Hashtag Inspirational

Lisa Regan | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

So just who should we look to when we want to feel inspired or motivated? It is in essence a very personal thing but inspirational along with the work legend are two words that are now over used so sometimes when we meet a true legend or someone who actually has the ability to inspire a small or group or a generation, we might just miss them.

Be True to Your Dreams

Sara Meredith | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Meredith

Yet I so wish I could go back to that scared 14 year old girl and to tell her to own her dreams. To not care what others may believe to be unrealistic, to know that her hopes were within her reach.

Know Someone Inspiring? Nominate Them Here

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

For the past two months, the Huffington Post UK has been working with Universal Channel to celebrate incredible individuals who are demonstrating 100%...

A Dog Needed a Job, Which Turned Into This International Tour

Liberty Forrest | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK
Liberty Forrest

(Photo of Toby courtesy of A. Wells Photography) I've always been fascinated by the way in which a brief moment, a chance meeting, or one person c...

The Miracle of Just One More Breath...

Liberty Forrest | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK
Liberty Forrest

(All photos courtesy of Sam and Angela Crowley) I suppose it's just part of the human condition to expect that things will always go as planned an...

My Experience in Calais' Refugee Camp - The Jungle

Jaz O'Hara | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jaz O'Hara

I've been thinking all day about how I can find the words for what we experienced last week. An hours drive from my house, then half an hour on the Eurotunnel, and we were in the world's worst refugee camp in terms of resources and conditions, yet we were welcomed with open arms. It's amazing how only the people who have nothing really know how to share.

#LoveYourLines: Women Share The Stories Behind Their Stretch Marks

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Stretch marks, we all get 'em. And now, following Chrissy Teigen's stretch mark debut on Instagram earlier this week, women on social media have jo...

15 Inspirational Women From Time's Top 100 List

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The official list of Time magazine's top 100 influential people has been revealed. And we're pleased to see 34 truly amazing women featured in the...

'Inspirational': Overused and Incredibly Patronising

Helen Cooke | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Cooke

I argue against the use of this word simply because it has been over used, particularly where disabled people are concerned. It is deployed whenever someone with a disability achieves something that is perceived to have been a challenge, whether it was or not.

7 Sporting Near Death Experiences

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Sport

A near death experience in the 2006 Winter Olympics changed the life and career of one of the greatest skiers in American Alpine history, Bode Miller....

Were These The Most Successful Video Campaigns Of 2014?

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Tech

Viral campaign videos from charities and businesses have become an embedded part of popular culture. So much so that when the annual John Lewis Ch...

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...