Unfortunately, There Is Not a Vaccine for Culture Shock...

Alexia Cowley | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alexia Cowley

From honeymoon stage to homesickness, culture shock is just something we cannot escape when we go for the big move abroad. From sudden euphoria, to sudden sadness, to gradual acceptance - it really is an emotional roller-coaster.

How to Handle the Split Loyalties With Friends When They Separate

Maggie Currie | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

I think we have all had this dilemma. Who do we stay friends with after a couple divorces or separates? Hopefully you can stay friends with both parties, but that can be difficult as we are often dealing with human emotions and judgemental attitudes.

Freedom From Negative Emotions: My Light Bulb Moment

Jonathan Young | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan Young

The key message of the day was that negative emotions are predominantly driven by our egos - ego defined as an attachment to a self-image, particularly one that we seek to achieve or protect. This could be material success - house, car, job, bank balance.

Understanding Emotion

Araceli Camargo | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Tech
Araceli Camargo

The truth is that there are still many questions and confusion on the definition of emotion, both from the science and business communities. There is a lot more research that needs to be done to understand their full role and function, however, there is already a lot of compelling research that allows us to form a general picture on what an emotion is.

Hot Desert, Hot Wax, Hot Emotions!

Shirley Palmer | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Shirley Palmer

With 60,000 to 100,000 thoughts a day, how focused are you with your mindset on what you are doing? Are you getting through that long to do list? Are you finishing your project? How many disruptions are you running with every day?

Crying Is Not Weak

Naomi Barrow | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Naomi Barrow

I'm slowly learning that crying and being upset are not a signs of weakness - they are simply emotions like any other. They are natural human reactions to difficult situations. Everyone has times when they are upset, when they cry, when they completely break down and sob into their pillow.

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.

Hotel In Japan Offers Rooms For Women To Cry In

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

We all need a good cry from time to time and a hotel in Japan thinks it can help. The Mitsui Garden Yotsuya hotel in Japan is offering special "cry...

10 Words For Emotions You Thought Were Impossible To Describe

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Ever had a feeling you were unable to describe to another person? You need to check out The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows. Created by John Koenig, ...

The Weak and the Strong

Jo Haigh | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK
Jo Haigh

Being strong sadly means I cannot tolerate weakness in others. This is a poor trait and inconsiderate at best but it's no good pretending otherwise. If I can be strong I just can't understand why you can't be the same.

The Pond and the Mind: A Parallel Universe

Kamontip Evans | Posted 17.05.2015 | 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.

Shake Off a Bad Mood

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 07.05.2015 | 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!

Fear of the Future

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

For the next four months, I will be completing my university degree. Then, from the end of May, for possibly the first time in my life, I have no idea what I'll be doing. I'm both excited and completely terrified.

When Divorce Happens

Soila Sindiyo | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Soila Sindiyo

Having been through the process twice, I know that these next few weeks or months will be, very likely, shrouded in anger and hurt, and accompanied by a seemingly bottomless bucket of resentment.

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...

Writing About Music

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

Why did we feel the need to set our words to music? Why not just write poetry? Music has existed for hundreds of years (with and without lyrics!), so it clearly appeals to the human race. Who among us doesn't listen to music in some way every single day? What is it about music that we enjoy so much? And how do I go about trying to explain this?

Compassion and Kindness

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

Compassion is a funny thing isn't it? Human emotions are complicated and difficult to understand; sometimes we can barely understand ourselves, let alone others. Motivations and reasons behind our actions and behaviours and responses can intersect, and finding the true root of a problem can seem impossible at times. Often, it isn't the answer we expect.

When to Say 'F*ck That' to Gratitude

Claire Brummell | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Brummell

The challenge for a lot of us is that we try to use gratitude as a tool, to avoid, or distract ourselves from the other emotions we're feeling and experiencing. In short, to make ourselves feel better when we're really feeling something else instead.

Is It Okay to Cry at Work?

Mike Shaw | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Shaw

Crying is our way of showing something's wrong to other people, letting them know we're going through some kind of emotional anguish. Given the pressures and stresses of work it's the kind of place where, very occasionally, we feel the need to raise a flag and have a cry.

Letting Go of Hurt Feelings

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amisha Bhavsar

At some time or another we've all experienced our share of emotional hurt. And often when we're hurt, we dump our feelings on others or speak harshly. But this doesn't always work. Getting stuck with the hurt and moping around feeling sorry for ourselves also doesn't work. Suppressing hurt also doesn't work. Why?

The Best Way to Recover From Setbacks

Dr Lisa Turner | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Lisa Turner

Why is it that whenever everything seems to be going right, suddenly, your whole world falls apart? There's been some terribly sad stories in the press this week, from bereavements, to struggles for survival and strikes over changes that threaten people's livelihoods.

30 Fascinating Facts About Fashion Psychology

Karen Pine | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Pine

What you wear affects you psychologically. It can profoundly alter your mood. It also influences how others respond to you. And the visual illusion created by cut and fabric dramatically changes the appearance of your body. Your clothes can affect your job prospects, your love life and even your self-image.

Why My Trauma Is Relevant

Emma Letessier | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Letessier

During the really rough period of my marriage, where we separated for around three months, there was someone I knew that was receiving treatment for cancer. While talking to a friend one day, she asked me how I was and I told her something along the lines of "I'm fine".

How Self Aware Are You?

Maggie Currie | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

When I was in my teens and even up to my early 40s I had very little self awareness. I plodded along doing what I was told to do, manipulated by so many people. I was so totally not self aware I didn't even notice that I was living my life on other people's terms.

Compassion - Not Cunning - Is the Greatest Gift We Can Gain From Foxes

Natalie Bennett | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

Foxes are cute, fox cubs particularly cute, it's understandable that they get a lot of attention and attract compassion. But that compassion should be encouraged for all of our natural world, and all of our human world. The potential is there in all of us, but at the moment our political rhetoric and policies are all discouraging, repressing that.