UK Love

Myth-Busting: The Honeymoon Period

Samia Aziz | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Samia Aziz

So suddenly making one life together becomes more than about managing your preferences like what you each want for dinner, or agreeing on how to make the best cup of tea. It becomes about merging your lives, and at the same time, trying to be "married". This is where we often find we have gaps in our expectations, communication and understanding.

How To Survive In A Wheelchair

Kevan Chandler | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kevan Chandler

I have Spinal Muscular Atrophy, which weakens my limbs and leaves me highly dependent on others. I have my wheelchair and I do fine on sidewalks. But batteries die, stairs show up, and I do get hungry from time to time. Now, throw zombies into that mix!

Bringing The Inside Out

Angela Samata | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Angela Samata

I think we all have a fascination with gaining access to the forbidden, hidden places and spaces, whether they be palaces, prisons, behind the scenes ...

Medicating The Man

William Shield | Posted 26.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
William Shield

bmm banner.jpg My definition of what it is to be a man no longer contains the words warrior, veteran, or survivor. For me, becoming a man again was about accepting that I was in danger. In danger of drowning in my own darkness.

Interracial Relationships: Have We Really Moved On?

Nicky Brown | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Sport
Nicky Brown

At first sight across a dance floor my boyfriend and I fell innocently and completely in love. We were soul mates - so why did our society, the country of our births, tell us that our love was wrong and worthy of punishment through verbal abuse, physical attacks and rejection? Because we were a mixed race couple.

Childhood Sweethearts Who Met In Nursery Get Married After Reuniting 30 Years Later

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A couple who went to nursery school together and lost touch have tied the knot, after reuniting 30 years later. Amy Pounders (formerly Giberson) first...

Two Guys Holding Hands In Public? Surely Not

Liam Hackett | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Liam Hackett

Growing up as one of the only gay kids in a small northern town was tough. Little did I know at the time that the bullying I experienced at school would change the course of my entire life and would go on to create global change; helping thousands of young people to overcome bullying.

Playing Catch Up

Kanarian Kindred | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kanarian Kindred

As the clock struck midnight on my 40th birthday three years ago, I should have been filled with anticipation of a phenomenal new chapter. Instead, I ...

Our Supermoon

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Parents
Jacqueline Koay

My sixteen-year-old daughter G wasn't particularly fussed about the Supermoon. She was more concerned about the piles of homework yet to be done for the next day. But her father insisted that she walked up a little hill with us to look at the Supermoon.

Understanding Our Divine Feminine And Divine Masculine Energies

Zoe Davenport | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Zoe Davenport

Our feminine will honour and guide the masculine both in understanding, partnership, and yin yang. The balance will no longer be tipped over in the masculine, and our evolution of consciousness will continue to grow in expression of the divine light.

I'm Not The Mother I Want To Be, But I Am The One My Children Need

Lucy Wigley | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Parents
Lucy Wigley

I had gotten to the point where the only days I enjoyed, were the days my children were at nursery. On those days, I'd feel a prickle of dread about having to go and collect them at the end of the day. I'd scramble around on the other days in between, desperately trying to get my mum, my brother, my dad, anyone, to come over, so that I didn't have to be alone with them.

Dating In 2016

Lewis Oakley | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lewis Oakley

As a bisexual man and a reformed serial dater I have a lot of experience in the field and whether you like men, women or both my advice is to be happy with yourself first. Don't go out there like some desperate incomplete person searching for your other half. Put yourself out there with no expectation of finding someone, just enjoy meeting people and having a nice evening

Trump War With Peace, Misery With Joy and #Trumphatewithlove

Kimberley Burbidge | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Politics
Kimberley Burbidge

If we all do something, anything, each and every day to show that hatred and division will never rule in our own lives, this mountain of small and arguably prosaic acts of humanity, cannot but inspire others to follow suit...and then, maybe then, Trump will be rendered impotent and will get back in his box.

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...

Husband Shares Poignant Post About Marrying 'The One'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Committing to love one person for the rest of your life can make marriage a huge and terrifying commitment. But for husband Dale Patridge that couldn...

Escape from Abuse On The Emotional Rollercoaster

Rachel Lamb | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Lamb

Escaping from abuse isn't as easy as 'just leaving'. You can't get up and walk away when you decide you've had enough. I wish it was that easy. It is often a long process, a long time of wanting to do it but not knowing how. Then comes how to do it, you need a window of opportunity, a carefully devised plan of action to minimise any threat to your safety.

Six Ways To Spread The Love In This Topsy Turvy World

Kate Beavis | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Politics
Kate Beavis

We all woke up to the American presidency decision and for most us, we felt shock, bewilderment and an overwhelming sense of fear. Turning on social m...

When Life And Love Began

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Parents
Jacqueline Koay

I hope that in years to come, G will discover this surprise gift when she does the same for her child. I hope I have taught her to give selflessly, as my mother before me had given so selflessly. That is her legacy, transcribed in our maternal mitochondrial DNA.

Individual

Stephen Bailey | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Comedy
Stephen Bailey

Sure, I have thoughts on the Brexit. I don't think we should have ever been given the vote. I, for one, have never studied politics (LIKE TRUMP!) and we're not good at voting. We'll keep Honey G in the X Factor but we want the French out.

How To Love A Trans* Person

LJ Ferris | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
LJ Ferris

The problem is this... too often trans* people are reduced to their genitals and that sexuality is fixed not fluid. But those statements aren't true. Gender is not equal to genitals, and sexuality is fluid. So really, loving a trans* person is as simple as falling in love.

Do You Suffer From FOMO?

Zeyna Sanjania | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Zeyna Sanjania

Watching my Snapchat feed, the green monster inside me began to make an appearance as I saw, what seemed like, EVERYONE at a much coveted event. I tapped through short clips of customised cupcakes, gorgeous selfies and perfect poses. Damn it, why wasn't I invited? Everyone looks like they are having SO much fun. All those smiles prove it right?

Organ Donor Marries Woman Whose Life He Saved

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

In a storyline fit for a fairytale, a man who donated part of his liver to a dying stranger has now married the woman he saved. Chris Dempsey, 38, mar...

Five Ways To Stay More Present During Sex

George Howard | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
George Howard

The problem is many are having sex but few are having sex that really creates a strong bond and connection, it turns more and more into the physical act of pleasure and we are living drained and unfulfilled from the experiences.

On Love And Cynicism

Arthur Peirce | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Arthur Peirce

As much as humans are social creatures, they are fundamentally creatures of love. It is itself, a motive, goal, and resolution. For many it's a reason to be, and it is the only reason that I think we can combat, or in the very least, remain sane in the constant horrors of our present world.

Can Love Really Trump Hate?

Ed Shepherd | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK
Ed Shepherd

It's been reported that hate crime across the UK has increased by over 60% since Brexit, and a recent report by the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance called out a number of politicians and institutions for inciting the rising xenophobia witnessed in the UK.