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How Not to Be a Victim of Life: The Clink

Jojo Furnival | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jojo Furnival

My waiter, the chefs and all the guys at The Clink HMP Brixton appear to be smart, courteous, well trained and as suited to the job as any restaurant staff I've come across. But more than that, they have an air of hope about them.

When It Comes to MPs' Second Jobs, the Status Quo Is Unsustainable and Indefensible

Michael Dugher | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Politics
Michael Dugher

At a time when trust in politicians and politics remains perhaps at an all-time low, this week has been another bad week for Westminster... The truth is outside interests contribute not to the richness of debate in the House of Commons, but simply to the richness of individual MPs. It's time we did something about it. Every time the Tories and Lib Dems defend the status quo, their MPs may be richer, but our politics is all the poorer.

Why January Is a Good Month

Zoe Jones | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zoe Jones

After the excesses of December, which now seem to take over the whole month, not just Christmas, I have actually found myself craving my own company, reading books, catching-up on films I haven't seen yet and focusing on eating healthily and moving more.

New Year's Resolutions: Don't Feel a Failure

Karen Pine | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Pine

The brain is the ultimate habit machine. Your life has unknowingly been sent down a set of rails, and your cunning brain switched to autopilot. Making changes means seizing back control. To do this you have to shake up those old habits and routines, take new routes.

Sri Lankan Elections 2015: Will There Be 'Change'?

Amjad Saleem | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Politics
Amjad Saleem

Today, 8 January 2015, Sri Lankans will be heading to the polls to elect a new President. Unlike in previous recent presidential elections, it now seems that there is a real contender to challenge the incumbent and suddenly the apathetic Sri Lankan voter has become energized...

Be the Change in 2015

Sharon Bull | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sharon Bull

We may never get everything we want from life, we may not always get everyone to see our point of view, but if we can be the change we want to see in the world, if we take positive steps in our lives towards this, then others will be inspired to follow!

Our Version Of NY Resolutions: What We Tried Today

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

New Year resolutions are set up to make you fail. Expecting to make massive life changes overnight and out of guilt is never going to last - and i...

Three Steps to Create the Big Change You Really Want in 2015

Robert Hutchinson | Posted 01.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Robert Hutchinson

Real change normally comes about via two routes; either change is forced on the person for example through redundancy or an unexpected life change, or the person reaches a breaking point whereby a significant change stops being optional and becomes an absolute must.

Everyone on This Planet Is Already on a Spiritual Path

Karen Ruimy | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Ruimy

Are you choosing to step out onto the spiritual path? Are you are choosing to discover your true nature and the unique gifts that your soul brings to this life?

A Book You Should All Read

Rose Gibbs | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Rose Gibbs

The fact of rape is a terrible one: it's the inhumanity of deriving sexual pleasure in the face of another person's pain. Where sex might please in the pleasing of others, rape is its opposite. It becomes a violence like none other, a nightmare extreme of Schadenfreude.

Recognizing Habits... The Reason Why You Need to Change

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

Your habits, whether negative or positive, determine your perception of reality. Your memories are not stored in isolation from everything else in your mind...they live alongside your feelings, your thoughts, andyour desires. As your feelings, habits, and goals in life change, your memories also change in accordance with them...

Three Important Questions to Ask Yourself to Make the New Year Better Than Ever Before

Jackie Mendoza | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Mendoza

How effective do you think you'll be in creating a better year for yourself if you're too focused on what's been going wrong in your life so far? Yes, you may come up with a list of New Year's resolutions because you're keen to avoid another year like the one just gone but how easy do you think it'll be to keep those resolutions?

Make the Changes You Know You Need Today to Live a Healthier Life

Cat Elliott | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Cat Elliott

If you want something, you can and you will get it. Stop letting your fear of being great hold you back. Because that's what this is you know. You're subconsciously sabotaging yourself from greatness. You are holding yourself back, not anybody else.

New Year, New Career?

James Caan CBE | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK
James Caan CBE

Don't be afraid to be open and ask your employees why they are still around and why they still work for you. The insight you gather from this exercise could be the difference between your staff thinking 'new year new career' or 'new year I'm happy here'.

Got No Life Purpose? What's in an Aim...

Jojo Furnival | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jojo Furnival

Hello again. Still super connected?! I thought so. It's funny. When you take the time to stop and think about your life, you might not like what realisations occur. What if, for example, answers to the questions 'what do I want?' 'what makes me happy?' 'what is my life's purpose?' remain unknown?

Don't Wait For New Year, Start Now!

Robert Hutchinson | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Robert Hutchinson

As a professional coach you might be surprised to hear this but come January 1st I'll be boycotting New Year's resolutions for myself and my clients and that's because I know that making a real commitment to change requires determination and hard work.

Life at 75

Beth Britton | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Britton

Mum has recently celebrated her 75th birthday, and while many writers often fail to put the voice of older people at the forefront of their writing, I wanted to go some way to redressing that balance by finding out directly from my mum what life is really like at 75.

Writing a New Story: Leadership in Changing Times

Kanada Elizabeth Gorla | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK
Kanada Elizabeth Gorla

The question is not whether we are leaders but what we are leading ourselves and others towards? Leadership is intimately bound up with narrative, and the work of developing leaders, if it is to be relevant, must concern itself with the wider context of the narratives we find ourselves in and those we are creating with every choice we make.

Change Is Unavoidable - And There's No Excuse for Not Doing It Well

John Tizard | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK
John Tizard

Whatever sector and level you identify yourself with (public, social, voluntary, community, social enterprise, voluntary, NGO or business sectors), it is a given that leaders, managers, employees, service users and customers are facing the fastest pace of change in their lifetimes, with only two certainties ahead - still more uncertainty, and more change.

We're So Connected Nowadays. Or Are We?

Jojo Furnival | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jojo Furnival

As we sat in the middle of our mats, eyes closed, James asked us to picture our 7 year old selves sitting in front of us. And as we breathed our ujjayi breath (ocean breathing) with mouths open, each of us looked into the quizzical face of our 7 year old selves as they looked back and asked, 'How are we doing? How are we doing as an adult?'

Oxjam Music Festival Boosted by Rise in Social Businesses

Leeanne Boulton | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Leeanne Boulton

Last year over quarter of a million pounds was raised from 60 plus regional Takeovers throughout the UK and this year the target is £400,000. Since 2006, Oxjam has raised more than £2.3million for Oxfam.

This Stolen $10,000 Must Have Been Seriously Heavy To Carry

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK

Burglars who targeted a US home carried away around $10,000 (£6,214) - all in coins. The missing money had all been kept in change in a rural west...

The End of the World Is Not Enough: Why the Key to Understanding Change Is Understanding Ourselves

Martin Dorey | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Martin Dorey

We don't like to be told what to do. We don't like to be told to compromise, when others don't. Each of us is as important as the other, so why shouldn't we have what they have?

The Fear of Opportunity

Sarah Wauterlek Pierson | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Wauterlek Pierson

We were harshly thrown into it when our spouses died. Whether it was cancer or a tragic accident, we had to find a new way of living when death came knocking at our door. We had to be brave then, and we will choose a new kind of bravery when our feet step onto foreign land having left our homes, families, friends, and jobs behind.

The Union Has Changed, But Northern Ireland Remains Unchanged as the Pork-Barrel Sectarian Principality

Brian John Spencer | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

The Union abides. Change is afoot, utterly. Scotland gets more power. England evolves. Wales will do its thing. Change is afoot - Except in Northern Ireland.