Holiday Stress

Five Steps To Help You Stress-Less This Christmas

Katie Woodland | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Woodland

Look, if I had a house worthy of being featured on the real housewives of Cheshire (yes it's a real programme and yes it's definitely on my guilty pleasure list), then I would be taking it all in my stride.

Suffer From End-Of-Holiday Worry-Talk?

Dr Toby Silverton | Posted 17.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Toby Silverton

The mind chatter appears, the worries kick-in and the fretting starts: tension, anxiousness, pressure, and dread. Personally, I get knots in my stomach, feel like I can't relax or have fun and usually suffer a night or two of restless sleep.

Simplify Your Life! 20 Items to Ditch This Holiday Season!

Rebeca Plantier | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rebeca Plantier

I'm 45 years old now. Three kids, travelling husband, house to manage, work to do, articles to write, dentist appointments to book ... you get it. All around me are crazy people (mostly women I might add!) trying to manage everyday life PLUS the holidays as an added bonus.

Too Busy to Take a Holiday From Work?

Susan Leigh | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

Being too busy to take a holiday may seem like proof of your success, a sign that you're doing well, are important, but taking a break gives you time to relax and recharge, spend time with the special people in your life and then return to work energised to do a better job.

Holidays Can Put a Strain on Your Relationship

Susan Leigh | Posted 06.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

Holidays can put any flaws or short-comings in our relationship under the spotlight as we book time away, expectantly hoping to have fun together and rekindle some of the old spark and intimacy during our trip.

Happiness This Holiday Season: A Surefire Guide

Libby Blanchard | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Libby Blanchard

Further, science tells us that if we really, really want to be happy, helping another, whether with friendship, a warm coat, a shelter, a meal, or a vaccine can provide us with the greatest surge of happiness of all. So once the Yule log has turned ash, volunteer, donate to a good cause, or go outside and spread seeds to the birds...

Overcoming Christmas Anxiety

Chloe Brotheridge | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Brotheridge

Christmas is a time for peaceful relaxation by the fire right? Wonderful times with family and friends? Peaceful, gentle walks in the country side and non stop magic and fun?! Well, not always.

Breathing Through the Holidays

Sonja Lewis | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sonja Lewis

If you are feeling overwhelmed this holiday season, you are in good company. Having recently survived the Thanksgiving rush in the US, I am now running around London feeling the heat all over again. Several acquaintances and friends are feeling the tension, too.

What Should You Know About Your Holiday Destination Before Departure?

Amanda Walters | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Walters

Planning a holiday can take weeks, maybe more, and there are numerous aspects for you to consider. Learning a few details about your destination is always advisable - but just what should you know before you set foot on the plane?

The Secret Joys at Christmas

Sonja Lewis | Posted 11.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Sonja Lewis

During the holiday season, joy, gratifying joy, is ubiquitous, both night and day. Don't you just love it - the magic of Christmas: the carols; the decorations; the lights - particularly if you are a child. But you probably aren't, if you're reading this blog.

Why School Holidays Infringe Consumer Rights

Mike Matthews | Posted 17.10.2011 | UK Universities & Education
Mike Matthews

We broke the back of it folks. Us teachers are officially over half way through our summer holiday.For some of us we have just two weeks left of rest and relaxation

A Nice memory

Graeme White | Posted 16.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Graeme White

I had a nice recollection recently and I want to share it with you. Hope you like it. I was around 11 years old , a scout, my dad one of the scout l...