Positive Attitude

Five Ways In Which To Live More Freely By Letting Go

Sarah Wauterlek Pierson | Posted 16.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Wauterlek Pierson

Hold loosely to material possessions and things that ultimately do not matter. Do not miss out by placing importance on things instead of people. Enjoy what you have but certainly do not let your wealth (or lack of) define who you are.

Six Steps To Make Happiness Stick

Susanna Halonen | Posted 27.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Susanna Halonen

You know you want to be happy and you know it's important for your wellbeing. However, you're confused and unclear about how to actually get to happiness. This isn't surprising as there are so many myths and messages being shouted from the rooftops.

Denied!

Henning van der Hoeven | Posted 26.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Henning van der Hoeven

Rejection - one of the harshest parts of life. If there is one experience that all we humans have faced in our life that would be the pain of rejectio...

Who Do You Trust?

Emma Eker | Posted 14.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Eker

In a world of so many opinions, possibilities and 'right' ways to live, decision making can feel overwhelming. We've all been faced with choices - some 'small' and others that feel much more 'important' - should we say yes to that social engagement, do we speak out for what feels 'right', do we turn down that job that doesn't feel right but would say goodbye to financial worries?

Ten Ways To Let Your Light Shine Brightly

Susan Leigh | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

Many of us have at times felt prompted by the desire to focus on becoming the best version of ourselves, to let our light shine brightly and become the brightest ever! It may be at the start of a new year, a special birthday or the sudden realisation that we're not getting any younger. Sometimes it's a 'now or never' impulse.

10 Tips To Help You Practice Self-Love

Susan Leigh | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

What do you see when you look in the mirror? Or perhaps a more relevant question is, 'who's the most important person in your life?' Some people will regard their boss or work as their top priority, and of course earning money, supporting their family and having something, hopefully fulfilling, with which to occupy themselves is important.

Compassion

Henning van der Hoeven | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Henning van der Hoeven

Although my situation (not being able to move and do things for myself), I still have people around me to do it all for me. I do not have to rely on the compassion of others to survive. Not everyone is so lucky.

Are Some People Born Lucky Or Is It An Attitude Of Mind?

Susan Leigh | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

The way we treat set backs, limitations, other peoples attitudes towards us, are all significant in our approach to success. Some people don't realise they harbour underlying fears, obstacles, limitations or other priorities and modifiers to success. They may feel resentful at their situation or have a sense that there's no point in trying as others are better, more gifted, luckier than they.

How Positive Parenting Can Help Your Relationship With Your Teen

Gemma Pepper | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Parents
Gemma Pepper

Dealing with a teenager can be one of the most daunting parts of parenting. The general worry is that they will fall into the wrong crowd, finding the...

Ice Cold, Heartwarming Wedding Day

Kati & Henning van der Hoeven | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kati & Henning van der Hoeven

More than once I have been asked: what I have that normal healthy woman don't. Well, the answer is a positive attitude and a smile. It is as simple as that. I am also asked very often if I do hope on a miracle. To tell the truth, the miracle has already happened.

Who Is Kati?

Henning van der Hoeven | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Henning van der Hoeven

Kati is my wife. Kati is the young woman who suffered a stroke in 1995 and since that has been almost entirely paralyzed. Kati is a woman that has spent almost her entire adult life trapped inside her body. Kati is also the person that knows how to enjoy life at the moment to the fullest making the most of each and every day.

Four Simple Positive Psychology Interventions That Could Change Your Life

Michael Carthy | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Carthy

Many people have a predisposed way of seeing the bad things in life. We could look to evolution for some of the reasons why we do this. Eg: it makes sense for our ancestor who lives in the wilderness to be keenly focused on what could be negative or dangerous in order to survive.

Don't Lose Hope - Be The Change That You Wish To See

A. Dassu | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Politics
A. Dassu

We all woke up to unbelievable news this morning. I couldn't quite get my head around the fact that Americans had chosen to elect an unpredictable man...

Coming Home

Henning van der Hoeven | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Henning van der Hoeven

my mother's birthday. The doctor called my parents in to break the news to them. "From the brain scans, we can see that your daughter's lower brain area is completely gray." "Our conclusion is that she had a stroke," "I am sorry to inform you this, but the brainstem is so severely damaged that she would not be able to move voluntarily at all for the remainder of her life."

Never Give In

Henning van der Hoeven | Posted 18.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Henning van der Hoeven

I've long told bemused friends that I'm not afraid of being haunted and that I actually think it would be quite cool if it happened. Whilst some say that they would rather die themselves than be visited by the dead I don't see what all the fuss is about.

Misery Is Not a Reality

Henning van der Hoeven | Posted 08.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Henning van der Hoeven

My name is Kati. I had a stroke in January 1995, and I have been almost entirely paralyzed with no meaningful movement or able to talk since. I have Locked-In Syndrome, I am trapped inside my body. Let me share a little secret with you;

misery is not a reality; it is a state of mind.

Words Are Powerful

Kelly Knox | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK
Kelly Knox

Words can inspire, empower, motivate, lift your spirits and give you joy and happiness. Equally, words can make you feel useless, anxious, depressed, not worthy, hurt and lower your self-esteem. Words Make. Works Break. Words are like a magical powder or a deadly potion.

Do You Sabotage Your Own Efforts?

Susan Leigh | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

I'm sure that many of us have experienced a point in our lives where we've became aware of the need to start making some positive changes. We may feel ready to commit to formal New Year's Resolutions or simply say 'today's the time to focus on spring cleaning our habits, friends, relationships and ultimately our lives'.

No Regrets Living

Bev James | Posted 16.03.2017 | 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.

Dealing With Online Bullies - Lessons of Love and Kindness

Cat Elliott | Posted 25.02.2017 | UK Tech
Cat Elliott

Lately there's been a few internet bullies and a few nasty attacks towards me. So far this last fortnight has been a tester - I've been told I'm an idiot, I'm a waste of space, I'm unauthentic, I've had cruel things said about loved ones, I've been told I'm too fat and then that I'm too skinny, that I'm too ugly, that I'm not a real woman...

Don't Worry - Be Monkey!

Shirley Palmer | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Shirley Palmer

This year Monday 8 February 2016 marked the beginning of the Chinese New Year of the Monkey. They say that those born in the Year of the Monkey are said to be clever, innovative, energetic, enthusiastic and lively.

How to Start 2016 With a Positive

Amie Cadwallader | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amie Cadwallader

I love am the type of person who tries their best to have a positive attitude, and there is definitely nothing I adore more than sharing the love and making others smile. One thing I do know is when you see the positive side off things, life seems a little better, a little easier, and you are able to make the most of the beautiful life that you have...

When You've Got Something to Say, Say It Well

Susan Leigh | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

There are times in every relationship when it's important to communicate how we're feeling to others. We may have issues, annoyances, be upset, or there may be something of especial significance that needs a little time set aside in order to discuss it fully.

Overcoming the Fear of Failure

Jessica Chan | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jessica Chan

Generally, a twofold effect occurs when we fail at something: the feeling of disappointing others and the feeling of disappointing ourselves. Therefore, we fear failure because we want to avoid experiencing the effects of failure.

Living With Loss

Libby Martin | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Parents
Libby Martin

It's hard to explain but I feel like a parent. I wake up every morning thinking of Beatrice. She is the last thing I think of before I go to sleep. I talk to her. I am proud of her. When she entered this world, my outlook on life changed forever; I became a different person. That's what happens when you become a parent...