Five Mindful Ways To Ease Back-To-School Nerves

Fern Taylor | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK Parents
Fern Taylor

The start of a new year at primary school can stir up lots of emotions for children, including excitement and anticipation as well as nervousness and anxiety. Of course, it is completely normal to feel this range of emotions and everyone feels a bit of apprehension at the start of the school year (even teachers!)

Mindful Ways Of Dealing With A Difficult Boss

Smita Joshi | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Smita Joshi

A lot of difficulties with your boss can be resolved by understanding your nature and your boss' nature. By truly listening to the spoken communication that lives in the realm of "being human", you can effectively dissolve the individual from being the rock that blocks your career progress.

The Power Of The Male Voice

James Scroggs | Posted 19.11.2016 | UK
James Scroggs

bmm banner.jpg Today is International Men's Day. CALM, Campaign Against Living Miserably, launches a new music project called 'Torch Songs', which invites any male musician to cover the song they go to for comfort and inspiration when life darkens.

Landmark Masculinity Audit Into Causes Of Suicide Reveals 'Male Kind Of Depression'

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK

The unequal impacts of mental health issues on men in the UK are revealed today in a landmark report into the causes of male suicide. The research, ca...

The Changing Face Of Mental Health

Adam Torr | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK
Adam Torr

Life seemed simpler years ago. It certainly wasn't easy, it never is but now with the evolution of social media and mobile technology it means there i...

Time To Change Our Attitudes To Men And Boys

Jane Powell | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK
Jane Powell

bmm banner.jpg There's a gender element to suicide - and indeed to mental health. It leads me to ask again why we aren't pouring money into researching why we aren't funding research to explain why more men take their lives than women... Now, as we enter November, it is time to change.

Wearing Your Heart On Your Sleeve Can Increase Your Focus

Fotini Markopoulou | Posted 14.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Fotini Markopoulou

Many of us are searching for a simple solution to help us work more effectively so that we have more time to do the things we love. I want to share one trick that you can play on yourself to keep yourself feeling calm and focused. It's simple, it's natural, and all you need is the right beat.

76% Of UK Suicides Are Male - Why?

Jane Powell | Posted 11.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Powell

Today, on World Suicide Prevention Day, the focus is male suicide. Suicide is currently the single biggest killer of men aged under 45 in the UK, and men are nearly four times more likely than women to take their own life. It is great that we are, finally and collectively, encouraging men to get support. But surely the big, currently unanswered question is why men.

Overcoming Overthinking

Chloe Brotheridge | Posted 19.05.2017 | 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 19.05.2017 | 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 05.02.2017 | 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...