored the relationship between neurochemistry and behaviour in a Masters in Brain Imaging and Cognitive neuroscience. I write about various areas of Psychology as well as articles at the interface between Neuroscience and Nutrition as I believe that nutrition has a huge impact not only on our physical wellbeing but also on our psychological states.

Art Therapy: Paint a picture of your feelings

You might be familiar with expressions such as “A picture is worth a thousand words” and “Do I have to paint you a picture?” These idioms are rooted in the belief that images can sometimes be more effective than words at capturing and conveying complex ideas, thoughts and feelings. Words are phonetic labels our …

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The pursuit of happiness: not just a movie!

People disagree on many things but everyone wants to be happy. And so do you! Whilst the perfect recipe for happiness has not been finalised, with ingredients being constantly added to and taken away from the list, research has time and again shown the mild but consistent effectiveness of a handful of strategies which I am …

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Now that we found love…what are we gonna do with it?

As the lyrics of the famous song by The O’Jays put it, finding love is one thing but managing it is a completely different story. So, what is the secret to maintaining a healthy relationship? Counterintuitively, it was at the London Marketing Week 2014 event that I found the answer to this question. The …

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Stop surviving, start thriving!

How can you grow and develop healthily? According to Martin Seligman, an American psychologist who has devoted his career to cracking the code of permanent happiness, being happy is more than the absence of misery. In his book Flourish – A visionary new understanding of happiness and wellbeing, Seligman identifies the 5 building blocks to …

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OCD or just a quirk?

I’ll admit to having a quirk or two… I arrange the clothes in my wardrobe by colour. I count to myself up to 8 while going up and down the stairs as well as while doing other tasks. And before I go to sleep, I always double check whether I’ve locked the …

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Change your lifestyle & live longer: 6 essential tips

If you are reading this article it means that you are interested in how you can change your lifestyle to increase your general well-being and ultimately your lifespan. The good news is that you will find the answer below. The bad news is that you probably already know what you should …

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How can you stop yourself from procrastinating?

You have a deadline, whether it’s a report or a piece of homework, but instead of working you keep checking your Facebook profile for updates or chatting with your friends on Whatsapp. It is true that in this modern day and age social media have changed the way in which …

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