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Procrastinate Much?

Susie Reddy | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Susie Reddy

Have you screwed yourself lately? I know I have. And no, I'm not talking about in the fun and physical sense. I've often wondered why we put up roadblocks to our own success? I know for sure where I want to go, who I want to be and what the best version of myself looks like.

From Poverty To Become A Pilot, Work With Snow Patrol, Mother And Wife. Impossible?

Tina McGuff | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tina McGuff

I would often seek solace in a bottle of alcohol, use various other methods to steal me from the toxic home environment I found myself in or simply try and end my life.

We Never Give Up Fighting For Our Children

Amanda Alexander | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Parents
Amanda Alexander

In theory, when sharing a table at a sought-after restaurant, our social manual encourages us to talk around the tricky stuff, snapping away on our mobile phones and naturally sharing our proud moments on social media, but I couldn't quieten the voice that wants to acknowledge their plight.

Compassion

Henning van der Hoeven | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Henning van der Hoeven

Although my situation (not being able to move and do things for myself), I still have people around me to do it all for me. I do not have to rely on the compassion of others to survive. Not everyone is so lucky.

Ice Cold, Heartwarming Wedding Day

Kati & Henning van der Hoeven | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kati & Henning van der Hoeven

More than once I have been asked: what I have that normal healthy woman don't. Well, the answer is a positive attitude and a smile. It is as simple as that. I am also asked very often if I do hope on a miracle. To tell the truth, the miracle has already happened.

Who Is Kati?

Henning van der Hoeven | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Henning van der Hoeven

Kati is my wife. Kati is the young woman who suffered a stroke in 1995 and since that has been almost entirely paralyzed. Kati is a woman that has spent almost her entire adult life trapped inside her body. Kati is also the person that knows how to enjoy life at the moment to the fullest making the most of each and every day.

Days Of My Life

Henning van der Hoeven | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Henning van der Hoeven

It takes some time to get ready for the day. The first thing I do is decide what I am going to wear. Every day I make myself beautiful. With carefully thought clothes, accessories, and matching shoes, not to mention hair and a bit of make-up. It is my way to fight possible depression and the somberness of the situation.

Coming Home

Henning van der Hoeven | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Henning van der Hoeven

my mother's birthday. The doctor called my parents in to break the news to them. "From the brain scans, we can see that your daughter's lower brain area is completely gray." "Our conclusion is that she had a stroke," "I am sorry to inform you this, but the brainstem is so severely damaged that she would not be able to move voluntarily at all for the remainder of her life."

Never Give In

Henning van der Hoeven | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Henning van der Hoeven

I've long told bemused friends that I'm not afraid of being haunted and that I actually think it would be quite cool if it happened. Whilst some say that they would rather die themselves than be visited by the dead I don't see what all the fuss is about.

Misery Is Not a Reality

Henning van der Hoeven | Posted 08.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Henning van der Hoeven

My name is Kati. I had a stroke in January 1995, and I have been almost entirely paralyzed with no meaningful movement or able to talk since. I have Locked-In Syndrome, I am trapped inside my body. Let me share a little secret with you;

misery is not a reality; it is a state of mind.

Are You Living in the 'Someday Aisle'?

Andrew Beatty | Posted 24.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Beatty

There are only two main drivers of human behaviour; reward and pain. The question for you quickly becomes this; what do you want more?

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.

New Year New You

Amanda Fulton | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Fulton

New Year is upon us already and it's only natural to begin a journey of reflection and look back on achievements and highlights of the year which has left us high and dry. This in turn leads me to my enthusiastic plans for 2016.

The Curse of Apathy: Why Don't We Believe in Ourselves?

Kay Smythe | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kay Smythe

Apathy is a strange curse. I recently conversed with a friend over the diminishing motivation of my generation. It's not that we're lazy, nor are we disinterested in the workings of our planet, but there is a heightened degree of the 'It will never happen' attitude.

The Invictus Games Inspire Us All To Look Beyond Adversity

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Resilience, strength and determination are qualities we can all admire, and there are few people who embody these attributes more than the participant...

Black Ballerina Receives Countless Rejection Letters, But That Doesn't Stop Her Dancing Her Way To The Top

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

At some stage, most of us will experience rejection - but one ballerina is showing us all that when the powers that be say you're not good enough, yo...

This Man Can't Live Without His Daily Run. Here's Why...

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Most of us go jogging to get fit - but this video tells the story of a man who goes running for an entirely different reason. Ronnie Goodman trains...

Rachel Moss

Stung By Jellyfish, Former ME Sufferer Is The First To Swim From Cornwall To The Isles Of Scilly

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Moss | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Most of us, if faced with a life-changing illness, would be inclined to crawl under a duvet and hide from the world - but that was not an option for ...

Beauty Queen Sparks #ShowMeYourPump Diabetes Trend

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Earlier this month, Bethany Townsend inspired other Crohn's Disease sufferers to post pictures of their colonoscopy bags online, now another fearless ...

Rachel Moss

This Athlete Had His Left Arm Blown Off. And This Is What He Chose To Do About It

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

For HuffPost UK's month of determination, we're talking to men and women who have shown incredible courage that can inspire us all. Jaco van Gass ...

An American Entrepreneur in London

Adele Barlow | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Barlow

When I stereotype the American startup founders I've met in London, I notice the gene that they seem to share with Penny - that American go-getter "shoot for the moon and even if you miss, you'll land among the stars" mindset. (Somewhere, my British friends are rolling their eyes at that cheesy quote.) Americans don't seem scared of their own idealism, whereas in British culture, I find brazen optimism often equated with stupidity.

Keep on Going!

Jessica McGregor Johnson | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica McGregor Johnson

Why do we give up? Because we think that if something has not yet happened by our time scale then it is not going to happen. We assume that when something is not yet alright it is never going to be.

How To Make Your New Year's Resolutions Work (Better)

Karin Sieger | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Resolutions take determination, tenacity, strength and commitment. Too often we feel bad about ourselves or ashamed if we don't make it or delay a resolution. Whereas there is another way of looking at it.

The Personal Crisis of Cancer

Karin Sieger | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Often people feel that they have been replaced by cancer; that their lives and who they are has been reduced to cancer; that their past achievements, dreams and ambitions no longer count for anything. How to cope? And how do others around us cope?

The Fallen Man - A Lesson in Perseverance and Determination

Jamie Flexman | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jamie Flexman

Sometimes we need a little reminder that we all have a ticking clock inside of us that counts down, every second of every day and if we're not careful it reach zero before we even know what's happened.