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Q&A: How do you deal with being isolated from your partner?

Ola my friends!

This is a great question and I’ve been thinking about people who are separated from their partners a lot. As most of you know, I live with Pete so I don’t have this challenge. I’m missing my family – my parents, nieces, brother, sister and sister-in-law. If Pete and I were apart during this time, I would miss him MASSIVELY!

Since it’s a time of uncertainty, it’s really easy to experience prolonged heightened fear and this gets in the way of our relationships, big time. Fear makes us misunderstand each other, it can make us doubt each other’s ability to take care of one another, it can lead us to become overly clingy or withdrawing.

So, whether you live together or apart, this time is challenging for all couples.

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Q&A: Do you have any advice for international students in countries other than their homes?

Ola my friends!

During this surreal time, you’ve sent me some of the most interesting questions through my Instagram stories. Below is my answer to the question: Do you have any advice for international students in countries other than their homes?

Good question! I’m sure there are so many of you who aren’t at home right now and you must be wondering what this is going to mean for you in the coming months.

I imagine that you’re feeling isolated from your families and at the same time worried about travelling home, if you even still have the choice to travel home. You might be worried about your own health or the health of your family members.

What I get in touch with when I think of you is a feeling of being cut off and stranded, and a sense of longing to be with the ones you love.

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Reduce Anxiety & Boost your Immune System // Covid-19

The body fights off and heals from disease most effectively and efficiently when we’re calm. With the coronavirus pandemic, we have all found ourselves stressed at one point or another. Here are 4 tips for reducing anxiety and boosting your immunity so that you make sure your last line of defence is strong.

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