Personal Growth

Create the Space to Do What Matters

Dr Paul Wood | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK
Dr Paul Wood

As part of my commitment to giving back to society and acknowledging all the help I received from people over the years, I try to make the time to speak to inmates about what made a difference for me when it comes to changing my life and integrating back into society.

Love Letter to My Mother-in-Law

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK Parents
Jacqueline Koay

My mother-in-law cured me of my spoilt behaviour, but it was a baptism of fire. I was lazy and incapable, and her son deserved more than the teenager who was dumb enough to fall pregnant on the first date, and who wanted grand things in life rather than knuckling down to being a mother, taking care of the family the proper way.

Why Coaching Is About Becoming the Very Best Version of Yourself

Magdalena Glistak | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Magdalena Glistak

After a few years of coaching and helping hundreds of individuals, I want to share my insights into what coaching is for me and why I believe it can help you become the very best version of yourself.

Never Mind Elections, In Our Lives We're All Politicians All The Time!

Gordon Bryan | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Politics
Gordon Bryan

UK General Election in 2015. US Presidential Election in 2016. Elections come and go, politicians come and go, but in between the elections politics is not for us, right?

A Letter for Your Journey

Susan Leigh | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

A gap year provides many wonderful opportunities, beyond those that may have initially anticipated. Yes, there is the freedom to travel wherever he wants, to literally be able to turn left or right as the mood takes, but a trip like this offers much more than that.

Finding Happiness Now!

Louise Presley-Turner | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Presley-Turner

We can look at some of the poorest poverty-stricken families in the world, yet they seem to find joy and happiness in their daily lives. Happiness doesn't come from outside of ourselves it comes from within. It's a mindset shift. It's a decision that no matter what is going on around us, you choose to look for happiness.

Feeling Lonely? Disconnect to Reconnect

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK
Amisha Bhavsar

If the loneliness stems from being over plugged-in to the digital world - then how about reducing the time you spend online. Put those digital devices aside. Come on. Not forever. Simply, unplug now and then.

Leading Ladies

Jo Haigh | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Haigh

There comes a time when you realise that actually you aren't very insignificant indeed. That very few things really matter and that actually most things don't matter at all.

Seven Positivity Hacks For a Genuinely Happy 2015

Annie Ashdown | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

It's such a waste of time and energy to focus on what is going wrong and what you don't have. Remember: if you pay attention to something, it grows. You need to send your attention to where you want it to go and starve your negative thoughts until they die.

Seven Things Resilient People Don't Do

Annie Ashdown | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

Here's the thing: you have to choose what's important to you. To create success, you have to set aside time and make room for it. You have to cut out the negative committee and focus on what really matters to you.

A Letter to My 18-Year-Old Self

Ellie Lewis | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ellie Lewis

You've got so much to look forward to. You naïve little fresher, keep safe, don't overdo it on nights out, do not buy a hip flask or order mayonnaise on chips after nights out. Have fun, relax, try not to worry too much, apply for that work experience you think you won't get. Make the most of university how you want to spend your time. I'm sending you lots of love. You'll be fine. I know you will.

Does the 'Mid-Life Crisis' Start at 35 Now?

Martyn Stewart | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Stewart

If 40 is indeed the new 30, then perhaps at 35 some people are in the midst of a premature midlife crisis. The digital age moves so rapidly and the mid-life crisis may be no exception, it might just sneak up on you.

Note to Mr. Cleese: How I Forgave My Mother

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

John Cleese has been in the news lately for his autobiography which has the critics in agreement on one thing: how can a 74 year old man still harbour such bitter resentment towards his own mother? Answer: very easy, really.

Seven Things Successful People Do Differently

Annie Ashdown | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

How do you explain when others are able to achieve great things that seem to defy all the assumptions? Some people are better placed, much smarter, more academic, wittier, more connected, yet don't succeed...

How to Create Your Self-Care Manifesto

Louise Presley-Turner | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Presley-Turner

If you're not taking care of yourself, it affects your energy levels and most importantly your happiness in life. Yet most of us feel very guilty when it comes to spending time and money on ourselves.

Goodbye Life, Hello Child: Why It Took Me Time to Love My Son

Caroline Keetch | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Keetch

This loss of everything I took for granted in my adult life was much more overwhelming to me than the love I felt for my baby. I know, I said it, shoot me world - and what a world we live in when it comes to 'views' on mothers. How we should feel, how we should look, how we should react... the expectations are real and they are fired at a new mother like arrows from a bow.

Real Fear vs. That B#tch: What's Really Stopping You?

Rosanna Savone | Posted 07.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rosanna Savone

I've heard the story countless times in countless ways. I didn't take the gig because I was afraid of singing in front of a crowd. I'm staying at this job because I'm afraid there isn't anything better out there. I'm alone because I'm afraid if I let someone in, they may reject me.

The Three Best Pieces Of Advice I've Ever Received

James Caan CBE | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK
James Caan CBE

Whether it's in business or life in general, good quality relationships are crucial... if you're following the herd then you're too late... learn from your mistakes and go again.

Finding Bugs In The Garden Is Better Than Homework

Saskia Lee Stewart | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Saskia Lee Stewart

Do we want our young ones to grow up with strong and independent minds... or do we want them to be brainwashed by 'The Regime', ending up lacking control of who they are?

Ten Things Highly Confident People Don't Do

Annie Ashdown | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

Highly confident people are their own master and are best friends with their inner voice. They are comfortable being in charge of what they think, do and say, as they trust themselves. They ask for guidance, support and often flesh things out with advisers, coaches, and mentors but at the end of the day they trust their intuition as they know it will never let them down.

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

Julie-Anne Shapiro | Posted 01.06.2014 | 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.

Top Tips on How to Deal Effectively With Criticism

Annie Ashdown | Posted 31.05.2014 | 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 30.05.2014 | 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.

Man Up

Olivia Lee | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Comedy
Olivia Lee

What I thought was going to be a light hearted entertainment show turned into a much deeper exploration of the role of men within society. Due to the rise of feminism, women are more successful than ever and it does leave you wondering if this shift in the sexes has turned some men (not ALL - but certainly the ones on the show) into boys?

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

Annie Ashdown | Posted 24.05.2014 | 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...