Positive Thinking

Learning to Love Myself

Malminder Gill | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Malminder Gill

By learning each day to take care of yourself, you will start to be an example to your colleagues, friends and family. Many of us are more motivated to do something positive when we realise the potential impact it can have on others.

10 Things Not to Say to a News Editor About Being an Older Mother

Ellie Stoneley | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ellie Stoneley

I'm extremely blessed to be the mother of a wonderful, exuberant and thriving two-year-old and (in common with mothers everywhere) I'm doing the best I can for my daughter to ensure she has a happy childhood, and a safe and secure future. Sometimes that's OK, but often the journalist will prod, looking for an angle, "How do you deal with the negative view of older parents?"

Just Be Positive

Gina Lyons | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

I appreciate that I have a brilliantly loveable family, some ridiculously funny friends, a wonderful boyfriend and two silly pets to come home to. I am grateful for my health, my life. None of that changes the fact I worry or am a miserable sod today.

Interview with 'Sally the Life Coach' Star Natalie Gumede

Daniel Johnson | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Daniel Johnson

But 'Strictly' finished more than two months ago, which in tabloid terms, is a life-time. Which means that the press release we sent out for our comedy web-series 'Sally the Life Coach' was largely ignored. This therefore means, when it comes to doing press for our show, I need to, uh, do it all myself. So here goes...

Train Your Brain for Emotional Fitness

Becky Walsh | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Walsh

An emotionally fit person has a 'positive spin doctor mind'. Whatever happens, they twist it into a positive perspective. No event really has significance until we give it meaning. It is at this point we get to decide if something positive or negative has happened.

Forget Happiness! Why Flourishing Is the New (More Sustainable) Happy

Cheryl Rickman | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Cheryl Rickman

Happiness. It's something everyone strives for. It (along with good health) is the ultimate goal, the holy grail of a good life.

Five Top Tips for Sticking to New Year's Resolutions

Robert Kelly | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Robert Kelly

New Year's Eve is notoriously a time to start afresh: stop smoking or drinking, lose a stone or take up running. The Ancient Babylonians did it, the Romans made promises of change and good behaviour to the god Janus, and in modern times, we sit down with champagne fuelled good intentions which are often due to fail by mid January.

2014 - A Good Year to Find Your Purpose

Chantelle Smith | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chantelle Smith

Firstly, it's fine if you don't have the answers yet. It really is all about the journey of discovering yourself (in the more spiritual sense of course). The part that I find heartbreaking, is to w

How to Make 2014 Your Best Year Yet

Jayne Morris | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Morris

The New Year offers us an opportunity to make a fresh start and create a vision of what we truly want to be, do, have and create during the year ahead.

Do Yourself a Favour - Shut Up!

Sadie Brown | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sadie Brown

aving crossed over from 'the dark side' many years ago, I thought I would share a few simple tips to help you feel the force on a daily basis - and if that sounds condescending, I apologize, but even the smartest of people make these errors on a daily basis, so stop.

Silver Linings Search

Gabrielle Leimon | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gabrielle Leimon

So throughout 2014 I'm doing something called the "silver lining search" challenge where each day I'll think of nice things I've enjoyed. Let's call this an exercise in positive thinking. Maybe it'll be a story someone tells me, a book I love or a picture I take.

The B425 List: An Alternative to New Year's Resolutions

Gabrielle Leimon | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gabrielle Leimon

I'm 21 now, 22 in a matter of weeks, and I've already started on ticking things off of my list. I'm so glad to have all these goals. What started as a mere exercise in positive thinking is something that is going to continue steering me towards happiness and rich experiences.

Finding the Gifts in Life

Maggie Currie | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

When I have good days, I frequently find myself going over the details again and again, enjoying them a second and third time, as I feel the joy of my good fortune.

Twelve Days of Christmas De-Stress Tips

Jayne Morris | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Morris

Imagine waking up on Christmas morning with the same energy and excitement that you had as a child... I believe that this is something we can all experience, if we consciously make an effort to connect with a sense of inner peace amidst the surrounding chaos.

Do You Ask Yourself Enough, 'What Do I Want?'

Gina Lyons | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

Ask any sports star or pop star what they want and, without hesitation, they will say a 'Gold' or 'No. 1.' They set ambitions and then go about achieving them. I'm not saying we should all want a number one song in the charts, but shouldn't we all be setting goals for ourselves? Join a gym? Learn how to cook properly? Find a hobby?

Controlling Your Chaos - Start Stopping

Alice Grist | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

Sometimes chaos and manic woo woo is the most attractive thing in our lives. It is seemingly the driver that pushes us forward. We throw ourselves into turmoil for the sheer purpose of feeling something, experiencing something and, we hope, to make things change for the better.

Nelson Mandela Believed, What Do You Believe in - And What Are You Doing About It?

Nicci Roscoe | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nicci Roscoe

When was the last time you had the courage, confidence and determination to do what you believed in - however bumpy the journey was or is?

Women, 10 Ways to Get What You Want!

Sarupa Shah | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarupa Shah

Having it all is possible, desirable and perfectly OK. If anyone tells you that you can't have it all - run a mile from them. You can have exactly what you want on your own terms without hurting or offending anyone or anything else you fear will happen when you get to have it all.

Five Reasons Why Depression Can Be Good for You

Jamie Flexman | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jamie Flexman

There is an irony involved here that the illness which is partly responsible for procrastination and a lack of dopamine in the brain can actually flip 180 and motivate us to become the best we can be.

Weathering Parkinson's

Elaine Benton | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

Parkinson's disease is pretty much like the weather; unpredictable like a force of mother nature with a will of its own, that we have no control over. Symptoms and side effects are inconsistent as they vary from patient to patient. There are good days and bad days.

Negative Thinking; Monstrously Easy

Sonja Lewis | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sonja Lewis

This might be our best chance for mastering positive thinking and thus taking responsibility for our very own circumstances. But how? How do we get rid of this illusive monster within and replace it with a genuine genie?

Change Your Thoughts to Change Your Life

Jayne Morris | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Morris

By replacing old negative thought patterns with new positive ones you create new neurological pathways and can literally rewire your brain. It is as simple as noticing your thoughts, identifying whether they are supportive and then choosing to change anything that might be holding you back.

Dream Your Way to Recovery

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

Don't let anyone laugh at your dreams. Or let them tell you they can't become a reality. Sick or well. People used to laugh at me all the time, which is fine, some of my dreams seemed fairly ridiculous.

Chocolate Meditation: A Tastier Way To Inner Peace?

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Not sure if this article is for you? Let's do a quick quiz. Do you feel like you've got too much on your plate, and you aren't managing to finish ...

When Was Your Last YOLO Moment?

Jenny Garrett | Posted 18.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jenny Garrett

You can seek out YOLO moments and if you do I guess you notice them more. Or you can wait for them to appear to you in a clearing in the woods like my daughter. Both can be good.