Learning To Slow Down

Maggie Currie | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

What I have found is that the more I try to fit in to a short space of time, the increasingly harried and disconnected I become. And I find that I don't actually achieve what I set out to achieve in the space of time I have given myself. I get frustrated and annoyed. I don't notice the simple beauty of what is all around me.

Why Having Just Enough Is More Than OK

Becky Stafferton | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Stafferton

That cosy, woollen knitwear you cocooned yourself in over Christmas... that's Hygge. But don't worry you can still have that with lagom, you're just going to have to knit it yourself. Oh and ideally it should be from the wool of your own grass fed sheep, which you've lovingly sheared and then spun on the spinning wheel you found on Freecycle.

I Used To Want To Be Famous

Stephen Bailey | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Comedy
Stephen Bailey

I just got back from the local pub quiz with my friend Hannah and we came sixth!! That never happens to me - we won a vinyl that cost the quiz master 50p (they left the price on) and we also won a packet of ginger nut biscuits (which has been torture as I am doing the 5:2 diet and today is a two day, which means NO GINGER NUTS).


Stephen Bailey | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Comedy
Stephen Bailey

Sure, I have thoughts on the Brexit. I don't think we should have ever been given the vote. I, for one, have never studied politics (LIKE TRUMP!) and we're not good at voting. We'll keep Honey G in the X Factor but we want the French out.

Modern Life And The Pursuit Of Happiness

Cerys Aedy | Posted 13.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Cerys Aedy

Everyone has the capacity to be happy (content) but it's about getting to the right place mentally instead of constantly chasing outside aspirations. Looking within and accepting that the seeds of happiness are already there, you just need to recognise them.

Suddenly 31

Christine Gilland | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Christine Gilland

Wasn't it just the other day that I was happily festooning my walls with pull-out posters of Hanson, dreaming of winning literary awards for my YA dystopian five-volume novel, and/or becoming the sixth Spice Girl (they needed a 'Nerdy Spice' with thick glasses and knee-high socks so badly)?

It's Not Me, It's You: Why I'm Breaking Up With London

Carolina Are | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Carolina Are

Ah, London, I've loved you so. In our nearly five-year relationship I tried to make the most out of our time together, I've tried to please you in every way, but still it wasn't enough. It's got to be over.

Master the Waiting Game

Kamontip Evans | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

Waiting sometimes seems to take forever. And what do we do while waiting for someone or something to happen? Eat, drink, talk, listen to music, watch tv, bite the nails, send messages, get annoyed, pick an argument with someone, stare aimlessly at whatever is in sight - anything to relieve the boredom and frustration.

Searching for the unicorn: where to look for happiness

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 13.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

How therefore can the process of finding happiness be termed as 'simple'? Once we get over the first step of taking responsibility for our lives on our terms - which is the hardest part of self-discovery and which takes real courage- the rest is easy.

On Happiness

Ruby Wax | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

We spend our lives hunting for something that has a very limited life span, sometimes lasting only seconds (see sex). Whatever that rush of fireworks in the blood is; winning the lottery, making a billion, getting on the volleyball team, there will be a fall. We've known this forever (see Greek tragedy) and yet we never learn.

The Passage of Time (Growing Old Gracefully), Things That Matter (Part Five)

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

But getting old can be an obstacle course- what's the point of being old and miserable? There is a man who walks his dog that I see often and I estimate the last time he smiled was in the Stone Age.

How You Can Smile Your Way Through Stressful Times

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 19.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Have you ever been told to 'grin and bear it'? Is there any truth to this piece of advice? Feeling good usually makes us smile, but does it work th...

The Happiest Person in the UK

Beth Burgess | Posted 28.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Burgess

The happiest person in the UK is a married Indian lady, who own her own home on a remote Scottish island. But if you're not her, there really is no need to worry.

Seven Myths about Meditation

Sandy C. Newbigging | Posted 18.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Sandy C. Newbigging

Despite having such big rewards, there are myths about meditation that can stop people getting started or make them quit before they get to reap the benefits possible. Below we explore what some of these common misunderstandings are - so you can enjoy the inner peace, contentment and consciousness shifts that come from meditating regularly.

Brits Are Most Content At 38, Huffington Post UK Survey Reveals

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 27.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Twentysomethings may have youth, smooth skin and the stamina to party on their side but the average Brit does not experience true contentment until th...