Personal Development

Three Simple Rules for Easy Parenting

Karen Pine | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Pine

Research shows that adults who can delay gratification and regulate their behaviour are more likely to be high achievers. They're also the savers with long-term plans, quietly gloating over the live-it-up splurgers.

How Would You Like to See Yourself in a Year's Time?

Maggie Currie | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

If you were to look ahead one year, how would you like to see yourself? Would you like to see you exactly the same as you are now, or are there some slight, or even major, changes you would like to make to your behaviour, your look, your attitude or something else?

Do You Always Need to Be Right?

Annie Ashdown | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

Acts of kindness are only kind when you feel good about ourselves. Caretaking is the neighbour of martyrdom. Many who lack confidence have a compulsion to be perfect. I found being a control freak exhausting.

Spring Fever: Five Ways to Open Up and Find New Love

Julie-Anne Shapiro | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julie-Anne Shapiro

Spring is here and love is in the air! Flowers are blooming, trees are turning green again, birds are building their nests and we all naturally become more interested in love, sex and romance. With longer, lighter and brighter days, you have a spring in your step as you start to think about new beginnings.

Why Most Therapists Need One Themselves

Steve Miller | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Miller

Not only do some look drab but their personality would not inspire the thirsty to drink water. Perhaps I expect too much at times, but to think some of these bland and possibly screwed up folk are helping others raises alarm bells in my mind.

Top Tips on How to Deal Effectively With Criticism

Annie Ashdown | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

Many people cant find it within themselves to say anything positive and take pleasure from flagging up someone's shortcomings. Don't make it about you, as these people need to feel superior because they are so insecure and the only way they can do so is project their own flaws onto another person. They do it with everyone.

10 Things Highly Successful People Don't Do

Annie Ashdown | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

Over the years I have done extensive research, read endless authorised biographies, studied body language and carefully observed the communications skills of highly successful people. I learnt it wasn't about luck but about choosing the right attitude, taking action, changing behaviour, taking one step at a time, one goal, one priority at a time, a day at a time.

Do You Want to Increase Personal Effectiveness to Reach Your Goals?

Annie Ashdown | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK
Annie Ashdown

Do you set goals and feel frustrated when you don't reach them? That's what I used to do. I was never smart with my time and never resourceful. I di...

Letter to My 10-year-old Self

Lucy Karsten | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Karsten

Firstly, congratulations on making it this far, what with your little sister hurling a metal bin at your head when you mocked her dolls and your even littler brother spending most of his time crawling about at the bottom of stairs, meaning that you've tripped over him and smashed your head on the marble floor more often than advisable.

Keep on Going!

Jessica McGregor Johnson | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica McGregor Johnson

Why do we give up? Because we think that if something has not yet happened by our time scale then it is not going to happen. We assume that when something is not yet alright it is never going to be.

Somatic Intuition - How to Hear Your Body

Becky Walsh | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Walsh

Developing your somatic intuition means you are able to hear when your body is trying to tell you something about the food you're eating, your level of stress, your psychological well-being and how your environment is having an effect on the whole of you. Most of these things we have little awareness of until they show up and physical symptoms in the body.

Being Your Best Self - It Begins With Self Awareness

Malcolm Levene | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Malcolm Levene

n many ways, this is how previously closed doors to your self-development, will begin to open. You could start by asking those near to you, how their lives are. This one action, will enable you to understand how life is for others. And by so doing, you will start to see the impact stuff has on them, therefore, focusing less on you.

Creating Shared Value Through Learning and Development

Nigel Rayment | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK
Nigel Rayment

The divide between education and work finds its echo in the divide between young and established workers. It seems optimistic to assume that as the number of workplace generations increases these divisions will heal organically.

The Great Red Sauce/ Brown Sauce Debate

Matt D Ryan | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Matt D Ryan

I'm just drawing your attention to the human disease of judging other people based on your own opinions. And I'm talking at a very base every day level here. The way when someone tells us they are going to Greece for a holiday and we pour scorn on that idea - basically because we don't like Greece for whatever reason.

Why You Should Create Your Dream Job

Jeremy Lamri | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK
Jeremy Lamri

We are all willing to align our passions, our talents and our values to use our professional life to make a difference to society, while earning enough money at the end of the month to pay our bills and live a comfortable life. And it is totally right to look for it...

Loving Yourself and Believing in Love Again - Sophrology for Divorce

Suzy Miller | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Suzy Miller

Sophrology can help you explore your own consciousness and unlock your inner potential, supporting you through key moments in your life, no matter how challenging.

What Everybody Ought to Know About Bullies

Annie Ashdown | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

Hold your ground; this is crucial when confronting a bully. Imagine they are a professional fighter in a ring and you are in the audience with no protective gear on and they are desperately trying to hook you in the ring for a fight. DON'T get in the ring.

Life Isn't What We Make It, It's What It Makes of Us

Malcolm Levene | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Malcolm Levene

By taking risks, being open to change, and allowing flexibility to be an integral part of my life, I've discovered secrets that have enabled positive changes. For instance, through being open, I have invited new and often inspiring individuals into my sphere. Also, I've been able to broaden my view of what I'm capable of.

Experiential Learning: Six Key Questions to Test for Authenticity and Impact

Nigel Rayment | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK
Nigel Rayment

When the great Pete Seeger died last month the world lost a truly authentic individual. Seeger combined music and activism in a way that never comprom...

Get in Touch With What Makes You Feel Alive

Becky Walsh | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Walsh

Our lifestyles often mean we have no reserves of energy to draw on if something happens and we find ourselves in crises. Many of us work flat out for years without taking a break. Our bodies are used to short bouts of effort and stress, but we are simply not designed for it to go on for years. We have to find what makes us happy and add it into our lives now for optimum health.

Our Future in Safe Hands

Marilyn DiCara | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Marilyn DiCara

I'd find myself grabbing a woollen jumper to combat the goose bumps inspired by talent shining through or when I recognised myself, some years ago, in these young people at the early stages of their careers. Talent in abundance. Ambition and drive overflowing. Desire to develop and grow. If ever there was evidence that young people are the antithesis of the lazy, lethargic stereotype in the media, this was it.

Three Very Simple Things You Can Do to Build Confidence

Annie Ashdown | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK
Annie Ashdown

Confidence is the key to improving our performance in the work force and to creating and maintaining healthy relationships.

Apply These Six Secret Techniques to Improve Self Esteem

Annie Ashdown | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

Often when growing up many of us were shamed for not being perfect, criticised harshly for not getting things right first time, even mocked or ridiculed, emotionally or physically abused, or ignored. If any of that resonates with you, the chances are fairly high that unless you have re-framed all of the punishing lessons you learned as a child you will have low self -esteem.

"Thank You for Your Understanding" Grrrrr

John C. Parkin | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
John C. Parkin

I'm increasingly being thanked for things I haven't given: "Thank you for your patience" whilst waiting for late trains, when I was anything but patient.

Judgement Day!

Sophia Davis | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK
Sophia Davis

Life is like a memory box. You choose what you put in, you choose what you take out. Are you going to fill it with things that make you smile, or things that make you sad?