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THE 8 DIFFERENT TYPES OF INTELLIGENCE

Intellectual Wellness is one of our 8 core elements in 8Wise™️. It’s about knowing what interests you, being willing to expand your skills, knowledge, and creative abilities. Intelligence is also about valuing creativity, curiosity, and lifelong learning. Effective Intellectual Wellness can help to improve your critical thinking skills, problem-solving skills, your concentration, and memory, all

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HOW TO RAISE LOW SELF ESTEEM

Developing strong self esteem is vital to your overall wellbeing as it is connected to your Emotional Wellness – a core element of our 8Wise™️ approach. Someone with low self esteem has negative feelings about themselves, and may believe they are unworthy of love, happiness or success. Low self esteem can affect many aspects of

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SELF ACCEPTANCE AND SPIRITUAL WELLNESS

Our Spiritual Wellness is intrinsically connected to our overall wellbeing and happiness, which is why it is one of our core dimensions in 8Wise™️. Spiritual Wellness is all about understanding your life’s purpose, and living a life that reflects your beliefs and values. There are many ways that you can nurture your Spiritual Wellness such

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HOW TO STAY MOTIVATED TO EXERCISE IN LOCKDOWN

If you’ve found that your motivation to keep active in lockdown has dropped off, you’re not alone. Gyms are closed, days lack structure and we’re limited to our homes for the majority of the time – it’s only normal to feel a decrease in motivation. Physical wellness is one of the eight core dimensions in

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AN INTERVIEW WITH OUR FOUNDER

Kim Rutherford set up Dalton Wise back in 2017 in response to her own journey with mental health. In this week’s blog post, she shares some of that journey with us, and how it lead to Dalton Wise, and ultimately the 8Wise ™ programme. Can you tell us a bit about your wellness journey? It

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HOW TO STICK YOUR 2021 NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

Happy New Year everyone! With the start of a new year often comes new year’s resolutions. Have you made resolutions in the past that you just can’t seem to stick to? If so be sure to check our top tips to help you stay on track when it comes to your new year resolutions in

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WELLNESS WEDNESDAY: TAKING TIME OFF WORK

It’s that time between Christmas and New Year, and not much is going on. You might feel an urge to just check up on your work emails, or just get ahead before the new year, but did you know that taking time off is actually good for both your health and your performance at work?

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GOOD NEWS MONDAY: AN UNEXPECTED PUPPY REUNION

Happy Monday everyone, and even better that it’s a bank holiday! We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. Today’s good news post is a lovely one, and features two puppies! Puppy Labradoodles Dolly and Wally are littermates and were born in Missouri, and hadn’t seen each other since they were eight weeks old. That

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HOW TO GET THROUGH CHRISTMAS DAY WHEN YOU’RE GRIEVING

It can be really difficult to see what seems like everyone else gearing up and getting excited for Christmas, and Christmas Day can seem like a really daunting prospect when you’re grieving. This year is even more difficult than ever, with current Covid restrictions meaning many families are unable to meet up to celebrate or

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WELLNESS WEDNESDAY: THE BENEFITS OF VITAMIN C

In today’s Wellness Wednesday, we’re going to be talking about the benefits of Vitamin C and why our body needs lots of it. Vitamin C is an essential vitamin, which means that your body can’t produce it by itself. You can find it in lots of foods such as oranges, broccoli, spinach, peppers, strawberries, potatoes,

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GOOD NEWS MONDAY: PIGMY POSSUMS DISCOVERED AGAIN

Happy Monday everyone! Today’s good news story is another one from down under. It comes as Australian wildlife ecologists were over the moon to find endemic pygmy possums on Kangaroo Island after it was subject to extreme wildfires earlier this year. It was feared that these super cute animals were completely wiped out, so this

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PERSONALITY TYPES: INFP – THE MEDIATOR

Happy Friday everyone! Today we are looking at the INFP personality type, known as ‘The Mediator’. INFPs are imaginative idealists who are guided by their strong values and beliefs. They are sensitive, caring and compassionate, and are concerned with the personal growth of themselves and others. They are individualistic and nonjudgmental, and believe that everyone

