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Why More People Are Choosing To Live Minimally - The Month Long Challenge

Lyndsay Weir | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lyndsay Weir

Ten emails filled with free next day deliveries and 10% off today only. Eight different social media sponsored posts with free trials, hot new trends and more. Two bus stop banners, one in store point of sale display and a mail-drop brochure through the door. Two magazine covers promising that if I wear 'x' I will get a promotion or feel more confident.

We Are Conditioned Both Deliberately And Accidentally Throughout Life

Maggie Currie | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

We learn how to eat our food, when to eat our food. How to sleep and when to sleep. We learn the boundaries we must adhere to in school, such as when playtime is, where we have to sit to do our work, what work we have to do, when we can talk and when we must be quiet.

The State Of Government Finances And The Future Of Health And Social Care

Malcolm Prowle | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Politics
Malcolm Prowle

Political debate in the UK now seems largely dominated by BREXIT and the travails of health and adult social care such that the overall position of go...

The Elephant In The Room... The New GCSEs

Farida Ahmed | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK
Farida Ahmed

The new change in GCSEs has been the biggest educational reform for a long while. Transforming an exam system that has been used for a very long time ...

Northern Ireland's Big Decision

Katherine Press | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Politics
Katherine Press

This Thursday our potential for change is greater than ever. Don't assume your vote doesn't count, the political upheaval around the globe is proof that it does. Make a stand, show up for yourself and for those who need your help. Make our democracy and our little place in the world mean something positive again - we're worth more than we've been used to, and the responsibility for making our future brighter is a privilege we shouldn't give up easily.

Steadying Our Hearts And Minds In Extraordinary Times

Willem Kuyken | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Willem Kuyken

We are living in quite extraordinary times, with seismic shifts in the world's landscape. These changes are social, political and in terms of climate change quite literal. Technology connects us so that the reverberations of these changes are in a very real sense experienced in people's minds and hearts.

Get Involved And Engaged To Demand Change

Kanak Hirani Nautiyal | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Style
Kanak Hirani Nautiyal

It was the first, but not the last time I was asked that question. That day at Dutch Design Week, I was also asked, "Do your artisans work in good conditions?" "Have you visited your suppliers?" "Are the people you work with being exploited" and even, "do you make your products in sweatshops."

Pursued By A Bear

Caragh Little | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

In darker times, it can be the simple, almost imperceptible moments that can change a life as well. That moment when you notice someone repeating themselves just once too often, saying something which seems at odds with what they think... the diagnosis may be the momentous thing, but somehow it was those days you just began to wonder when you knew by instinct things were going to change.

New Year, New You: Meeting Executive Coach Harsha Perera

Claire Meadows | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK
Claire Meadows

With 2017 just around the corner, it's time to pause and wonder if this year will be the one where we finally make the break -- pursuing positive chan...

Here's Why It's Time To Drop Stereotyping

Lauren Derrett | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lauren Derrett

There was a panel of women were a business owner, an Instagram ledge, a Gold winning Olympian and a Charity organiser supporting women from Essex. It was amazingly inspirational night and a huge reminder of how much of a cock up the Oxford definition is and actually how damaging it can still be all these many (many, many) years on since I was that awkward teen.

Making The Most Of Change

Neeha Khurana | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK
Neeha Khurana

If there's one thing about which we can be certain, it's that we will all face change - whether in our personal lives, in politics or at work. Change means different things to different people and affects us in ways we don't necessarily anticipate. To manage through and get the most out of change, we all need our own personal tool-kit to help us to not only cope, but to thrive.

Four Top Hacks For Making Change Stick

Chris Hall | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Hall

As we run up to Christmas every man and his dog will be talking about what they're 'going to do' in 2017, so I've thrown together some of my favourite hacks for creating change but more importantly, for making it stick! Hopefully some of them will be new to you, and remember that although they're mainly focused on changing your health for the better, these can be applied to all areas of your life.

Confessions Of A Yoga Mama

Harriet McCafferty | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Parents
Harriet McCafferty

The more you practise, the deeper you go, you begin to break patterns in life that no longer serve you, you find a deeper peace in life as you take your practise out of the hot room and all the alignment you find in the yoga, you bring to your daily life.

Why Creativity And Innovation Are About Staying Open To Change

Leila Johnston | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Leila Johnston

I've spoken to a lot of wonderfully inspiring people for the 'behind the scenes of creativity' podcast that I've been making every week since the summ...

Feeling Safe During Times Of Change And Uncertainty

Karin Sieger | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Feeling safe during a time of transition and uncertainty in politics and society can be difficult. At such a time feeling a comforting connection to o...

Are We All Disabled Now?

Mik Scarlet | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK
Mik Scarlet

If we adopt a social model way of thinking, see our similarities rather than our differences, demand real change is required and that our voices are listened to then maybe we can start to rebuild a conscientious. Maybe we can stop the growing divides between us and come together to build a fairer, more inclusive world.

Slipping Through The Cracks Of NICU Parent Mental Health Care

Vicki Cockerill | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Parents
Vicki Cockerill

This is surely the time our mental health is likely to suffer? Why is there not some sort of check system to go and visit those who have had a traumatic birth or had a NICU baby, or even lost a baby? Perhaps then it won't get to the point where we are diagnosed with a mental illness.

You're Not Nice, You're Weak. We Need To Stop Confusing The Two

Louise Jackson | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Jackson

How many times have we all decided not to confront inappropriate behaviour, to explain how we are feeling, to tell someone when they have hurt us...all the time pretending to ourselves we are too nice to do so?

Accepting The Change That Illness Brings, How Important This Is To Moving Forward

Giles Dawnay | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Giles Dawnay

I began to recognise that in order for me to move through this stroke, I needed to let go the person I knew before it, and embrace whoever may follow. That doesn't mean there was necessarily to be drastic difference, but that I must be very wary of spending my recovery chasing someone who may not completely exist anymore.

How Do We Spread The Environmental Message Across Higher Education Institutions?

Louis Sherman | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK
Louis Sherman

More and more students appear to be wanting to get in on the environmental movement, something I have seen first-hand while at university in Bournemou...

Successful Change Requires Bold Leaders Stepping Outside Their Comfort Zone

John Tizard | Posted 10.10.2016 | UK Politics
John Tizard

The contemporary cliché that the "one constant is change and will be change" is tired and overused but nevertheless true.

Making The Most Of Life Moments, Big And Small

Carol Ann Rice | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Carol Ann Rice

There's no avoiding it; life is simply full of change. From the big moments to the small, nothing ever stands still for long, especially in today's 'always-on' world. Things are constantly shifting; and sometimes it can be difficult to approach everything with the same gusto or excitement that you need to. Change can feel difficult - but it doesn't have to be.

Redundancy - To Hell And Back To The Future

Cerys Aedy | Posted 22.08.2016 | 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.

Transformation vs. Change

Dr. Bill Cloke | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Bill Cloke

"We become what we behold. We shape our tools and then our tools shape us." Marshall McLuhan Some Fifty years ago, I was walking across my college ca...

To Accept Defeat Doesn't Mean Failure

Cerys Aedy | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Cerys Aedy

We all have our own way of doing things, our own internal rule book, if you like, and we don't take too kindly to other people or situations messing that up. Holding on to a set vision in the face of challenging circumstances is, in most cases, a sure path to disappointment, anger, resentment and a variety other negative emotions.