Positive Thinking

All Women Are Real Women

Leyah Shanks | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Leyah Shanks

What is real is differences. Wonderful, inspiring differences. As happy as I am to see more plus models making it big, it annoys me that we are now beginning to lean over to the opposite standpoint. It is not ok to fat shame. Just as it is not ok to skinny shame. In fact, let's just cut out the shaming altogether, shall we?

Being a Kid Is For Life (Not Just For Christmas)

KatherinePress | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
KatherinePress

Christmas is a time for kids. Kids in the literal, vertically-challenged sense and kids in the metaphorical, inner child sense - for us Big Kids.

A Psychologist's Confession: I'm Not Interested in What You're Thinking

Karen Pine | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Pine

My lack of interest stems from the fact that what you're thinking has little to do with how you will behave. Sure, what you're thinking will affect how you're feeling. But it will barely connect with what you do. And what I'm really interested in is behaviour.

We Need More Positivity Online

Claire Lim | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Tech
Claire Lim

It's really easy to write a tweet, a status update or a blog about something that annoys you. The blogs I've written so far have mostly been reaction pieces to news and, reading back, I've found they're not necessarily upbeat.

The Way We're Working, Isn't Working...

Rob Nunn | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK
Rob Nunn

Human beings are unequivocally the most intriguing, thought provoking and hyperbolized creatures ever to have walked planet earth. We are complex, intricate and arrogant to the world we have rule over and, more importantly, with ourselves...

Screw Positive Thinking

Asha Patel | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Asha Patel

This is a call for authentic listening. Instead of verbalising that emotion, be quiet. Listen to it. See what fears and foes lurk beneath what you're feeling. It's about listening to oneself and one's own emotional state and then being wholly responsible for it.

The Mind Is a Fidgety Child

Georgie Bradley | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Georgie Bradley

My Google Chrome has a permanent conga line of dormant tabs open for potential reads, until some of them disappear past the arrow of no return and I eventually 'x' them out of existence. This barrage of information, lying next to me, puts the mind in overdrive.

Poorna Bell

How Positivity Challenges Actively Make Our Lives Better

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Although positivity challenges aren't a new thing, we've seen them sprouting up all over Facebook recently. The idea is that someone nominates you...

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

Mik Scarlet | Posted 27.10.2014 | 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 20.10.2014 | 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 13.10.2014 | 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 07.10.2014 | 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 08.09.2014 | 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 07.09.2014 | 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.