Emotional Wellness

Learning to Love Myself

Malminder Gill | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Malminder Gill

By learning each day to take care of yourself, you will start to be an example to your colleagues, friends and family. Many of us are more motivated to do something positive when we realise the potential impact it can have on others.

A Declaration of Independence

David Mochel | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

Imagine that you are tired of suffering. Imagine that you decide that you are going to do things differently. Imagine that you have chosen to "abolish the forms to which you are accustomed"? Choosing and committing to a new response to a familiar situation can bring renewed energy and excitement.

Let Men Cry!

Ema Borges | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ema Borges

How much are men missing out on in terms of healing? How much aggression is mounting in them? I see no reason other than peer pressure and conditioning that man should not be allowed the freedom to express through tears.

Train Your Brain to Struggle Less and Thrive More

David Mochel | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

Brain research suggests that it really depends upon which part of your brain is most active. Neuroscientists have found that when they stimulate certain areas of the brain with electrical impulses, they can get their subjects to learn more rapidly, solve problems that previously eluded them, and most recently, to be more appreciative of art.

This Article Will Make You Hate Articles That Tell You How to Feel

Rory Fenton | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rory Fenton

Want that feeling? Buy that feeling. Pay in monthly instalments for that feeling. Nowhere has this trend been more extreme than in the "click bait" articles now swarming social media. "What This Boy Has To Say About Family Is The Most Moving Thing You Will Watch Today [VIDEO]", essentially, "click here to feel moved".

Are You Sacrificing Your Health for Your Business?

Hanni Melnicenko | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Hanni Melnicenko

One of the biggest mistakes we entrepreneurs make when it comes to our business is we think we are 'supposed' to work 24/7. And we feel guilty when we are not! Many of us female entrepreneurs work for months on end without a single day off. What's more, many of us average 16 to 18 hours a day. Sound familiar?!

The BodyHoliday, St Lucia

The Spa Spy | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

So there I was, 40-something years old, chanting, humming, and heartily exhaling - hypnotised by the Caribbean sea - learning to breathe (correctly). And I really can't remember the last time I felt so energised...

How to Move From Survival and Struggle to Growth and Contribution in Less Than Two Minutes a Day

David Mochel | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

A friend of mine once said to me, "I don't know what God is, but when I look at a butterfly or a flower, I know that I can't do that." It is possible to view the world this way -- with the acceptance of uncertainty and appreciative curiosity for the mundane -- because of a set of networks in the nervous system that I refer to as the "growth function."

To Unplug, or Not to Unplug, That Is the (Wrong) Question

David Mochel | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

Whether we are plugged in or not, the common denominator remains the same - life does not go on hiatus when we plug in, but we do get to choose whether we are there for it.

Mindful Decisions and Mental Hygiene

David Mochel | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

Better decisions, reduced stress, and mental health protection - it is not an overstatement to say that mindfulness -- being present, positive, and purposeful -- is a highly effective strategy to support peak performance and overall well being.

What Justin Bieber Can Teach Us About Mindfulness

David Mochel | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

How "The Biebs" decides to use his celebrity is completely up to him. Wouldn't it be wonderful if he pulled out of the nose dive and his example served as motivation for his rabid fans to experiment with mindful self-discipline?

Just Because I'm Not Alone Doesn't Mean I'm Not Lonely

Jamie Flexman | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jamie Flexman

I'm just here to tell you that feeling depressed or lonely is natural and your negative perception of the world is just that, a perception. Everywhere you look there are people who give a damn, so allow them to do so. They aren't psychic and because you're so good at hiding your true feelings, they may never know without your help.

We Are All Sensation Chasers

David Mochel | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

Philip Seymour Hoffman, an actor whose work I enjoyed very much, died this week, apparently from a drug overdose. The efforts to get rid of unpleasant feelings and to replace them with pleasant ones can take a powerful toll on a human life.

Are You Actually Drinking "at" Something Though?

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 15.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

One phrase that gets massively overused is "drinking at something". When life throws you a crap day or a bad situation and we use it as an excuse to drink. Drinking "at" that person, or scenario. Supposedly it's overcome by dealing with our feelings and reactions in a different way. Learning new coping skills.

The Simple Secret to Optimal Performance and Wellbeing

David Mochel | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

Optimal wellbeing - a combination of physical health, peak performance, peace of mind, and meaningful relationships - hinges on the consistent application of one principle: You get what you practice.

Eight Things You Can Do Right Now to Benefit From a Self-Regulation Practice

David Mochel | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

A large and growing body of research shows that deliberately and consistently practicing self-regulation - being present, open, and purposeful - makes a dramatic difference in the quality of people's lives.

The Self-Esteem Trap- Don't Get Caught

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Cunningham

Most of us want more self-esteem. We want to feel better about ourselves in some way. Yet most of the ways we to try to build self-esteem is a trap... How we build our self-esteem is a tricky business if it relies on external validation.

Five Must Do's When Things Go Wrong... and You Cry

Monica Millares | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Monica Millares

There is not much you can do to change the facts from the past! But there are powerful things you can do to change how you feel, pick you up and feel awesome regardless of the circumstances in your life.

'Just Snap Out of It' - Four Hidden Truths About Depression

Jamie Flexman | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jamie Flexman

The darkness is your playground. You want to tell someone... but it's just too damn difficult. So you suffer in silence... They just don't understand. It's time to strip away this ignorance and spread a few truths about what depression is, how it affects us and what you can do about it.

Seeking a Light Beyond Depression

Tony Lobl | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

For a couple of weeks I'd taken snapshots of glorious dawn skies from my bedroom window and posted them on Facebook, to modest acclaim from a few fait...

Forever Young - How Meditation Delays Ageing

Dr Michelle K. Nielsen | Posted 31.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Michelle K. Nielsen

Past research suggests that Meditation has the capacity to counteract the loss of health that usually accompanies normal ageing.

The Need for Growth: Why Change Matters Now More Than Ever

Anna Nathanson | Posted 17.12.2013 | UK
Anna Nathanson

A year ago I went along to a three day re-educational seminar called Turning Point, delivered by best selling author and international speaker Dr Rohan Weerasinghe. I was blissfully unaware at the time that my life was about to change for good.

Walking Into Well-Being: The Power of The Gratitude Walk

Cheryl Rickman | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Cheryl Rickman

Each morning I walk myself into a state of well-being and away from my worries. I walk myself into new ideas, creative solutions and immense gratitude for what I have. With each step I feel empowered. But why is my gratitude walk so powerful?

Toddler Groups and Keeping It Real

Sarah Lothian | Posted 02.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Lothian

Tired mums will be hauling their lively offspring back to parent and toddler groups around the country this week after the long summer break. Most gatherings provide an ideal chance for adults and children to socialise and let off steam. But some are probably best avoided

How to Write a Letter to Your Long Lost Family

Nina Koo-Seen-Lin | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Nina Koo-Seen-Lin

You are on a mission - an emotional journey - to find your long lost family member. The person you have wondered about all your life. You have done the research, built a family tree, asked relatives about what they know