Inspirational

Coming Home

Henning van der Hoeven | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Henning van der Hoeven

my mother's birthday. The doctor called my parents in to break the news to them. "From the brain scans, we can see that your daughter's lower brain area is completely gray." "Our conclusion is that she had a stroke," "I am sorry to inform you this, but the brainstem is so severely damaged that she would not be able to move voluntarily at all for the remainder of her life."

Never Give In

Henning van der Hoeven | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Henning van der Hoeven

I've long told bemused friends that I'm not afraid of being haunted and that I actually think it would be quite cool if it happened. Whilst some say that they would rather die themselves than be visited by the dead I don't see what all the fuss is about.

The Beautiful Gift In The Ugly Box

Alison Ward | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Alison Ward

My face softened as I smiled and rather liked the smile looking back at me then a light switch popped in my head. A light was turned on and has stayed there ever since. The light gave me my new friends hope, quickly followed by peace (of mind)...the 'beautiful gift in the ugly box' as I call this episode of my life gave me my purpose.

Misery Is Not a Reality

Henning van der Hoeven | Posted 15.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Henning van der Hoeven

My name is Kati. I had a stroke in January 1995, and I have been almost entirely paralyzed with no meaningful movement or able to talk since. I have Locked-In Syndrome, I am trapped inside my body. Let me share a little secret with you;

misery is not a reality; it is a state of mind.

Try-oomph

Danielle Wood | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Danielle Wood

By definition, success is accomplishing an aim or purpose. Success is subjective: to one it is working on Wall Street while to another it's efficientl...

A Key to Success: Attaching a Higher Purpose

Noelle Reno | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Noelle Reno

We spend so much time thinking about what others can do for us - or what they aren't doing for us - that we end up strangling off our own energy in the process. Once you learn to give you start to get - physically, mentally, or emotionally.

I'm Proud I Helped My Friend Recover From Anorexia, But I Wish I Didn't Have To

Amber van Dam | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Amber van Dam

This feeling of thinking you have made a difference is something special and indescribable and I therefore encourage everyone reading this to fight every injustice and try and make a difference because we all have the power to do so. I know it sounds cheesy but if you really want to change something big you can if you just try.

Woman's Rare Condition Means Her Muscles Are Slowly Becoming Bone

Caters News | Posted 17.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A teenager battling a rare condition that turns her muscles into bone has said she won't let her illness get in the way of the things she loves. Lu...

A Girl Wore a Stormtrooper Belt for 3 Months - But I'm Not Going to Write About That

James Gilmore | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
James Gilmore

This is the first time I have written an article about something that I'm not personally effected by. But it's important, which is why I'm writing it...

Hashtag Inspirational

Lisa Regan | Posted 23.11.2016 | 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 19.10.2016 | 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 05.10.2016 | 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 can...

The Miracle of Just One More Breath...

Liberty Forrest | Posted 09.09.2016 | 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 and ...

My Experience in Calais' Refugee Camp - The Jungle

Jaz O'Hara | Posted 10.08.2016 | 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.