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WELLNESS WEDNESDAY: GUT HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Did you know that studies have shown that there is a strong link between gut health and mental wellness? Those who experience anxiety could reduce symptoms by regulating the microorganisms in their gut using probiotic and non-probiotic food and supplements. The trillions of microorganisms that are present in the gut perform important functions in the

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GOOD NEWS MONDAY: SMARTWATCH TO HELP WITH PTSD

PTSD affects many people, and it occurs after exposure to a traumatic event. We’ve written a number of blog posts about this topic, which you can read HERE. In today’s Good News Monday post, we’re sharing a story of how a son designed a smartwatch to combat PTSD for his dad. Tyler Skluzacek saw his

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PERSONALITY TYPES: ENFP – THE CHAMPION

This week we’re going to be exploring the ENFP personality type, known as ‘The Champion’. ENFP stands for extraverted, intuitive, feeling, and perceiving. They tend to be energised by spending time with others, focus on ideas and concepts as opposed to facts and details, make decisions based on feelings and values, and prefer spontaneity rather

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WELLNESS WEDNESDAY: REDUCE STRESS WITH EXERCISE

We all know that exercise is great for our body, but did you know that it is also an effective stress buster? If you feel like you’re too busy and stressed to fit in a workout, think again… Any form of exercise, whether that’s a intense HIIT workout, or a half an hour walk around

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GOOD NEWS MONDAY: KOALA GETS INTO CHRISTMAS SPIRIT

It’s the start of a new week, and that means we’re sharing another good news story. This one is from our friends on the other side of the world in Australia. Amanda McCormick, who lives near Adelaide had a bit of a shock when she found a koala in her Christmas tree! The furry friend

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PERSONALITY TYPES: INFJ – THE ADVOCATE

Happy Friday, and welcome to another Personality Types blog post. Today’s we’re exploring the INFJ ‘The Advocate’. INFJ stands for introverted, intuitive, feeling, and judging. Those with this personality type are often described as idealising, compassionate, and sensitive. They are creative, committed and are good at helping others. They are able to sense other people’s

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WELLNESS WEDNESDAY: HOW TO DESTRESS THIS CHRISTMAS

It’s the first Wellness Wednesday of December! Christmas is ‘the most wonderful time of the year’, but it can also be the most stressful. In today’s blog post we’re sharing 25 tips to help you manage the stress that the festive season can often bring. Plan, plan, plan! There’s so much going on at Christmas

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GOOD NEWS MONDAY: THE QUEEN’S NEW GIN!

Happy Monday everyone, and welcome to another good news story! With everyone watching ‘The Crown’ on Netflix at the moment, we thought we’d share an uplifting story about the monarchy (and gin!). Queen Elizabeth has launched a speciality dry gin distilled from the botanicals on her 20,000-acre Sandringham country estate. The Norfolk estate gardens has

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PERSONALITY TYPES: ISFP – THE ARTIST

In today’s blog post, we’re going to be taking a look at another personality type, this time ISFP – The Artist. As always, let’s see what the letters stand for: Introverted, Sensing, Feeling, and Perceiving. ISFPs are energised by spending time alone, they focus on facts and details as opposed to ideas and concepts, make

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WELLNESS WEDNESDAY: HELPING OTHERS GOOD FOR WELLBEING

It’s widely acknowledged that helping others is a nice thing to do. It’s kind, empathetic and supportive. But did you know that it can also have a direct positive effect on your own mental wellbeing? Acts of kindness, big or small, help to give you a sense of purpose and can make you feel happier

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GOOD NEWS MONDAY: SLEEPING HABITS GOOD FOR HEART

Happy Monday everyone! We’re back with another good news blog post to get your week started on a positive note. Today we’re sharing a new study which has shown a connection between healthy sleeping habits and a lower risk of heart failure by 42%. Heart failure affects over 26 million people and new evidence suggests

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PERSONALITY TYPES: ISFJ – THE PROTECTOR

Today we’re going to be exploring the personality type of the ISFJ – The Protector. So what does ISFJ stand for? Introverted, Sensing, Feeling, Judging. An ISFJ gets their energy from spending time on their own, focuses on facts and details as opposed to ideas and concepts, make decisions based on feelings and values, and

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WELLNESS WEDNESDAY: CRAFTS AND WELLBEING

In today’s Wellness Wednesday we’re talking all about the connection between crafts and our wellbeing. Did you know that making things, particularly crafting, can decrease symptoms of anxiety, depression, loneliness and even dementia? Craft courses have actually been prescribed to patients since the late 19th century, and basketry was used to relieve anxiety and physical

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Ricardo Pimentel is greeted by dogs that he rescued at his Tierra de Animales (Land of Animals) shelter in Leona Vicario, Mexico, on Oct. 13, 2020.

