Emotional Wellness

What Are We Missing?

David Mochel | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

The sentence "how can I help?" never fails to warm my heart, even when it is expressed by people thousands of miles away. What a wonderful reaction to another human being. I love this question because it is an offer that can just be met with gratitude without any obligation.

Screw Positive Thinking

Asha Patel | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Asha Patel

This is a call for authentic listening. Instead of verbalising that emotion, be quiet. Listen to it. See what fears and foes lurk beneath what you're feeling. It's about listening to oneself and one's own emotional state and then being wholly responsible for it.

Na-Nu Na-Nu

Zoe Clark-Coates | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK
Zoe Clark-Coates

What a tragic loss to the world of comedy. Without writing any more words you know who I am speaking of....the legend that is Robin Williams.

Why Mindfulness Is Just the Beginning

David Mochel | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

Knowing the benefits of exercise is not the same as going for a run, and thinking about mindfulness is not the same as practicing mindfulness. Several years ago, while getting ready to brush my teeth, I was thinking about presenting mindfulness to a group I was going to see later in the day.

Why Do We Lay Awake at Night Dreaming of a Better Life?

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

The emotions of want are heavily related to the emotions of connection, the more we are able to connect with others the less likely we are going to stand out and be alone - sadly this fake reality is something most will live up to, often failing to live life by their own consciously aware path, but more-so to comply with another's ideal of how life should be designed and lived.

How Wonder Can Save Your Life

David Mochel | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

Wonder, a combination of curiosity and appreciation, is a powerful experience that is good for your physical and psychological health as well as your relationships, creativity, and work performance... Not only is wonder good for you, it could actually save your life.

Is There a Weekend Anymore and What the Hell Can I Do to Switch Off?

Mark McCulloch | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mark McCulloch

Like most of you reading, this I am on the professional treadmill of getting around four hours real sleep a night whilst juggling your iphone, kids and personal lives with any of the proverbial plates crashing at any possible moment.

Goodbye Life, Hello Child: Why It Took Me Time to Love My Son

Caroline Keetch | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Keetch

This loss of everything I took for granted in my adult life was much more overwhelming to me than the love I felt for my baby. I know, I said it, shoot me world - and what a world we live in when it comes to 'views' on mothers. How we should feel, how we should look, how we should react... the expectations are real and they are fired at a new mother like arrows from a bow.

How to Sleep Well

Rachel Kelly | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Kelly

Our bodies are cleverer than our minds. When we are truly tired, we will fall asleep. Sleeping is a natural action. You don't have to do anything to get to sleep. It is not humanly possible to stay awake forever. The one topic that mustn't be on one's list of worries is sleep itself. That is what can stop you from sleeping and make you ill, both physically and psychologically.

Why My Trauma Is Relevant

Emma Letessier | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Letessier

During the really rough period of my marriage, where we separated for around three months, there was someone I knew that was receiving treatment for cancer. While talking to a friend one day, she asked me how I was and I told her something along the lines of "I'm fine".

Memories of My Mother

Caroline Keetch | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Keetch

Thirteen years ago today my mum died. It all feels like a lifetime ago, and actually I can't really remember what life looked and felt like with her in it. I wish I had been given the chance to get to know her, to appreciate her and, of course, I would do anything to thank her for all the things I can now see she did for me and my sister, and all the little ways in which she showed us that she loved us.

Why You Don't Want to Meditate (And Why It Is Worth It Anyway)

David Mochel | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

I stand here silently for about 5 minutes paying attention to the sensations of my breathing and heartbeat, as well as the sound of birdsong all around me. I find this silence and solitude deeply enjoyable, but this has not always been the case -- in fact, I used to hate it.

Why We Lose Sight of What Is Most Important

David Mochel | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

It is useful to understand that human beings have two distinct systems in the brain that are in charge of choosing how time and energy are spent. One system - the habitual survival system - is only interested in getting you through the day...

How to Avoid Sick Days by Increasing Emotional Health

Sloan Sheridan-Williams | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sloan Sheridan-Williams

UK workers were more than four times as likely to feign illness to get time off work compared with their European counterparts, meaning there is potentially at least a four fold scope for reduction of sick days in the workplace in the UK.

10 Secrets Of Happy People (Which Don't Involve Cake Or Wine)

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Some people are just so darn chirpy - while the rest of us are grumbling about our workload they're skipping through the office (literally) with a smi...

Rachel Moss

Here's Some Positive News For A Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

With so much doom and gloom dominating the headlines of national papers, it's sometimes easy forget that nice things do still happen sometimes. But...

Mind Over Platter: How to Keep Eating Healthily

Rachel Kelly | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Kelly

Even if you know what you should eat, it is still hard to break old habits. It's not what you are eating, but what's eating you. For me, and I suspect it is the same for most people, our attitude to food is as much about emotion as it is about satisfying hunger.

Stop Whingeing and Smile!

Chris Barez-Brown | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Barez-Brown

Last Friday I missed my train by three minutes. It meant I had to wait another hour to get home and therefore missed dinner with my wife. I had been on the road for over a week in countless different hotels, had travelled far and wide and therefore was tired and emotional. I felt really sorry for myself.

Teachers: Burnt Out or Burning Brightly?

Kathryn Lovewell | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Kathryn Lovewell

Who do you want in front of your kids for over 500 hours of their formative years - a stressed, intolerant screeching banshee or a calm, compassionate and flexible human being with a sense of humour?

Just 'DÒ' It

David Mochel | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

This symbol is the Japanese character "DÒ" (pronounced doe). "DÒ" refers to practice as a way of life. The closest (and rarely used) word in the English language for one who lives according to this principle is "practic." The definition of practic is "a person concerned with action or practice, as opposed to one concerned with theory."

Why You Should Listen to Your Gut

Maria Senise | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Senise

We've all heard it time and time again: Listen to your gut. What the hell does that mean? And why are we supposed to listen to our gut of all things? I think of my gut as where my poop comes out; why am I supposed to follow that part of my body?

Five Reasons Why Emotion Has a Place in the Boardroom

Diana Verde Nieto | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Diana Verde Nieto

While, in the era of the power suit, it would easy to think that a steely demeanour is the passport to success - and to feel like a failure if a difficult meeting or deadline sends you reaching for the tissues, or something stronger, after hours, the presence of emotion in business can be a good thing.

Mind What You Wear: It Can Change Your Life

Karen Pine | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Pine

It is easy to think of clothing as mere covering, or the means by which we project our image to other people. But studies have shown that clothes really can change how we think and feel.

Learning How to Navigate Life's Black Holes

Saskia Lee Stewart | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Saskia Lee Stewart

Life in the hole has been melancholic, pretty tangled around the edges and a lot unsettled. I am not expressing complaint here. I am SO NOT one for a 'settled' or mundane life where there are no bumps and dips

I Love Doing Yoga Badly

Mercedes Ngoh | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mercedes Ngoh

When Mandy comes to the mat she isn't just showing up for class, she is showing up for life. She is living it on her own terms, doing what makes her happy, warms her heart and makes her feel great. She couldn't care less about what she looks like or what people think about her.