Emotional Wellness

Do You Believe in Yourself?

Lisa Regan | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

Do you take notice of how you talk to yourself or your thought patterns around what you are doing? This is an area that I am really working on in my own life. We are our own worst critics before our external critics weigh in with their opinions.

Three Steps to Happiness

Vanessa King | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vanessa King

Is there a formula for happiness? Well not exactly - lots of things contribute to how we feel in the moment and about our lives overall, and it varies from person-to-person and over time. But if I had to pick a number - when it comes to happiness that might well be three.

The Pond and the Mind: A Parallel Universe

Kamontip Evans | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

When you watch the mind, you will find there is a beginning, middle and an end to each troublesome thought or emotion. Sometimes before you even get to the end of it, the mind will jump onto something else.

When It's Time to Plan Less and Surrender More

Michaela Horan | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Michaela Horan

If having kids has taught me anything, it's the utter unpredictability of any given moment. Unwittingly they have taught (or forced - depending on the day) me to accept that I am not entirely in control.

Are You as Happy as You Want to Be? Eight Great Choices That Make a Huge Difference

David Mochel | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

The need to be right can create stress and damage relationships. When you accept that everyone sees the world differently, then you can let go of being right, and you can express what you are thinking and feeling without blame.

Emotionally Staying in Control

Lisa Regan | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

We are a nation slowly becoming more interested with health, food, training, sport and anyone that goes to the effort of training each day will know the level of intensity and often pain that is required to burn those cals! However it can be often the emotional craving or draw from foods that will lead you down the wrong path of eating the wrong foods or simply too much.

Shake Off a Bad Mood

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amisha Bhavsar

How do you deal with a bad mood? Do you eat yourself silly? Reach for chocolate? Go out for retail therapy? Look for other things to fuel the bad mood? Snap at anyone who gets in your way? Because a bad mood must be shared with others, right!

The Real Secret of Self-Control

David Mochel | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

As I write this I am looking outside and feeling the desire to enjoy the sunshine rather than sit at my computer. In an alternate universe I could be outside enjoying the sun and looking back through the window feeling that I should be working.

Is Your Sneaky No a Saboteur to Your Health and Happiness?

Kiran Ram | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kiran Ram

The mind is a wonderful thing. It's also a complete liar, constantly convincing you not to take actions you know are good for you, and limiting many great experiences and changes in your lives.

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 29.03.2015 | 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 25.03.2015 | 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 14.03.2015 | 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 09.03.2015 | 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 08.03.2015 | 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 03.03.2015 | 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.