Positivity

Feeling a Bit Fed Up? Try This...

Jolene Setterfield | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jolene Setterfield

Well our British summer now appears to be over, and Autumn is on it's way. It doesn't mean we have to let it get us down though!

How To Tell If Your Friend Is A Toxic Soul-Sucker

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

All of us at some point have had a toxic friend - the one who's more interested in your bad news, isn't particularly happy for you when good things ha...

Seven Steps to Flourishing: Plant the Seeds to Be Happier This Spring

Cheryl Rickman | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Cheryl Rickman

As the winter blues and grey rainy days subside and we step towards the promise of blue skies and sunshine, it's the perfect opportunity to shake off the gloom and instead bloom with positivity. How?

How Yoga Helps Breast Cancer Patients Recover

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Leading cancer specialist Dr Lorenzo Cohen ran a clinical trial that was published this month, which revealed that women who did yoga during radiother...

Poorna Bell

The Philosopher's Mail: Alain De Botton Talks About His Positive Spin On The News

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It has been dubbed the 'anti Daily Mail' but The Philosopher's Mail - which features celeb and crime stories but with a different twist - is a bit mor...

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.

Why January Doesn't Suck As Much As You Think It Does

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 31.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

"January, month of empty pockets! Let us endure this evil month, anxious as a theatrical producer's forehead," said the French novelist Sidonie Gabrie...

The B425 List: An Alternative to New Year's Resolutions

Gabrielle Leimon | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gabrielle Leimon

I'm 21 now, 22 in a matter of weeks, and I've already started on ticking things off of my list. I'm so glad to have all these goals. What started as a mere exercise in positive thinking is something that is going to continue steering me towards happiness and rich experiences.

Do You Realise How Lucky You Really Are?

Jamie Flexman | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jamie Flexman

It's ridiculously easy to pick out the parts of our lives that might need changing but often this comes at the expense of acknowledging the things we should actually be grateful for.

Controlling Your Chaos - Start Stopping

Alice Grist | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

Sometimes chaos and manic woo woo is the most attractive thing in our lives. It is seemingly the driver that pushes us forward. We throw ourselves into turmoil for the sheer purpose of feeling something, experiencing something and, we hope, to make things change for the better.

'Give Pupils Same Psychology Training As The US Army', Professor Urges

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A professor has urged teachers to give pupils the same psychology training as the US Army as it would help develop mental and emotional resilience. ...

I am the Change 2013

Courtney Giles | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Courtney Giles

Winning the competition has done so much for my youth club, I really encourage you to enter and try for yourself, as the time you spend filling in the form could make a big difference. All you need is a change that you are passionate about.

Why A Little of What Might Kill You, Does You Good

Rob Atkinson | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Atkinson

I'd like to think that, if I'm lucky enough to exceed the age of 80, with all my marbles and my more important faculties all present and correct, I'll be cut some slack in the matter of my more treasured bad habits. I'll feel that, having survived so long indulging my relatively few vices, I might as well head for the exit in a like manner.

Coming Out of the Dark

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 02.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

Chronic illness can last months, years or even decades. Most people struggle to remember what life was like before. And we learn to put blinkers on our vision of other people fairly early on. We use it as a coping mechanism to dealing with how crappy our own life has gotten.

Give Us Hope Now!

Ilco van der Linde | Posted 01.12.2012 | UK
Ilco van der Linde

Yom Kippur 2012 is over. The Day of Atonement didn't bring any difference in the news we could find in the printed media. Do me a favor and check your newspaper right now. Ninety percent of the pictures and the articles are about problems instead of solutions, crisis instead of chances, war instead of peace. How come? Is there nothing positive to share? Is there no hope?

Summer Blubbin' - Does Summer Make You Sadder?

Beth Burgess | Posted 28.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Burgess

Anyone whose life is not exactly where they want it to be right now could be at risk of Summer Blubbin', as they compare their current lot in life with the joy of their friends, or remember happier summers in their own lives that they can not return to.

How Raw Food Can Improve Your Mood

Polly Noble | Posted 17.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Polly Noble

When you eat, you feed not only your stomach but your cells and if those cells don't get nourished with the vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients that they need, your body can start to malfunction making you experience anything from lethargic to irritable to fatigue to anxiety to depression and many more.

Study: Why A Positive Outlook Could Save Your Life

lifestyle.aol.co.uk | Posted 21.09.2011 | UK Lifestyle

If you'd loveResearch published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association showed that a positive outlook lowers the risk of people sufferin...