How to Be Happy

Attention Seeking - Do Not Be Afraid

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 01.05.2015 | 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 20.03.2015 | 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 20.03.2015 | 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.

Taking International Day of Happiness Into Work

Nic Marks | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nic Marks

Today is the International Day of Happiness, a day set aside by the UN to recognise that the "happiness and well-being of all peoples" is a fundamental goal of development. This year, as it falls on a workday, it begs the question of whether happiness and well-being are issues that organizations should take seriously.

Get in Touch With What Makes You Feel Alive

Becky Walsh | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Walsh

Our lifestyles often mean we have no reserves of energy to draw on if something happens and we find ourselves in crises. Many of us work flat out for years without taking a break. Our bodies are used to short bouts of effort and stress, but we are simply not designed for it to go on for years. We have to find what makes us happy and add it into our lives now for optimum health.

One Day in the Life, Food Chain, Anchor Yourself

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK
Samantha van Dalen

Albertina- this gentle pensioner had recently lost two grandchildren- one in a road accident and the other from a heart attack. She had just returned from comforting her daughter who is 'coping' with the loss of her two children. Albertina is teaching herself French to take her mind off her lost grand kids...

Forget Negative Twitter Trolls, Online Optimism Is Thriving

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Whether sending rape threats or abusing the nation's sweethearts, Twitter trolls always manage to come out from under their bridges and into the foref...

How to Transform Stress Into Effortless Living

Marina Pearson | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marina Pearson

When I talk about effortlessness, I am really using it to describe FLOW. Have you been in situations where your life has felt in flow? Where you have wanted to create something for yourself and suddenly it shows up? Or you ask a question and its answered in an unexpected form? As a person or as a conversation?

Twenty-Five Ways to Find Self-Acceptance

Annie Ashdown | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

OK, so be honest, do you accept yourself exactly as you are right now? Did you parents convey to you constantly that you were acceptable just as you were and that it was okay to make mistakes and get things wrong?

Fly With Your Own Wings, Peaks and Troughs and How to Choose in a Perfect Situation

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

Too much money and too much choice. Drugs feed off a rampant ego and an absence of self. The finger is too readily pointed at the drugs or the alcohol or the porn as being the destroyer but the truth is, we destroy our own lives.

The Passage of Time (Growing Old Gracefully), Things That Matter (Part Five)

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

But getting old can be an obstacle course- what's the point of being old and miserable? There is a man who walks his dog that I see often and I estimate the last time he smiled was in the Stone Age.