#Gratitude

The Power of a Thank You Can Transcend Place or Time

Anna Crossley | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK
Anna Crossley

Thank you. It's a universal phrase, used for countless reasons from passing the salt, to providing support in a time of crisis. And it means different things to different people. But as a nurse let me tell you, one small thank you can go a long way.

Surviving Life With a Newborn and Toddler

Liz Lowe | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Parents
Liz Lowe

I had a baby. The last time I had a baby was just over two years ago, around the same time that we began watching Game of Thrones. Interestingly, I can remember virtually every storyline of Game of Thrones and yet I had forgotten many of the details of life with a newborn.

My 100-day 'I Love Life' Project and What I Learned

Emma Fulu | Posted 28.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Fulu

Every day for 100 days I shared a photograph (or video) through social media with the hashtag #ilovelife. A photograph that captured an experience, a moment, a thing, an event, that brought me joy or love or wisdom or peace.

Gratitude Photo Journals (And Other Pregnancy Projects)

Liz Lowe | Posted 28.03.2016 | UK Parents
Liz Lowe

It all felt a bit frivolous as it struck me that I should really be photographing our clean, running water, our solid roof, our well-stocked cupboards. We have so much more than so many will ever have

Three Habits For Every Startup Founder

Laura Stucki | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK
Laura Stucki

Habits help, they give you structure, a routine. They set up the framework and help you to be consistent and persevere. Habits also define who you are...

Five Steps to Brighton Your Day!

Jolene Setterfield | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jolene Setterfield

Do you ever feel like it's groundhog day? i.e. you are doing the same old thing each and every day?!... Here are five easy steps to help you change things around a little...

Self Love: Lessons in Catching the Most Important Person (You)

Xochi Balfour | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Xochi Balfour

Self love is a term often banded about in spiritual enquiry and I touched on what it means to me in my blog post on vitality last week. It is not some selfish indulgence, as our minds might lead us to believe: in fact, it is quite the opposite. In order to love others fully and without judgment, conditions or limitations, we must first love ourselves in this way.

Feeling Your Way to Gratitude

Sonja Lewis | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sonja Lewis

As much as I have flown over the years, especially lately, I will never get used to turbulence. Sometimes pilots can do something about it, finding some smooth air; and other times, it is well beyond their control ... there is nothing but rough air to fly through. Nothing.

Changing the World, One Child at a Time

Dr Michelle K. Nielsen | Posted 03.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Michelle K. Nielsen

Millions of adults spend their hard earned money and time to read books and participate in seminars to develop life skills to create more success, happiness and fulfillment in their lives. However, one may ask, "Why wait!?". Shouldn't we be learning the basic skills of communication, goal-setting and planning from a young age?

A Perfectly Far-From-Perfect Birth Story

Genevieve Seri | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Parents
Genevieve Seri

As the days rolled passed my due date, we remained content and grew very excited. My contractions (I called them 'surges' during pregnancy and then almost spat the word away after birth and latched back on to 'contractions' with a bit of disillusionment) came on strongly on Saturday afternoon.

The Importance of Gratitude

Marta Krupinska | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Marta Krupinska

Lots of us have plenty of reasons to be grateful yet still focus on the negative aspects of life. It's not a surprise that our capitalist culture has led to a feeling of always wanting more - when in reality we need to take stock and be grateful for what we already have.

Three Lessons From 15 Operations: Part One

Michelle Elman | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Michelle Elman

When you get hospitalised for a prolonged period of time you start to notice all the small things that you always took for granted. In my most recent visit to the hospital, the three things I missed most were food, running and privacy (in that order).

Why a Grateful Goodnight Is the Best Part of My Day

Ceri Gillett | Posted 21.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ceri Gillett

When I sit at the end of my day, regardless of how that day has gone, what I am searching for is a true feeling of gratitude. "I got to live today through", "I communicated with my parents", "I had enough".

Could Saying 'Thank You' Help Protect Against Heart Disease?

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When was the last time you said thank you? Those two little words may be more powerful than you realise. Expressing gratitude doesn't just warm you...

An Appreciation of My Son - and the NHS

Soraya Moeng | Posted 30.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Soraya Moeng

When you go down to the anaesthetic room with your child, you're handing the most precious thing you have to strangers - albeit ones whose entire professional lives are dedicated to making sure they don't mess up. The consequences don't bear thinking about.

Does Gratitude Have a Role in Business?

Susan Leigh | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK
Susan Leigh

Instead of constantly working, moving from one task to the next, let's explore ways to manage stress and burnout, be more appreciative of our lives, value our opportunities and challenges, whilst enjoying a positive perspective on life.

Does Gratitude Have a Role in Modern Life?

Susan Leigh | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

Mindfully spending money, buying things, treating ourselves from time to time, sharing our homes, food and good fortune with friends and family are all part of investing in, fully utilising and appreciating what we have.

Finding Happiness Now!

Louise Presley-Turner | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Presley-Turner

We can look at some of the poorest poverty-stricken families in the world, yet they seem to find joy and happiness in their daily lives. Happiness doesn't come from outside of ourselves it comes from within. It's a mindset shift. It's a decision that no matter what is going on around us, you choose to look for happiness.

Shoes and The News

Sarah Wauterlek Pierson | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Wauterlek Pierson

I don't know how to handle the overwhelming heartache I feel when I read the news about the tragedies in Paris and Nigeria. All I know is to take it day by day by doing even the smallest thing I can to help humanity.

Being Grateful for What You Have This Christmas - How to Avoid the Post Christmas Emotional Crash

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

I've experienced some really shitty moments in my own life, and it's this time of year where I'm usually reminded - not because of any specific event that occurred during this festive period, but because of the over indulgence that usually happens within the following weeks.

Wishing You a Holiday Season Aflame With Gratitude!

Tony Lobl | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

Picture this. You gather family and friends of all ages in a large room and ask each person to hold a single, unlit candle. Then you turn out the ...

25 Lessons I've Learned at 25

Dmitry Dmitriev | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dmitry Dmitriev

Life has no meaning besides the one you create for yourself. It is only up to you to decide what meaning to fulfill your life with.

To All the Strangers I Miss...

Andreea Groenendijk-Deveau | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK
Andreea Groenendijk-Deveau

And you, that guy in high school I thought was the love of my life for about a week, whose face I don't even remember now. You, that girl who handed me a handkerchief when I was crying on the bus after finding out my best friend had passed away. And you, that old lady I helped walk home and who told me her life story in the process.

Three Important Questions to Ask Yourself to Make the New Year Better Than Ever Before

Jackie Mendoza | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Mendoza

How effective do you think you'll be in creating a better year for yourself if you're too focused on what's been going wrong in your life so far? Yes, you may come up with a list of New Year's resolutions because you're keen to avoid another year like the one just gone but how easy do you think it'll be to keep those resolutions?

Beyond Sacking Santa - How to Foster Gratitude at Christmas

Dannielle Miller | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dannielle Miller

As a parent of children who are fortunate to live in comfortable circumstances, I don't want to have to cancel Christmas or deprive them of the things they want. I don't want to make them feel guilty for having a better life than the many less fortunate children in the world. At the same time, I do want them to know that not everyone in the world enjoys the same level of comfort and security as they do.