Beat anxiety with positive thinking! If you repeat a statement to yourself often enough, you start to believe it. This is a useful tool for dealing with challenging situations. Try these or make up some of your own:- Meeting Strangers: ‘this is a valuable opportunity to get to know someone I have never met before’ When challenged: ‘it doesn’t matter whether others think I am right or wrong, as long as I make the best judgment I can and express my views honestly’ Dealing with setbacks and insecurity: ‘I have overcome hurdles like this in the past, and I know that I can do it again’. Practice progressive relaxation if you are feeling stressed. When you are feeling especially tense, try a technique that is called progressive relaxation. Sit or lie  down in a quiet, comfortable place. Close your eyes. Now curl your toes as hard as you can for ten  seconds. Then relax them. After your toes, tense and relax your feet, legs, tummy, fingers, arms, neck  and face. In other words, progressiveley ‘work’ the tension all the way from the tips of your toes to the  top of your head and then, metamorphically,  ‘let it go’.    CELERY is a powerful medicinal food that’s so underrated. It’s great for supporting the immune system’s lymph cells. Juice it, add it to soups or smoothies for an instant immunity boost. BEETROOT. Raised blood pressure is becoming increasingly common in women aged 30-40. Beetroot contains high levels of nitrates, which widen the blood vessels and help lower blood pressure. ANTIOXIDANT MATHS - Reach for red grapes over white. According to the ORAC scale, which measures anti-oxidant content, you need to eat six times as many white grapes as red to get the same free radical fighting benefits i.e. 100g of red grapes = 600 g of white