Emotional Wellness

The Mindful Toddler

Dr Elizabeth Sparkes | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Parents
Dr Elizabeth Sparkes

Children are generally mindful, they live moment to moment quite easily, the key is to encourage them to maintain this skill. We are reading lots about supporting children in schools to be mindful, what about Toddlers?

Get More for Your 24

Stephen Doran | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Doran

We've all fallen prey at some point to the excuse that there aren't enough hours in a day. There aren't enough days in a week, weeks in a month, months in a year and so forth. What would you say if I told you that I've found them?

A Right for Silence

Anastasia Dedyukhina | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Anastasia Dedyukhina

Have you ever wondered why the most prestigious areas in the city are usually the quietest? Why executive business lounges in the airports have no bright screens/ads/loud music/shouting announcement (very different from normal waiting areas)?

Five Ways to Address Wonky Boundaries

Jayne Hardy | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Hardy

We all have boundaries. There are certain things we just wouldn't do. No matter what. Then there are the other boundaries, you know the ones - the boundaries which are a little wonky. The boundaries which we are a little unsure of and struggle to assert. The ones which lead to resentment, anxiety and anger.

Digital Detox: Brenners Park, Baden Baden, Germany

The Spa Spy | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

The Romans knew a thing or two about spas. The thermal waters and spa towns they used are still flocked to thousands of years later by people looking for everything from a hardcore health fix to a chance to rejuvenate and relax, and Baden Baden is no exception.

Does Depression Make Me a Burden?

Ella Robson | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ella Robson

Depression makes me a burden. I think, 99% of the time that depression makes me a burden for others, but in all honesty depression just makes me a burden to myself. The thing that convinces me that I'm a burden to others is the stigma of mental illness.

Five Tips to Stay Warm, Cosy and Healthy this Winter

Anja Brierley | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Anja Brierley

Winter has finally arrived. Fresh air, cold wind and frosty mornings with some areas experiencing a dusting of snow. The days are short. It is difficult to get out of bed on the dark mornings.

This Is Quite Simply The Best Suitcase Ever Made, And Here's Why...

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Tech

This is the Bluesmart Suitcase and with the exception of the fear of flying, this gadget single-handedly solves every problem you ever had with travel...

When Times Get Hard - Hold On!

Louise Gillett | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Gillett

In my opinion, the reason we are here on this planet is to be happy. I don't know how I formed this opinion - I suppose I feel it, rather than think it. Sometimes life gets hard and happiness seems elusive, but there are certain things we can do to help ourselves even in difficult circumstances.

Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway

Louise Gillett | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Gillett

Basically as you get older, you realise that you are not the only person in the world who worries about things. Everyone is riddled with insecurities, they just manifest them in different ways, or if they are really lucky, they have learned to overcome their difficulties (I recently re-read M Scott Peck's The Road Less Travelled and it was brilliant on this subject).

'I Hate Women Bosses' - And Other Things a Man Daren't Say Out Loud

Tim Samuels | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tim Samuels

The greater and grittier the female revelation, the more walls broken down - and the louder the critical approbation. But is the same true for men? Is uncensored male candour socially acceptable? Is giving voice to what's truly on your mind more likely to land you unemployable than lauded for your bravery?

Understanding Anxiety Is the Crucial First Step to Managing Anxiety

Gill Hasson | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Gill Hasson

We've all experienced doubts, worries and anxiety; it's normal. Whatever it is that worries you and makes you anxious, it can be an annoying distraction that makes you feel uncomfortable. But too often, anxiety can make you physically unwell and leave you unable to think about anything else whatsoever.

Thai Retreats: Aleenta Phuket Resort and Spa

The Spa Spy | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

Phuket, Thailand. Doesn't exactly conjure images of peaceful nights and quiet luxurious romantic moments does it? Yet a mere 40km outside of the madness of Phuket town, sits the Aleenta Resort and Spa.

Awareness, Compassion, and Purpose: The Key Ingredients for Unconditional Wellbeing

David Mochel | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

No matter what their circumstances, human beings have a remarkable ability to flourish or suffer. After 25 years of study, teaching, and coaching based on enduring wisdom and modern research related to wellbeing, I have found that certain themes just keep coming up. Here are some of my favorites.

Stress - How Much Can the Individual Really Do About It? Reflections About Stress Awareness Day

Sofie Sandell | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sofie Sandell

How should we combat the kind of stress that is increasingly influencing all of us? That is, badly organised workplaces, i.e. as poor leadership and management, a never-ending flow of information and society's high expectations.

To the Brand-New Mother of Two: Embrace The Chaos. This Is All Going to Be Fine.

Rachel Jeffcoat | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Parents
Rachel Jeffcoat

If it feels like you're running from one to the other, patting out need-fires, that's because you are, my love. Babies, toddlers and even preschoolers don't have a pause button. You are it for them, and they don't know how to wait for you, and they certainly don't know how to take turns.

How Can We Pursue Happiness If We Don't Know What It Is?

Michael Plant | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Michael Plant

What, actually, is it? What is 'happiness'? What are we talking about? Somewhat bizarrely people are very happy to give, or sell, their advice on how to be happy without ever trying to say what it is. But how can we find something if we don't know what we're looking for?

Balancing the Buzz: Vinyasa With a Touch of Adventure

Lizzie Mulherin | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lizzie Mulherin

There are a variety of different yoga holidays and retreats to choose from; each tailored to the kind of experience you seek (e.g detox, wellbeing, relaxing) and what kind of adventure you want to have with it (e.g skiing, surfing, diving).

My Experience of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

James Butler | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
James Butler

With this week being OCD Awareness Week, I have decided to write down my experience of OCD. I am trying to be more open about the Mental Illnesses that I suffer from in hopes that it will help others.

Why "Do You Meditate?" Is the Wrong Question

David Mochel | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

Do you meditate? This question seems to be all the rage in popular media, and it is rapidly becoming a point of prestige among the high earning, high performing, corporate tech crowd. I have nothing against mediation - I do it regularly. However, I still think that "do you meditate?" is not the most helpful question.

Me, Me, Me

Emma Porcelli | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Parents
Emma Porcelli

In all the turmoil though, it is so important to have time out. As a person, it is your basic right to have a bit of time to yourself. Self-importance and well-being are vital in being a good parent. If you are frazzled, the household will be frazzled. Kids sense tension and will just play up more. It is a vicious circle.

The Hidden Trait That Is Killing You at Work...

Neil Gibb | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Neil Gibb

This boundarylessness mayhem is not only wreaking havoc on our lives but also on business productivity, efficiency, and innovation. There is little chance of clever thinking and risk taking in places where people's lives are one never-ending firefight.

Not All Us Men Are Emotionally Constipated

Grant Feller | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Grant Feller

Men, in general, just don't seem to be able to handle emotional crises. There's a reason we have the phrase Agony Aunt - the wonderful Graham Norton being the notable exception. It's because women want to engage, understand and help, men want to ignore, deflect and hasten on to the next thing. Move along now, nothing to see here...

What Does It Say on the Sheet?!!

Lisa Regan | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

Beauty and happiness do not actually go hand in hand, one does not automatically equate to the other. There is after all a beauty that we all agree on- the beautiful people in Hollywood, the models and anyone who essentially graces the front cover of Sports illustrated Magazine!

Five Tips for Fighting Overwhelm

Ceri Gillett | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ceri Gillett

This week chuck out your to do list and focus on the priorities that fill you with joy. If you need to know what they are just tap into your heart and think about what makes your soul sing. This week ditch the multitasking.