Balance

Screw Positive Thinking

Asha Patel | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Asha Patel

This is a call for authentic listening. Instead of verbalising that emotion, be quiet. Listen to it. See what fears and foes lurk beneath what you're feeling. It's about listening to oneself and one's own emotional state and then being wholly responsible for it.

Finding My Way Back to Center

Maria Senise | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Senise

Originally, I wanted to name this post "Aimlessly Attempting to Crawl My Way Back to Center," but I thought it was too defeatist sounding. It is how I'm feeling as of late though. I feel like the balance and grounding I had found has become hazy, muted, diluted.

What Did Bruce Lee Mean: 'Be Like Water'?

Maria Senise | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Senise

"Be like water," has become extremely meaningful to me, especially lately. I've discovered the less I force things to happen, and the more accepting and calm about my life's direction I am, the easier I can flow with and live my life.

Five Ways to Find Balance Without Compromising Success

Winnie Brittany Oudemans | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Winnie Brittany Oudemans

Set yourself some guidelines - Setting yourself some realistic guidelines allows you to firmly establish yourself some boundaries. For me, it was as simple as making sure I was home at least two weeknights a week. This will help with the next point.

Let Men Cry!

Ema Borges | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ema Borges

How much are men missing out on in terms of healing? How much aggression is mounting in them? I see no reason other than peer pressure and conditioning that man should not be allowed the freedom to express through tears.

Why Is Running Away to the Beach Not the Solution?

Adele Barlow | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Barlow

We live in a much more complex, global world than our parents (and their parents) did - in this day and age, our careers are ours to construct. We can't just escape from the challenges of this construction. Effective long-term solutions involve reorienting ourselves by re-educating ourselves.

National Work-Life Week

Charlie Green | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Charlie Green

This week is National Work-Life Week. But what exactly does that mean? Despite a ton of links to websites offering suggestions and tips for the week, it's difficult to decipher the core values for my favourite named week in September.

My Doctor Has Just Diagnosed Me With an Ear Problem Which I Think Stars David Bowie

Annabel Burn | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Annabel Burn

Vertigo is the main symptom of Labyrinthitis. It is caused usually by the cold or flu virus, and is an inflammation of the labyrinth in the inner ear. This is a new part of the body to me... the only Labyrinth I knew of, prior to this, is the one David Bowie leaps around wearing eye wateringly tight leggings.

It's Okay Not to Be Passionate About Your Day Job

Adele Barlow | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Barlow

It is hard - if not impossible - to (immediately) generate a generous salary from volunteering, starting a business, or a blog. I meet a lot of high achievers who suddenly morph into anti-careerists. As Marilyn Monroe said, "A career is wonderful thing, but you can't snuggle up to it on a cold night."

How Not to Get Promoted: Ask for Work-Life Balance

Adele Barlow | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Barlow

She knew that she didn't want to make partner. She knew that her health, family and ability to make a difference in the world were part of her definition of long-term success. Someday, she'd have the luxury of stepping back. But first, she wanted to build something up to step back from. She wanted to get promoted. And she wanted another promotion after that.

Red Wine Could Improve Older People's Balance

PA | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

An ingredient in red wine may help to keep older people steady on their feet, research suggests. Tests on ageing mice showed that a molecule found ...

Work-Life Balance: Having It All?

Camilla Macpherson | Posted 24.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Camilla Macpherson

I'm a lawyer working in the City for a major law-firm. I have a husband, and a two-year-old daughter. Last month, my first novel was published by Random House. The question I was asked by everyone? "How on earth did you find the time?"

Shape-Shifter: A Writer Stumbles Towards Work/Life Balance

Elaine Proctor | Posted 08.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Proctor

It was hot the day my child stood on the Cape Cobra. It is always hot in the Namibian summer but the rain the previous day had made it more so. It was clear-aired too so the distance between things became harder to judge. Or perhaps that's just how it seemed to me.

Good Intentions: Staying Off the Road to Hell

Jill Lawson | Posted 14.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Jill Lawson

Do your 'good intentions' have ulterior motives? Do they rely heavily on expected outcomes? Do they sabotage your self-esteem when you fail to follow through? If you've answered yes to any of these questions, keep reading.

How To Find Balance In Your Life

Jill Lawson | Posted 05.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Jill Lawson

To have a balanced mind and body is to experience a state of equilibrium within your lifestyle choices, relationships and work habits.