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BREATHE ISSUE 60

In this issue: Always where you belong – On the campaign trail – Fit for purpose – The company of friends – Natural connection – Stop and smell the coffee – Performance art – Head over heels – Zest for life And When Did You Last See Your Father? enquires the title of Blake Morrison’s …

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Why cultivating a sense of belonging is good for your mental wellbeing

How can we define true belonging? Rather than just being about social networks, true belonging is a prevailing sense of connectedness. It’s a belief in being part of something meaningful and trusting that you’re right where you’re meant to be. And, ultimately, it begins with yourself, because belonging, as social researcher and author Brené Brown …

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Why are typewriters still so popular?

When was the typewriter first invented? Typing instruments go as far back as the 16th century, but it’s widely regarded that the first typewriters were invented in the early 19th century. Initially developed as a device for those with impaired vision and hearing, some early incarnations were far from the models that were to become …

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How to deal constructively with triangulation in your friendship or family circle

What are the signs of good communication in a relationship? In general, it’s when interactions, whether on a one-to-one basis or within a group, are direct and allow space for each person to communicate openly. It’s also characterised by tolerance, honesty, empathy and the ability to listen to and respect others’ views and thoughts, while …

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What makes Lundy Island an important nature reserve?

What makes Lundy Island a sanctuary for wildlife? Lundy’s kelp forests, reefs, sandy sediments, sea caves and shipwrecks provide space, peace and nourishment for dolphins, spiny lobster, pink sea fans, sunset cup coral and Atlantic grey seals. Important seabird colonies, including Manx shearwaters, guillemots, as well as puffins, have also flourished following the eradication of …

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