Positive Thinking

A Guiding Light for Wintery Nights

KatherinePress | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

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 13.11.2015 | 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.

Cancer - Positive or Negative? You Decide

Claira Hermet | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claira Hermet

I have never had breast cancer. I have watched 2 of the people I love most die of breast cancer. I had a double mastectomy to avoid it. I wasn't sure that i would know what to say but I of course said yes. I'm really glad I did say yes.

We Made a Mother F#$king Movie...

Claira Hermet | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claira Hermet

I remember wanting to find someone like me. Some one who was in my situation. I wanted to know if we thought the same things, if we felt the same way. Did other people worry about what I worried about? Where they more confident in their decision making?

Stop Selling Yoga - A Positive Rant

Nova Milesko | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nova Milesko

Yoga is not about money. It never can be, which is why it is wonderful that everyone and their dog is now a yoga teacher. A world full of yoga teachers is a world of conscious conscientious people who are actively trying to make the world a better place.

Why You Should (Mostly) Ignore Your Critics

Katie Portman | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Portman

When I said I was going to be a journalist one day, I was told that I was foolish and that it was never going to happen. But yet it did. When I signed up to a modelling agency at 18 but didn't quite make the cut, I was told that this particular ambition was probably over. Only for me to become a cover girl in my thirties.

Whatever We Believe Becomes Our Reality

Maggie Currie | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

We usually act in a manner consistent with our beliefs. The most important belief system we can build is one where we absolutely believe that we are going succeed. This is called positive thinking, confirming our reality that we absolutely know that no matter what, we will be successful.

Living With Loss

Libby Martin | Posted 20.05.2015 | 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...

How Do You Know You Have Low Self-Esteem? And How Can You Change That?

Maggie Currie | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

It took me a while, some years, but I found the answers to rebuilding my self-esteem and my life to such an extent that I run a successful business that I set up and I am a published author.

Five Ways to Boost Your Confidence

Katy Flint | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Flint

Confidence is a funny thing, you either have it or you don't. Except that isn't quite true- as you may have it in one area but not in another. You may excel in one area and come across as the most confident person in the world, and yet when you find yourself in another situation you can be reduced to a bag of nerves, legs turning to jelly!

Ode to Love (or My Father)

Jane Fuller | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Fuller

I think if a child is loved and they know they are loved they will always be happy. It is a fundamental knowing that sustains you for the rest of your life - whatever happens. I wish and hope that every child could have that kind of foundation of love - the world would know peace.

Presenting Gaucher and Parkinson's

Elaine Benton | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

The DNA lottery has dealt me the booby prize of receiving two diseases, but ill health doesn't stop me living life to the best of my ability. "The show must go on", as they would say in the theatre.

Life's Too Short. Eat the Cake!

Vicki Marinker | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Marinker

I was brought up to finish everything on my plate - a hangover from my parents' experience of post war food shortages and rationing perhaps, the requirement to be grateful for what you're given and not knowing when you'll get your next decent meal.

Could Being More Spontaneous Change Your Relationship?

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The funny thing about falling love is that the act is probably one of the most spontaneous things you’ll ever do in your life. You’ll spontane...

How to Stay Positive (Even When Things are Really Tough)

Amy Jane Smith | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Jane Smith

Being a positive person doesn't mean you don't feel pain or that you learn to suppress it - that wouldn't be healthy or helpful. It's more about knowing that while you may feel terrible, that feeling will pass. It genuinely helps.