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Beat The Blues

Beat The Blues

It's thought the winter blues, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD), affects around 2 million people in the UK and more than 12 million people across northern Europe. It can affect people of any age, including children.   Key symptoms of SAD include: depression sleep problems lethargy overeating irritability feeling down and unsociable (NHS website)   We can’t turn winter off so what can we do to beat the blues?   Get active Getting 20 minutes of vigorous exercise four times a week has been shown to help reduce a depressive mood. This is not always easy as you may not...

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Why Shop at The Brown Box

Why Shop at The Brown Box

With so many new businesses out there how do you decide where to do your shopping? The Brown Box is a small family run business based in North Yorkshire. We are surrounded by beauty, having the idyllic moors and beautiful clean beaches right on our doorstep. Our aim is to showcase a variety of beautiful gifts and products which are not only a treat for the recipient but also offer sustainability and help protect the environment and our future. We work hard researching products and businesses to ensure they have the same values and ethos as The Brown Box. It is important to us to sell quality affordable products which bring a smile and happiness to people’s faces. We wanted to take this opportunity to induce some of the amazing brands we work with so it becomes clear to you why we sell their products.

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Beat The Blues

Beat The Blues

  The January blues or winter blues are something we are all familiar with. Gone is the colour and excitement of Christmas leaving behind credit card bills, cold weather and long, dark nights. This year, the January Blues feel that much more depressing, Omicron is everywhere and while we may be testing positive our mood is feeling pretty negative. Here are some top tips from leading mental health experts on how to cope with the 2022 January blues.   Gail Marra, clinical hypnotherapist and author of Health Wealth & Hypnosis  Breathe Boost your serotonin! Practise deep abdominal breathing. When you take...

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The Brown Box Christmas Gift Guide 2021: Him

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The Brown Box Christmas Gift Guide 2021: Him

Whether you’re searching for Christmas gift ideas for friends or family, the time is now to get shopping. This year, avid shoppers are purchasing the perfect Christmas gift for their loved ones earlier than ever due to continued uncertainty around delivery times. To make things a little easier, we’ve created a guide of some of the top gifts for him which can be found right here at The Brown Box.

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My essentials for a cosy night in.

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My essentials for a cosy night in.

I can’t be the only person who thinks the best thing about Autumn is snuggling up at home and enjoying a nice cosy night in. After a long and busy day, a slightly soggy school run or freezing commute home from work, sometimes coming home and wrapping up warm, sipping hot chocolate and lazing out in front of the TV with the fire on is the perfect pick me up.

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