Emotional Wellness

Simple Wisdom: Don't Complain About What You Have Chosen

David Mochel | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

How many of us choose something - a car, house, job, career, partner, or life - and then complain about it? What a tremendous amount of wasted energy!

The Big Switch-Switching Off and Switching Into You

Lisa Regan | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

Taking the time for yourself can be seriously one of the most difficult tasks we all undertake each week. Some people love to be always engaged be it on line or with people 24/7, others are happy enough on their own and of course there are many who like the balance between both.

Is Everyone an Artist?

Elena Barbiero | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Elena Barbiero

The mere act of creating, designing and putting something on paper is incredibly complex. You touch emotions, you practice fine motor skills, planning, imagination. Some amatuer artists produce incredibly accomplished pieces, but that's not the point really. Scribbles can and do have the same dignity and importance.

How to Love Your Dopey Brain: Navigating Your Self on Sex

Bridget Tate | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Bridget Tate

I am a traveler. I enjoy navigating foreign terrain. And I am typically a serial monogamous, years of long-term relationship after long-term relationship with desert in between. Due to this, the rules of this type of playground are very foreign to me.

Breaking the Sugar Chain... Forever

Lisa Regan | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

Ah but time and education is a great thing, when we all began to think and saw past the multimillion dollar advertising and marketing campaigns that helped us to choose low fat and literally cut the fat, it was not good to finally learn what we were putting into our bodies.

Suicide: The Silent Taboo Among Our Male Teens and Young Men

Alexandra Massey | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Massey

It's very difficult to talk about suicide to others without encountering horror and fear. This must be an offshoot from when attempting suicide was considered a criminal offence. Coupled with what we imagine someone must be feeling to want to take their own life.

Feeling Lonely? Disconnect to Reconnect

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK
Amisha Bhavsar

If the loneliness stems from being over plugged-in to the digital world - then how about reducing the time you spend online. Put those digital devices aside. Come on. Not forever. Simply, unplug now and then.

Want to be Happy and Unstoppable? Work with Discomfort.

David Mochel | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

There is an easy exercise to uncover the kind of subtle discomfort that can be influential in your life - especially when you are unaware of it. Without thinking about it, clasp your hands together with fingers intertwined. See which thumb is on top. This is how you always do it - it is comfortable.

Can Emotional Abuse Ever be Proven?

Stacey Lucas | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK
Stacey Lucas

According to the NSPCC, emotional abuse includes humiliation, threats, blaming towards a child. The overall definition is not much different for adults.

Make a Realistic Resolution for 2015

Iain Mahony | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Iain Mahony

It's easy to understand why we struggle with the way we look. The prevailing idea that everyone can and/or should have a faultless physique, flawless skin, white teeth and boundless self confidence is corrosive to the majority who don't look or feel like that.

Anger, Fear, Stress, Anxiety, Cravings? Try Self-Compassion

David Mochel | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

You have probably imagined what would be possible if you did not feel fear, anger, stress, anxiety, or cravings. You have probably thought about the things you could achieve, the peace and energy you could have, and all the ways you could connect and contribute.

Children's Mental Health - Don't Suffer in Silence

Sir Tony Hawkhead | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK
Sir Tony Hawkhead

Given that so many parents worry about their children's mental health and wellbeing, it is vital that parents and children can talk honestly about their worries. This is needed both in families and in society's wider debates so that mental health gets the attention it needs.

Welcome! The Incredible Power of Acceptance

David Mochel | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

The more I practice being accepting of my own anxiety and discomfort, the less frequently and intensely it occurs. While this is a pleasant side effect, this is not the point. As soon as we use acceptance as a strategy to get rid of something, then it is no longer acceptance

Quiz: Are You On The Road To Self-Discovery?

Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

After years of reckless, self-destructive behaviour – triggered by the death of her mother and culminating in the breakdown of her marriage – Cher...

Read This if You Are Tired of Procrastinating

David Mochel | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

Each time you engage in a habitual behaviour, you are rewarded with a small amount of a brain chemical called dopamine. This chemical produces the internal experience of "this is how it is supposed to be." The more you do something, the more likely it is to become an unconscious habit.

Make a Friend...Any Friend...

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

I've been thinking about friendship a lot recently. Because friendship is a weird thing in recovery. Any recovery. From anything. Recovery teaches you that you can never assume how a friend will act.

Living With Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia) My Daily Struggles

Olga Levancuka | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

Today I am feeling extra brave. More surprised than impressed with my own bravery, I decide to leave the queue and explore the rest of the food stalls. 'Fish and Chips' was the first one on the corner and on my way home.

Chiva Som. Hua Hin, Thailand

The Spa Spy | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

Situated on a long beach in Hua Hin district, this holiday resort-come-health spa makes you acknowledge your surroundings, live in the present, slow down and smell the lotus flowers. Be prepared to abandon your mobile, disown your laptop and shun your camera. Even tablets and kindles are kindly forbidden in communal areas, so I had been warned.

Are You Leading (and Living) From the Most Useful Part of Your Brain?

David Mochel | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

The skill of dropping a ruminative cycle about what is wrong and putting attention on what is possible and what works is invaluable in any circumstance. When it comes to taking useful action, you can count on your survival brain to produce convincing reasons to procrastinate.

Reach Your Potential and Be Happy? Be Mindful of These Two Beliefs?

David Mochel | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

Your survival brain is constantly storing patterns of associations so that it doesn't miss something potentially threatening. When it recognises a pattern, then it creates feelings - a combination of sensations and thoughts - to trigger a behaviour that "worked" in the past. This is why you find yourself waiting until you feel like doing something to do it.

Does Psychotherapy Need a Facelift?

Sunita Pattani | Posted 11.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sunita Pattani

I believe it does. I am a Psychotherapist. My aim is to help individuals attain a greater sense of inner peace and I get to glimpse (very personally), into the lives of others on a daily basis. I observe their pain and obstacles, and in many cases during the process of therapy, I also witness the beginnings of a shift in their consciousness.

The Practice of Happiness

David Mochel | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

Stand up straight. Smile. Say hello to strangers. Do something kind. Appreciate experiences, not stuff. Say thank you. Set clear, concrete goals. Pay attention to the small daily pleasures. If this sounds like advice your grandmother might give you -she would be right in line with what scientific research has to say about happiness.

How to Change the World 10 Seconds at a Time - and How Your Brain Tells You Not To

David Mochel | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

There is a survival system in your brain that is designed to see the world through the lens of problems and limitations. It assumes that past behavior has led to survival, so it creates thoughts and sensations to get you to behave as you always have, and it rewards you for doing so.

The Cure for Unhappiness

Maite Baron | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

It shouldn't come as any surprise to learn that children are for the most part pretty happy. After all, they have lots of play time, get everything done for them and don't have to worry about paying the bills.

Loosen the Pulling Power of Food in Your Life

Dr. Bernadette Rock | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Bernadette Rock

A firm focus on numbers, such as calories, points, the number of pounds you've lost (or gained!), can be quite a narrow view of your progress. A rigid focus on numbers can be very much linked to a diet mentality, where you're either 'good' or 'bad', in control or out of control