Mindfulness

On Cleanses

Ruby Wax | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Comedy
Ruby Wax

I've decided to start mind fasting where I cut off all outside stimuli and see what's left in my brain. I'm starting with newspapers, to cut off my addiction to world atrocities then I'm going to wean myself off my iPhone and then the computer...

These Children Have A Better Understanding Of Their Emotions Than You

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Parents

Children rarely discuss their emotions with adults, or reveal what really goes on inside their head when they're mad. But in this touching video by...

Why Manxiety is a Great Development for Men

Greg Hopkinson | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Greg Hopkinson

I went through a phase in my journey where I was sharing my anxieties with women and men. Generally it was well received, sometimes not. It didn't bother me. But by me becoming aware of my anxieties and not taking them personally or seriously I was able to let them be as there were, and they had less power over me

Why Mindfulness Is the 'It' Girl

Ruby Wax | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

Mindfulness isn't about smelling a butterfly wing, though if you're into it be my guest, what it does deliver is a practice that may potentially give you a longer life and while you're living longer, living better.

Mental Health Awareness Week: Delivering Mindfulness on the Move

Sarah Bateup | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Bateup

While there has been much written about mindfulness since it was introduced as a third wave cognitive behavioural therapy in the UK almost a decade ago, it is often still thought of as the ability to simply "zone out".

Mindful Eating: The End of Dieting

Alexa Frey | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alexa Frey

Every time we eat when we are bored, anxious or even happy, we are eating for emotional reasons. We're not eating because we are physically hungry and therefore our body doesn't need to be given food.

Finding Peace in the Chaos

Swatee Jasoria | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Swatee Jasoria

It is currently Mental Health Awareness Week, which means that the term "mindfulness" is being used a lot. Mindfulness is a hugely popular topic, and many of you may already be aware of it or even practice it yourself.

How Mindfulness Gave Me Back My Pop Career

Will Young | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Will Young

What happened with these steps is that, progressively, I began to become stronger and stronger in my defences against such shaming attacks. With this I became far more compassionate for myself and therefore for others. I began to experience deep gratitude for my job and deep love for the whole experience, with people I worked with through to the audiences who would turn up to my shows. This doesn't mean to say may I add that I live in a state of complete peace and harmony...

Nine Ways Mindfulness Can Improve Your Mental Health

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Only two years ago, few people would have been aware what mindfulness was, let alone the amazing benefits it can have for our mental health. Yet no...

15 Ways to Look After Yourself

A. Dassu | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
A. Dassu

We all know that if we eat and drink well we will lead healthier lifestyles. However there are so many ways to improve our mental and physical health, not just by eating well but also by making small but important changes to our daily life.

Matters of the Mind - Speaking Out About Mental Health in Schools

Anna Hicks | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Anna Hicks

Don't turn a blind eye to problems that need addressing. Children can suffer from mental health problems too, keep that in mind.

Mindfulness: Let's Be Mindful of Its Limitations

Tayana Simons | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tayana Simons

I don't dispute its effectiveness if it's taught properly. But telling an emotionally vulnerable person how effective a form of therapy is, then not teaching it properly, or thoroughly, just leaves them open for failure.

Whose Business Is Mental Wellbeing?

Adam Stones | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK
Adam Stones

It's Mental Health Awareness Week so a good time to reflect on the crucial role businesses can play in supporting mental heath issues. There's not just a moral case but an unquestionable business case for doing so: each year one in four people experience a common mental health condition - such as stress, anxiety or depression - and the overall cost of mental health to the UK economy is estimated at £70 billion per year.

Putting Mental Health on the Agenda

Kat Pugh | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK
Kat Pugh

It's mental health awareness week, and whilst the country is still reeling from the election shock, there has never been a better time to raise awareness of mental health.

How to Survive the General Election Third Metric-Style

Stephen Hull | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Hull

At The Huffington Post UK we've made a big deal of raising the importance of remembering to unplug from digital media, recharge the mind and sleep. And there's a good reason - it's not hipster hocus-pocus. Our coverage, which comes under the banner The Third Metric, shows there's bags of scientific evidence that all of these life choices help with an issue that's a stake this Friday morning - good quality decision making. This week Britons will vote in their millions to entrust a few hundred people with the future of the country. We trust them to make the right decisions without even knowing how they reach them. We are trusting our leaders to make massively important decisions on no sleep.

How Does a Sceptic Beat Stress at Work? I Go for a Walk

Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Thomas Tamblyn

I don't particularly like the word 'wellness'. For me it immediately conjures up images of people drinking overpriced coffee in sweatpants after having spent a fortune on some revolutionary new yoga routine that involves balancing your cat on your head.

Why It's Time to Stop Sharing Everything All the Time

Anniki Sommerville | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anniki Sommerville

I'm not saying you have to engage with your kid all the time. That would be exhausting and bit mad. But what else could you think about if you weren't uploading another photo of them getting on the slide? Or telling your friend via text how much sand you've got in your shoes right now?

Bringing Mindfulness Into Daily Life

Sandi Wassmer | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sandi Wassmer

Ideally, it would be great if we could give each task our full attention, the way that we open our awareness to whatever object we're focusing our attention on in meditation, but this is highly impractical and completely unrealistic.

Feeling Stressed? This Genius Website Will Ease Your Mind In Just 60 Seconds

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Having one of those days when it feels like you're carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders? A new website has a brilliantly simple solution...

It's a Matter of Opinion...

Will Young | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Will Young

The interviewer started off with a statement that she really didn't like my beard. I let it hang in the air. Now this is one way to deal with an unwanted opinion. Let it hang there and do not engage in it. If there is no engagement there is nothing the words can bounce off.

Three Ways to Live More Simply

Sheila Bayliss | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sheila Bayliss

As a mindfulness teacher, it's my job to support others in improving their wellbeing, often through discovering a slower pace of life. So imagine my shock when I realised just how far I'd got sucked into the doing frenzy that our culture seems addicted to.

Embrace Change and Life Becomes Easy

Jojo Furnival | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jojo Furnival

I am currently living in a Buddhist community in northern Thailand. Everyday we practice meditation, and mindfulness is a way of life; it is embedded in the way we talk, walk, work and eat.

Kidult Culture - Why Should I Act My Age, Not My Shoe Size?

Saadia R. Chevel | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Saadia R. Chevel

Being young is no more defined by age but by lifestyle choices. There is a growing trend for adults to indulge in activities that awaken their inner child while they look for a conscious escape from the responsibilities of their mundane life.

Adopting a Traveler's Mindset in Your Own City

Sarah Wauterlek Pierson | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Wauterlek Pierson

It is a good thing to keep a childlike wonder about this world. Life can get mundane and when it does, go out and try something new. Take a bit of time, that time you would take if you were on vacation, to see your surroundings in a new light. Travel a bit in whatever way you can and from wherever you stand.

How Mindfulness May Be 'As Effective' As Anti-Depressants

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

With celebrities including Emma Watson and Davina McCall among its fans, mindfulness has grown in popularity in recent years. And now, in a new stu...