Positive Thinking

Aren't You Lucky? Or Another Birthday, Another Miracle

Mik Scarlet | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

It's actually a really big thing reaching this age. I was born with a cancer called Neuroblastoma and my parents were told that I had a maximum life expectancy of five years. They took me home and tried to enjoy the short time they though they had with me...

#SpreadPositivity Is The Best Trend On Twitter Right Now

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It may be a gloomy morning that feels more like October than August, but here's something to brighten up your day. #SpreadPositivity is currently t...

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Jo Haigh | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK
Jo Haigh

You don't have to look too hard to find substantial information that supports the effectiveness of having a positive mental attitude, whether it relates to health and well-being or business objectives.

How Tragic Celebirty Suicides Should Teach Us to Value Simplicity

Laura French | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura French

It would be misinformed to imply that the suffering of Robin Williams and so many other ill-fated stars has been brought on solely by their fame, their 'success', of course. It's both impossible and futile to say whether the pressures of fame cause those conditions or whether those conditions motivate the vulnerable to pursue that fame. But what I think is important is to draw what positivity we can from such a tragedy.

Why the 'Clipped Wing Generation' Is Flying Higher Than Ever

Laura French | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura French

When people complain about the apparent loss of community and kindness, they seem to ignore the good things Generation Y have done; numerous youth-led initiatives, student-run committees in schools across the country, young people working together to create opportunity and equality for everyone.

This Affects Whether Or Not You Have An Eeyore View Of The World

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you're a glass half empty kind of person, it might be because your brain is telling you to expect the worst. Scientists believe the habenula, ...

Coaching Through Grief

Jeff Brazier | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jeff Brazier

Something so harrowing happened today that I can't get it off my mind. I took the children to watch the Tour de France come tearing through the tiny country lanes in a neighbouring village and I ended up comforting a woman as she watched her husband slipping away before her very eyes. I just can't comprehend what she must be feeling right now.

Real Fear vs. That B#tch: What's Really Stopping You?

Rosanna Savone | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rosanna Savone

I've heard the story countless times in countless ways. I didn't take the gig because I was afraid of singing in front of a crowd. I'm staying at this job because I'm afraid there isn't anything better out there. I'm alone because I'm afraid if I let someone in, they may reject me.

Rachel Moss

Here's Some Positive News For A Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

With so much doom and gloom dominating the headlines of national papers, it's sometimes easy forget that nice things do still happen sometimes. But...

Stop Whingeing and Smile!

Chris Barez-Brown | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Barez-Brown

Last Friday I missed my train by three minutes. It meant I had to wait another hour to get home and therefore missed dinner with my wife. I had been on the road for over a week in countless different hotels, had travelled far and wide and therefore was tired and emotional. I felt really sorry for myself.

The Truth Behind How Happiness Fuels Success

Susanna Halonen | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Susanna Halonen

When I discovered positive psychology, I realised I'd had it all backwards. It's not the success that fuels the happiness, but the happiness that fuels the success.

Depression Hurts, But There Is Help - And It's Closer Than You Might Think

Liberty Forrest | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

If you are suffering from depression, one of the most significant and powerful tools you can use is to change your thoughts. It takes some effort, yes, and it doesn't happen overnight, particularly because depression creates negative energy, which is heavy and exhausting.

Positively Negative

Claire Frances | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Frances

I truly believe if I'd listened to my own negativity, and if I'd not gone to see the agent, I'd never have got past the first interview stage. Instead, I decided to believe in my ability and as a result I got down to the final two - out of hundreds of applicants.

Hollow Legs

Ash Halliburton | Posted 05.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ash Halliburton

When I was 15 I was scouted by Storm model agency. I didn't quit understand. I was trying to force my friend into a 'shout' magazine modelling competition, a random guy with a belly and a clip board told me to enter. I couldn't even smile then as my mouth wasn't wide enough to embrace my braces, you could say; I would have difficulty however. I was absolutely terrified.

Learning to Love Myself

Malminder Gill | Posted 14.06.2014 | 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 09.06.2014 | 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 14.05.2014 | 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 21.04.2014 | 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.