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In the face of the cost-of-living crisis it can be a good idea to switch off your news feed or radio for a few hours or a few days. PHOTO: Vitaliy Shmidt/Pixabay

How to take control of ‘crisis’ talk

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by Alice Johnsen The ‘cost-of-living crisis’ is a label or tagline that flows off the page very easily. Wherever you look, there is reference to...
Elderberries provide amazing amounts of vitamin C, have quantities of anti-oxidants and are anti-inflammatory, and have been proved to help the body fight off some flu viruses. PHOTO: Rita-und-mit/Pixabay

Just the tonic for winter and spring

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I don’t know if it is going to be a very cold winter, but in the spring, I noticed the trees, particularly oak, laden...
The barn owl that was quartering her usual fields, stopping on a post every now and then to take stock photo: Kevin/Pixabay

Meditations in nature: Soundscapes to heal your thoughts

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by Dr Susie Curtin I have just returned from a sunset quest to see the barn owl and the two young foxes that live down...
Left to right: Jane Wood, president, Sherborne Chamber of Trade; Andrew Maddock, Midwest the Stationers; Nicola Girling, Girlings Complete Hearing; Cllr Juliet Pentolfe, Mayor of Sherborne; David Hayes CBE, chairman, Friends of the Yeatman Hospital

Sherborne’s new defibrillator unveiled

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A new community public access defibrillator (cPAD) in Sherborne has been officially launched by local businesses and organisations which have supported the £3,000 project. The...
Shaftesbury Car Link celebrates new minibus

Shaftesbury Car Link celebrates new minibus

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After months of fundraising, Shaftesbury Car Link is the proud owner of a seven-seater wheelchair-accessible vehicle Now scheme organisers Martin and June Hull have thanked...
Photo by Ben White on Unsplash

Are you struggling with your mental health?

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Several organisations in Somerset offer emotional and practical support to children, young people and their families. Yeovil 4 Family has link workers and volunteer mentors...
Keep your goals small or, with a big goal to aim for, break it down. PHOTO: Alexa/Pixabay

Take stock: It’s time to review where you’re heading…

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By Alice Johnsen. It’s mid-August as I write. The heatwave rages on and we’ve all stopped assuming it will rain soon. This summer has sharpened...
Rain is nearly always perceived as a negative component in art and literature. photo: Roman Grac/ Pixabay

Meditations in nature: Sound of rain

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By Susie Curtin. It’s mid to late August after the hottest summer I can recall. The landscape is yellow and parched, and there are places...
Before detoxing you need to give up coffee, alcohol, processed foods, dairy and sugar. photo: Silvia/Pixabay

Detox now for a healthy autumn

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By Fiona Chapman. As we approach autumn and winter, we should be thinking of how to be as strong and healthy as possible to fight...
The Jersey tiger moth is a rare day-time flier.

Meditations in nature: The magic of moths

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By Susie Curtin. Last night while I was sleeping, the moths in my garden were gathering. It was the perfect night for them – warm,...

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How to take control of ‘crisis’ talk

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by Alice Johnsen The ‘cost-of-living crisis’ is a label or tagline that flows off the page very easily. Wherever you look, there is reference to...

Just the tonic for winter and spring

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I don’t know if it is going to be a very cold winter, but in the spring, I noticed the trees, particularly oak, laden...

Meditations in nature: Soundscapes to heal your thoughts

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by Dr Susie Curtin I have just returned from a sunset quest to see the barn owl and the two young foxes that live down...