Positive Thinking

How To Beat Blue Monday And Have A Good Day

Dorothy Halley-Frame | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dorothy Halley-Frame

A clever stunt if you think about it, because what is the one thing people are craving in January? A holiday! So whilst their profits are going through the roof, the rest of us are expected to mope around, full of negativity because somebody, somewhere, decided that today has to be a bad day.

Why It's OK To Say 'I'm Happy'

Katie Teehan | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Teehan

I rarely vocalise this. That's not to say I'm an outwardly gloomy person - I'd like to think I'm cheerful enough most of the time. I just don't ever feel that it's appropriate to bang on to my friends or colleagues about the great things in my life.

Blue Monday: Let's Talk About Depression

Francesca Selsby | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Francesca Selsby

Blue Monday is typically the third Monday of January and is considered the most 'depressing day of the year'. But is 'Blue Monday' actually a thing? By saying we are 'so depressed' that Christmas is over, aren't we just trivialising depression?

Why You Are Still Scared To Say The Word 'Depressed'

Sean Patrick | Posted 02.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sean Patrick

There is no doubt about it; mental health is coming out of the closet. Less and less we are scared to tell people we are feeling anxious, have OCD t...

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.

How Feeling Sorry For Myself Changed My Life...

Richard Daniel Curtis | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Daniel Curtis

I succumbed, I let myself wallow. There were at least two days when I stopped and felt good for nothing. In the big scheme of things, that's nothing, but for me, that's huge. It goes against my mindset, I like to work through things, to keep myself busy, to keep myself active.

The Vibration Of Your Thoughts Create Your Life

Jane Fuller | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Fuller

Photo by Jane Fuller 'If you know what you want - if you can state it, the universe will move in your direction." - Goethe There is an invisible ene...

Build A Longer Table - Positivity After The US Election

Melanie Haynes | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Haynes

If you read something you agree with on Twitter, Facebook or some other social media platform, don't just read it and move on. Say something supportive, like it, share it and pass it forward. Post positive things of your own

Why We Must Lead By Example And Inspire Children To Be Kind To Others

Nicola J Rowley | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Parents
Nicola J Rowley

They would have kept their heads down, denied knowledge of the envelope's existence, and not reached out to help that person as I had done. But if we opt for the former, what is the message we're passing on to future generations?

Don't Make This Mistake With Your Pregnancy And The Upcoming Birth Of Your Baby

Sarah Brent | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Parents
Sarah Brent

The real truth is none of us own a crystal ball or a time machine so predicting how your baby's birth will be for real just isn't possible. So you end up perceiving a birth experience that's unhelpful, filling you with anxiety when you should be looking forward to meeting your baby for the first time.

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."

The Magic Of Thinking Bigger When The World Thinks Small

M Rafiq | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
M Rafiq

Now, what to do with this new-found knowledge, you ask? Here's the funny part. You're probably NOT going to change much. Because, let's be real here, what CAN you do that's going to save the entire world?

Never Give In

Henning van der Hoeven | Posted 19.10.2016 | 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.

Feel Like A Failure? Think You're Powerless? This Is for You

Liberty Forrest | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

When we remain locked into these kinds of thoughts, invariably we will be overwhelmed with "negative" emotions, such as sadness, grief, jealousy, frustration or anger. What you're thinking about will always lead to what you're feeling. So if you don't like how you feel, you must change your thoughts.

Fretting - Is It Really Worth It?

Natalie Savvides | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie Savvides

Personally now with that mind-blowing wonder of hindsight, I can look back over the past twenty odd years, if not more of my life and I have to question whether the constant fretting that I seemed incapable of stopping served any purpose whatsoever.

10 Roald Dahl Quotes That Sum Up The Power Of Positive Thinking

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Beloved author Roald Dahl would have turned 100 years old on 13 September 2016. A century after his birth, Dahl’s books are still able to captivate...

Why Young People Need to Train Their Minds to Be More Positive

Leah Sian Davies | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Leah Sian Davies

When I suggest this idea to young people I sometimes get a weird look at first, but those who give it a go and stick with it start to see things in a new light, they start to feel better about themselves, enjoy things more, lighten up and stop comparing themselves with others. It's pretty cool actually and I guess you could say they ditch the 's**t smeared specs' for a pair of 'rose tinted' ones instead.

How to Create True Prosperity

Jane Fuller | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Fuller

'When we get frightened, we want to control everything and then we shut off the flow of our good. Trust life. Everything we need is here for us.' - Lo...

Misery Is Not a Reality

Henning van der Hoeven | Posted 15.08.2016 | 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.

Taking Myself Out of the Statistics

Noa Popovsky | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Noa Popovsky

I feel in control, I feel positive, and I feel myself healing. I am happy with my medical choices, but I know that it is equally thanks to my positive attitude, and the spiritual work I am doing in parallel, that I am on my path to healing. I have taken myself out of the statistics, and I am urging you, fellow cancer survivors, to take control, find your cure, and take yourself out of the statistics as well!

How to Stop Feeling Resentful

Karin Sieger | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Feeling resentful is normal. Doing resentment well is a skill. However, getting stuck in resentment takes energy and can leave us in a negative, dark and lonely place. What to do?

This Is What I Learned, Living in an Intensive Care Unit

Suzanne Askham | Posted 22.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Suzanne Askham

Recently I had the rare and shocking privilege of living in an Intensive Care Unit, or ICU, for three months. I was not a patient, nor a member of sta...

Are We Imprisoned By Our Thoughts?

Noa Popovsky | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Noa Popovsky

We have about 60,000 thoughts per day, or 42 thoughts per minute! That's right... We are more in our head than in the world. We interpret and dissect the world in our head, and create our own truth, our own reality. We decide on actions according to our conclusions. Therefore, it is logical to say that our thoughts create our reality.

Learning to Accept 'Okay'

Naomi Barrow | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Naomi Barrow

Adding 'okay' to your vocabulary is so vital in today's society when there is pressure from every angle. When you're expected to do unpaid overtime, have a 'perfect' house, a 'perfect' body and a 'perfect' social life all at the same time (which, by the way, is entirely unrealistic). You are okay. You really are okay. And most of the time, so am I.

Surviving Life With a Newborn and Toddler

Liz Lowe | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Parents
Liz Lowe

I had a baby. The last time I had a baby was just over two years ago, around the same time that we began watching Game of Thrones. Interestingly, I can remember virtually every storyline of Game of Thrones and yet I had forgotten many of the details of life with a newborn.