Healthy Banana Bread Recipe

To celebrate World Egg Day, I want to share with you a Healthy Banana Bread Recipe. We had some bananas at home that weren’t going to be eaten, as they were already too ripe, and we didn’t want to send them to waste, so we tried this recipe. We wanted something that was: gluten free, […]

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World Mental Health Day 2017

Today we celebrate the world mental health day. The World Health Organization (WHO) has established for this year the theme “Mental health in the workplace”. Society nowadays still doesn’t fully understand the importance of Mental Health. People still suffer from social stigma associated to diseases such as Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, amongst others. Some […]

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The Benefits of Smiling – Happy World Smile Day!

  Today I want to talk about the benefits of smiling today, and every day! But first, I want to let you know a little more about the World Smile Day. It is a day that celebrates the appearance of the well-known “smiley face”, created by Harvey Ball in 1963. This day has been celebrated […]

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Depression Let’s Talk – a WHO campaign to raise awareness on Depression

  According to the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates, over 300 million people live with depression, the main cause of health issues and inability to work worldwide. The WHO organization launched last october a depression awareness campaign (Depression Let’sTalk), to remind people of the lack of support there is for people with mental health disorders, […]

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How does music affect your mood?

To celebrate the International Music Day, which was yesterday, October 1st, I would like to talk a bit about how music affects our mood. Have you ever felt the power of music? If you are given to technologies you probably have on your hand, right now, a smartphone, filled with your favorite songs that you […]

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Exercise shown to be an effective strategy to cope with depression

There are several studies that suggest exercise to be an effective strategy to cope with depression. Why? Exercise has been consistently shown to be associated with improved physical health, life satisfaction, cognitive functioning, and psychological well-being. On the other hand, lack of exercise seems to be associated with development of psychological disorders. Depression is one of the most […]

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94 years old and rocking it!

Yesterday was my grandfathers birthday. He turned an amazing 94 years old whilst still looking like he is 70! He is an example for us all at home! He sits up straight, is always smiling, loves to talk with people, he eats well and watches his diet, he walks a little bit everyday… And he […]

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Mediterranean Diet found to be effective against Depression!

I was reading about eating healthy and how it interlinked with depression, and found out about this awesome clinical trial that showed that the Mediterranean diet is effective in decreasing depression symptoms! Yey! It doesn’t really come as a shock to me, as I personally have experienced the power of healthy eating has had in my […]

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Fernando Pessoa, and our own different personalities

Yesterday I was walking around downtown Lisbon, and I came across this famous statue of one of the greatest authors/poets in Portugal. His name is Fernando Pessoa. He used to write at a local coffee shop called “Brasileirinha”. And so, as a tourist attraction, after his passing, they put a statue of him sitting down […]

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“Breakthru” from depression!

So last Saturday we were travelling from the Algarve back to Lisbon were we live. And we were listening to this song from Queen that I had never heard of, but my husband absolutely LOVES! – Breakthru, from Queen , you should have seen him playing his air guitar! The song is absolutely amazing, it has […]

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