Emotional Wellness

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

Tim Samuels | Posted 27.11.2015 | 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 10.11.2015 | 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 27.10.2015 | 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.

How Mindfulness Can Stop the Spinning

David Mochel | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

As human beings we have a tremendous capacity to respond positively and purposefully in the face of challenge. We have the ability to act on our goals and commitments even when we don't feel like it.

Want to Relate Well With Others? Remember That All Reality Is Virtual

David Mochel | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

Yes, all reality is virtual. Each of us has a nervous system that is creating a highly individualized experience. The goal is not to see things the same way as everyone else, but to work effectively with others who see it differently.

Why Mindfulness Can Take You to the Edge of Madness

Alexandra Massey | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Massey

I love meditating because it acts as an anchor, gives me a foundation and keeps me calm. However, it's the retreats that do me in. Spending a week disconnected from normal life and daily distractions is a recipe for disaster.

Those Visitors!

Kamontip Evans | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

Be mindful of those who come knocking on the doors of your senses: eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body and mind. When you see something that you like, for instance, or something you dislike, you have already let a 'feeling visitor' through the door.

Male Suicide Is a Tragedy - But Don't Patronise Me About It

Dale Lately | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK
Dale Lately

As someone who's had a lifelong battle with depression, I know full well what a serious issue suicide is for either gender. But I'm not sure if crowdsourcing a set of "bloke jokes" and pasting them up around the streets is the answer.

Self Care Tips - Finding Your Happy

Katrina Bruni | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katrina Bruni

This is as much for me as it is for you reading this. It's a reminder of all the the self care ideas we can use to brighten and lift our days when Mr. Gloomy strikes. Having previously suffered with depression and postnatal depression, I know how important it is to keep that spark inside alive.

How Do You Know You Have Low Self-Esteem? And How Can You Change That?

Maggie Currie | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

It took me a while, some years, but I found the answers to rebuilding my self-esteem and my life to such an extent that I run a successful business that I set up and I am a published author.

How To Be Selfish

Olga Levancuka | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

In a time when so much is expected of us to fit into and to be accepted into a society we are willingly or unwillingly are a part of, many of us forget that it's not always about others. We forget there is our own inner identity we want to protect and evolve.

How Does a Sceptic Beat Stress at Work? I Go for a Walk

Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Thomas Tamblyn

I don't particularly like the word 'wellness'. For me it immediately conjures up images of people drinking overpriced coffee in sweatpants after having spent a fortune on some revolutionary new yoga routine that involves balancing your cat on your head.

I Want to Increase the Net Well-Being in the World. Who's With Me?

David Mochel | Posted 21.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

So, after 49 years of living with the inevitability and uncertainty of the human condition, I have decided to deal with it by cultivating well-being one breath, one thought, one word, one action, one conversation, one person, one organization at a time.