Positive Thinking

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.

The Power Of A Smile And The Positive Impact It Will Have On Your Own Happiness...

Nicola J Rowley | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Nicola J Rowley

Their families, friends and pets won the day for my audience of 4-7 year-olds. They then proceeded with the task they'd been set; to devise a character for their own story that would make them smile.

Cutting Through 'Clean' Eating - How Cooking With Love And Lateral Thinking Can Write Your Recipes

Joseph Gann | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Joseph Gann

A brief began to write itself...to sneak nutritionally beneficial ingredients into something bracingly cold and luxuriously smooth - to create trojan horse ice creams, if you will. I set to work.

Sprinkle Salt On The Slug Of Self-Doubt

Samantha Walsh | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha Walsh

all women everywhere So try telling yourself you can. Put yourself out there. If it doesn't work, whatever it is, at least you tried. When you're feeling happy in yourself, you have spare happiness to pass on. You really do get what you give.

Five Things That Made January Amazing

Ashley James | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ashley James

Well guys, it looks like we somehow made it through the most depressing month of the year, January. As if the comedown of the festive period isn't difficult enough to deal with, we also give up alcohol! Why do we do this to ourselves?

Ice Cold, Heartwarming Wedding Day

Kati & Henning van der Hoeven | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kati & Henning van der Hoeven

More than once I have been asked: what I have that normal healthy woman don't. Well, the answer is a positive attitude and a smile. It is as simple as that. I am also asked very often if I do hope on a miracle. To tell the truth, the miracle has already happened.

Looking Up When Your Body Is Down

Swatee Jasoria | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Swatee Jasoria

Even when we do all the right things, like sleep eight hours a day, eat well and exercise regularly, sometimes we just get sick. We can't help it. When and how we get ill is not necessarily in our control, but how we deal with it is.

January Blues: How To Deal With The Most Depressing Month Of The Year

Eren Ozagir | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Eren Ozagir

But while some doubts have always been cast about the legitimacy of labelling 'January Blues', new figures from Push Doctor's Live Healthcare Trends data have revealed it sees a genuine spike in appointments for mental health services at this time of the year.

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.