Life Lessons

'Gen X Lady' Dishes Out Top Notch Advice To Millennials, Becomes Everyone's New Hero

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Millennials are plagued by numerous negative stereotypes (lazy and entitled are just a few that spring to mind), but Tangela Ekhoff is sick of it. Ekh...

Four Things I Learned From Gen X Women

Vana C. Koutsomitis | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Vana C. Koutsomitis

For the past few years, I have noticed - more than ever - that I hear about stories of young entrepreneurs and their successes. I have a board of advisors for DatePlay, who helps me make good decisions and who I call upon whenever I need guidance. None of them are millennials. They are all in Gen X.

Why Travel Is Better Than Bereavement Therapy

Caroline Menzies | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Caroline Menzies

A couple of months into my trip, it was the anniversary of Laurens' death. It was a difficult day and speaking to his Mother made me long to be commemorating the day with them. That night, I slept in the desert in Jaisalmer, and let myself cry for him and all he was missing out on. But as I gazed up at the stars, I was reminded that whist he'll always be the brightest star in my sky, the universe still has a lot to offer me.

Live Life Happy Everywhere

Maya Danielle Nissim | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Maya Danielle Nissim

Before you continue your day, take a moment to think about what is truly important to you. Take another moment to appreciate those things and let go of anything you cannot change. Find your own balance to happiness.

Who Are And Who Were Your Teachers In Life?

Maggie Currie | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

My teachers have been my parents, my primary school teachers, my senior school teachers, college tutors, my cousins, my children, my grandchildren, colleagues, my friends, my mother-in-law, my husband, my dogs and cats, my tortoise and myself and strangers.

Five Life Lessons I Learned From My Breast Cancer Journey

Ruth Romano | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ruth Romano

Life has a funny habit of throwing the unexpected at us when we least expect it. A breast cancer diagnosis at the age of 32 wasn't part of my grand plan and it completely threw me off course. The route that I had planned in my mind changed completely and I suddenly found myself sailing through uncharted waters. As a result of this challenge I learned a great deal and not just about myself.

Five Things NOT To Say When Someone Has A Family Member With Cancer

Rochelle Bugg | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rochelle Bugg

How do you comfort someone whose world is in the process of spinning off its axis? You want to be supportive but when you open your mouth you realise you have NO IDEA what to say so just blurt something out and hope for the best but worry the whole drive home that you offended them.

People Reveal The Life Lessons They Learned Too Late

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Sometimes in life, you learn things the hard way (and often about a gazillion years too late). In a bid to help others avoid making the same mistakes ...

Extraordinarily Ordinary Social Satire

Anne Look | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Anne Look

Never has a generation held so many useless, unused degrees and yet felt so entitled to having it all. Unfortunately selfishness just might be our legacy. Our tombstones would read "A bunch of educated fools.", if anyone were around to see them.

Pursued By A Bear

Caragh Little | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

In darker times, it can be the simple, almost imperceptible moments that can change a life as well. That moment when you notice someone repeating themselves just once too often, saying something which seems at odds with what they think... the diagnosis may be the momentous thing, but somehow it was those days you just began to wonder when you knew by instinct things were going to change.

5 Ways Yoga Is Changing My Life

Elizabeth McGregor | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth McGregor

Nearly two years ago, I started practising yoga. I intended to write about how it has changed my parenting. On reflection, the benefits are steadily r...

Ten Confessions Of An Angsty 22-Year-Old

Wemmy Ogunyankin | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Wemmy Ogunyankin

My tenth confession is a complete embracing of all my imperfections: I'm an idealistic yet pessimistic romantic. I'm a health conscious periodic binge eater. I think I'm so good but I'm super self critical. I'm sweet but I'm angry. I am a bundle of contradictions but again, I challenge anyone to say they are anything other.

Seven Life Lessons To Teach Your Children

Jodie Andrews | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Parents
Jodie Andrews

Be grateful for what you have. Yes, it's only natural to want more from life, but consider the basics. You are happy and healthy, you have a roof over your head, food on your plate and you are surrounded by love. Not everyone is quite as lucky. Find the joy in little things.

Six Lessons I Learnt From Leaving A Career In The City

Gee Elliott | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Gee Elliott

This first week back at work after the Christmas break is supposedly the biggest of the year for resignations. It's no surprise really - new year, new...

20 Things I've Learned In My 20s

Sarah Moyes | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Moyes

The time has finally come for me to wave goodbye to my 20s. I would be lying if I said I was completely on board with the idea. However in the spirit of being a proper grown up, I'm trying not to scream "Why, God, why? We had a deal! Let the others grow old, not me" like Joey did in Friends.

The Most Important Life Lesson My Dad Taught Me

Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Hinde

So if you've entered 2017 piled with worry about whether you're doing the right thing, right now, in your life. Please... don't. Live for the moment, focus on what makes you happy, and the rest will come along soon enough. And if for whatever reason none of us wake up tomorrow, at least we can say we enjoyed the ride.

12 Things Christmas Has Taught Me About Life - And Making Every Day Special

Jackie Scully | Posted 25.12.2016 | UK
Jackie Scully

When you're raising a glass this Christmas, I ask you all to think not about the presents under the tree, but about health, happiness and the people that make you smile. Because that's all you'll ever really need. And, I ask you to spare a thought for four utterly terrified runners (bride, groom, cousin and father of the bride) who are gearing up for one of the biggest days of their lives - in the name of charity.

Finding Joy Through Pain

Genelle Aldred | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Genelle Aldred

Being happy is a transient state, a feeling, I have never met anyone who is happy all the time. Joy on the other hand is more of an emotion it contains happiness but goes deeper. Joyful people are those going through a rough time but not going under.

I'm Getting Older. And It's OK.

Nicki Kinickie | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Nicki Kinickie

Having turned 32 recently, I suddenly feel like time is flashing by. My 30th birthday celebrations don't feel as though they were already two years ago and I nearly dropped my cuppa when I realised the other month that I started secondary school 20 years ago this year.

The Journey Of Life: The Best Years Of Our Lives Are Still To Come

Emily Beatrice Morris | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Beatrice Morris

The best thing about being young is the fact that we have so many opportunities to look forward to. When I graduate, there are so many things I can't wait to do from moving to London to hiking the Grand Canyon. My best years are still to come and I plan on embracing life in any way I can.

WISE WORDS: 'Victoria' Star Jenna Coleman On Unconditional Love And A Hot Bath

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Entertainment

For the latest in our WISE WORDS interview series - where stars from a whole range of fields share the important life lessons they’ve learned along ...

Susan Boyle On Asperger's, The Media's Portrayal Of Her, And Why There's No Such Word As 'Can't'

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Entertainment

Remarkably, it’s now been seven years since Susan Boyle stepped onto the ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ stage, stood in front of Simon Cowell and told...

Chasing 'Perfect'

Lisa Valentine | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Valentine

The seemingly new found trend and glorification of busy is a worrying one. It almost feels like one big grown up game of Top Trumps. Who can be the busiest? Who can be that mythical, perfect human being whilst the majority of us secretly feel like we're failing at this adult malarkey?

Rise

Katherine Press | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK
Katherine Press

This year has focused in on the worst. It's easy to feel like you're surrounded by racism and misogyny. What already feels like the slowest progressio...

You're Not Nice, You're Weak. We Need To Stop Confusing The Two

Louise Jackson | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Jackson

How many times have we all decided not to confront inappropriate behaviour, to explain how we are feeling, to tell someone when they have hurt us...all the time pretending to ourselves we are too nice to do so?