Hope

Are Your Regrets Ruining Your Life?

Karin Sieger | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Regrets are human, we all have them. If not managed carefully, regrets can cause self-loathing, anxiety and depression. What to do, when we struggle with regrets?

Unleash The Fool In You And Be Inspired

Karin Sieger | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Now I am a middle aged fool reconnecting with my dreams. I am still misunderstood and judged, but that's ok. I can cope with that. And I am hoping to live long enough to become an old fool with a heart full of passion.

Hope, Identity, And Character: Three Forgotten Truths About Ending Poverty

Richard Gower | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK
Richard Gower

Imagine a community in the Global South, perhaps a group of informal workers in an urban slum, or a group of subsistence farmers on marginal land. ...

The Thing About Hell

Suzi Moore | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Moore

The thing about hell is, everyone has their own idea of what it might be like. I should probably insert a reference to Dante here but I'd only be doin...

Hope

Tabitha Coupe | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tabitha Coupe

Earlier this year I turned 42. It was also the thirteenth anniversary of my mum's death and a beautiful full moon. I'm sharing this information as lots of things have collided in my life this week and the overall linking thread between them all has been the power of hope.

You Are Succeeding By Surviving

Naomi Barrow | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Naomi Barrow

To all of you who are feeling pretty rubbish at the moment because everyone seems to be succeeding and progressing, and you feel like a sad, stuck, blob... I want to remind you how wonderful you are. Continuing to wake up every day despite all the setbacks you encounter is so brave. It's so admirable.

To Those Of You Who've Lost All Hope

Naomi Barrow | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Naomi Barrow

Eventually, in time, we will find glimmers of hope again. We will find cracks of light. We will begin find things to believe in, and our little pile of good things will grow. We might find them in the most unexpected of places - a podcast that speaks to us, the ability to read a page of text, or the joy of being able to taste a cup of tea again. It might take weeks, it might take months, it might even take years, but it will happen.

Where Is God In Manchester?

James Dwyer | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK
James Dwyer

The city of of Manchester is reeling. Broken. Bleeding. Hurting. Weeping. Grieving. Asking why. Why us? Why our children? And amongst the brutality,...

Britain, Does Anything Actually Unite Us?

Toby Jai | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Politics
Toby Jai

To argue our point and to grow as a nation. We have a lot to be proud of and at our core we absolutely have far more that should unite us than divide us if our democracy and core freedoms are taken into account.

From Poverty To Become A Pilot, Work With Snow Patrol, Mother And Wife. Impossible?

Tina McGuff | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tina McGuff

I would often seek solace in a bottle of alcohol, use various other methods to steal me from the toxic home environment I found myself in or simply try and end my life.

Prince Harry's Podcast Has Been A Game Changer For Mental Health - How Important Is It?

Tina McGuff | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tina McGuff

I tried to tell a friend for comfort and she told me I was a potential danger to her child so needed to stay away. I was devastated. I did not know what to say and simply withdrew further into my mental anguish, staying away from everyone like a shamed hermit. Silenced again by another person's opinion which I valued dearly at the time.

Suicide And Why We Have To Talk About It...

Tina McGuff | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tina McGuff

They say all suicides are preventable by speaking out - reaching out. Having the confidence to open up about what you're going through is clearly the hardest thing for so many people to do as they fear the reactions of the loved ones towards them.

Sliding Door Moment That Changed My Life

Tina McGuff | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tina McGuff

As a 13 years old teenager my family fell apart after a very violent divorce. Our house was repossessed and at times we had no money for food. I would raid the bins for bottles to help feed my younger sisters.

What Happens When You Support Someone in Difficult Times

Tina McGuff | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Parents
Tina McGuff

Never underestimate the impact just being there listening to someone can make a huge difference... Sometimes we all need to feel there is someone there to support us in a time of vulnerability without fear of judgement or stigma.

Postpartum Psychosis Risk After Childbirth

Tina McGuff | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Parents
Tina McGuff

I think this is something that new mums fear especially if they have a previous bout of mental illness. I've spoken to many ladies who have felt this way and some who actually went through postpartum psychosis.

'Atheist Prayers' - When 'Thoughts' Are Not Enough

Kester Brewin | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK
Kester Brewin

Prayer is really no more than focused hope; the real question is, on what does that hope focus? For the true believers, to hope that God will step in is too often an abdication of any responsibility for action. We pray for the hungry, but refuse to offer them bread from our own loaded plates. When hope is located in the heavens, the earth is left to perish.

No Room for Fear

Clare Smith | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK
Clare Smith

As events folded outside Westminster yesterday, I was watching the news horrified, along with the rest of my colleagues, as our office is literally a ...

Anorexia To Womanhood

Tina McGuff | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Parents
Tina McGuff

Unbeknown to me at the time my anorexia was trying to regress me back to a time where I was carefree and cared for - not having to face harsh realities of life like my parents' catastrophic divorce or becoming a young lady.

Mother's Day Without A Child

Sharron Phillips | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sharron Phillips

Deleting the day from my calendar and staying in bed is appealing, but it isn't real life. I am finally at a point now that I can face these days with at least some kind of composure. Processing the grief of losing my babies and accepting that we would not have children has been a slow and heart-breaking process.

How Do You Tell Your Children You Have A Mental Illness

Tina McGuff | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Parents
Tina McGuff

It took many years to become 'normal', whatever that is. Once I had finished therapy, inpatient and outpatient treatments, ending all mediations, I felt I was finally mentally fit and ready to take on the world.

Depression And The Awareness Being Raised By Stormzy

Tina McGuff | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
Tina McGuff

As if he could not go up in my estimations any more I saw an interview he did discussing his battle with depression. It was very honest and inspiring for so many others especially young men who tend to hold back about their emotions.

Northern Ireland's Big Decision

Katherine Press | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Politics
Katherine Press

This Thursday our potential for change is greater than ever. Don't assume your vote doesn't count, the political upheaval around the globe is proof that it does. Make a stand, show up for yourself and for those who need your help. Make our democracy and our little place in the world mean something positive again - we're worth more than we've been used to, and the responsibility for making our future brighter is a privilege we shouldn't give up easily.

Why We All Need A Little Hope In Our Lives

Jackie Scully | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Scully

Hope got me out in my trainers and into the fresh air. Hope got me through my first 10k on chemo. Hope gave me the confidence to book a wedding ceremony an hour before the London Marathon (which for someone with a hip full of metal is a risky strategy). And, it is hope that is what has me smiling again today.

Muslim Students: Voices For Good Will Trump Hate

Zara Mohammed | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Zara Mohammed

We call upon all Muslim students to carry on being the drivers of change and a source of good for our communities. Let us carry on building relationships and not allowing creeping hate to enter our world.

The Benefit Of Hindsight - We Can Learn To Love Ourselves

Lisa Ives | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Ives

There is a lot of emphasis now on body positivity, I for sure struggled with that my whole life. When I look back at photos of when I was 16 I feel so sorry for that girl, so much time spent thinking I was fat; I wish I was that 'fat' now.