I Don't Apologise For My Cancer Anger. But I Had To Let It Go

Karin Sieger | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

When it happened to me, I suddenly exploded and my cancer anger poured out of me. The flood gates, the iron gates, reasoning and rationality, trust and self belief - none was strong enough to hold back the eruption of rage, anger, bitterness, hate, resentment and fear.

Out Of The Darkness, Into The Light

Vic Lennard | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Vic Lennard

The three months I spent with the counsellor changed everything. She unpeeled my life like an onion, layer by layer, and got to the root of my continual anger. Although my parents both died within six months of the counselling, and I never really rebuilt my relationships with them, I bear no malice to either of them. My anger towards them has fully subsided.

Escaping A Tight Space Peacefully

Sonja Lewis | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sonja Lewis

The sooner I learn that space is as much about the mental as it is physical, the better off I will be. These are words that I mumbled recently upon learning that not only would my man-flu-stricken husband be working from home, where my office resides, but also that our builders would be invading my space to investigate a long-standing problem.

Taming The Anger Inside

Katie Lodge | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK
Katie Lodge

It starts off as a stomach thing. It bulges in your innards, scampers upwards, gets you by the throat and booms. Blood spreads life wildfire to the am...

Misophonia - Coping With Anger From Noises Other People Make

Dr Phil Lurie | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Phil Lurie

Misophonia, meaning a 'hatred of sounds', has become quite the click-bait darling e.g. "Want to know why you hate other people chewing?" In fact, many of the referrals I receive are from those who have searched online for their condition and then self-diagnosed

Why Disabled People Aren't Always 'Nice'

Mik Scarlet | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

During the row, which I still am incredulous about, the cyclist decried: "I thought disabled people were all nice", following my protestations that by blocking my exit from my car he was in fact discriminating against me. True story.

Defensive, Who Me?

Christina Robert | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Robert

Between Brexit, Trump and the Oscars, there is a lot to think about these days. Top of my list is how do I deal with the fact that after years of working on my inner peace and unity conscience I discover that there are people out there I really want to punch in the nose?

I Might Look Gay But I'm Angry

Darren Brady | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Darren Brady

Deep down I'm still pissed off I never got to date, flirt and kiss the boys at school. Deep down I'm still upset my parents didn't applaud my difference. Deep down I'm still pissed off I was left floundering in the confusion of my gayness at an age when I didn't even know what gayness meant.

Coping With Families And The Elephant In The Room

Karin Sieger | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Often we bring presents to family gatherings, like the elephant in the room. This can lead to conflict or help avoid conflict. What strategies can help to cope well with family gatherings?

Learning To Listen To One Another

Mary Banham-Hall | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Parents
Mary Banham-Hall

My cajoling didn't work with my son, but losing my temper made the situation a million times worse. What did I expect? My son could not see I was upset or angry and stop and rationalise his fears about school, he was far too agitated himself.

Can Love Really Trump Hate?

Ed Shepherd | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK
Ed Shepherd

It's been reported that hate crime across the UK has increased by over 60% since Brexit, and a recent report by the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance called out a number of politicians and institutions for inciting the rising xenophobia witnessed in the UK.

Giving Anger The Credit It Deserves

Izzy McRae | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Izzy McRae

I realised that what had made me angry was unfairness. In fact, what often makes me angry is unfairness. This anger drives me to try to improve things that I would be better to leave alone if I were acting purely in my self-interest

Redundancy - To Hell And Back To The Future

Cerys Aedy | Posted 19.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Cerys Aedy

These days I'm hearing more and more about the stress and heartache redundancy brings, so I decided to write a very personal piece reflecting the gamut of emotions I experienced whilst going through this very same process.

Brexit - Time to Get Serious About Compassion

Izzy McRae | Posted 02.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Izzy McRae

So last week I wrote about how to cope with other people's negative emotions. The following day, the Brexit result was announced. The result packed such a big emotional punch that even though I normally try to keep out of politics, I felt I had to write about it. Brexit shows how difficult it can be to remain compassionate and balanced in response to a slew of anger and hatred.

How to Stop Feeling Resentful

Karin Sieger | Posted 17.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Feeling resentful is normal. Doing resentment well is a skill. However, getting stuck in resentment takes energy and can leave us in a negative, dark and lonely place. What to do?

Cancer Surviour Guilt? How to Stop it Now

Karin Sieger | Posted 03.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Having a social, cultural and religious heritage that is well saturated with guilt (at least when I grew up), shame and guilt would be a constant companion and shadow that would weigh heavily on me. The essence of the intuitive and conscious belief was that 'I am bad'.


Maggie Currie | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

If you or your life is "stuck", then it is well worth looking back to see if there is anything unforgiven in your past. Remember to forgive everyone, especially yourself. So many people trudge through their lives burdened with guilt for this or that, forgive yourself and let it go.

Anger Is Your Friend

Mia Doring | Posted 14.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mia Doring

Anger, like all of our emotional states, is pointing us towards a personal insight. Dig a little, without judging or self criticism, for what could be beneath the anger; maybe it's a value we didn't know we held, maybe it unearths a blind spot, maybe it shows us what we really care about.

Blame and Divorce

Mary Banham-Hall | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mary Banham-Hall

On the grieving cycle following death, loss or divorce, after the first shock and denial, people become angry and blaming, they may get depressed as they gradually detach from the other person and old life. Only then are they ready to move to dialogue and bargaining to sort everything out. Finally they will reach acceptance of the new life and be able to move on.

Anger Awareness Week: Five Steps to a Calmer You

Susannah Saunders | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Susannah Saunders

With Christmas around the corner, stress levels are naturally exacerbated and so it's important to equip yourself with strategies to overcome and manage your anger effectively. In line with Anger Awareness Week (1 - 7 December), here are five simple tips to enable you to deal with your pent-up rage in a healthy way:

Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word

Marissa Asli Bangura | Posted 26.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Marissa Asli Bangura

The exchange so fascinated me that it succeeded in briefly slowing my power-walk down to a leisurely stroll (unheard of during the morning rush hour in London!) before I was once again swept up in the unrelenting tide of fellow commuters.

Furious Man Caught Shouting At Teens Who Tried To Retrieve Ball From His Garden

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Parents

A man has been filmed shouting and swearing at a group of young teens, because they kicked a ball into his garden. The guy became irate after a gr...

Some Thoughts on Encouraging Reflective Self-Critique for Human Rights Activists & Advocates and Seekers of Social Justice

Noam Schimmel | Posted 17.09.2016 | UK
Noam Schimmel

I find myself asking these questions and being concerned with the issues they raise in relation to my human rights advocacy and social change efforts and those of others.

Labour Lacks Soul

Luke Bretherton | Posted 24.07.2016 | UK Politics
Luke Bretherton

The Labour Party is a party without love and without sin. It can thereby do no right and no wrong in its own eyes. And so in the eyes of everyone else it is a party without life and soul. And a party without life and soul is not one you want to be at.

Why Everyone Should Have A Relationship MOT.

Sacha Knop | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sacha Knop

If you buy a car, it has usually been serviced so it runs wonderfully smoothly for a while. And we so enjoy it when our car drives effortlessly. When it develops a problem, a fault, which the things we use do, we take it to the garage where an expert fixes it