Coping

Laughing at Anxiety - Or With It - Or Something

Neil Hughes | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Comedy
Neil Hughes

I've spent the last couple of years getting to the bottom of my anxiety, finding the root causes of it, and developing a set of tools to handle it when it arises. Laughter is just one tool, but it's one of my favourites.

Addicted To Success

Malminder Gill | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Malminder Gill

Looking at different addictions, not every habit is dangerous. You can become addicted to learning, or addicted to working out, or even addicted to working. Anything in an overabundance can be unhealthy and unbalanced.

How I Survived Being Trapped in a Tube!

Kathryn Lovewell | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kathryn Lovewell

No matter what your external circumstances, you can take charge of your internal landscape. You can take charge of your response to outer stimuli. You can be liberated in prison (like my mindful stress management students were) or you can be imprisoned in your everyday life.

Fibs, Lies and Porky Pies #3 - I Can't Cope

Leanne Davis | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Leanne Davis

Last week I had 7 days of flat drama dealing with a broken boiler, leaking radiators, my windows very much proving their age and a my lounge ceiling collapsing wildly onto my wooden floor at 2am as a result of some dodgy plumbing in the flat above. Oh and the lovely sofa I had excitedly waited 8 weeks for finally arrived - and then had to be sent back as it wouldn't fit through the door!

How to Fix Your Soul When Your Brain is Kicking Your Heart in the Dick

Michelle Thomas | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK
Michelle Thomas

Yesterday was a sad, strange day. Sometimes unhappy news can serve as a sombre reminder that we must all try hard to be kind and compassionate to one another.

The Pursuit of Happiness...

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

Sad news this week of two City bankers who committed suicide, both in the prime of their lives. We have all visited that dark place where we have contemplated whether life continues to be worth living. Just this week, a friend send me a plaintive message that read something like this: 'life, job, love, all suck'.

Severe Weather - of the Emotional Kind

Karin Sieger | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Some of us have a very delicate, sensitive and finely tuned internal radar that picks up signs of danger. Others are more or less constantly tuned to the 'attack and defense channel', always ready to expect the worse, tense, anxious, highly irritable and stressed. Probably for good reason.

There Is a Wolf in My House

Josefa Pete | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Josefa Pete

Being home with my son was a battle. A battle against the wolf. That wolf lurked and lingered. It undermined me and my choices. I watched it circle the house as it watched me feed the baby. "You don't know what you're doing". "You call yourself a mother." The taunts were piercing. I was shattering a little more each time.

The Man Who Doesn't Want to Go Home, a Feast of Mushrooms

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

There's an elderly lady I see every day with her irascible hound, Louis. The lady hobbles along with her cane and her willful companion often threatens to pull her over. The lady's husband died exactly a year ago.

She Who Dares

Gwennan Thomas | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gwennan Thomas

We need to increase the awareness of alopecia at an early age so that we are not facing this condition alone and frightened.

Independence Day

Elaine Benton | Posted 02.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

Whatever independence day you are celebrating, whether it be a National Holiday or a more personal achievement, enjoy your freedom and treasure your health - a precious gift which is often taken for granted.

Being a Caregiver

Elaine Benton | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

Let's be brutally honest; becoming a caregiver is without doubt a job nobody in their right mind asks for, wants or expects. Suddenly a person can find themselves in the position of having to take care of an ageing parent or spouse. The hours are long; constant tiresome challenges, no vacation, it is a 24/7 job.

10 Empowering Things I Have Learned Since Having a Baby

Alice Grist | Posted 14.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

Before you have a baby everyone has a story to share or a warning to give. You take it all in, some of it you disregard convinced it will be different for you. Other stuff, no one tells you, and perhaps it's best that way.