Positive Thinking

Why Working Mums Deserve More Credit Than They're Given

Nicola J Rowley | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Parents
Nicola J Rowley

A wife or partner trying to keep your house free from the never-ending mountains of washing, somehow keeping the fridge stocked with food, and the house as clean as possible. And you also have a career, where you need to juggle all the competing demands that everyone else faces on a daily basis.

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.

Acting After Illness #12 Patience

David King | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK Entertainment
David King

Anthony Hopkins is rumoured to read his script at least 200 times. This is one way of learning your lines, but, moreover, this action will reveal the hidden surprises in the text. The what is really being said, the emotional feel of the lines, that he didn't "see" on the first reading.

How MC Hammer Can Help You Stay Positive

Jaelithe Leigh-Brown | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK Parents
Jaelithe Leigh-Brown

It's the summer holidays in the UK and my house is already trashed, my three kids have fallen out and made up again at least 10 times a day and it's r...

Why Parenting Needs Positive Thinking

Nicola Wiggins | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK Parents
Nicola Wiggins

I'm not the perfect mum - there have been ups and downs. But I don't want to look back at my blog in years to come and wonder if I was ever happy. Because I am. Writing events down commits them to memory. And I want to remember the happy moments. Don't you?

What's The Point In Being Positive?

Jeremy Howick | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jeremy Howick

The way a positive message seems to help is biological. When a patient anticipates a good thing happening (for example that their pain will go away), this activates parts of the brain that help the body make its own drugs like endorphins. A positive doctor may also help a patient relax which can also improve health.

Five Small Steps For Improving Your Self Esteem

Tayana Simons | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tayana Simons

Your self-esteem is a delicate creature. It can be damaged by many things - a break up of a relationship, a change in life or work circumstances - any dent in your sense of identity can leave you feeling less yourself and cause you to suffer a loss of self confidence.

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.

Seven Ways To Combat Your Shyness

Bev James | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Bev James

Human interaction is the lynchpin of life, so it goes without saying that shyness, as well as severe social anxiety, can be extremely difficult to live with. It can affect every area of your life, from hampering your performance at work or university, to completely sabotaging your enjoyment of social engagements...

Are You Making Things Happen?

Keith Grinsted | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Keith Grinsted

It's a bit like your life being a car travelling along the road. If you never learnt to drive then you have no control over the speed and direction the car takes. You are a passenger in your own life and your future is being controlled by someone else.

'What Have They Got To Be Depressed About?'

Beth Campagna | Posted 02.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Campagna

He battled a mental illness for 18 months before he brought it to an end in 2011. But despite how my dad's life ended, he was, and still remains, the most positive person I have ever known. Always upbeat, he loved to sing, crack jokes, act the fool. A sociable and out-going bloke with so many friends, a loving husband, dad and grandad. He was all the proof anyone needed that mental illness can happen to anyone.

The Arbitrary Nature Of Fear And Worry

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Cunningham

My point here is that the chosen fear is arbitrary. The fear could be any one of a hundred possible 'worst case scenarios'. Yet the subconscious has settled on just the one, leaving the other 99 to chance, with a happy go lucky shrug of the shoulders. We dismiss the 99.

Don't Let Your DNA Get You Down

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Cunningham

It turns out that our DNA is not fixed in the way we thought it was. That there is a much greater variation in the way it effects our lives. Our DNA is handed to us from our parents, yes, but it is in itself a varying thing that responds to its environment and therefore, possibly, in the decisions and actions we make.

What I Learned From Watching 40 Hours Of Reality TV

Trina Rea | Posted 21.05.2017 | UK Entertainment
Trina Rea

On one reality show I watched an obese woman as she stood before hundreds of thousands of TV viewers, wearing nothing but tight spandex shorts and a sports bra, while she was weighed. I thought to myself - now that's bravery. She wanted to achieve weight loss so she'd be healthier and to ensure she would be around to see her children grow up.

Five Psychological Tricks To Get More Happiness From Your Money

Thomas Church | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Thomas Church

More money does not always bring more happiness. We know that. So how do you get more happiness from the money you do have?

What Is Disney Doing To Children?

Will Polston | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Will Polston

What if there is an underlying message that Walt Disney was trying to get across... No matter how hard life might seem, with a strong enough belief or 'wish' life's hurdles (the baddies) can be overcome to achieve your ultimate goal.

1000 Miles For Positive Mental Health

Mike Manaley | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Manaley

So riddle me this, on 16th March 2017 I received a message from my mum, who lives in the U.S. it simply said "Sorry Mike, TJ Shot himself... Just got ...

Live Life Happy Everywhere

Maya Danielle Nissim | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Maya Danielle Nissim

Before you continue your day, take a moment to think about what is truly important to you. Take another moment to appreciate those things and let go of anything you cannot change. Find your own balance to happiness.

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.

The Power Of Happiness And Well-Being Classes

Jane Fuller | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Fuller

At the age of 25 years he took up meditation and yoga and stopped drinking and smoking and began to live healthily with the help of his soon-to-be wife Joanna. After a year or two of living this way he 'began to feel a lightness and happiness that he had never experienced before

Do You Walk On The Sunny Side Of The Street?

Keith Grinsted | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Keith Grinsted

Are you more likely to walk on the sunny side if you feel good about yourself? If you feel confident and at one with the world are you more likely to choose the sunny side? If you are feeling a little down, ill at ease, not in a good place, are you more likely to walk on the shady side?

Cancer And The Curse Of Relentless Optimism

Lawrence Saez | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lawrence Saez

I am sure that there is a perception that there must be a link between mind and body. Hence the expectation that if one remains positive, then the body will heal itself. As a cancer patient, one is struck by the positive approach that other patients take on as they undergo treatment with an admirable sense of optimism, until they die.

An Open Letter To My Loved Ones About My Depression

Nicki Kinickie | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Nicki Kinickie

I suffer from an illness called depression and sadly it is an illness that will always be there. There are times when I feel really good and there are times when I feel really bad. While my illness is a part of who I am, it doesn't define who I am. Even on those dark days when I feel as though it has engulfed me.

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.

Expect To Be Lucky

Jane Fuller | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Fuller

Take your focus off attracting the bad stuff and focus with gratitude on what you have already received... visualize yourself having more of what you want... abundance really is a mindset. True abundance is a combination of health, happiness, love and prosperity.