UK Love

Six Things You Should Know About Dating A Widowed Person

Benjamin Brooks-Dutton | Posted 14.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Brooks-Dutton

About a year after my wife was killed, I was asked by some newspaper or other to write about my experience of dating as a widower. Having not written a word of fiction or fantasy since leaving high school, I politely declined the offer and rolled my eyes at the assumption that I would be back in the game so soon.

Budding Authors, Never Underestimate The Impact Of Sharing Your Story

Tina McGuff | Posted 14.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tina McGuff

As a teenager I suffered terribly with anorexia and was sectioned into an adult psychiatric unit to keep me alive. By the time I was 20 years old I was ready to be integrated into society via a rehab unit as I had lost all my social skills.

Losing My Memory Helped Me Discover Who I Really Was

Cole Kazdin | Posted 13.09.2017 | UK
Cole Kazdin

life less ordinary banner The stunt was I was to be thrown high up in the air and caught. I was thrown high up in the air... but I landed on my back and my head. I suffered a massive concussion and a slipped disk in my back. I could barely walk, and I had no idea who I was. Diagnosis: amnesia. So I also didn't know that my boyfriend had dumped me a few weeks before and moved to Los Angeles. I didn't know anything.

What Burning Man And Cancer Taught Me

Dr Amanda Foo-Ryland | Posted 11.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Amanda Foo-Ryland

Dusty and windy, cold and hot, radical and weird, loving and hostile, mind blowing and tear jerking. These are just some of the words I use to describe Burning Man. A once a year festival in the Nevada desert where 70,000+ people come together and no money changes hands.

Why Ghosting Someone Is The Worst Thing Ever

Brittany Dawson | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Brittany Dawson

We've all been there, you think the date you had last Tuesday went great, you've been texting non-stop and have agreed to meet again. Then all of a sudden, that person is gone. Drifted into the wind like a Greggs plastic bag.

Putting Yourself Out There Or Trying To Change Your Life? Here's How To Ditch The Critics And Thrive

Hannah Jane Thompson | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Jane Thompson

1. Find real-life friends who have what you want - such as a successful new business, or a happy relationship - and ask them how they did it, and believe them. Spend less time with people who bring you down.

This Couple Refused To Let Hurricane Harvey Stop Them From Getting Married

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A couple have revealed how they got married against all odds this week after their wedding plans were destroyed by Hurricane Harvey. Shelley and Chri...

Meditation In Nature

Jane Fuller | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Fuller

In this fast-paced, over-technicalised world meditation is my little oasis in the day where I can release any stress. Stress is debilitating as it inhibits the free flow of energy and information throughout the body. The more stress is accumulated the less efficient are our bodies and minds.

The Secret To Making Sex More Enjoyable For Men And Women

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 29.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Forget every gender stereotype you’ve ever heard because the secret to making sex more enjoyable for both women and men is romance, according to new...

Women Only Carriages - Good Or Bad?

Michelle D Harris | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Michelle D Harris

Women only carriages - is this what our nation has come to? That we have to segregate people like we are in prison, just to keep to be safe?

The One Word You Need To Get Your Ex Back

Hannah Jane Thompson | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Jane Thompson

BUT, enacting these dreams in real life - especially the one where you go round to their place and calmly explain why they've got it wrong, beautiful tears rolling down your cheeks so they see what they've been missing all along - is NOT, I repeat, NOT, a good idea.

You Are Enough

Bonnie Bruce | Posted 21.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Bonnie Bruce

You'll run in circles wondering why the hell not. Wondering what you're doing wrong and what everyone else seems to be doing right. Wondering when somebody will look at you and say "you're perfect. You are enough" or, more importantly, when you will say it to yourself.

And So It Begins... Nursery Induction Time

Deb Bunn | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Parents
Deb Bunn

So, I've purchased a (rather bright pink) Peppa Pig rucksack and filled it with spare clothes, wipes, a sunhat, some suncream, a coat, a teddy bear ca...

Cool Respite And Soul Soothing At Sayulita's Kupuri Hotel

Orlagh McCarron | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Orlagh McCarron

So it was with a stroke of great fortune I got to ride out the last of my Sayulita days cocooned within the quiet surrounds of the Kupuri Hotel, lounging poolside and rising early to avail of the complimentary continental breakfast spread. Cereal never tasted so good.

How To Cuddle Your Teens (And Grown-Up Children)

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK Parents
Jacqueline Koay

I notice this is an oddity, even in Western cultures, to be always touching and hugging one's teenage child. Those who spout attachment parenting in early years are surprisingly non-tactile to their teens.  My psychologist friend tells me that there is this belief that the teenage years is about "individuating" a child, that is to say, force them to become self-sufficient.

Sweet Without The Poison - The Energy You Put In The Food You Make

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Koay

Mum would have nagged my dad about going to the local Waitrose for last-minute shopping that she had forgotten. In her 82nd year, she often forgets important things such as double cream. My dad would sigh in exasperation, sometimes in bad temper.

Sad Eyes

Ali Russell | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK Parents
Ali Russell

Yesterday it seemed his mission to upset his sister. When I asked him why, he said she wasn't upset that they'd moved rooms and he was angry, he wanted her to be sad too! I think this is pretty advanced for a 5yo. Match that with early trauma, his little mind probably doesn't know what to do with itself.

Tear-Jerking Moment Man Sings 'Unforgettable' To Grandma On Her 98th Birthday

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When Ash Ruiz’s grandmother turned 98, Ruiz knew exactly what he was going to sing for her. Instead of the usual rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’, ...

Is 'Me Time' Selfish As A Parent?

Samantha Glass | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK Parents
 Samantha Glass

It's easier said than done. As simple as it sounds, not everybody finds it possible to relax. Chores that still need doing or the murmuring coming from your child's bedroom as they sleep, can be stressful. There are many ways you can learn to relax!

Relationship Reality: After A Baby

Samantha Glass | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK Parents
 Samantha Glass

You may have heard the phrase, "having a baby won't fix your marriage/relationship" - and quite rightly so. In some cases, bringing new life into the world may make the bond between you and your partner stronger in the long run, but first you have to get through the challenges that come with a new baby!

Elderly Man's 'Beautiful Display Of Love' Captures Hearts Across The Globe

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The tender moment an elderly man spoon-fed his wife ice cream during a heatwave has been captured on camera. The photo was taken by Brent Kelley, a p...

17 People On The Moment They Realised They'd Fallen Out Of Love

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Reddit users have opened up about the things that made them realise they’d fallen out of love - and it makes for pretty heartbreaking reading. From ...

14 Things You Only Know If You're The Third Wheel

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Call yourself a hanger-on, a spare part, or a tripod - every romantic relationship needs that one person who basically qualifies as the third member. ...

The Thing About

Suzi Moore | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Moore

It was on one of the horrible days of no writing that my best friend called me. She wanted to know how I was getting on. Three weeks ago I'd attempted a therapy session but the counsellor couldn't find the bloody room.

Taking The Leap: Learning To Love Again

Bonnie Bruce | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Bonnie Bruce

You'll never have these moments because, if you don't open yourself up to other people, why would they open up to you? Why should they give away the most precious pieces of themselves when the person that they're opening up to won't reciprocate that? Yes, it's scary to open up to somebody with such a huge level of hurt as a potential outcome.