Overcoming Overthinking

Chloe Brotheridge | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Brotheridge

You're allowed to make mistakes. If you're looking for permission, here it is! No matter how much 'thought' you put in to a decision, you can still be wrong, and that's ok. There's often no way to know until you take the leap. Often, there is no one single, correct decision anyway.

Breathing Exercises for Young Children

Liz Lowe | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK Parents
Liz Lowe

Lie down (woop!) with your child, and place teddy bears or soft toys on your bellies. Encourage your child to try some abdominal breathing by taking deep inhalations through their nose and and exhaling through their mouth.

The Remarkable Advice on Happiness I Learnt From a Silicon Valley Investor I'm Going to Teach My Kids

Laura Clark | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Parents
Laura Clark

I hope my children also grow into happy, fulfilled adults - once they pass the moody teen phase! But, as we all know, kids don't always want to listen to their parents. To combat this I'm planning to pass on advice I've picked up along my life journey so far, both from my own experiences and from other people.

Keep Calm for Christmas - A 10 Point Plan for the Christmasphobic!

Sophie Bickerdike | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Bickerdike

Do fairy lights bring you out in hives? Does the sight of a Christmas tree brightly adorned, bring you out in palpitations and send you delving into the bottom of your hand or man-bag looking for your battered old Christmas list?

How to Have a Calm and Content Christmas

Cat Williams | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Cat Williams

Christmas can be one of the most stressful times of the year, particularly if we have family members who don't really get on with each other! What is the secret to staying calm throughout the festive season, no matter what it brings? It's self-esteem.

The Mind Is a Fidgety Child

Georgie Bradley | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Georgie Bradley

My Google Chrome has a permanent conga line of dormant tabs open for potential reads, until some of them disappear past the arrow of no return and I eventually 'x' them out of existence. This barrage of information, lying next to me, puts the mind in overdrive.

Five Ways to Instantly Feel Calmer

Chloe Brotheridge | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Brotheridge

As a human being in this hectic modern world, chances are, you know what it's like to feel stressed, or even anxious.

Ever Feel Like You Need to Escape the Noise?

Maria Senise | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Senise

I'm so appreciative of my mom's hard work, the generosity of our guests, family flying in, and my wonderful step kids, but I just need a break from the craziness. I've shut myself in my room to write this right now and am longingly staring at the trees swaying in the wind. I yearn to be calm as they are; I long to be at peace in nature. I need an escape from the noise.

How to Handle Anger

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amisha Bhavsar

We all loose our temper from time to time; from mild frustration, irritation or annoyance, to moments of rage. Now the problem isn't getting angry but how we handle anger. What do you do when you get angry? Do you lash out and have an all out eruption? Or do you hold it in and turn the anger inwards onto yourself?

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?

How to Stay Calm on Your Wedding Day

Cat Williams | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Cat Williams

Our wedding day is one of high expectation and emotion and for this reason, for some brides and grooms, it can turn into a day of disappointment, unhappy tears, and even conflict. As a relationship counsellor I have unfortunately heard many such tales and most of us have heard nightmare stories of stroppy bridesmaids, drunk ushers, rude relatives or lost rings.

Poorna Bell

How This Man Swapped Being A Financial Trader For Yoga And Writing

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The financial world is well known for being highly pressured, stressful, operating long hours and (in some cases) the inevitable burnout of employees ...

Habits Die Hard: How to Retrain the Brain

Maria Senise | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Senise

Both my therapist and intuitive reader told me that I need to "stay on course;" my reader was referring to my life's path, and my therapist was referring to my journey through the anxiety. If you think about it, the two aspects they were referring to completely depend on each other; they have a symbiotic relationship.

Poorna Bell

Why Meditation Flashmobs Are Keeping UK Cities Sane

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Flashmobs: you either know them from the viral videos you pretend not to watch at work or you admire the way complete strangers come together to creat...

Meditation Isn't Just Fluffy Chanting: Here Is Physical Proof

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Meditation, we are told, makes you happier, more peaceful and can help you sleep better. If that sounds too intangible for some, there are also the in...

Unexpected Tranquility in the Capital

Max De Lucia | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Max De Lucia

London life can often be relentless and gruelling. Hot tubes, fierce traffic and impatient commuters take their toll. But you don't have to travel as far as you might think to find a bit of unexpected tranquility amongst all the commotion. Ri

These Garden Meditation Day Photos Will Calm Frazzled Nerves

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

You could meditate like we do - in our socks and on our beds - but taking a leaf from how the Japanese meditate is infinitely better. They have specia...

The Man Bible and Male Suicide

Jane Powell | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK
Jane Powell

We are double blind to the issue, we've our fingers in our ears when suicide is mentioned, and this wanton deafness pops up when it comes to our attitudes towards men being weak. Better to blank both issues, most particularly when the two combine. And so we have a society where suicide accounts for the lives of more men aged 20-49 than any other single cause. Bigger than road deaths. I write this having watched Newsnight bemoan the 68 deaths a year from illegal highs, or around one death a week. By comparison 12 UK male deaths a day should warrant a series.

Free! Love Your Work, Love Your Life

Chris Barez-Brown | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK
Chris Barez-Brown

We live life on a spectrum. At one end we are busy little worker ants, head down rushing around with bags of doing energy, always buzzing off to our ...

Mothers Day - How to Stay Calm With a MIL You Don't Get on With...

Cat Williams | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Cat Williams

First of all, we need to recognise that our mother-in-law poses a uniquely powerful threat to our self-confidence and self-worth. She is a person who might come across as having 'been there done that' and so could potentially judge our 'success' as a wife, mother and woman.

Good Night, Sleep Tight: Finding a Good Night's Sleep

Luke Morris | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Luke Morris

The oft-repeated saying that we spend a third of our lives asleep is largely true. Sleep helps us recover our energy; it regulates our hormones, allows our body to grow and repair, strengthens our immune system, improves our mental health and, perhaps most ironically for those struggling to sleep, reduces our anxiety.

Quiz: Are You Happy?

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Happiness: most of us assume it's just a state of being affected by different things. How good your job is, how many pairs of shoes you have, whether ...

How Running Meditation Can Up Your Game

Headspace/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

With the London Marathon just over a month away, both newbies and veterans are wondering how they can become better runners. The clever people beh...

Is Male a Dirty Word?

Jane Powell | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Powell

At the start of this year CALM named 2014 as 'Year of the Male', an opportunity to understand why 77% of suicides in the UK are men. A challenge has come back that even the name 'Year of the Male' is too political and would upset feminists. This has left me thinking long and hard. It seems strange that it's OK to talk about women's issues but not men's.

Poorna Bell

Tried And Tested: What Happened When I Tried F**k It Therapy

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As one of the champions of our Third Metric strategy – the HuffPost’s drive against burnout, to seek out less stress, and a sustainable way of liv...