Mindfulness

Hindsight is 20:20

Ruby Wax | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

The black dog has left the building. I'm back to myself; returned to the living. I swear next time when this happens (if it happens again), I'll be more on the lookout for signs. I looked back in my diary and read what I was doing just before I had a major depression.

Meditate at Work: Why Not?

Brigid Moss | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Brigid Moss

Monday is Red magazine's first #RedMonday, a focus on all positive things for mental health on the most trying day of the week. The idea is to make everyone in the office - along with all our Red family (readers, associates, colleagues, supporters) - to try out meditation, see if it might become our new healthy habit.

Five Leadership Tips to Make You Great!

David Green | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Green

Investing a small amount of time will surely reap dividends and bring positive change and fresh practical ideas to make the business better. One opinion or idea could transform the business. If there are thousands of employees, then enlist the help of fellow directors.

Falling in Love....

Lisa Regan | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

The first class will always be hard and you will feel slightly at a disadvantage but not knowing the lay of the land. I remember a couple of years ago trying a step aerobics class, (now back then I didn't have the professional like rhythm I have now......)

Paul Vale

How Djokovic's 'Holistic Approach To Life' Is Responsible For His Sporting Greatness

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Vale | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The 2013 Wimbledon tournament is best remembered (by Britons at least) for the shredding of one of tennis' most notable records –- the end of long a...

Take a Holiday from Yourself: Journey Through the Mind

Jane Egginton | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Egginton

'It doesn't matter where or how far you go... the important thing is how alive you are,' said Thoreau. After 25 years of travel writing it is something I am only just beginning to appreciate. More and more I feel what is relevant is not where I travel to, but how I travel.

Five Tips to Improve Your Mental Wellbeing as a Parent

Sigrid Daniel | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sigrid Daniel

Chances are that your life as a parent is too busy to worry about feeling blue, or you're simply so caught up in everyone else's wellbeing that you don't bother about your own. Or maybe you're low but haven't done anything about it because this is the new normal for you.

It's Time We Start Being Kinder to Ourselves

Amber Bell | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amber Bell

Most of us can probably pinpoint the moment we stepped out of the blissfully unaware bubble to the self deprecating one. When nothing we do is quite good enough; when we struggle to celebrate our successes, constantly craving more.

101 Ways to Lose Weight: Stop Scoffing and Start Savouring - Mindful Eating

Yolanda Copes-Stepney | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Yolanda Copes-Stepney

Mindful eating is based on the ancient Buddhist practise of mindfulness, which provides a simple way to tune into your brain, and take control of your behaviours. In the context of eating well, it means being present, free from distractions, and fully aware of what your body is telling you.

Rules for the Erection of the Mind

Christian Talbot | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Christian Talbot

I was lying there in ecstasy, realising that existence and the formal projection of a self are distinctly separate and within the means of human control but all the time in the back of my mind I'm thinking "Does this make me French? Does this make me French?".

What Are You Waiting For? When Would Now Be a Good Time?

Kathryn Lovewell | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kathryn Lovewell

Putting myself first does not come naturally. I am a natural giver - like so many teachers and therapeutic practitioners I know. However, I am learning the art of self-love, self-care and prioritising myself.

Confessions of a 40-something

Vicki Marinker | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Marinker

Almost as soon as the clock struck midnight on my 40th birthday, I became invisible to the general public. I'm not saying I used to attract lots of attention, but I really think I could walk the streets naked in broad daylight without causing a stir.

Let's All Laugh at Our Weight Struggles

Dr. Bernadette Rock | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Bernadette Rock

Why do you tell yourself that some eating doesn't count? Is it because you tell yourself you shouldn't be eating that, or you should feel guilty for eating it and so you convince yourself you are not really eating it?

Why Our Trust Issues Are the Key Sabotaging Ingredient When It Comes to Dating

Olga Levancuka | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

At the end, no one wants to get hurt again. Or no one wants to invest their time in romancing and find that only a few months down the line 'not to be chosen'. Rejection hurts. Bad relationships hurt as well.

Say No to January: Be Kind to Yourself

Alice-May Purkiss | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alice-May Purkiss

Every woman I know, at one time or another, has spoken to themselves or about themselves in a way they wouldn't even dream of talking about their loved ones. This is having a massively negative impact on their lives - on our lives. And it has got to stop.

Meditation Sounds Great, But How Do You Actually Do It?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Once considered the pastime of yoga fanatics and tree-hugging hippies, meditation has now well and truly hit the mainstream. By now you've probably...

How To Be Happy, Just As You Are

Sheila Bayliss | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sheila Bayliss

In my 20s, I'd tried endless self-help books in an effort to become someone else. I hated that I always felt anxious and lacking confidence. I was determined to rid myself of these defects so that I could finally be happy.

The Judge, Jury and I

Kamontip Evans | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

It's too easy to judge prematurely. Often we don't bother to find out why others do what they do. Judge them unfavorably and we get irritated, angry, annoyed; judge them favorably and we distort the reality to fit with our preference.

Can Meditation Save the Planet?

Chris Shaw | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Politics
Chris Shaw

I am not talking here about the need to impose this sort of spiritualism on the world. I am suggesting the process has already begun, the genie is out of the bottle. Like Marxism, our economic system has set up an unstoppable dialectic, just not a material one.

Six Things to Do to Become a Mindful Cyclist

Stephen Hull | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Hull

Earlier this week I was called a wanker. It's not the first time, and it won't be the last. It happened on the road around Trafalgar Square as people began to peacefully gather to express their support for Paris following the terror attacks... Last year I had too many near misses while cycling in London. Most of them were caused by me. It's an uncomfortable truth for cyclists to hear and admit they've probably taken part in their fair share of silly cycling. So, in 2015 I've decided that when I ride to work I'm going to enjoy it. I'm going to take my time and I'm going to become a mindful cyclist.

10 New Year's Resolutions That Actually Might Change Your Life

Neil Seligman | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Neil Seligman

When we forget this and create resolutions with the intention of self-improvement, our commitments tend to be underpinned with our own negative judgments and laced with self-rejection. No wonder most of our self-improvement goals are all but forgotten by February!

Let It Go - The Past Is in the Past

Tremaine du Preez | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tremaine du Preez

There's no new page, no clean sweep over an old chapter that we can leave behind at the stroke of midnight on the 31st of December. We bring everything with us into this new year. Everything. Old happiness and love, old hurts, regrets, judgements, opinions and pain.

Anger, Fear, Stress, Anxiety, Cravings? Try Self-Compassion

David Mochel | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

You have probably imagined what would be possible if you did not feel fear, anger, stress, anxiety, or cravings. You have probably thought about the things you could achieve, the peace and energy you could have, and all the ways you could connect and contribute.

Learning to Be Kind to Me

Ruby Wax | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ruby Wax

I've decided, in the deluded spirit of making resolutions in the new year, to try and change an aspect of my lifestyle; I'm going to dip my toe in the water of an attempt to be kind to myself. My problem is I can't tell when I'm being nice to myself and when am I just being a lazy pig, so I never stop with the self-flagellation to keep going. If I thought about what's the greatest thing I could do for myself, I'd tell you it was 'to never have to get out of bed'. I'm my happiest when I have a virus and have an excuse to lie there without the nagging mother in my brain screaming, "Get your ass up and out".

Airy Fairy Hypnotherapists Are Often Frauds

Steve Miller | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Miller

This is an industry that is unregulated, meaning that anyone can claim to be a hypnotherapist. However, what's more concerning is that so many claiming to be a hypnotherapist are frankly camouflaged counsellors who simply prefer to do relaxation therapy because they are incapable of doing anything else.