How to Be Happy

The Price Of A Happy Child

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK Parents
Jacqueline Koay

She is our much-loved youngest child and her passion is football. So we took the momentous decision to move countries for her. Her father gave up his well-paid job, and we moved into a simple, sunny house near the beach in Phuket.

Don't Give Up on Love!

Jolene Setterfield | Posted 14.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jolene Setterfield

Don't ever give up on love. One thing I believe to be true is that, life is ALWAYS conspiring on our behalf, and I have absolutely no regrets in any of it, no matter how hard it got (and boy did it get hard!!). Keep the faith, keep looking ahead and allow your heart to soften, and your dreams to blossom. Don't let life toughen you too much, often when there is a heartbreak it can be a blessing in disguise to allow an even better match in to your life.

Feeling Blue? 25 Ways to Instantly Feel Better (Without Chocolate)

Karen Laing | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Laing

Is there such a thing as an instant pick me up? When you've been feeling glum for a few days, what can you do to get your mojo back? I'm usually a pretty positive person. For me the cup is always half full. But I'll be honest, of late I'm struggling a little. Politics and economics haven't helped. Some personal decisions to make have compounded it.

Deciding to be Happy

Imogen Clegg | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Imogen Clegg

I don't know whether any of you guys are in the same boat, or have been, but I just wanted to try and share with you how I got myself out of that stressed and anxious state, and how I now just take each day as it comes with positivity and motivation!

Stop Slandering the Single Life

Lucy Farrington-Smith | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Farrington-Smith

If we scroll through our Instagram feeds, we find pages dotted with posts that quietly slander the single life. We find parodies illustrating solo Netflix binges; empty sides of a bed and screenshots documenting how we get more notifications from Apple about our iCloud being full than we do actual messages.

Follow Your Yellow Brick Road

Claire Frances | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Frances

In life we have a choice; a choice to create the life we want. All too often we walk someone else's road and wonder why we get lost, why we keep going around and around the same roundabout. When all along our road is right there, running parallel to us, waiting for us to hop on for the ride of our lives. For a very long time, I struggled. But now I see; the only person in my way was me.

How to Be Happy

Kai Humphries | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK Comedy
Kai Humphries

We're all in this together, whatever the hell this is, we're all born into this crazy world the same; naked, with no teeth, helpless and without a cl...

The Number One Happiness Myth Exposed

Susanna Halonen | Posted 21.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Susanna Halonen

I used to think success led to happiness. You might think that too if you believe this myth. But in fact this is a total myth. Sure, reaching goals and milestones give you a moment of joy, delight and a sense of achievement (rightfully so!).

Attention Seeking - Do Not Be Afraid

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Cunningham

Attention seeking is such a dirty word but maybe we need to discover if we are getting and giving the right amount of attention. Suspend your prejudi...

Three Steps to Happiness

Vanessa King | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vanessa King

Is there a formula for happiness? Well not exactly - lots of things contribute to how we feel in the moment and about our lives overall, and it varies from person-to-person and over time. But if I had to pick a number - when it comes to happiness that might well be three.

Let's Work Together on International Day of Happiness

Nic Marks | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nic Marks

There is a huge body of research that says that not only do good relationships contribute significantly towards people's happiness at work, but also helps people become more resilient in the face of every day stresses and frustrations.

Axel the Magic Horse

Catherine Davies | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine Davies

As a significant birthday approached I felt I needed to go for it or give up my dream forever. Did I dare? I knew it would probably cost a lot, would take up a lot of time and take me away from OH and the boys. And the reality was that I was really too busy to chase frivolous dreams.

The Key to Happiness

Jessica McGregor Johnson | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica McGregor Johnson

Happiness is an inside job. No one can make us happy. There is no point in waiting for someone to come along and take that responsibility for us - it's ours. And on top of that - if we assign the responsibility of our happiness to someone else what a huge burden we are putting on their backs.

And The Top Ten Happiest Moments In Life Are...

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

There are many things in life that make us happy - buttery crumpets, sunny days and cute cat videos being just some of them. Now, a new piece of re...

How to Stick to Your New Year's Resolutions Once and for All!

Sacha Knop | Posted 01.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sacha Knop

The New Year is moments away and we always have great resolutions for it, but so quickly once we are in that fresh New Year, we let go of them. Why is it so hard to stick to conquering our addictions and changing our ways?

Struggling To Stay Happy This New Year? Here Are 7 Tips To Help You Power Through

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The New Year is just around the corner and as we close the door on the trials and tribulations of 2014, we're also beckoning whatever awaits us in 201...

Three Things Eckhart Tolle Has Taught Me That Have Rocked My World

Alexandra Massey | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Massey

Millions of us suffer from depression and stress. I held onto mine like a badge of honor. Having survived a damaging childhood, divorce and cancer in the family, I though my suffering was hard won and I wanted my Oscar. But I got fed up of waking up every morning reminding myself everything that was wrong in my life.

Turning 30

Gina Lyons | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

Thought I'd share on something in the hope that I'm not the only one to feel like it. I can already hear my older friends grown at the title of this blog. I'll probably get a few "wait until you hit 40/50" comments. And rightly so I guess.

The Ethereal Age: The Blessings of Getting Old

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

It happens to all of us as we get older- we find the richness of our memories satiating, filling us with a sort of glee that the thought of things past becomes more than enough. Age is rued by many but it can be a joyful experience. When I was little I wanted to be older.

Screw Positive Thinking

Asha Patel | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Asha Patel

This is a call for authentic listening. Instead of verbalising that emotion, be quiet. Listen to it. See what fears and foes lurk beneath what you're feeling. It's about listening to oneself and one's own emotional state and then being wholly responsible for it.

How to Help a Depressed Child

Alexandra Massey | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Massey

A new study has found that children in pre-school who are depressed are more than twice as likely to continue to experience depression all the way through childhood... the correct support for a depressed child can really make a difference. And it's possibly not what you think.

Stop Saying Yes to Mental Blocks

Malminder Gill | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Malminder Gill

In a city where people are seemingly becoming busier and busier by the minute, do you ever wonder how others around you are managing work and life? Are you rushed in to making decisions on the spot, unable to focus or have a huge mental block that is stopping you from progressing? If so, then read on.

The Five-a-Day For Your Mind

Hannah Grace Lodge | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Grace Lodge

It's probably about time to ask yourself the same question. What are those small touches you can make sure you're doing in your day to day life that make you feel happier, calmer, more connected and to keep your mind healthy and dosed up?

Seven Things Happy People Do Differently

Annie Ashdown | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

I used to genuinely believe that being happy came from having money, being slim, being in love, but I found out that was SO not the case. Happy people are not always free of doubt, on the contrary, as they do not claim to be perfect, but here's the thing they have a different mindset to other people.

Maya Angelou, Be Yourself and How to Make Herb Liqueur

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

he poet laureate, author and activist who passed away recently redefined herself many times throughout her life. Even her name was an invention! Ms. Angelou once worked as a prostitute but that didn't define her.