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”My social-media addiction has cost me a year of uni “

ILLUSTRATION ANDREA DE SANTIS

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”I feel like a failure; I don’t know how to curb my digital obsession”

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Psychologies
Meet three of the people who have taken part in the creation of this issue of Psychologies
REGULARS
What stops us living a meaningful life? In our Dossier
Send your letters to letters@psychologies.co.uk and tell us what you love about our magazine. You could win a six-month subscription, plus access to our Life Leap Club!
I just wanted to drop you a line to let you know how
Thought-provoking culture, creative ideas, insightful science and inspiring gifts
Harriet Minter is dazzled by the bright young things, and inspired by the older ones
Poet and therapist, Jasmine Cooray, writer-inresidence at education charity First Story, tells us how she accesses wisdom on the page
Pour yourself a cool drink, kick off your shoes and grab one of these literary dazzlers for an afternoon in the sunshine. Think of it as a dose of vitamin de-stress!
Recharge and revive yourself this summer
Find out where to buy the products featured in this month’s issue
This month, Vanessa King of Action For Happiness and author of 10 Keys To Happier Living, recommends Getting Grit by Caroline Adams Miller
FEATURES
Martha Roberts, creator of The Colour File, investigates how colour makes us think, act and feel. We take a look at wistful white
Zen master, Thich Nhat Hanh, on how to stop talking and start listening
In new film Adrift, based on a true story, Shailene Woodley’s character is tasked with single-handedly sailing a yacht 1,500 miles to safety. Woodley echoes this kind of grit in her own life, as her career takes o and her activism makes changes in the world
The summer solstice resonates with spiritual meaning, and reflects our inner rhythms. Jini Reddy looks at ways to make it a special time of emotional renewal
Author, speaker and entrepreneur Sháá Wasmund MBE tells us how to ensure we aren’t overstretching ourselves financially and emotionally
Michelle Regan never planned on being a shopkeeper, but deciding to open her vintage store was the beginning of a labour of love and a journey that still brings her immense job satisfaction
England’s longest-serving international women’s rugby player talks about physical and mental wellbeing, resilience and confidence, and inspiring young girls to be their best selves
It is well known that a relationship with a narcissist can be toxic, but there is often another player in the drama – the echo. Suzy Bashford reports
Our agony aunt, Mary Fenwick, offers a new perspective on whatever is troubling you
We all love our buddies, but would you move across the country so that you could live in the same town? Ten years ago, Kate Townshend did exactly that
Our award-winning coach, Kim Morgan, gives advice to a woman who is constantly distracted by her need to be connected online
In partnership with NOW Live Events, channel your creativity with Jackee Holder, honour your true self with Magdalena Bak-Maier and become digitally aware with Laura Willis
Having begun her exploration into sexual fulfilment, Karla Newbey ponders what kind of relationship, and lover, she wants to attract
Be the master of your inbox’s destiny, says Oliver Burkeman. Plan, prioritise and gain peace of mind
In our new column and podcast series, professor Sarah Niblock, CEO of UKCP, explores real-life challenges that affect all our lives and how therapy can help. This month, we take a look at infidelity, and uncover ways for relationships to find their way back from betrayal
This month, Lucy Beresford, host of LBC Radio’s sex and relationships phone-in show, an agony aunt on ITV’s ‘This Morning’ and UKCP psychotherapist, advises…
THE DOSSIER
We like to ask the big questions at Psychologies and
YOLO! We all want to live a life of purpose, yet many of us feel that we do not. We aren’t able to pursue our purpose, or even figure out what it is – this elusive prize that we cannot find. But what if we’ve been chasing the wrong thing? Ali Roff has a new treasure map
Author Fiona Murden helps us begin our journey of curiosity and self-exploration, in order to pinpoint our values and purpose
Maybe you’ll never know… but perhaps you don’t ever have to decide. Ali Roff talks to Emilie Wapnick about her book, How To Be Everything
Three readers tell us how they focused on what fanned their flames and found meaning in life
Are you grappling with what to do with your life? Journal around these coaching questions, taken from the Find Your Purpose online programme at our Life Leap Club, exclusive to Psychologies subscribers, and start to live a more meaningful life
You know that living a life with meaning is key for wellbeing, but it’s not always easy to connect with your ‘why’. Take our test to see what’s standing in the way of you finding your purpose
#360me
Every month, the #360me team will be sharing our baby-steps approach to leading a healthier, happier life – expert-endorsed and real-life approved.
Make time in your day to Rushton. Even when things feel busy and chaotic, it only takes a moment show gratitude for all life’s opportunities, says Eminé
Executive coach and author of Pause Every Day, Danielle Marchant, shows how easy it can be to take a step back from the daily fray –ffto regain perspective and dispel stress before it escalates
Paul Rushton tackles the age-old Ayurvedic question: is raw food good for you or not?
Each month, bestselling author and speaker, Henrietta Norton, answers a health question and offers her professional advice. This issue, she looks at endometriosis and explains how sufferers can help themselves
Ever wondered why, when you finally achieve something you wanted, you’re dissatisfied shortly afterwards, and eyeing the next prize? Ali Roff explains the law of diminishing returns
Nutrition Editor Eve Kalinik warmly receives the health benefits of chilli
THE RETREAT
When Lucille Howe agreed to marry her partner of seven years, it was on the condition that they see what the tango could do for their dynamic. Two lovers, one week in Buenos Aires, and a population of 15 million with dance in their DNA…
Walking, cooking and eating are the perfect combination for a weekend away in bella Italia, writes Leanne Bracey
This month, our new Retreat Editor, founder of Queen of Retreats Caroline Sylger Jones, explores retreats that help you plan your life
Queen of Retreats rates and recommends these energising and illuminating retreats o rf those seeking clarity and answers in life
Combine calming blues and greens in your beachside bolthole to create a harmonious ocean paradise
Take a culinary journey to Greece with the new cookbook MAZI – which takes the best of traditional Greek dishes and gives them a tasty 21st-century twist