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February brings us snowdrops, Valentine’s Day and then just around the corner it’s all new buds and birdsong. Spring is a time to look forward, be optimistic and be out and about doing things, enjoying spending time with others.

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Many of us have played the game: “If I won the lottery I would do this and I would do that.” Immersed in a fantasy world imagining what a dream life would be like; living in a massive house, driving an impressive car, and riding on a speedboat and travelling via private jet… 

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Is today, Monday 15th January, so called ‘Blue Monday’ the most depressing day of the year? Folklore has it that in an attempt to boost sales of winter holidays, a certain holiday company sort of invented it. 

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The Cambridge Dictionary defines family as: ‘a group of people who are related to each other, such as a mother, a father and their children.’ I understand modern families aren’t always constructed like this. There is nothing there that says it’s the law that family must like or love each other. 

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Cognitive intelligence or IQ is not simply book learning, a specific educational ability or having a good memory. It is a wide-ranging intellectual or cerebral proficiency that involves the capacity to reason, organise, explain complicated situations, think abstractly, understand intricate thoughts, absorb information rapidly and acquire wisdom via experience.

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I like most styles of music, varying from Marilyn Manson to Mozart, from Massive Attack to Moby. Apparently, Manson elicits doom-laden thoughts and Mozart educes cognitive lucidity. I think the link between music and mood is subjective. Certainly my Sunday morning playlist is different from my gym playlist… one is wandering and one is compelling; well to me anyway.  

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