#Gratitude

Will Having A Child Make Me Happier?

Izzy McRae | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK Parents
Izzy McRae

As I found out before when I researched it, parenthood is not all cute babies and idyllic family photos as Facebook would have you believe. Indeed it seems like there is much more information and evidence around that it is really hard.

Thanks A Lot! Now I Feel So Much Better

Dr Elizabeth Sparkes | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Elizabeth Sparkes

We get so lost in our emotions; they feel so physical and sometimes overwhelming. We take ourselves to so many places in our minds (lists, memories, worries, desires, planning) that we forget to be here, noticing the pleasure of now. Gratitude is one of the things that can change your life. That sounds very dramatic, but it's true.

What Stan Taught Me About Gratitude

Deborah Broomfield | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Deborah Broomfield

One of my clients was an elderly gentleman, who I will call Stan (not his real name). Stan was very independent, but never learnt to read or write. He had his own systems for dealing with things, and needed a little extra help at times with reading his letters and understanding his bills.

School's Out For Summer - Time To Consider Teaching

Mat Galvin | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK
Mat Galvin

It was overwhelming to see so many thank yous to teachers as term ended and the summer holidays began. One in particular that caught my eye, and the hearts of many, was a student from Bristol, thanking their primary school teacher through a very 'sweet' and imaginative approach.

Your Body Is The Messenger

Jane Fuller | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Fuller

How we move - how we walk - our subtle body language is controlled by our subconscious mind. People will read your body language at a subconscious level. So make sure you're giving out the right message and remember dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body.

Why Mental Health Week Is Wrong

Richard Daniel Curtis | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Daniel Curtis

Mental Health Awareness isn't just about a day, a week or even a month, mental health awareness is about a culture. Shoe-horning a culture shift into a week is not giving it the respect it deserves and will not work. What we need is long-term strategies to embed these changes.

Their Stepmum Is More Exciting Than You And You HAVE To Accept That

Alice Wilde | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Parents
Alice Wilde

New family. It's not what you lay in bed dreaming of when you were small and imaging how your life might be as a grown up. You don't ever really want to end up sharing your own children's weekends with another woman (or man) only linked to you by virtue of the fact that your former love has ceased to be yours and is now theirs.  But that is how it is now.

Expect To Be Lucky

Jane Fuller | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Fuller

Take your focus off attracting the bad stuff and focus with gratitude on what you have already received... visualize yourself having more of what you want... abundance really is a mindset. True abundance is a combination of health, happiness, love and prosperity.

Five Ideas From Buddhism That Everyone Should Know About

Joanna Cates | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Joanna Cates

Buddhism is variously described as a spiritual tradition, a religion and a philosophy. Now I can't possibly do justice to the ancient wisdom of Buddhism in a short post like this. And I in no way want to distort or dilute these ideas. But as a psychologist I have been astounded at the psychological insight that is to be found in Buddhist teachings.

Kissing Joy As It Flies

Izzy McRae | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Izzy McRae

But there is also a little fear behind the happiness and excitement. What if this feeling doesn't last? What if there are problems and sadness ahead? What if I don't always feel like a fairytale princess?

Five Steps To Build A Good Relationship

Izzy McRae | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Izzy McRae

I still feel a bit uncomfortable writing about it, if I'm honest. My love life is really happy at the moment, but something still stops me from wanting to be too public about it, possibly because it feels like tempting fate.

How And Why To Practise Gratitude

Frederika Roberts | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Frederika Roberts

Whichever way you practise gratitude, make it part of your daily life and you are likely to reap wonderful benefits. Good mental health, like physical health, requires a little bit of work, but it doesn't have to be a chore. These activities are not only good for you, they feel good, too!

Nurturing Positive Mental Health In Teens And Children

Richard Daniel Curtis | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK
Richard Daniel Curtis

I am regularly talking to a widening circle of people about the importance of instilling positive mental health habits in children from a young age. ...

Eight Things I've Learned Being A Twin Mum

Hayley Saunt | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Parents
Hayley Saunt

Our beautiful, determined, cheerful, bold, stubborn, adorable twins turned two this month. Two years of our world being turned upside down in the very best way possible.

How I Plan To Become A Productivity Ninja

Izzy McRae | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Izzy McRae

Now I have LOADS of productivity ideas to try out. There were so many ideas that I figured the best thing was to single out my top three, and try to start turning them into habits, otherwise I risked overwhelming myself even more. These are:

Attitude For Gratitude

Danielle Wood | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Parents
Danielle Wood

The world does not need another New Year's resolutions story: less gluttony, more success, less trashy foods tra la la la, so I won't bore you with a self righteous piece about running the London marathon and drinking more water.

The Power Of Gratitude - How It Can Change Your Life

Dorothy Halley-Frame | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dorothy Halley-Frame

When I was first given the book The Secret as a gift early last year, I experienced the same doubt. But after finishing the book and further reading and research into gratitude and the law of attraction, I can honestly say my life has changed for the better.

What Does It Take To See The Light?

Kimberley Burbidge | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kimberley Burbidge

You would think that life changing experiences were potentially defined by their rarity. By a stand out quality or uniqueness that makes them exquisite and precious by virtue of them being one of a kind. An experience for you alone.

How To Beat Blue Monday And Have A Good Day

Dorothy Halley-Frame | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dorothy Halley-Frame

A clever stunt if you think about it, because what is the one thing people are craving in January? A holiday! So whilst their profits are going through the roof, the rest of us are expected to mope around, full of negativity because somebody, somewhere, decided that today has to be a bad day.

Where Is The Happiest Place To Live?

Izzy McRae | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Izzy McRae

For as long as I can remember I've been going on holiday to Galloway. It's in the south west corner of Scotland - a part of the country that's often ignored as people power up the motorway to Glasgow or Edinburgh and beyond.

Ten Unexpected Highs Of Motherhood

Rebecca Gurnham | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Parents
Rebecca Gurnham

I knew I'd love my children long before we met, but I didn't expect to regard my own body with such newfound tenderness, for its absolute incredible baby-growing, baby-birthing, baby-feeding skills. Every wobbly bit is proof that the most amazing miracle actually did happen. Twice.

2016 Was A Good Year

Jessica Huie MBE | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK
Jessica Huie MBE

Not defined by ethnicity and history but unquestionably heavily influenced. Understanding that the story of black and white division through time is not always black and white.

How Feeling Sorry For Myself Changed My Life...

Richard Daniel Curtis | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Daniel Curtis

I succumbed, I let myself wallow. There were at least two days when I stopped and felt good for nothing. In the big scheme of things, that's nothing, but for me, that's huge. It goes against my mindset, I like to work through things, to keep myself busy, to keep myself active.

Gratitude: A We.Are.Able Response To Social Justice

Kim Pearce | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Style
Kim Pearce

Every human is on their own 'hero's journey', each of us attempting to make peace with the greater parts of self. If you believe what's playing out in mainstream media and in our political and educational systems, you just might fool yourself into thinking that you don't have what it takes to create what you want.

One Man's Journey Into Gratitude

Richard Daniel Curtis | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Daniel Curtis

Anyone who maintains the ritual of doing this practise every day for a few months with testify the changes it makes in their lives. You become more relaxed, you view things differently, you face challenges with a smile, acceptance and find the positive in things.