Positive Thinking

Do Lent the Secular Way

Farah Maria-Rahman | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Farah Maria-Rahman

However our New Year's resolutions may have been going (or not going) so far, in the spirit of Februa we can take this month as a chance to start again and refocus on what really matters. Here are some secular ideas on how to 'clear' your life of clutter and 'sow seeds' for the brighter months ahead.

Five Powerful Lessons About Body Image That You Need To Know

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

From actors to comedians, beauty bloggers to directors, self-confidence issues are something that all women have to face - especially in the glare of ...

Who Wants to Live Forever?

Alex Reid | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Alex Reid

Obviously the lion's share of my life has been dedicated to training, pushing my body to its physical limits and enduring all that comes with that lifestyle. Not only has this always helped me stay in shape, it has also helped me keep a clear head, to focus my mind when all around me may be chaotic. This, thankfully, has served me well in the last month.

Positive Mental Health Foundation - Interview With Founder Violet Gavin

Maria Keogh | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Maria Keogh

Photo of Roza Models Teresa Casserly (PMH Volunteer) and Katherine Gannon at a fashion show in aid of Positive Mental Health at Standún (Photographe...

From Luxury to Loneliness: How My Broken Home Left Me Searching for My Soul, and How Depression Made Me Find It

Adam Dow | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Adam Dow

It is okay to let our past shape us, but it should not dictate to us. It is okay to let our fears give us caution, but it should not prevent us. We are ourselves today, not a person held back by yesterday. Life is to be lived, it begins now.

Seven Toxic Habits That Destroy Your Success

Bev James | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK
Bev James

When it comes to success, every thought, belief and behaviour that we hold creates our future. The actions we take influence our outcomes and if we really want to be successful in our efforts, we need to get clear on what habits are holding us back so that we can stop them from dominating our headspace or sabotaging our attempts at success.

Five Easy Tips to Beat the Winter Blues

Lucy Beresford | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Beresford

It's hard to motivate yourself to go outside in grotty weather, but we are group creatures. Socialising lifts the spirits. Invite friends round to watch comedy shows on TV. Or tap into your inner child by going as a group - male as well as female - to a shopping centre or department store to have free makeovers at the beauty counters.

Happy Endings

Mark Robins | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Robins

I wrote in December about doing Christmas brilliantly. I hope everyone did and had a great time. Part of that ramble was saying that Christmas is an opportunity to end the year well and start a new one well. Ending something well has become a bit of a theme over the last few weeks for a number of reasons.

Make Happiness Your New Normal

Tashi Skervin | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tashi Skervin

The festive period is over and if you are like me, today is probably the first day of getting back into your normal routine. When I say normal routine, I mean waking up around the same time each day to go to work and repeating the same actions day in and day out.

You Are the Director, Producer, Writer and Chief Protagonist of Your Life

Jane Fuller | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Fuller

Your mind is yours to direct too because your mind controls the results. Demand that your mind helps you. As you choose your family so you choose your life - with visualisations and affirmations - exactly how actors work on becoming the role they play.

Saying NO in 2016!

Lisa Regan | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

Where the mind goes the body will follow. This for me is my 2015 mantra. Do you ever thing about what makes you truly happy? Often we think its one thing but then it turns out it really is not. I had a happiness tracker ( otherwise known as A notebook) this year and really began to think about the process of being happy.

Life After Paris, Syria, Turkey and After So Many Other Innocent Lives Lost...

Sacha Knop | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK
Sacha Knop

Fear: it spreads invisibly and silently. Being at a concert recently, it became really clear how Paris has affected us all, even when we think it hasn't. The first thing we noticed was that it took incredibly long to get into the venue. Why? The security check was understandably tight.

Mind Over Matter

Alex Reid | Posted 29.11.2015 | UK Entertainment
Alex Reid

We all get caught up in what we put in to our bodies, what will benefit us, what will help us function in a physical capacity in a more effective way, and that's fantastic... I really believe a healthy body is a happy body. Yet we neglect the most important and empowering part of ourselves, our mind.

A Guiding Light for Wintery Nights

KatherinePress | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
KatherinePress

Niggling worries, pesky negative thoughts, or just a general sense of "bluishness" can be trickier to shake off than in the lazy hazy days of summer, and just occasionally we can find ourselves floundering in the (metaphorical) murky waters of a wintery night...

Half Empty, Half Full? Optimise Your Optimism

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amisha Bhavsar

When you think of a situation as a 'problem', tension, worry, disappointment, frustration are most likely to arise. Now what happens if you were to think of the same situation as a 'challenge'? And what happens if you think of it as an 'opportunity'?

Living Life - Making A Change

Marcus Mitchell | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Marcus Mitchell

People that don't know me, who have just met me, often say to me that I am a well-mannered and polite young man. I really appreciate what they say as it makes me feel good about myself. They are right, however I believe they're are two sides to every person, not just the saying 'two sides to every story'. I don't necessarily mean that I am a bad person, I'm just allowing myself to be honest about the other half of me...

Sharing the Love #Youaregreat

Lisa Regan | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

I made a rule to myself when I was 22 that when I heard anything nice, kind or positive being said about anyone I knew, I would always tell them.

Life With Chronic Illness Is What You Make It....

Nancy Mc | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Nancy Mc

Life is what you make it, despite the cards you may have been dealt. Life isn't always fair but it is a gift. My physical pain could allow me to stay hidden away in bed for my entire life if I allowed it to, yet I know this will not bring me joy in the long run or in my present...

I Reluctantly Practised the Science of Happiness for a Week - And It Works

Nitya Rajan | Posted 10.10.2015 | UK Tech
Nitya Rajan

This week, I tried something I have not done before. Everyday, I made it a point to find five good things to think about at the end of the day... Finding five good things may not change the colour of your day but it could help you get on a less negative train of thought and maybe one day, we will be quicker to see silver linings.

Your Words Carry Tremendous Energy

Jane Fuller | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Fuller

I find reading books brings me great joy - there is nothing better than a good book with inspiring words. A great book will inspire your imagination with the power of its words. However, I often find an inspirational quote on Facebook can do the same.

I Am Here Project: Finding the Female Voice

Fran Hayden | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Fran Hayden

Women are consistently told how they should portray themselves. We are told to be thinner, to be whiter, to be more feminine, we are told that we are wrong and that we should rid ourselves of undesirable attributes. But what if we don't want to be carbon copies of one another?

You Are Enough - Fear and Doubt Cast Them Out

Lisa Regan | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

So what happens when you set goals and smash them? What is next? Whether they are personal or professional goals, we need to learn to take stock and enjoy the moment and the body we are in.

The Miracle of Just One More Breath...

Liberty Forrest | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK
Liberty Forrest

(All photos courtesy of Sam and Angela Crowley) I suppose it's just part of the human condition to expect that things will always go as planned an...

Woman Writes Inspiring Final Facebook Post After Six Year Cancer Battle

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman has posted the most positive and inspiring final Facebook status after losing a six year fight against cancer. Seema Jaya Sharma, 37, had b...

The Joy of Turning a Sprint Into a Marathon

Mik Scarlet | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

I now look back on a life filled with adventure and excitement as living a series of sprints. What has changed for me is the absolute assurity that I would die young has gone. I now hit 50 years on this planet knowing that I have no idea how long I have ahead for the first time in my life.