GOOD NEWS MONDAY: 300 DOGS SAVED FROM HURRICANE

Happy Monday everyone! This week we have a good news story that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face! Last month saw hurricane Delta make its way through the US, and down to Mexico, where Ricardo Pimentel lives in Yucatan Peninsula. The hurricane was tearing a path of destruction directly to his door,

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PERSONALITY TYPES: ISTP THE CRAFTER

Happy Friday everyone! It’s time to explore another personality type, and this week we are looking at ISTP The Crafter. If you missed it, last week we featured ISTJ The Inspector which you can read HERE. You can also check out our blog post on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Personality Test HERE. First of all,

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WELLNESS WEDNESDAY: WHY FRIENDSHIPS ARE IMPORTANT

We’ve previously spoken about how social interaction is key for our mental health – we’ve even shared studies on how socialising can ward off dementia in the elderly! In today’s Wellness Wednesday blog, we’re going to be focusing on friendships and why they are so important to our overall wellbeing. It’s actually been scientifically proven

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GOOD NEWS MONDAY: GARDENS BOOST IMMUNE SYSTEMS

Here at Dalton Wise, we know just how important spending time in green spaces is for our mental health. A recent study in Finland has shown that it is also great for our physical health! During a study, it was found that the immune systems of children between three and five improved when forest undergrowth,

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PERSONALITY TYPES: ISTJ THE INSPECTOR

A couple of weeks ago we published a blog post all about The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. You can read it HERE if you missed it. The indicator is a questionnaire which identifies you as one of 16 personality types, with the aim of allowing you to further explore and understand your own personality. In today’s

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WELLNESS WEDNESDAY: WALKING DECREASES STRESS LEVELS

This week is International Stress Awareness Week. Stress is something that affects us all, and has become ‘the norm’ for a lot of people. However, if not managed effectively, it can lead to further mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. Today we’re sharing a tip that has been proven to reduce stress levels

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GOOD NEWS MONDAY: A TIP FOR REDUCING INSOMNIA

In the UK, 16 million adults suffer from sleepless nights, and a third say that they have insomnia. If this sounds like you, be sure to read on! According to researchers in Sweden, those with insomnia experience better sleep and less sleepiness in the daytime when they sleep with a weighted chain blanket. The study

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HOW TO INCREASE YOUR EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

Emotional Intelligence also referred to as EQ, is a really important skill to have. We recently wrote a blog post all about it, which features information on what it is and why it’s so important. If you missed it, you can read it HERE. Whilst the skills of EQ tend to come more easily to

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WELLNESS WEDNESDAY: NAVIGATING A MOVE TO A NEW CITY

There are many reasons for moving to a new city, whether it be for a job, university, to move in with a partner, or just because you fancy a change of scenery. Whatever the reason, even if it’s positive, relocating to a new city or town can be really stressful and present new challenges. Finding

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GOOD NEWS MONDAY: SOCIALISING COULD PREVENT DEMENTIA

It’s the start of a new week, and that can only mean one thing. It’s ‘Good News Monday’ time! According to new research carried out by scientists at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, elderly people who have more social engagement have more robust grey matter in regions of the brain relevant

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PERSONALITY TYPES: THE MYERS-BRIGGS TYPE INDICATOR

Have you ever wondered what your personality type is? The chances are, you’ve probably been so curious as to take a personality test online at some point, we know we have! So how do personality tests work? The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is today one of the most commonly used psychological instruments in the world.

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WELLNESS WEDNESDAY: NAVIGATING RETIREMENT

Retirement is a big change for many people, and the transition can come with a huge range of emotions. You may feel excited, uncertain, hopeless, disenchanted. Before retiring, many people spend a lot of time and energy ensuring that they are prepared for retirement. Transitioning from a full-time job into retirement can be really stressful,

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GOOD NEWS MONDAY: HALLOWEEN THEMED!

