Why Now Is the Worst Time to Respond to the Paris Attacks

Michael Bond | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK
Michael Bond

People do things when they're angry and scared that they live to regret. This is an everyday truth, but when the deeds are done by governments the consequences can be calamitous.

World Peace?

Noelle Reno | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK
Noelle Reno

*I dedicate this to those who have not yet seen the hope and potential of the generation of leaders to come. Peace? The only way to fight dark is t...

How To Talk To Children About Terrorism

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Parents

In the wake of terrorist acts such as the Paris attacks, it can be tempting to attempt to wrap children in cotton wool and protect them from the news....

Why Loving You is the Antithesis to My Chronic Fear

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 15.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

It took me years to be able to focus on loving people no matter what they did, or how I felt about them. But the pay-off was indescribable. Every time I found something I could love, I felt fear loosening it vice-like grip on me. I could function again. Look people in the eye. Have a conversation. Sleep. Eat. The world became a manageable place.

Six Tips for Cultivating Confidence

Karen Pine | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Pine

I am currently conducting a survey into confidence and one of the things I'm interested in is the way a person's body is when they lack confidence. They tend to slump, they withdraw physically, their head drops and their eyes look away.

Coming Home

Tara Mestre | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tara Mestre

If it's possible for six days to say no to fear, to go to a place where fear doesn't exist then surely that must mean that fear isn't real and is something that is imposed on us by the circumstances we live in or by what we believe to be circumstances that stop us from doing what we really want. Mind boggling no?

The Mummy Fear Factor

Jude Coy | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK Parents
Jude Coy

Before I became a mum, I thought I knew what fear was. I believed I had felt it and experienced its debilitating force. I now know I was wrong. I would give anything to go back to the time when my biggest fear was sleeping through my alarm and arriving late for work. Or forgetting to pay my landlord his rent on time.

Is Fear of Failure Paralysing You?

Vicki Marinker | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Marinker

Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway was first published in 1987 and is now a bible for personal development. Susan Jeffers believes that fear comes from not feeling good enough about ourselves.

Refugee Crisis: Kindness or Tear Gas - You Decide

Jacqueline Ward | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK
Jacqueline Ward

Globally, we said that we would never let displaced people be herded around Europe on trains, their faces pressed against razor wire and high fences. That we'd never again hurt people who, for whatever reason, had been marked as 'other'. On an individual level many people now don't seem so sure.

'F' the Fear

Martyn Sibley | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK
Martyn Sibley

The droughts, the starvation, and the wars can only improve when we wake up to our divisions. Regardless of these imaginary borders, (dis)ability, religions, ethnicity, sexuality, and gender; we're all human beings. Maybe we should start acting like the compassionate and clever animals we can be.

I Quit

Linda Ayoola | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Ayoola

To be clear, I didn't leave my job in a rude way and stomped out. No, I had mixed emotions about leaving my job. I care about many of the people there, had wonderful opportunities and enjoyed much of the job itself if I am honest.

The Five Fs to Remember When Facing 'Failure'

Najite Phoenix | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Najite Phoenix

Remember: energy cannot be created or destroyed - only transformed. So channel the feelings of frustration into some hard core productivity and focus. You've got this.

Journey of Change

Anna-Lena Elled | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Sport
Anna-Lena Elled

For many of us in Team SCA, that life-defining moment has been being part of the Volvo Ocean Race...

Being an Introvert in a Society Which Demands Your Attention

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Parents
Louisa Leontiades

I've been called selfish most of my life. A privileged only child, unable to share, I once involuntarily jabbed my friend's hand with my fork when she nicked a french fry from my plate. It was pure instinct (I swear!)

Public Speaking, Feeling Like a Fake, and How I Plan to Get Over it.

Freiya Benson | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Freiya Benson

If I have someone there beside me then it's better, they act as my safety net in case I say something stupid, or lose track of where I'm going, but if I have to do it on my own things get pretty unpleasant pretty quickly.

'It Feels as if I'm Living in a Cartoon or a Movie' - The Reality of Living With Dissociative Disorders

Krista Mills | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Krista Mills

I just want to feel like me again. I just want to feel part of the real world. I want the old Krista back, even though I am no longer sure who she even is anymore.

Lost Keys! Phone Battery Low! Run Out Of Toilet Paper! Do Everyday Emergencies Stress You Out?

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Everyday emergencies - like locking yourself out of the car, losing an important document or your phone battery dying - have the potential to send us ...

Finding Peace during Difficult Times

Deborah Quibell | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Deborah Quibell

The eyes of the spiritual heart see the necessity of life's vicissitudes to develop inner strength and transformation. It is this heart that unravels the tensions of the mind, and frees us from the entrapments of fear. It is in this heart, that we can find rest and comfort amidst the thunderstorms around us.

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Gym?

John Lawless | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
John Lawless

The trick is understanding that there are both strong and weak reasons for you finally braving the sweat and toil of gym life; like anything, it's just a case of recognising what a good reason is and what isn't.

Get Over the Fear of 'Getting It Wrong' and DO IT!

Becky Walsh | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Walsh

When you look back on your life, you might find you regret most the things you didn't do and not the things you did do! So here are a few prospective shifters to help you get over the 'fear of getting it wrong' which means you might just get to live fully from your excitement and desire.

How I Survived Being Trapped in a Tube!

Kathryn Lovewell | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kathryn Lovewell

No matter what your external circumstances, you can take charge of your internal landscape. You can take charge of your response to outer stimuli. You can be liberated in prison (like my mindful stress management students were) or you can be imprisoned in your everyday life.

Aren't You Sick Of Those Toxic Relationships Yet?

Martyn Stewart | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Stewart

Whenever there's mention of a toxic situation, we all know someone who springs to mind. You know the types; from the jealous and controlling to the self-centred and insecure. Like a soap opera, they fuel conversation when gossiping about others or when we are genuinely concerned.

My Awful Secret

Lotte Lane | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lotte Lane

I feel like the most despicable person for admitting this, but part of me is dreading having this kid. I'm scared and I'm anxious. The excitement I felt first time round is notably absent. Sometimes I forget I'm pregnant at all, and it feels quite nice.

Cultivating Love in the Face of Terror

Alice Grist | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

Decide not to fume and vent against the world, the window cleaner, your boss or the kids. Just be. Be still. Allow life to arise around you, and if you invest yourself in anything, let it only be things that bring love to the surface of your heart and soul.

South Sudan: Standing at a Crossroads After a Year of Conflict

Johan Eldebo | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK
Johan Eldebo

12 months ago, 10-year old Jonathan was woken up by a smattering of gunfire outside his home in South Sudan. His family fled the fighting, and eventually ended up taking shelter in a UN base. They expected to be there for a few weeks until the fighting stopped...