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Far From Being Powerless, There Are Things That All Of Us Can Do To Combat Extremism

Joanna Cates | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK
Joanna Cates

In our communities, in our schools, in our places of work and in our families there are two very simple things that all of us can do. Whatever your views on religion, politics, military intervention or immigration, we all have the power to do these two things.

Why Do So Many Women Let Their Emotions Hold Them Back From Career Or Business Success?

Carol Stewart | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Carol Stewart

You have the power to manage your emotions and to put them in to perspective, to put them where they belong. You can choose to accept how you feel, but not let those feelings take control and take you down the wrong path because you are being emotionally driven.

An Alternative To Fear?

Carine Bambara | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Carine Bambara

Fear is the main thing that has made towns, states or regions vote against welcoming people into their countries, perhaps because they look, act and think differently to them. The surprising thing is that many of these people have had little interaction with immigrants in their lifetime.

Ecclefechan Centaurs - Or How Perspective Is All

Maggy Whitehouse | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Comedy
Maggy Whitehouse

Those of you who've seen me perform as a comedian know that I often use the name of the Scottish Border town of Ecclefechan in place of a well-known s...

How To ACE Your Fears

Cai Graham | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Cai Graham

The Fight or Flight fear is the one that we are able to recognise all too easily. Examples are - the fear of deep water or heights. This is the fear that protect you from 'harm' - it's your survival instinct. The warning signs are, tightening of the chest, quickening of the breath and that sense of panic.

It Shouldn't Be The Elephant In The Room - Identifying And Understanding Mental Health

Cerys Aedy | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Cerys Aedy

A few months back I was sitting on a train flicking through a free magazine I'd picked up at Kings Cross Station, when I found my eyes drawn to a short write-up about a mental health first aid course. In much the same way as physical first aid, it teaches you to recognise signs of mental ill health and guide the person towards appropriate support.

Democracy And The Importance Of Turning Up

Jamie Lambert | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Politics
Jamie Lambert

We have to turn up, and keep turning up, and show that we believe equally as hard as they do, and that respect and acknowledgement of the rights of our fellow humans, no matter their skin colour, country of origin, gender, sexuality or whatever differences we may have, are the core values of the society we want to live in. Democracy is the single most important construct our society has ever developed and, whilst it has flaws like everything else, it's beautiful, and it works when we turn up.

On Failure, Depression And Beating The Odds Through Creativity

Rosie Leizrowice | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Leizrowice

Just as vulnerability is helpful in the right doses, so is failure.

Feeling Down Is A Great Pick Me Up

Rico Griffiths-Taitte | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rico Griffiths-Taitte

The whole furore of Christmas and talking to my friend left me with a great sense of depletion. I recently found employment and I even worked in the week between Christmas and New Year's Eve. While I was working I thought about my friend, who told me that she did not want any medication and preferred to live with just her memories.

People Blaming 2016 For Everything That Had Happened Are Making My OCD Go Through The Roof

Olya Gerasimova | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Olya Gerasimova

Don't whistle at home, you won't have money. Don't come back to your house if you have forgotten something, something bad will happen. Don't spill salt, you'll get into a fight. Don't wash your hair before the exam, you will forget all the knowledge.

Do Ofsted's Recent Safeguarding Changes Require Improvement?

Barry Richardson | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK
Barry Richardson

I am not here to bash Ofsted, however, I think that we are often too quick to react to changes in society without considering the bigger picture. Often, failing to foresee the real impact these actions will have on those involved.

Scientists Could Erase All Your Fears With An Injection Into The Brain

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Tech

Fear of a particular thing can cause anxiety, and is difficult to treat. Conventional treatments, the NHS says, often require cognitive behavioural th...

Depression Is A Monster But Don't Fear it

Andrew Bonsall | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK
Andrew Bonsall

bmm banner.jpg I now take time, when sliding or emerging from that chasm in my mind, to research depression as a social and psychological phenomenon, as well as my own personal brand. As my understanding has grown, the shroud of mystery has begun to unravel.

