#Gratitude

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.

Four Simple Positive Psychology Interventions That Could Change Your Life

Michael Carthy | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Carthy

Many people have a predisposed way of seeing the bad things in life. We could look to evolution for some of the reasons why we do this. Eg: it makes sense for our ancestor who lives in the wilderness to be keenly focused on what could be negative or dangerous in order to survive.

The Surprising Benefit Of Writing A Gratitude Letter To My Father

David Roland | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
David Roland

bmm banner.jpg The gratitude that the writing and reading of my letter evoked in me 10 years ago remains. When I recall that day, as I often do, I bathe again in the memory of being a 'wonderful son' to a wonderful father.

Does Having Children Make You Happier?

Izzy McRae | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Izzy McRae

In times of turmoil, what better than to turn to the statistics. What do they say about children and happiness? At first sight, it's not good. Most of the data seems to indicate that having children makes you less happy.

Spoiling A Child's Future For The Sake Of A Christmas Present

Danielle Manton-Kelly | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Parents
Danielle Manton-Kelly

The way that I have handled Christmas so far, seems to have actually prevented my children from feeling gratitude, and because of this, I actually believe that they enjoy Christmas far less authentically than they would if they received less and gave more.

Trump War With Peace, Misery With Joy and #Trumphatewithlove

Kimberley Burbidge | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Politics
Kimberley Burbidge

If we all do something, anything, each and every day to show that hatred and division will never rule in our own lives, this mountain of small and arguably prosaic acts of humanity, cannot but inspire others to follow suit...and then, maybe then, Trump will be rendered impotent and will get back in his box.

Less Than Before But More Than Ever...

Malcolm Levene | Posted 13.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Malcolm Levene

In short, having more joy, being more satisfied and recognising the good stuff in our lives, gives us much more than money can buy. I'm not advocating not caring about money, I am advocating caring less about it. Of course, money does make the world go round, but being happier enables us to go round and round, without becoming giddy.

The Art Of Appreciation

Maggy Whitehouse | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Maggy Whitehouse

I post appreciations three or four times a week, on Facebook -- a list of things that I appreciate in my life. It's a long list nowadays, including a much-loved husband, two beautiful beagles, a wonderful home, a wonderful job, faith, health and happiness. And that was exactly what had pissed this one gentleman off.

The Art Of Gratitude For World Gratitude Day

Mike Medaglia | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Medaglia

But why do we need to be reminded to be grateful? So many people have so much. Even if their house isn't the biggest. Or they don't have enough money to buy all the things they desire. So many people live very well off and comfortable. With enough food to eat each day and access to clean water. And people around them who the can love and feel love from.

If Governments Only Cared About Happiness, What Would They Spend On?

Izzy McRae | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Izzy McRae

Finally, as individuals, we can attempt to tackle the issues of adaption and comparison directly. We can try to avoid comparing ourselves to others, and try to adapt to negative things quickly while staying appreciative of positive things. But governments can't do this for us. Or can they? Possibly through education, but I think I'll tackle that another time.

Brexit - Time to Get Serious About Compassion

Izzy McRae | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Izzy McRae

So last week I wrote about how to cope with other people's negative emotions. The following day, the Brexit result was announced. The result packed such a big emotional punch that even though I normally try to keep out of politics, I felt I had to write about it. Brexit shows how difficult it can be to remain compassionate and balanced in response to a slew of anger and hatred.