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Top 10 Things To Do In 2017 To Be Mentally Strong

Stephen Canning | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Canning

One of the most effective ways to ensure you perform at your peak in 2017 is to train yourself to be mentally strong. Here are 10 things mentally strong people practice and you can learn to do too!

Divorce: A New Year And A New Start

Adele McCormack | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Adele McCormack

So, whether you are the initiator of the divorce, it has been a collaborative decision or you have been dealt the blow by your partner, divorce does not have to destroy you. On the contrary it can be a very cathartic experience (not necessarily pain free), if you are willing to engage in the process.

Navigating The Single Life For The First Time In Over A Decade

Deirdre Collins | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Deirdre Collins

It's all very different now that when I was last here. Not different good or different bad but distinctly different. Strange almost. Like I've missed the evolution and have been thrown into a whole new world having been sheltered to what has gone before. Sure I'd heard the rumours but I never thought they would concern. Yet here I am.

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.

8 Of The UK’s Most Stunning Winter Drives

The Huffington Post | Jackie Gallego | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Britain is beautiful, and that’s just as true on frosty winter days as it is in the heat of midsummer. The lushness of August may be gone, but the s...

Losing Friends, Holding On To Others

Stephen Mayne | Posted 02.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Mayne

They were the people I spent a significant proportion of my week with, the people who, if only for a brief time, shared the same concerns. I listened when I was told to expect changes, and I heard but didn't really believe. When it's so easy to keep the conversation going, why would it ever stop?

Day 12 Of The 12 Days Of Christmas Dieting

Ali Stewart | Posted 02.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

So here it is, the very last installment of my Christmas dieting series. So far, I've covered a multitude of different aspects to consider; energy in ...

Day 11 Of The 12 Days Of Christmas Dieting

Ali Stewart | Posted 02.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

Christmas Day. I am sitting here and writing this and my stomach is so full it actually hurts a little bit. It is the one meal that I do just fully le...

New Year, New You?

LJ Ferris | Posted 01.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
LJ Ferris

Instead the new year will bring a different kind of new me. I will fashion a new me from actions and words, a new form sewn out of relationships and strengthened with self confidence. I will endeavor to look in the mirror and like what I see, or find something each day to like. I will try my best to love more, to love stronger, to be kinder.

Dream Big - How To Set New Year's Resolutions And Keep Them

Dr Jessamy Hibberd | Posted 31.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Jessamy Hibberd

Despite this, I'm a big fan of "NYRs" and believe they can be beneficial for both mental health and general well being - as long as they're made in the right kind of way. The key to good NYRs is using them to celebrate your successes and basing them on what you hope to gain, rather than give up.

Unassembled Lives

Caragh Little | Posted 31.12.2016 | UK
Caragh Little

Staying overnight in IKEA strikes me as a really interesting statement on a year which a lot of people have judged to be very troubling. IKEA is a whole world of its own. The showroom offers us so many variants of everyday life at home.

Dealing with Advice Overwhelm at New Year

Laurie McAllister | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Laurie McAllister

You can choose to implement two tips, or all 17. You can choose five New Year's Resolution's, just one or none at all. No doubt you'll be able to find an article somewhere or a friend that agrees with your decision regardless.

Seven Tips For Keeping New Year's Resolutions

Dr. Mark Griffiths | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Mark Griffiths

As a Professor of Behavioural Addiction I know how easy people can fall into bad habits, and why on trying to give up those habits is easy to relapse. NYRs usually come in the form of lifestyle changes and changing behaviour that has become routine and habitual (even if they are not problematic) can be very hard to break.

Elsa's Bad Hair Day: Coping With Hair Loss

Zuzana Brianza | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Parents
Zuzana Brianza

I usually feel quite self-conscious and cover my head even when opening the door for the postman, but between trying to locate my daughter in the choir and resisting the urge to run my hand through the thick long mane of the lady sitting in front of me, I could not bother.

Mental Health, A Modern Concern?

Lucy Fisk | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Fisk

So why then do so many of us still seem to be suffering? What is it about the world we live in today that causes so much stress that so many of us are depressed, suffering with anxiety issues, personality disorders, eating disorders, sleep disorders and a number of other issues all involving our mental health.

Importance Of Compatibility

Cookie Kibbles | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Cookie Kibbles

Ever met a couple that has worked out long term where one half's idea of fun is checking how many calories they have burned on a fitbit and the other one just wants to see how many slices of pizza they can fit into their mouth at one time? Me neither.

10 Essential Components Of New Year Planning To Create Success In 2017

Natasha Davies | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Davies

If you are planning big changes in the coming year, give yourself the best start by checking out these 10 essential components to ensure you have a successful year ahead.

10 Things That You Will Probably Do After Christmas Day

Jo Caley | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Caley

Reflection on the extreme food and drink consumption and the upsetting moment when you mentally tot up the Christmas shopping receipts and realise you may actually have been able to afford that new extension had you not spent the cash on M&S party food/half the Argos Catalogue/26743 metres of wrapping paper.

You Really Aren't As Unattractive As You Think You Are

Amanda Elias | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Elias

I know I'm guilty of it, my 13 year old is guilty of it, heck I know my mother is guilty of it, we can't help it. This is something that we HAVE to work on, the TV isn't going to disappear, we can't avoid all of the glossy magazines

Turkey, Ham And Cranberry Raised Pies

Linda Duffin | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Duffin

Personally, I'm very partial to cold cuts in the aftermath of the Big Christmas Day Blow-out and it's rather nice to have a breather from all the cooking. But if you still have ham and turkey sitting in the fridge after that, these little pies are a real treat and the cranberry sauce gives them a lovely flavour lift.

Empathy: What Our Dysfunctional World Needs

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Adnan Al-Daini

It is argued that empathy cannot be taught but could happen through our positive non-judgemental interaction with others. We need to listen and to imagine what it is like to be the other. It is always easier to interact with others if they belong to our group, and hence it is easy to empathise with them as they experience sufferings and hardships through life.

Day 10: 12 Days Of Christmas Dieting

Ali Stewart | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

The turkey has gone and the crackers have been pulled. There is an anti-climactic feeling of malaise and the majority of the presents you received have little appeasement. You look down at your tummy and a soft pale hemispherical blob winks back at you. It is now time to do something about the state that you've got yourself in.

Aldi Issues Food Recall Amid Salmonella Fears

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 31.12.2016 | UK

Aldi has issued a specific recall notice for packs of prawns over fears the product could cause food poisoning. The German discounter has said two bat...

Six Reasons Why 45 Is The Worst Age

Caroline Bourne | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Bourne

Our friends at Public Health England announced yesterday that mid-lifers are doomed to heart failure and dementia because we don't make time to exercise and eat healthy food. Thanks for adding to my woes, I think as I unwrap another KitKat. I'm 45 now and counting the days till my next birthday.

Day 9: 12 days of Christmas dieting

Ali Stewart | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

So, what would you say if I told you all the stress that you endure in your day was making you fatter? As if there wasn't enough to worry about anyway with food and lack of exercise, your lifestyle is making you gain weight and there is nothing you can do about it