Personal Growth

Stop Trying To Get Your Shit Together Because You Probably Won't

Rhiannon Walsh | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Rhiannon Walsh

In recent months I have both graduated from university and turned the ripe old age of 23. By juggling a retail job, freelance work and the occasional unpaid personal project, I scramble through most of my days searching for the sweet relief of feeling "Wow...I really have my shit together!", before I pat myself on the back and give a double thumbs up to an invisible camera. But that feeling never seems to come.

Five Ways To Break Free From 'Imposter Syndrome'

Bev James | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK
Bev James

According to a study conducted by the International journal of behavioural science, researchers believe that up to 70% of people have suffered from imposter syndrome at some point in their career. Imposter syndrome is a term used to describe people who can feel that they don't deserve their accomplishments, aren't good enough or feel like a fraud.

Setting Yourself Up For Success!

Amy Shefik | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Shefik

I was recently having a conversation with a friend where he was doing just that. It was interesting to me because I can definitely remember times where I've done it too. I've initially resisted the paths that I would end up taking, because they felt either too hard or too easy. Yes, you read that right, too easy and it would seem that I am not the only one who does this.

Overcoming Common Barriers To Personal Growth

Miranda Adams | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Miranda Adams

Today I wanted to share with you some of the ways in which you can overcome preconceived barriers to your personal growth. We can very often not even be aware of these barriers and how they can limit our personal growth, however with the right tools they can be overcome.

Why I Can't Yet Listen To David Bowie's Black Star Album

Karin Sieger | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Karin Sieger

My intuition tells me, I am not yet ready to listen to David Bowie's Black Star album. Something else has to be done first.

How To Feel Younger And Have More Fun!

Amy Shefik | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Shefik

Do you ever feel too old? When was the point in our lives when we became too old for stuff? It seems like a blurry memory of some point in my mid 20's when I felt like it for the first time. When you've transitioned into being a proper grown up, you're supposed to have it together, earn respect and NOT FAIL OR LOOK STUPID!

Stop Trying To Change Your Negative Thoughts If You Want A Fruitful Outcome

Natasha Davies | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Davies

Many people let the thoughts that they have stop them from taking action but the truth is that thoughts are created by you. The moment that you realise that, it actually releases you to be in the moment and create the space you need to take action towards what you really want.

Post Holiday Blues? An Opportunity For Change

Karin Sieger | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

The fact that the holiday freedom (even in small doses) gave us pleasure suggests, that there is something, which we do not sufficiently build into our daily lives; something which we are in danger of burying until the next extended break.

Finding My Feet

Florence Sogga | Posted 02.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Florence Sogga

I had really ugly toes. I didn't know the joys of wearing sandals without surreptitiously glancing accusingly at anyone who looked at the ground. I became adept at distracting men from looking down at my feet in a bar, 'oh my god are your eyes light brown?' And can I buy you a drink?

A Letter To My Thirteen Year Old Self

Emily Beatrice Morris | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Beatrice Morris

Dear Me... You have no idea how different your life will be in ten years time. Your life has not even begun yet. Everything you are worrying about now will be insignificant one day.

Bumpy Roads Often Lead to... Beautiful Destinations!

Charo Merida | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Charo Merida

By the end of 2014, I was completely exhausted and frustrated, because I couldn't get the job I decided "I wanted", a corporate role in one of the big world photography agencies based in London... -how little I knew back then of what I really wanted! ; )

A Reflective Guide to Getting Sh*t Wrong - The Right Way

Najite Phoenix | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Najite Phoenix

I feel that sometimes we need reminding that we are natural conduits for the rivers of life's potential. But with our minds and society constantly imposing limiting social norms, ideals and expectations - there's a lot in this world that can stop the natural flow of our growth, learning, contentment and ultimately allowing this potential to manifest.

It's Time to Question Everything You Know About Commitment

Edward Pike | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Edward Pike

What if commitment was in fact a commitment to your true needs and to your soul's longing? Which by default also means your true need and longing for joy, pleasure, fun and connection - and all the awesome things that the mind doesn't seem to understand.

Five Reasons to Join a Mastermind Group

Chris Paradox | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Paradox

The people who you surround yourself with are the biggest influence on your life. They are either a negative influence holding you down, or a positive influence lifting you up.

Housework: Should I or my mother do it?

Cassandra Lee Yieng | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Cassandra Lee Yieng

Therefore, without any excuses, I should do my chores. Yet before I get to them, my mum has already taken over and would rather I studied. I only hope that she releases her book soon.

The Wonder Years

Anne Look | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Anne Look

Where do you see yourself in five years time? Stop what you're doing and take a minute to think about it. Make a coffee if you will. Watch the kettle...

Losing My Mum Changed Me for the Better

Jenny Mullinder | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jenny Mullinder

Five days after my 21st birthday my entire world changed. My Mum; the strongest, most vulnerable, most important woman I'd known, was dead. It was the worst day of my life, but it also caused me to finally confront all my demons, and start moving forward from them.

No Regrets Living

Bev James | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK
Bev James

Bronnie Ware is a palliative nurse who spent years caring and counselling dying patients. She recorded their last wishes and when she questioned whether they would do anything differently, Bronnie noticed common regrets and themes surface again and again.

Feel the Fear, and Do It Because of It

Victoria Ward | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ward

I have been feeling a little disconnected of late. I'm self-employed, and as many people who work for themselves will understand, that can be quite isolating. Not being one to sit around wallowing in self-pity, I decided to create a collaborative events and coaching company with a friend.

Are Your 'Closest Circle' Impeding Your Progress?

Martyn Stewart | Posted 01.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Stewart

Whether young or old; male or female; rich or poor; the new calendar year is upon us all and represents a fresh opportunity for change for many. Although, psychologically, change can occur at any moment on any given day of the year, you cannot deny that people ooze positivity at this time of year.

Comparing Down: A Life Lesson From Maximum Security Prison

Dr Paul Wood | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK
Dr Paul Wood

One of the most useful skills I learnt during over a decade in prison was to be thankful that things weren't even worse. In psychology this is known as comparing down and helps make you grateful for what you have. Comparing down was a skill that I learnt in New Zealand's toughest maximum-security prison, Paremero.

How to Exercise Ripple Awareness

Michaela Horan | Posted 22.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Michaela Horan

When I do something, like make a change, or a choice about my life, it has a ripple effect on a whole bunch of people. Some of those people I know. So...

Create the Space to Do What Matters

Dr Paul Wood | Posted 27.08.2016 | 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 17.08.2016 | 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 17.06.2016 | 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.