Adventures In Sleeplessness... And How To Cope When You Don't Get The Sleep You Need

Lucy Griffiths | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Parents
Lucy Griffiths

We married when munchkin was about five months old, and I think I walked down the aisle surviving on about three hours sleep. I felt exhausted and looked rubbish, but felt compelled to glide through the day smiling. I wouldn't recommend it.

Is It So Bad to Need a Break From My Kids?

Samantha Simmonds | Posted 26.02.2017 | UK Parents
Samantha Simmonds

Clearly going away without the kids isn't an easy thing to do - emotionally or logistically. But I felt for the sake of my sanity it was becoming a necessity! So grandparents were drafted in from up North and with the help of our nanny and other parents helping schlep our kids to various after school activities - we were off!

The Exhausting Life of an Expat

Harvey Wilks | Posted 07.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Harvey Wilks

In my new home, I thought, there would be fewer distractions and even fewer temptations. I'd have zero friends to start with, no pub-for-lunch-and-again-after-work culture, less pressure, and all of this is true, to a degree.

Should Free Time Be a Right?

Nicky Goulder | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Nicky Goulder

These people can be of any age, ethnicity or gender. They always put someone else's needs and welfare before their own, often without recognition or praise. Many have little chance to socialise, which can lead to isolation; and they have an overwhelming sense of responsibility. Who am I talking about? The UK's 'hidden workforce' of unpaid carers.

Pick-Me-Up Snacks to Get You Through the 4pm Slump

Kiran Ram | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kiran Ram

It's important to pick the right snack at the right time, to keep energy levels up and bridge the gap properly. A snack made up of a complex carb, a healthy fat, and clean protein will increase your energy levels for a longer period of time.

Top Tips To Help Beat Jet Lag

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Nothing quite trumps the horrendous holiday aftermath that is jet lag. You feel cranky, confused and, given half the chance, you could probably sle...

Ever Been So Tired You've Put Your Shoes in the Fridge? 15 Signs You're in Serious Need of Sleep...

Tilly Wikeley | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tilly Wikeley

You know that feeling when you're so tired your eyeballs ache, your brain feels like a ball of fuzz and you have absolutely no idea what you did yesterday - needing to resort to the photos on your phone to jog any memories that may be lurking?

Valentine's Day - Love or Singleness Burnout?

Dr Toby Silverton | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Toby Silverton

If the need for closeness is making itself known in your life, be aware that burnout can also find a foothold. Yes, you can burn-out on the absence of the personal in your life. Burnout feeds on starvation, so any area of your life that is feeling deprived can be fertile ground for burnout.

Fibs, Lies and Porky Pies #2 - I Love London

Leanne Davis | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Leanne Davis

Like most other London dwellers I hate the obvious stuff. I detest getting the tube at rush hour and ending up with my nose nestled into an armpit that hasn't seen Radox for quite some time. I hate that in order to see my oldest and dearest best friends, a calendar comparison marathon ensues and a date is found no sooner than one whole month away.

Embarrassed About Being Busy

Tony Crabbe | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK
Tony Crabbe

So next time you find yourself explaining how busy you are; I hope you feel a little embarrassed. Busy is a bad choice and it isn't cool.

Regain Some Screen Sense: Kick the Toxic Technology Habit

Maite Baron | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

Doggedly we react to dozen, even hundreds, of emails and texts every day, even if it disrupts our 'down time' and eats into sleep - depriving us of rest and adding to our stress, with all the potential for ill-health that this brings.

Married Couples Admit To 'Emotional Comedown' After Wedding Day

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Many have heard of the seven year itch, but it is the fifth year of marriage that is really the toughest. A poll of 2000 married people suggests th...

'This Is Your Captain Sleeping'

the Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK

More than half of pilots have fallen asleep on the flight deck, according to a worrying new survey. And the alarming research has revealed that on...

Nodding Off At 35,000ft...

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK

Two pilots on a packed Airbus passenger plane have admitted they were both asleep at the same time, leaving the aircraft flying on autopilot. A sho...

Can You Work Yourself To Death?

Dr Steve McCabe | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Steve McCabe

We work because it pays the bills and if we are lucky, allows us to do interesting things and, usually, provides a sense of camaraderie that comes with being with others in the same position. Though few will not wish they could earn more, the reality is that money is not as important as the satisfaction that comes from a feeling of being in control.

Is Detox the New Black?

Sarah Cloutier | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Cloutier

Our bodies start to heal and we start to feel amazing ... the challenge is that it takes much longer than the month, or six weeks if we are dedicated, to heal the effect of our abusive behaviour we inflict on our body. It can take years. In my case it took about 5 years for my digestion to come back to harmony.

From a Size 20 to a Size 10 - Weight Loss That Works

Sarah Cloutier | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Cloutier

Now as it feels my body is finally settling into its natural weight, at 45 years old I can truthfully say that I don't fear food anymore and what it might do to me. The power of weight loss that works has its foundation now and even though there is lots of temptation out there, I will stay true to me, and that's a promise!

Are You Suffering From End Of Term Exhaustion?

www.parentdish.co.uk | Posted 10.09.2011 | UK Lifestyle

It's a fair bet that in playgrounds up and down the land end-of-term rituals are being played out by frantic mothers and sometimes hysterical children...