Healing

Deep Breath - Living With Anxiety

Chloe Dawson | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK Parents
Chloe Dawson

This week I really want to write about something that is very misunderstood but very widespread. I've suffered with anxiety for a few years now, over half my life and was officially diagnosed after having Harry. I've always been a 'worrier' and an 'over thinker' but the thoughts became poisonous and consuming.

Wishful Thinking

Vic Lennard | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Vic Lennard

The first was the London-based 10k for which I had a place. Even at 61 I'm still competitive and I'm always looking to run personal bests so gigging the night before and getting to bed at 1am probably wasn't the best preparation!

Why It's Futile To Fight Patriarchy

Tanishka | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tanishka

I eventually went to see an ENT specialist at the Royal in Belfast called Dr D'Arcy who was brilliant and immediately recognised the state I was in. He referred me onto a hearing therapist called Mary Mitchell. I think together they went some way to saving my life as I'm not sure what I would have done without their help.

The Magical Tree You Need To Know About

Steph Matthews | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Steph Matthews

Of all the spiritual and ancient holistic practices you might see making a comeback, there is one beautifully cleansing wood I have a feeling you'll be hearing a lot more about. A renewed interest in these traditions means you may or may not be familiar with a little something known as palo santo.

Holistic Healing In India

Jasmine Irving | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jasmine Irving

Across the world, communities are coming together to find a more balanced way of life. The stresses of modern day living are taking their toll and people are searching for deeper connections with each other and the natural world. Many are feeling a pull to go back to the roots and lead a simpler day to day routine, getting in touch with a mindful approach to being.

How To Catch A Curve Ball And Hurtle The Thing Back

Dr Amanda Foo-Ryland | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Amanda Foo-Ryland

"Help", I thought to myself, I need to un-hear what I am being told. I'm sat opposite the specialist and he is telling me I have kidney cancer. Not what I thought would happen to a fit forty something. Yet, there I was being told it needed to come out, as soon as possible. Then a year and a day later I lost my husband to the same awful disease.

What Chronic Illness Looks Like Behind Closed Doors

Amani Omejer | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amani Omejer

Living with chronic illness is lonely as fuck. I spend so much time on my own -- more time than I ever expected to spend on my own, or have ever wanted to. There is so, so, much of my life that people don't see.

My Healing Workshop

Jane Fuller | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Fuller

Each and every one of us is connected to that universal energy which guides us, if we are willing to be quiet and listen to it through meditation. In this fast-paced over-technicalised world meditation is my little oasis in the day where I can release any stress.

Healing a Suicide Attempt: Cartooning My Experience

Amani Omejer | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amani Omejer

Life post-overdose had a different intensity to it - I couldn't run from my struggle anymore. I couldn't keep stuff shoved down and carry on regardless. I couldn't neglect my needs because saving myself after overdosing (I called the ambulance) was cementing a promise to myself - I was going to do this.

Imagine a World Without Scarring - It Could Be a Reality Within a Generation

Pam Warren | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK
Pam Warren

One of the hardest things I had to come to terms with from my physical injuries after the train crash, was the scarring left after my wounds had healed. My face, hands and legs are all scarred and over the years I have come to accept them as being part of me and the person I am. However, what if there was a possibility that scarring from injury could be a thing of the past?

When 'Yes' Equals Rape

Amber Amour | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amber Amour

Some argue, "learn how to speak up for yourself. Just say "no." But nos are often ignored and become impossible to say when someone feels like they have no choice. The CONTEXT in which consent is given is the most important part and needs to be taken seriously by us as individuals, by court officials & police, and by the whole of society.

The Woman Who Walks Barefoot on the Moor

Maggy Whitehouse | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Maggy Whitehouse

We humans are more and more disconnected from the Earth. I used to walk barefoot around the house and garden all summer but stopped about a decade ago because I got verrucas. Once they'd gone, I'd lost the habit.

Was Jesus For Real, and Is He Returning?

Tony Lobl | Posted 01.05.2017 | UK
Tony Lobl

Humanity needs the Christ too much for humble hearts to give up on God and sacrifice the hope of genuine, Christian healing.

What It Feels Like to Have a Breakdown

Alice Speirs | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Speirs

I don't use the term breakdown lightly. In fact there is still some doubt in my mind as to what I actually went through, (breakdown was used by my counsellor), but I know that it was big. I suppose I use a variety of terms to do with my mental health rather interchangeably; emotional instability, unhappiness, depression; for me they are all aspects of the same thing.

All I Want for Christmas? To Feel God's Love!

Tony Lobl | Posted 17.12.2016 | UK
Tony Lobl

At the heart of Christmas is the Bethlehem babe, who later went on to preach that we are to love our neighbours as ourselves. Not instead of ourselves or despite ourselves but as ourselves. The all-inclusive love Jesus was teaching, therefore, includes the call to each of us to look after "number one", too.

Why Loving You is the Antithesis to My Chronic Fear

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 15.11.2016 | 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.

Rest and Recoup: A Sweet Spot in Sweden

Alex Ratcliffe | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Alex Ratcliffe

Hillesgarden near Helsingborg, Sweden, is different things to different people: a beautiful park with a lake and delightful walks amidst herbal gardens, a splendid restaurant serving delicious, wholesome food which is famous for miles around, a conference centre with a lecture hall, a retreat centre, a guest house, as well as a health centre for therapies and healing.

A Tale of Two Treehouses ~ Part Two Golden Oak Treehouse ~ Blackwood Forest, England

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 27.08.2016 | UK Parents
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

Family trees are also a great interest of mine. Unfortunately, my own family tree has had a bit of surgery. A few branches have been cut off and some of that wood has been used to fuel fire. However, recently, this tree of mine has seen some new growth. I'm pleased to feel strength in it again.

In The Future We'll Heal Ourselves Using Electricity

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Tech

Cincinnati scientists may have found a way to use electricity to help our bodies quickly heal from injury and wounds. Their experiment works on the...

Travel as a Means of Healing

Sarah Wauterlek Pierson | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Wauterlek Pierson

Travel has proven to be a healer and creator of new beginnings. It generously provides varied perspectives on life and teaches us, sometimes gracefully and sometimes with a heavy hand, to see our life within new contexts.

Depression Does Not Have to Be the Centre of Your Universe

Tom Haward | Posted 15.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Haward

As you twist and turn and spiral round depression's star everything else in your life can become a distant noise, a murmur in the background like Charlie Brown's teacher. You are aware of a presence of others but they are minor parts in your play, in your event.

How to Overcome the Pain of Separation

Karen Ruimy | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Ruimy

Sometimes I've experienced a lot of pain when somebody leaves my life, like a lover, a friend, a work partner or an employee - someone who is close to me in my life and then has to leave to go on another path. It takes a long time for me to soothe that pain.

Let's Talk About Depression

Tom Haward | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Haward

efore I was diagnosed I remember feeling emotionally impotent in how to cope with whatever was going on in my head. I certainly felt powerless to talk with anyone about it. Surely all I needed to do was pull myself together, slap on a smile and get on with life?

What Women Can Learn From Going 'Wild'

Bridget Harrison | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Bridget Harrison

What is it like to wake up alone on the other side of the world, with only your sense of self for company? What kind of confidence do you gain from meeting strangers, perhaps those who don't even speak your language, but still finding a common ground and a joke to share?

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 ...