UK Positivity

Advice On Beating The Post-Holiday Blues

Dr. Amy Bibby | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Amy Bibby

It's that time of year when summer holiday season is in full effect and workers across the country are enjoying weeks of relaxation. But when the holiday has come to an end and it's time to go back to reality, that post-holiday feeling of dread is one like no other.

The Six Step Negativity Detox

Bev James | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Bev James

When you make an active effort to become more positive, you'll find you encounter much more positivity in everyday life. Why? Is it magic, karma, or energy related? No - it's logically inevitable. When we view the world through more positive eyes and take a more positive approach in everything we do, we become more open and brave

Seven Ways To Combat Your Shyness

Bev James | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Bev James

Human interaction is the lynchpin of life, so it goes without saying that shyness, as well as severe social anxiety, can be extremely difficult to live with. It can affect every area of your life, from hampering your performance at work or university, to completely sabotaging your enjoyment of social engagements...

Why It Is Okay To Grieve When You're Diagnosed With A Chronic Illness

Anna Gaunt | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Anna Gaunt

everybody I wouldn't be the strong, empathetic, open-minded, make-the-most-of-everyday kind of person that I am. When I talk to people about my illness, I am very often met with confusion or pity. You should know that you shouldn't feel pity, because I don't either. This is my life now, and it's a bloody good one at that.

Prepare For A Date With Your Dream Goal

Veronica Owusu-Byczkowska | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Veronica Owusu-Byczkowska

If you want to stay focused and keep your dreams, desires and aspirations alive, a vision board is a must! You want to keep your desires on fire, create a mindset of possibilities and take baby step actions towards that date with your dream goal!

Young People Inspire Me Each Day - Our Future Leaders

Tina McGuff | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Parents
Tina McGuff

I covered self-esteem, self-awareness, mental fitness, being non-judgmental, resilience, compassion and the power of positivity and the impact of how having all of this can help you through some challenging times in life you may or may not face.

Why I Have Cried Over The Kindness Of Strangers

Ruth Drake | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Parents
Ruth Drake

Lately I may have been guilty of focusing on negative reactions to my daughter, Elin, who has Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy. Although I feel strongly that it's important for me to write about these reactions for a myriad of reasons, it's equally important for me to redress the balance.

10 Ways To Break Out Of Your Comfort Zone

Lisa Johnson | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Johnson

Set Goals - What are you aiming for? What does your idea of success look like? If you don't normally set goals or if the ones you do set aren't purposeful, actionable and measurable then that's the very first thing you need to do.

What Is Disney Doing To Children?

Will Polston | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Will Polston

What if there is an underlying message that Walt Disney was trying to get across... No matter how hard life might seem, with a strong enough belief or 'wish' life's hurdles (the baddies) can be overcome to achieve your ultimate goal.

The Different Masks That We Wear

Marcus Brown | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Marcus Brown

Oscar Wilde said, "Be yourself; everyone else is taken." Although it's a great idea to just be ourself, one of our greatest fears is to show our true ...

Five Simple, Practical Concepts Which Have Changed My Life

Rosie Leizrowice | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Leizrowice

Concepts are far more powerful than facts or instructions. Whenever I want to make a change in my life, I look for flexible concepts which can be applied to a range of areas- the broader the better. Here are 5 which have had the biggest impact over the last year.

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.

The Self-Sabotaging Should

Laura Bell | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Bell

'Should' is a suffocating presence that cannot be seen but can be felt with the momentous force of a gathering typhoon. It is the test you could never get full marks on; the boss you could never impress; the partner you could never please and a complete misdirection of your energy.

Campaign To Dismantle Narrow Beauty Standards

Lekia Lée | Posted 19.02.2017 | UK Style
Lekia Lée

banner The problem is not that we appreciate beauty but that the definition of beauty is so narrow, too narrow to include afro textured hair, so while society is waking up to the damaging effects of its narrow definition of beauty, advocating for body acceptance, even skin colour acceptance, hair discrimination still goes largely unopposed.

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.

The Benefit Of Hindsight - We Can Learn To Love Ourselves

Lisa Ives | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Ives

There is a lot of emphasis now on body positivity, I for sure struggled with that my whole life. When I look back at photos of when I was 16 I feel so sorry for that girl, so much time spent thinking I was fat; I wish I was that 'fat' now.

The Health Importance Of Optimism

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

Many people see positivity as a genetic trait - something they are either born with, or not. In the same way that we might talk about our eye colour or height, many of us will describe ourselves as naturally optimistic or pessimistic.

The Power Of Gratitude - How It Can Change Your Life

Dorothy Halley-Frame | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dorothy Halley-Frame

When I was first given the book The Secret as a gift early last year, I experienced the same doubt. But after finishing the book and further reading and research into gratitude and the law of attraction, I can honestly say my life has changed for the better.

Feeling Blue - How Yoga Can Help

Tara Lee | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tara Lee

It's Blue Monday, a name given to a day in January (typically the third Monday of the month) reported to be the most depressing day of the year and the worst month for suicides.

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.

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.

When It Comes To Creative Effort, It Pays To Spread Your Bets

Leila Johnston | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Leila Johnston

So, let me ask you something: what are the investments you make in your day to day life, what are the tips you're listening to, and what's the currency you're investing, hoping it'll reap dividends for you?

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 Creativity And Innovation Are About Staying Open To Change

Leila Johnston | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Leila Johnston

I've spoken to a lot of wonderfully inspiring people for the 'behind the scenes of creativity' podcast that I've been making every week since the summ...