Challenge

Completing My Wife's Bucket List After Losing Her To Dementia At 43

Steve Boryszczuk | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Boryszczuk

Since my wife's death, I've been ticking off the bucket list which she wrote many years ago. As we had children so young, she had planned our worldwide adventure for when they had flown the nest. Of course back then we had no idea she would never be able to fulfil her dream.

The Rise Of The Extreme Online Challenge

Carolyn Bunting, Internet Matters | Posted 04.08.2017 | UK Tech
Carolyn Bunting, Internet Matters

Summer holidays are finally here and as we start thinking of ways to keep our children busy for six whole weeks, we also need to think about the ways in which they may attempt to keep themselves entertained.

Brave Oar Barmy - Why I Rowed The Irish Sea

Anne-Marie McConnon | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK
Anne-Marie McConnon

Almost 10 years ago, I received a call from my dad telling me that he had a growth in his stomach. He was diagnosed with stomach cancer, which he woul...

What I Learnt About Fitness Instructors Whilst Doing My 100 Sports And Fitness Classes In Year Challenge

Sam Taylor | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Taylor

Two years ago, I took on the challenge of trying 100 different sports and fitness classes in a year. My friends and family were concerned that I was having a mid-life crisis but I assure you, although the initial idea was alcohol influenced, I was deadly serious.

Why You Should Try Obstacle Running

Lorraine Lewis | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lorraine Lewis

It is not an event for the elites. Anyone any age, shape, size and disability can take part. I have seen people take part who are in wheelchairs, who are missing limbs, who are 60 plus and people who are not running to achieve a personal best. No one judges, everyone (and literally I mean everyone) wants to see you do well. This is not only the marshals but the other runners too.

Seven Marathons, Seven Days, Seven Continents

Georgie Acons | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Sport
Georgie Acons

On the 23rd January myself and 32 others will be starting an attempt to run 7 marathons in 7 days on the 7 continents around the world. The challenge starts on a glacier in Antarctica and then travels through Chile, Miami, Madrid Marrakesh, Dubai before finishing in Sydney. I will have 168 hours to cover 183 miles with around 60 hours of flying thrown in for good measure.

A YouTuber Actually Reached The Bottom Of An Excel Spreadsheet

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Tech

Ever wondered just how many rows an Excel spreadsheet really has? Yeah, us neither. But now a YouTuber from Oklahoma has done the world a favour and s...

Obsessive Compulsive Parenting

Lucy Fisk | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Parents
Lucy Fisk

I am a mother to two boys aged five and six, I have always been told by other parents, family and people around me that boys are the easier sex to raise and that they give you far less worry than girls. I cannot say whether that is true as I will never be able to test the theory. However, I am genuinely concerned that I am totally mucking up something which is meant to be quite simple.

My Cook-A-Thon for the Community: How I Challenged Myself to Give Young People a Better Future

Yasmin Evans | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Yasmin Evans

In November I took on my Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE) Diamond Challenge to commemorate the charity's 60th anniversary, and since then I have spent some time reflecting on what I've learnt and gained from the experience.

Expectations In Life And Travel

Sarah Wauterlek Pierson | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Wauterlek Pierson

Greatness in travel comes when we learn to be vulnerable. We can travel to face our fears such as the fear of being alone, the fear of trying new things, and even the fear of failure. Travel can make facing some of these fears easier as it is likely we won't see those we meet in traveling again.

Have You Ever Been Called A 'Loose Cannon'?

Shahilla Barok | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Shahilla Barok

After reading that I was most definitely offended! Now, you may not know me, you may have met me, been on my training, tapped into a free webinar or just know me through my blogs and weekly emails...do you think I would ever put anyone in jeopardy?

Embrace the Great Outdoors and Challenge Yourself This Summer

Peter Westgarth | Posted 13.08.2017 | UK
Peter Westgarth

The summer months provide the perfect time to walk the hills and roam the valleys of our outstanding British countryside. But last week's research tha...

1,000 Reps Everyday for 30 Days Fitness Challenge

Malminder Gill | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Malminder Gill

As a Hypnotherapist and Coach, I meet a lot of interesting people from all walks of life at my practice. The life stories that my clients share are t...

