Life Lessons

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?

13 Life Lessons From The Gilmore Girls That Still Stand

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

It’s been 16 years since the first episode of The Gilmore Girls aired, but now Stars Hollow is back on Netflix, and we couldn’t be more happy abou...

New Research Shows That Almost Half Of Young Men Would Find It Difficult To Talk To Their Dads About Mental Health

Brian Dow | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Parents
Brian Dow

bmm banner.jpg Our sons will be no lesser men and we no lesser fathers if we start by acknowledging our own difficulties, so that we normalise conversations around mental health in the same way we would consider it our duty as dads to encourage our sons to think and talk about good physical health.

My Long-Forgotten Life Skils

Samantha Wills | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Parents
Samantha Wills

Since my foray into the world of motherhood, I've definitely gained a whole host of new skills. I can't quite put my finger on them at the moment, but refereeing and extreme multi-tasking will be in there. I'm sure there are others *muses wistfully for a moment*.

Top Three Ways To Survive Double Trouble

Veronica Owusu-Byczkowska | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Veronica Owusu-Byczkowska

Looking back, I can now connect the dots. I now know the problem wasn't in the situation itself, but in the way I had chosen to perceive it. Seeing it as the end of the world, a cage was created out of which I couldn't get.

Think, See And Live Beauty

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Koay

I often write, think beautiful thoughts. Stop talking bad about people. Spread love, kindness and light instead. Look for the best in people and the world. Why? Because it will make your own life better the minute you look charitably on the world instead of finding faults.

13 Life Lessons You Learnt From Your Parents (And You Hate To Admit They Were Right)

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Now we are all mature adults, we can admit that maybe (sometimes) our parents might have been right. Their parental wisdom might not have always been ...