Inspirational

How This Officer Was Honoured For Battling Breast Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A police officer, who is battling breast cancer for the second time, has been honoured by her department with a hot pink patrol car. Orlando-based ...

Daydream Your Way to a New Reality

Liberty Forrest | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

Do you ever get lost in daydreams? Do you ever close your eyes and get so swept away by some delicious fantasy or other that it's as though you're really living it? Then something snaps you back to the here and now, and if you're a really good daydreamer, and you were very much 'gone', it's quite a shock to land back here in your present circumstances?

If Djokovic and Federer Did Start Ups

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 06.09.2014 | UK
Vivi Friedgut

Djokovic slipped a number of times - he took a tumble, shook it off and got back up. Federer's cool demeanor is majestic - the man is almost completely unflappable... If you treat each win (and each loss) as a single step in a long journey then a stumble is temporary, a rejection an opportunity to learn and a criticism a chance to improve and tweak.

Why I'm Giving Up the 'Inspirational Reads' for Good

Kim Davies | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kim Davies

Like most people, I'm a sucker for a feel-good story. Walk into any bookshop and you will see a veritable smorgasbord of inspirational biographies and autobiographies fanned across the shelves. They all have a common golden thread deftly woven through the chapters: overcoming adversity when the odds are stacked against you.

Everybody Wants the Perfect Partner, But Have You Considered This?

Liberty Forrest | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

Everyone sits down and says the relationship is in trouble and then tells me the many ways in which the other person is lacking. The conversations are always about what's missing between them or how thing have changed, and a litany of the other person's shortcomings, long before they might mention their own contributions.

Love Does Not Conquer All

Liberty Forrest | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

I've been down the aisle more times than I care to consider, and I've got an equal number of divorce papers. So who the hell am I to talk about relationships? Well, I'm happy to say I've learned an awful lot about the truth of them, both good and not-so-good, and how they impact our lives and decisions.

There's Another Kind of Death and Resurrection That Has Nothing to Do With Religion

Liberty Forrest | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK
Liberty Forrest

I know because I've done it. I've resurrected myself from some pretty horrific situations. Re-invented myself many times. Started fresh. Changed so much about myself and my life, I find it difficult to recognise who I used to be.

Walk In Her Shoes: How YOU Can Make A Difference On International Women's Day 2014

Chenice Clarke | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Chenice Clarke

8 March marks International Women's Day. A day where women, and men, worldwide come together in a bid to work towards equality. To ensure women are given the same opportunities as men, to ensure women earn as much as men, and to ensure laws change as well as attitudes in society.

Fine Tune Your Assertiveness Skills

Annie Ashdown | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

I was so afraid of conflict and when I did try to be assertive, I came across as being aggressive. However that's a long time ago before I mastered my communication skills and fine tuned my assertiveness skills.

How to Get Back Up When Life Knocks You Flat, Again

Liberty Forrest | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

Whining about how miserable it is might feel good for a while, and that's okay. Go for it! Find a few people who will commiserate with you. But then you've got to take that big breath and dive in again, knowing that every time you do this, you are learning more about your strength.

Stand Up To Sexism Gala

Tiff Stevenson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Tiff Stevenson

Here is a little speech I did at the Everyday Day Sexism Gala about this time last year. I promise there was laughter for 30 mins beforehand. I have ...

What to Do With the Bottom Feeders in Your Life

Liberty Forrest | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

Putting yourself first should mean that you are strong enough to say "No" when it is the right thing for you to say, and saying it with compassion and kindness. It should also mean that you have respect for yourself. It is the only way that you can respect anyone else.

Suffering From a Case of Expectations!

Jessica McGregor Johnson | Posted 29.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica McGregor Johnson

Have you ever looked forward to something only to find that when it happened it wasn't like you expected? In your mind it was going to be one way - fantastic, amazing, beautiful - and then it wasn't.

Head or Heart in Sales?

Mark Young | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK
Mark Young

What shouts louder to you? Your head or your heart? In this kind of market people are sick of getting badly thought out approaches that don't truly e...

The Perfect Relationship

Charlie O'Brien | Posted 18.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Charlie O'Brien

I've found the perfect relationship ... I get told at least three times a week I look beautiful. I get praise for my achievements and support for the difficult bits. I get cards and flowers. Oh and did I mention the fashion advice and the long phone calls that last late into the night?

Discover How A Chance Meeting Changed One Man's Life

Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

We all have life changing moments, sometimes they pass us by and we don't notice them until we look back. For unemployed Brazilian Cris do Morro, he h...

Inspiration

Elaine Benton | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

The growing number of young people being diagnosed every day with Young Onset Parkinson's is astonishing. I was diagnosed at age 44 and at the time I thought this was very young, but since then I've been in contact with many fellow sufferers, some of whom were diagnosed in their twenties! Suddenly 44 doesn't sound so young!

Can You Know so Little About a Person, and Still be so Inspired?...Strive Masiyiwa

Adeolu Adesanya | Posted 23.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Adeolu Adesanya

I just got to know of this humble man called Strive Masiwaya. I had heard of him before, many times even, but never took time to find out slight details about him.

Morgan Uceny's 1500-meter Fall Provides Gold Medal Inspiration

Jill Lawson | Posted 15.10.2012 | UK Sport
Jill Lawson

Everyone who watched the devastating fall of Morgan Uceny in the 1500-meter final was probably reminded of a time when they themselves felt shamed, low and completely defeated on some level. However painful to see, accidents or mistakes during a major competition such as the Olympic Games can teach us important lessons in life, though they are not always what we would expect.

Mission Motorsport

Nancy Atkinson-Turner | Posted 17.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Nancy Atkinson-Turner

Every so often in life you come across someone so inspiring that it stops you in your tracks. Their passion, enthusiasm and selflessness is impossible to resist and you realise you have to be involved with them, whether it be at work, in love or as in my case, volunteering.

'Our Olympic Misson Must Be To Inspire Young People'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.05.2012 | UK

The economic, political and social challenges that the world currently faces make Olympics values "more relevant than at any time before" Sebastian Co...

WATCH: Cornel Hrisca-Munn Has No Arms, Can Drum Better Than You

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 25.04.2012 | UK

Romanian orphan Cornel Hrisca-Munn was born in 1991 with a deformed leg and no forearms - today he's a Philosophy and Theology student at Oxford Unive...

David And Victoria Beckham Back Life Rolls On Charity Backed By Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.04.2012 | UK

As well as being impossibly stylish, a wonderful father and a hunky husband, David Beckham is also doing his bit for charity. Spotted this week at...

Teaching Children Charitable Acts

Naomi Richards | Posted 23.11.2011 | UK
Naomi Richards

My 7 year old once came home from school with sheets of paper with gems on them. Not real ones but large drawing of gems that you could cut out and co...

The Power of Exercise

Doug Robertson | Posted 08.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Doug Robertson

Exercise is a truly powerful thing. For every positive physiological change that occurs in the body, there is a corresponding and equally positive change that occurs within the mind.