Personal Responsibility

Giving it Back

Paul Clayton | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Paul Clayton

The government are not going to suddenly fund drama training for people on low incomes. Despite the proven value an excellent drama training has in equipping people for so many roles in life, as well as in the arts, it's probably a low priority with graduates from low income families in medicine, law, and so many other areas also fighting for support

Five Easy Ways to Start Saving Money

Lily Bissett | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK
Lily Bissett

Want to save? The answer's pretty simple: spend less.

Things to Consider Before Your Debt Spirals Out of Control

Susan Leigh | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

Awareness of the burden of debt many people are struggling under is regularly discussed by national surveys, the media and government advisory bodies. For many students, young people and families increasing debt is a cause for serious concern.

The Lost Art of Apologising

Lisa Edwards | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Edwards

This week disgraced footballer Ched Evans has "wholeheartedly" apologised for "the effects" of the night in which he raped a 19-year-old woman in 2011 (he was subsequently convicted for the crime), but not for the criminal act itself.

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.

Twenty-Five Ways to Find Self-Acceptance

Annie Ashdown | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

OK, so be honest, do you accept yourself exactly as you are right now? Did you parents convey to you constantly that you were acceptable just as you were and that it was okay to make mistakes and get things wrong?

Cause and Effect

Maggie Currie | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

It's that simple. In any situation, if you can stop, ask that question of yourself and accept that no matter how much you want to answer it with "well, actually, I didn't create this"... you did. If you can accept 100% responsibility for what's going on, you put yourself at cause and you immediately grant yourself the power to change it.

Is Your Personality Making Life More Difficult for You? Whose Fault is it Anyway?

Saadia R. Chevel | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Saadia R. Chevel

We live amidst a culture where we find it convenient to blame others for our problems, life situations, hardships, character flaws and just about everything else. Some of us even blame the recession for our extravagant spending habits and our luck for the bad choices we make in life. Blame shifters can be classified into four personalities:

Don't Flunk Your Resolutions by Accident

Mark Fletcher-Brown | Posted 09.03.2012 | UK
Mark Fletcher-Brown

New Year is the season for new commitments and new failures to see our commitments through. We begin well and mid-way through January we seek out those who abandoned their resolve early and use them as an excuse to do the same. It's too easy not to do what you say you really want to do.

I Have the Right to Choose. So I Should Also Have the Right to Choose Where I get my Information From

Fiona Melville | Posted 02.11.2011 | UK Politics
Fiona Melville

I am all for sensible discussion of medical facts. But I absolutely defend my right to decide for myself whether I want children and when I want them.