Overcoming Common Barriers To Personal Growth

Miranda Adams | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Miranda Adams

Today I wanted to share with you some of the ways in which you can overcome preconceived barriers to your personal growth. We can very often not even be aware of these barriers and how they can limit our personal growth, however with the right tools they can be overcome.

Why Muhammad Ali Was the Greatest

Solomon Ian-Sangala | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Sport
Solomon Ian-Sangala

He was a man who stood out, and that made him an inspiration. This, among other things, is why Muhammad Ali will go down in history as the greatest.

Achieving Your Dreams in Your Twenties

Katie Craven | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Katie Craven

I am 26 and I often feel like I have no idea what I am doing or what my life will look like a year from now. I do this to myself because I was brought up to believe I could do anything I wanted, so I chose to pursue my passion...

What Am I Good At?

Mr Pickwick | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Comedy
Mr Pickwick

Last night, the younger Pickwick daughter announced to me that the one thing she was good at is lungs.

What's Your Purpose?

Steve Taylor PhD | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Taylor PhD

At my university, we have developed a questionnaire to try to test for these different types of purpose. We would like to find out if there are relationships between different types of purpose and age and gender. For example, do different types of purpose become more important as people get older?

Why Athletics Transcends Ethnic Differences to Bring a Nation Together

David Ready | Posted 31.08.2016 | UK Sport
David Ready

With Britain's recent success at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing, achieving 4 golds, 1 silver and 2 bronzes, you cannot help but feel proud of the team's achievements, transcending ethnic differences for a cultural identity of inclusiveness and support for one another.

Does Anybody Really 'Lose Their Battle With Cancer?'

Paul M. Davies | Posted 25.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paul M. Davies

The expression is often used to express regret or in a context of celebration of the deceased, however, it carries ulterior implications, even if they are unintended by the user. Describing people to have 'lost' to cancer suggests that they could have done something differently and the outcome could be changed.

Keep Your Ego in Check

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amisha Bhavsar

Ego enables us to see shortcomings and weaknesses in others, but not in ourselves. And when we do see our weaknesses, ego hides them and claims to the world that we have none. How do you know when your ego is at work? If you feel insulted, if a criticism hurts, if you get defensive, lose confidence.... it's your ego reacting!

How to Stay Calm During Exams

Cat Williams | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Cat Williams

The key to staying calm in an exam is to keep your fear in perspective. An exam can be a threat to our self-esteem. What if we don't do well? How will we feel about ourselves? What will other people say? What will the short or long term consequences be for our future?

The Need for Attention

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

Humans crave attention, whether we care to admit it or not. For some people, this manifests as the desire for fame and fortune, while for others it can be as simple as feeling as though someone is proud of you. But it's there in all of us, that little selfish streak that wants people to notice you.

Why Loving Yourself Is as Important as Loving Others

Cheryl Rickman | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Cheryl Rickman

o be effective in your kindness, must you always put others' needs and feelings in front of your own? As parents and/or siblings and/or carers, we may often and should often do that. Yet isn't it important to take a more balanced approach?

How to Set Goals You Can Achieve

Maggie Currie | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

Some people prefer to set one or two large goals, and put all their energy and focus into those. The number of goals you set is more to do with your personality than with your likelihood of success. Whichever you choose is fine, each is equally successful, if you follow this process...

Celebrating Success

Maggie Currie | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

When you achieve what you were aiming for, seriously celebrate your success! The energy gain from this change in perspective can be massive! I'm certainly more productive when operating from a mindset of 'look how much closer I am to my goal and how much I've achieved!'

How Do You Make Big Decisions?

Adele Barlow | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Barlow

When it comes to making pivotal decisions, I really don't think that anyone else can give you the answers that only you are best placed to address, but I do think that there are three helpful questions that can help when wrestling with a major career decision.

Overcoming the Overachiever's Quarter-Life Crisis

Adele Barlow | Posted 06.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Barlow

What makes the quarter-life crisis of the overachiever different is the extent to which they deeply struggle with embracing their own individuality, particularly when it comes to separating themselves from their parents.

Vegan Veteran Wins Women's Race in North Pole Marathon

Jasmijn de Boo | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK Sport
Jasmijn de Boo

On 9 April, vegan athlete Fiona Oakes, 43, won the women's race in the North Pole Marathon in -28°C, breaking a course record by 44 minutes despite the worst conditions in the race's history.

Achievement Anxiety - A By-Product Of Modern Mankind

Andrew Telling | Posted 23.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Telling

So, is it wrong to tell aspiring kids and adults to 'work hard, stay focussed and you'll achieve your dreams'?

Returning to Oxford University 20 Years on Prompts the Question: Is Achievement Overrated?

Katherine Baldwin | Posted 03.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Katherine Baldwin

I hadn't been back to St Anne's for two decades and had avoided mailing lists. So I'd never realised some of the authors, journalists and broadcasters I most admired had slept in the same shoebox rooms and drunk in the same windowless college bar years before me.

The Hypocrisy of Achievement

Jenni Bergman | Posted 08.04.2012 | UK Politics
Jenni Bergman

Recently a nugget of wisdom mentioned in Back to the Future has come to mind. I love the film, but this statement encapsulates a belief in achievement that is particularly pervasive in American society but is popular throughout the Western world.

Don't Flunk Your Resolutions by Accident

Mark Fletcher-Brown | Posted 09.03.2012 | UK
Mark Fletcher-Brown

New Year is the season for new commitments and new failures to see our commitments through. We begin well and mid-way through January we seek out those who abandoned their resolve early and use them as an excuse to do the same. It's too easy not to do what you say you really want to do.

Ask a Friend to Write Your Obituary - Today

Mark Fletcher-Brown | Posted 10.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Fletcher-Brown

It's said that Alfred Nobel established the Nobel Prize because his obituary was published in error before his death and he didn't like what was said ...