Hope

These Two Young Girls Have Become A Symbol Of Hope

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Parents

A photo of five-year-old Maliyah and two-year-old Madelina pictured in a children's hospital has become an international symbol of hope after going vi...

The UK Has Cancer - And it's Spreading Fast, Like... a Cancer!

John Piears | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK
John Piears

The previous Government set a measly target to bring the UK up to the average survival rates for Europe; an increase of just 3% after 5 years. How can we achieve a breakthrough in the battle against cancer when our aim is to do no better than other countries are already doing? And meanwhile, other countries are probably investing more, setting more ambitious targets and forging even further ahead.

A Little More Abby-Jo

Lucy Frederick | Posted 06.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Frederick

I want to spread the word about this young lady and see if we can't all be a little inspired by her grace and courage. If she (and her family, come to that) can remain smiley, grateful and positive during this horrific ordeal, then you can deal with that white van that just cut you up on the A3. Or whatever.

How Not to Be a Victim of Life: The Clink

Jojo Furnival | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jojo Furnival

My waiter, the chefs and all the guys at The Clink HMP Brixton appear to be smart, courteous, well trained and as suited to the job as any restaurant staff I've come across. But more than that, they have an air of hope about them.

From a Year of 'Us' to a Year of 'Me': Starting the Year as a Young Widow

Rachael Dickson Hillyard | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachael Dickson Hillyard

However, 2014 is over and 2015 has arrived whether it was welcomed or not. If 2014 was a year of 'us', it seems 2015 will be a year of 'me'. My focus has been someone else for so long and I'm not yet comfortable with this new solitary mind set.

About the Church and Mental Health

Dr Kate Middleton | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK
Dr Kate Middleton

Should the church really get involved in supporting people with mental health problems - or would they be better focused on signposting people to 'more appropriate' sources of support?

If You're on the Wrong Path, Find Another One

Suzanne Hoare | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzanne Hoare

When considering my 16 year old self, I see a naïve, but ambitious, girl who wants to make her parents proud. At 18, she knows she is good at Law - her exam results say so - and she can't think of anything she would rather do at university. So, that's the path she chooses.

Christmas Choices in a Broken World

Johan Eldebo | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK
Johan Eldebo

It's Christmas time. There's no need to be afraid, or so the Band Aid lyrics start. Sadly, in today's world they express more an aspirational desire than an actual reality. Syria, South Sudan, the Central African Republic and the Ebola outbreak give plenty of reason for fear.

Hate and Its Tentacles

Patrick Cash | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Patrick Cash

I've experienced homophobic abuse in London three times. The first happened when I was 22, and I was caught in a heaving Friday night crowd outside Tottenham Court Road tube station. Across a sea of faces, I made eye contact with a young, white male with a shaven head. He snarled at me: 'fucking poof!'

Personality Disorders Unfairly Judged?

Danny Bowman | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny Bowman

Leighton Meesters character becomes obsessed and controlling over Minka Kelly's character and she is described to have a personality disorder. The way it was portrayed many argue was wrong and far from the truth, with it showing further use of stigmatising footage against mental illness.

A Brother's Love for His Sister

Jessica Smith | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica Smith

My brother wrote about his experience of having a sister with an eating disorder and it literally broke my heart into a million pieces. I wanted to share with you all his own words, because this is a family disease!

Parkinson's Is an Iceberg

Elaine Benton | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

The on-line Parkinson's community is a great way of connecting through the Internet with others in the same boat. I was truly touched by a new contact I made with a fellow Parkinson's sufferer. My article this week is about an ordinary Joe, just like you and me, except his name is Kendall Lay and he is far from ordinary.

Fear Less and Fearless

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amisha Bhavsar

Fear! We all have fears, whether it's speaking in front of a crowd, the spider in the bedroom, heights, commitment, failure, success, rejection and the most famous one of all - fear of the unknown. When fear shows up, do you Forget Everything And Run (F.E.A.R)? Or do you Find Excuses And Reasons (F.E.A.R) to hide under the covers of life and stay right where you are?

Why No One Likes an Activist

Emma Letessier | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK
Emma Letessier

While I'm all for being passionate and championing a cause, I also believe it must be said that along with any kind of activism must come a strong sense of peace and love.

Awakening From the Malaise

Dr Mark Esposito | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK
Dr Mark Esposito

The world is heating up in these past months, like never before, but it is not because of climate change only. Yes certainly we have now reached level of irreversibility that we were hoping they would never occur, but we have been silly about this for a prolonged period of time.

Mindfulness in Schools

Anna Moody | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Moody

Has anyone noticed that things are a bit 'off' in the world at the moment? How do we set about course correcting? Can anyone come up with a solution?

Lessons Within Nature

Jide Rotilu | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK
Read More: Hope, Love, Faith, UK News
Jide Rotilu

A gamut of life lessons are embedded within nature. What we as mortal flesh take for granted has the secrets to most of life's challenges. My inspiration and focus of this topic is from a garden, a nice beautiful garden.

We Need to Talk About Ireland

Colm OGorman | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Politics
Colm OGorman

As I walked along another Dublin street last week, exactly three decades later, I remembered that younger me. And I reached out, back in time, to him: to remember him, and to bring him into my mind and my heart as I headed into the Mansion House.

"The Universe Always Conspires to Help the Dreamer" - Paulo Coelho

Amy Anka | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Anka

When you make a decision of any kind, you are sending a strong and powerful current into the universe. One of the best selling books of all time, The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho has this important message "and when you want something, the entire universe conspires to help you find it". It's true.

Life Is Not Black & White

Elaine Benton | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

Born with Gaucher disease and battling for the last eight years with Parkinson's, I became an advocate for both diseases. It may sound odd, but my ill health has taken me on a tremendous journey, one which I would never have dreamt of a few years back.

Falling on Deaf Ears

Elaine Benton | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

I'm not sure how I've kept running at such a pace, being an advocate for both Gaucher disease and Parkinson's and it's hardly surprising my batteries are on an all time low. I am driven with unstoppable passion and commitment.

Hope

Amy Anka | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Anka

Today, I ask you to do something. Write a bucket list. And start working towards crossing things off the list. Think about what you REALLY want out of life. And love yourself for the person you are.

The Power of Hope

Michael Rosenkrantz | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
Michael Rosenkrantz

The corporate sector must play a lead role in helping to change priorities, to save our planet and create more hope. But this can only be accomplished if individuals within the corporate sector, and for that matter the government sector, are willing to change their attitudes, not be overly greedy and consider what might be best for those most impacted, those living in poverty and asking "them", and civil society, what they want.

Meltdown Moments and Epic Breakthroughs

Todd Savvas | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Todd Savvas

There are so many elements of your life and the lives you intersect with which are being arranged, and rearranged right now. Many people are making massive decisions for their own path which intersect with your life, and your future.

What Hope Really Looks Like on a Magazine Cover

Sheila Hageman | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sheila Hageman

Can media represent us all? Can we find the real beauty that is a woman, that is a human being and celebrate her? Yes, we can. If we make the choice to expand our definition of beauty. If we as women say, we want to see the reality and not just the Photoshop.