Gps for the Soul

The Tao Te Ching and Taoism: A Chill Book, a Chill Philosophy

Jordan Bates | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK
Jordan Bates

Taoist teachings (along with other Oriental philosophy) seem to calm, stimulate, and refresh me, in part, I think, because they bear such a striking contrast to many of the ideas I was exposed to growing up in the Occident...

When We Die: A Story of Naked Humanity and the Unanswerable

Jordan Bates | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jordan Bates

Call it evolutionary instinct, or reduce it in some other way if you like, but in my skull, every one of us is utterly brave to slide out of bed each morning and face the daily challenge to hold onto hope and meaning despite the inevitable demons that waylay us all.

Tinnitus - The Mystery Solved?

David Green | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Green

If so, you really have my sympathy. Tinnitus is a distressing condition for an estimated 10% of the world's population including the UK and 50 million people in the USA. The medical profession have many theories as to the cause, but few concrete answers or effective treatments. More often than not, sufferers are sent away and just told to learn to live with it.

How to Change Your Life in 15 Minutes

David Green | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Green

There is a natural way to remind us how to be happy - through meditation - the superfood for the mind. It's been around for thousands of years, has no negative side effects and our brain power is enhanced and not ruined. There are countless scientific studies showing the huge benefits of meditation for the mind, the body and our general wellbeing.

Why Competition Is Good For the Soul...

Sarupa Shah | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarupa Shah

In the circles I keep both in personal and business life there is a real down beat feeling when it comes to competition. It as if it has become outdated and somehow really really wrong.

Why the Law of Attraction Sucks...

Sarupa Shah | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarupa Shah

here is this magical perfect time that most people are waiting for, when the universe will say it is YOU. Your turn, I listened to your pleas, I struck a few deals, twisted a few arms for you...so here you go!

Is Your Problem Actually a Solution?

Alice Grist | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

The cold weather that meant you had to change into a warmer coat, which then made you late. And who knows what this little delay in your schedule caused you to miss, maybe a bad bout of traffic, maybe an accident? Perhaps as the result of this you met a lady at the bus stop who you wouldn't usually see. Maybe she inspired you?

Is There a Deeper Connection Beyond Christmas Loneliness?

Tony Lobl | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

But do we have to let aloneness define who we are? Or can alone time, however it arises, offer the opportunity to dig deeper and find hidden resources? That's what happened to me. I found that a sense of alienation didn't necessarily need company in order to be subdued.

Four Metaphors to Transform Your Life!

Sarupa Shah | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarupa Shah

A metaphor tells a story and takes you on an adventure of understanding something. This is powerful when there is a limitation or challenge. Visualising the metaphor as you read or hear it starts to shift your energy.

How to Handle Toddler Tantrums in Adults!

Alice Grist | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

Tantrums are not something we really grow out of. We simply learn to act differently within them. But the solutions remain the same. As adults witnessing tantrums the most loving and spiritual thing we can do is to be a beacon of love and patience.

Controlling Your Chaos - Start Stopping

Alice Grist | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

Sometimes chaos and manic woo woo is the most attractive thing in our lives. It is seemingly the driver that pushes us forward. We throw ourselves into turmoil for the sheer purpose of feeling something, experiencing something and, we hope, to make things change for the better.

Singing In Choir And Playing Team Sports Can 'Boost Mental Health And Improve Wellbeing'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Singing in a choir can boost your mental health, a new study suggests. Researchers carried out an online survey of 375 people who sang in choirs, s...

You Know She's Your BFF When..

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Bostock | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

As one of the most important women in your life, a BFF rarely gets off easy. While others enjoy the calm veneer of a carefully constructed you, she...

Get Your 'Beauty Sleep': Well-Rested People More Attractive

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

We all know sleep is key to our physical and mental wellbeing - a good night sleep can help fend off everything from stress to heart disease. But i...

10 Reasons You Need To Stop Being Jealous Of Other Women

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Bostock | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The most humbling moment in a conversation with a guy often comes when your comments about another woman elicit raised eyebrows, and perhaps the sound...

Mortgage, Work And Kids Stress People Out As Much As Being Chased By A Bear

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Stress Awareness Day has turfed up a lot of interesting facts this week. 44% of us are in a state of stress right now, and in the past year, five mill...

15 Reasons to Unplug NOW!

Sarupa Shah | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarupa Shah

There is a cult of the virtual that has occurred and we are human beings and mustn't forget the art of being tactile and in the world more than we are virtual. Real connection is something that ought to outweigh the time you spend plugged into technology!

Seven Pitfalls of Personal Development

Sarupa Shah | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarupa Shah

The sheer broadness of what personal development is makes it hard to 'regulate'. While some aspects of it are held to some level of account by relevant professional bodies, the influence is weak at best.

Creating Space to Be Inspired

Alice Grist | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

Inspiration is a mythical beast isn't it! We can search for decades to find it, trolling our inner depths and taking on massive outward adventure. It can be as elusive as a once trodden upon grass snake. Then it hits. Right when you aren't looking for it.

10 Things We Know At 40

The Huffington Post | Sarah Bostock | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The phenomenal success of Eat, Pray, Love -- the autobiographical story of Elizabeth Gilbert, who divorces her husband and sets off on a mission of se...

Could This Treatment Give You An 'English Rose' Complexion?

The Huffington Post UK | Jody Thompson | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The Spa Intercontinental at the Park Lane Intercontinental Hotel on Hyde Park Corner, is one of my favourites in London. I've only ever been once befo...

Ten Ways to Get to Know Your Unborn Baby

Alice Grist | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

I spent most of my pregnancy in some form of unity with baby. She was always at the heart of everything I did, even if I was doing nothing or was consumed by a task. Alongside this I made sure I had special time for exclusive bonding. And you know what, it worked. When baby arrived I felt I knew her.

Exercise Improves Sleep Patterns

PA | Posted 30.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Exercise can lead to more regular sleep patterns, an improved immune system, better brain function and a longer life, research suggests. Glasgow Un...

Brain-Boosting Alternative Yoga Holidays

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

It's official. Yogis don't just look more alert, their minds are actually working more effectively than their gym bunny equivalents. According to S...

What Happens When Our Brain Overrides Our Stomach

Sarah Cloutier | Posted 23.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Cloutier

While at work last week I was chatting about food - always on the agenda - and he was describing how ill and bloated he feels after eating pasta. He went on to say that even though he feels sick every single time, he still eats it regularly because "It's a treat". It literally takes days for his body to recover.