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Diabetes And Depression - No One Should Ever Have To Filter Their Feelings

Zoe Morris | Posted 10.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Zoe Morris

I already suffered from depression and anxiety previous to my diagnosis. Up until that point I had managed to get it under control to a degree and I was medication free. However, being given some news as life changing as that can have a traumatic effect on your mental state and for me personally it really knocked me back.

Why It's Important To Talk To 'Quiet' Colleagues

Habiba Khanom | Posted 10.10.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Habiba Khanom

We can get so preoccupied with work itself and forget about some of the colleagues around us and how they could be feeling. Work will always be there but your colleagues might not. So, why not start a conversation today?

Ten Steps To Cope With Fear

Karin Sieger | Posted 25.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Noticing, accepting and facing our fear takes courage and energy. It involves stretching our comfort zone, which ultimately can make us more resilient and less frightened. Self care, looking after our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing, especially during frightening times, is essential.

How To Proactively Start Creating Your Dream Life Now!

Amy Shefik | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Shefik

Now I'm the person who knows exactly what she wants and takes action towards it every single day. I have goals and dreams and while I'm super driven and determined, there are times when I have to deal with those thoughts of, "What if this doesn't work? Or, Why hasn't this happened yet?"

Find Your Emotional Resilience Superpower

Russell Davis | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Russell Davis

Trying to get pregnant or going through fertility treatment such as IVF can be exhausting emotionally. They call it an emotional roller-coaster for a reason. However it doesn't have to be. We have greater emotional resources and resilience than we think. What I learnt on our journey is that it was my future thinking that kept me on the roller-coaster.

How Living In The Present Helped Me Take Control Of My Life

Kylie Abreu | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kylie Abreu

I have been feeling overwhelmed lately. It is sure that planning a wedding can be very stressful. Especially when you have the tendency to be a bit of a control freak like myself? So when everything seems to fall on top of you and you feel weighed down. What do you do? How do you cope?

Bulls**t About Posture Causes Pain And Suffering

Cheryl Lee | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Cheryl Lee

Anyway you look at it, beliefs about stabilising the core in order to get strong, protect the spine and have a good posture are rampant among friends, in communities, in society and in the media. Why on earth wouldn't you follow advice that appears to be endorsed by everyone, everywhere?

Artificial Intelligence - To Fear Or Not To Fear, That Is The Question?

Colin Bull | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Tech
Colin Bull

The world around us is becoming increasingly automated, with many of us leaning on digital assistants such as Cortana, Echo and Siri to run our lives. Before too long it is highly likely that our cars will be driverless, fridges will restock automatically and our homes will heat themselves.

The Arbitrary Nature Of Fear And Worry

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Cunningham

My point here is that the chosen fear is arbitrary. The fear could be any one of a hundred possible 'worst case scenarios'. Yet the subconscious has settled on just the one, leaving the other 99 to chance, with a happy go lucky shrug of the shoulders. We dismiss the 99.

Nearly Ten Years On From A Teenage Cancer Diagnosis

Charlotte Crowl | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Crowl

When I was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 17 it was a testing time. I was pretty much in denial and an array of emotions came over me, yeah I knew something was wrong, but I never thought it would be cancer.

Fear Of Crowds

Maggie Currie | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

I know when I am in a large crowd of people entirely 'on my own' I feel nervous; I have an irrational fear that nobody will even notice that I am there. I look at the little groups of people who do know each other within that large crowd enjoying themselves and the company of each other and that somehow increases my nervousness and the fear.

Dear Fear, You Are Not Winning

Nicola Wiggins | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK
Nicola Wiggins

Dear Voice of Fear, You're not winning. I just thought I'd point out that fundamental fact. In this thing we've named 'the war on terror', I reckon,...

'Don't Look Back in Anger': Love And Hope In The Face Of Fear

Rebecca Gurnham | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Parents
Rebecca Gurnham

I stopped watching the news during my first pregnancy. Footage of war-ravaged far-away nations and desperate faces clung to my nightmares. I imagined myself as the mother of every ill-fated child, crossing choppy seas on flimsy boats, shipwrecked on swollen shores. The tragedy of every lost soul shook the walls of my womb.

Fearing For Our Children

Zoe Clark-Coates | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Parents
Zoe Clark-Coates

So many of us are now left with questions... A big one for me is what we can say to our children who fear to live on a planet where terrorism is now a daily occurrence and how do we raise them to not live in fear?

Has The Pro And Anti-Vaxxer War Gone Too Far?

Kylie Abreu | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK Parents
Kylie Abreu

What neither camps fails to understand is that the motives for both sides are the same. At the end of the day, all parents are scared of making a wrong decision, of something horrible happening to their child.

Overcoming Fear Of Public Speaking: Learning From Comedians

Gerry Thompson | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Comedy
Gerry Thompson

Nervous sensations can often be transformed into positive excitement. Things going wrong can often be turned round to work in your favour, by acknowledging the problem and seeing the funny side of it.

Are We All Just Hostages To Fear?

Louise Jackson | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Jackson

It's dark and late. I walk through the heavy rain, dragging my bags behind me on the isolated midnight streets of a Filipino city. A Filipino city w...

Five Ways To Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway

Jen Gale | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jen Gale

Fear is something we all struggle with, even if outwardly it looks to the rest of the world as if we are boldly taking on new challenges, there is a little voice inside all of us that resists change, that is scared when we start to one out of our comfort zones.

No Room for Fear

Clare Smith | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK
Clare Smith

As events folded outside Westminster yesterday, I was watching the news horrified, along with the rest of my colleagues, as our office is literally a ...

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.