My Mystery Luggage Challenge

Macca Sherifi | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Macca Sherifi

I have to admit, going on someone else's holiday was an amazing experience, and I can't wait to see where it takes me to next!

Get the Most Out of University - Study a Subject You Love

Karianne Robinson | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Karianne Robinson

Choosing a subject to study at degree level is the first big hurdle in the university application process. Being able to make a strong, confident decision at this stage can make the whole application process easier and prevent concerns from growing about whether or not you've made the right decision. Unfortunately, it's rarely an easy decision to make when there are so many different considerations to bear in mind.

Moving Legs, Money and Minds

Harriet Symes | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK
Harriet Symes

In October I was moved enough by this feeling to go and learn more and offer what I could in terms of help in the Calais refugee camp. Although I learnt a huge amount about the conditions of the camp and individual's traumas, I felt bewildered and lost and spent most of the 10 days that I was there, feeling like I was merely witnessing the situation rather than doing anything much to make it better.

Two Men in a Rowing Boat Take on the Atlantic (And Make It to the Other Side!)

Tom Caulfield | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Sport
Tom Caulfield

It took 18 months of rigorous training, serious determination, plenty of conversations defending our 'crazy' idea, and several close shaves out in the open - but somehow we made it...

Reflections on Business From the Andes

Dominic Irvine | Posted 11.03.2017 | UK
Dominic Irvine

I sat in a meeting this morning facilitating a difficult discussion, wishing I could have bottled the experience in the Andes to share with these people. That selfless desire to help others succeed and the determination to do something incredible was a heady mixture.

Girlguiding Gives Every Girl the Opportunity for Adventure and Challenge

Caroline Daboo | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Caroline Daboo

I want all girls out there to join us, and make 2016 your year of adventure. Whether it's speaking out in class or trying an adventurous sport - big or small - it's time to ditch the fear and let nothing stand in your way!

Holidays - Why I Choose Challenge Over Chill Time

Catherine Capon | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine Capon

Malaysia: The tale of two halves. From leech bites, soaking wet clothes and aching muscles to pure white sand, clear water and coral reefs; the areas that I explored in peninsular Malaysia couldn't have been more different.

Two Men in a Rowing Boat Take on the Atlantic (And Got a Bit More Than They Bargained For)

Tom Caulfield | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Sport
Tom Caulfield

It's weird what the ocean does to your mind. We started out having some pretty insane dreams - sleep deprivation will do that to you. Ironically, we most commonly dreamt that we were stuck in the middle of a vast ocean with no-one else around. Then we'd wake up and think, 'Oh wait, that's actually happening'. Emotionally it's a rollercoaster.

Two Men in a Rowing Boat Take on the Atlantic (And They Only Learned to Row a Year Ago)

Tom Caulfield | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK
Tom Caulfield

It's been a pretty punchy start, we're both shattered, muscles are screaming for a rest but we need to keep on heading South and pick up some better weather. Some days are hot and calm, and it feels like we are rowing through treacle. But Bieber's on repeat and banter is high - no complaints here. So far so good.

Why We Should All Strive to Challenge Ourselves in 2016

Peter Westgarth | Posted 14.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Peter Westgarth

As usual, the first two weeks of January have been full of New Year's resolutions and bold claims that 2016 is going to be the best year yet. Like every year, the conversation is dominated by references to giving up or cutting back on something: usually food, drink or a habit that is not particularly good for us, but we enjoy it.

A Girl Wore a Stormtrooper Belt for 3 Months - But I'm Not Going to Write About That

James Gilmore | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
James Gilmore

This is the first time I have written an article about something that I'm not personally effected by. But it's important, which is why I'm writing it...

Seven Steps to Getting Out of That 'Rut' and Move on With Your Life!

Dr Lisa Turner | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Lisa Turner

The universe is always in motion and always growing. In nature, business, life and almost everywhere change happens in distinct and predictable cycles, yet when it comes to our own personal development people seem to strive for a status quo, a "balance". It's this desire for balance that can actually unbalances us.