One Key Mistake People Make When Trying To Overcome Fear

Mike Tawiah | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Tawiah

I have to admit, in the short term this can be an effective way to overcome a fear: saying things to yourself such as 'come on you wuss!' or 'even a 5 year old can do this!' can give you that quick boost in fearlessness which can give you the courage to go out and tackle the fear temporarily.

Why Are We So Bad At Planning? A Simple Solution

Leila Johnston | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Leila Johnston

Perhaps you're like me on this. I find it very difficult to think very far into the future. Not only do I find it difficult to think about, I find i...

Are You Suffering From Trump Anxiety?

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Politics
Andrew Cunningham

Should we let Mindfulness relax us or should we be 'mindful' of world events? Finding the right balance between being politically involved and letting some of it go is not an easy line to tread. So maybe Trump Anxiety is something we have to go through, at least for now.

Let's Knock Down Walls, Not Build Them

Anton Georgiou | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Anton Georgiou

Peace in Cyprus, has the opportunity to show the world that there is another way. We don't always have to point fingers and seek out a scapegoat. Even where there is little hope, and after 42 years, many Cypriots had lost hope, with determination and drive, anything is possible. I wish the leaders and those involved in the final stages of these peace talks endless luck. If they are successful, it will not only mean a great deal to my family and fellow Cypriots, it will also mean a lot to a world that at times feels like it has lost all hope.

How To Overcome Fear By Learning To Be Uncomfortable

Mike Tawiah | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Tawiah

Fully prepare for the worst to happen; expect to mess up all your lines, be completely embarrassed, and have awkward conversations - be comfortable with the feeling of being uncomfortable.

Trump Is A Warning - We Can't Ignore It

Harjeet Johal | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Politics
Harjeet Johal

The one benefit from Donald's win is that people may take my warnings a little more seriously in the future. I may be elevated in people's estimation from 'loon' to 'sage'. Given my new status, I must dress accordingly. The black cape may come in handy, after all. But I may accessorise it with a tin hat, just in case...

Trump's Victory Didn't Surprise Me. I Ran Away From The US To Escape The Bigotry

Morgan Reede | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Morgan Reede

I wanted to believe over the course of the US election that somehow my country would learn from Brexit. That they would take notice of the rise in hate crime, the plummeting pound, and the divisions forming within British society.

Anxiety: Four Years On

Jordan Marley | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jordan Marley

I guess the moral of this is, anxiety can get worse, but you can always become happier. Anxiety can and will always knock you back, but there are times where you will persevere and overcome it, completely smashing it out the park. So, if anxiety ever knocks you down, don't see it as a step backwards, but as a step closer to that one time where you'll defeat it, on your way to destroying anxiety for good.

The Monster Under The Bed

Davina Taylor | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Parents
Davina Taylor

Phobias are life-limiting. On the darkest of days, if you let them, they can consume you. I know this because I have a phobia that I battle with every single day of my life. Sometimes this phobia makes crazy thoughts appear in my head.

Are You Sabotaging Yourself?

Amy Shefik | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Shefik

When I think back to the beginning of the year when I was still struggling with my quarter-life-crisis, there were so many things I was doing that were totally sabotaging my happiness and success, I just didn't realise I was doing them.

Is Fear Real?

Maggie Currie | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

That's what's making me think that fear doesn't really exist in any other dimension of our being. I believe it is possible that there is no such thing as fear outside of the subconscious mind. That fear is not real. The case has been made in the past that fear is necessary for self-preservation. But is it?

Having A Learning Disability Can Be A Life Of Stares And Strange Looks - Let's Change That

Vijay Patel | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Vijay Patel

Today you may see someone with a learning disability on posters, TV adverts on in newspapers and magazines. I hope this is our chance for the public to really understand what a learning disability is, that we're not defined by our disability and for us to have a real voice in society.