Happy Monday! It’s time for another ‘Good News Monday’ blog to start your week on a positive note. With ‘Spooky Season’ just around the corner, today’s post has a special halloween theme. Retired Ken Klinker in Utah has spent 20 years carving hundreds of Halloween lanterns (or Jack O’ Lanterns as they call them across

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EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE: WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

You might have heard of the term ‘Emotional Intelligence’ before. The concept was introduced in the 1990s and refers to the ability to identify and manage your own emotions, as well as the emotions of others. As a concept, it’s almost the opposite of the traditional IQ measurement of intelligence. Someone’s IQ is based on

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WELLNESS WEDNESDAY: COPING WITH THE LOSS OF A PET

When we get a pet, they become a member of the family, and we form really powerful bonds with them. They offer us emotional support, companionship, unwavering love, and are great for our mental health.Loosing a pet is an incredibly difficult and upsetting life event to navigate. In today’s ‘Wellness Wednesday’ blog post, we are

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GOOD NEWS MONDAY: PLANTS REDUCE STRESS LEVELS

It’s time for another ‘Good News Monday’ and this week is all about greenery! Research by the Department of Landscape Architecture in the US in collaboration with Royal Horticultural Society found that having plants in your garden or yard has been found to significantly reduce stress levels. The researchers at the Universities of Sheffield, Westminster

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WINTER BLUES: HOW VITAMIN D CAN AFFECT MENTAL HEALTH

Autumn has well and truly arrived in the UK, and with the changing of the seasons, it means that we’re going to be seeing less sunlight than the spring and summer months. A main source of Vitamin D comes from the sun, and those who live in countries far away from the equator, like the

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WELLNESS WEDNESDAY: COPING WHEN A LOVED ONE IS ILL

Last week’s Wellness Wednesday post was all about how to navigate being diagnosed with a serious illness. In today’s blog, we’re going to be sharing some tips on how you can cope when a loved one is ill. Whether you become their carer during these difficult times or not, having a loved one diagnosed with

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GOOD NEWS MONDAY: CUTE ANIMALS GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH

If you’re anything like us, watching a cute puppy, kitten, bunny (anything fluffy really), will make you feel warm and fuzzy inside. The above photo is actually of our Dalton Wise family dog, Archie! We’ve got some great news for animal lovers this week, as researchers at University of Leeds have found that looking at

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LIFE TRANSITIONS: THE EFFECTS ON MENTAL HEALTH

We all go through periods of change in life, and sometimes these transition periods can be really overwhelming, making us feel anxious and exhausted. Significant change can sometimes be hard to navigate, and it’s not just the negative transitions that can be draining. Happy moments like a new job, marriage, starting a family can also

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WELLNESS WEDNESDAY: COPING WITH A SERIOUS ILLNESS

Around three million people in the UK are living with a serious illness. Whilst serious physical illnesses affect your body, they can also take a toll on your mental health and affect every area of your life. They can impact your relationships, career, spiritual or religious beliefs, socialising habits and can make you feed sad,

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GOOD NEWS MONDAY: HOT BATHS MAY BE GOOD FOR HEALTH

Happy Monday and welcome to another instalment of ‘Good News Monday’. We’ve got some great news for all you bath lovers out there today – a recent study suggests that taking regular hot baths may be good for your health. The study showed that taking a hot bath several times a week may reduce risks

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EATING DISORDERS: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

Eating disorders are serious and potentially fatal mental illnesses, and effect around 1.6 million people in the UK. If left untreated, they can impact your daily life and make you seriously ill, leading to health issues such as heart and kidney problems or even death. They can involve eating too much or too little or

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WELLNESS WEDNESDAY: NAVIGATING THE MOVE TO UNIVERSITY

In the coming days, many people will be packing their bags, loading the car and moving to university. Starting university can be really exciting and fun, but it’s also natural to feel nervous and overwhelmed throughout those first few weeks as it is a big life transition. In today’s Wellness Wednesday blog post we’re sharing

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GOOD NEWS MONDAY: GIRL SCOUT HELPS BATTLE STRESS

Stress is unfortunately very prevalent in the lives of many and it can lead to a whole host of health issues such as heart disease, diabetes and anxiety to name a few. It’s normal to feel stressed sometimes, but it’s vital that you’re able to manage it before it leads to burnout or other mental

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