UK Positivity

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...

Six Ways To Spread The Love In This Topsy Turvy World

Kate Beavis | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Politics
Kate Beavis

We all woke up to the American presidency decision and for most us, we felt shock, bewilderment and an overwhelming sense of fear. Turning on social m...

This Woman Wrote Her Own Obituary And It's Beautifully Honest

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A 38-year-old woman who died from cancer has written a beautiful obituary that’ll seriously change your outlook on life. Before her death, Sonia To...

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."

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.

Seven Life Hacks For Modern Living

Ryan James Lock | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ryan James Lock

Take some time to think about what your ideal life looks like. Where are you living? Where are you career wise? How is your health and fitness? What ever areas are important for you, sit down and get clear on what you want your life to look like. You don't have to get too detailed, just get an idea of where you want to be.

The Pressure To Be Positive

Erin Adams | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Erin Adams

There is a difference between using your voice for good and just using it to be hateful; it is very important to know the difference, but just because something has negative undertones doesn't mean it should be automatically disregarded. I think that that is one of the most dangerous things we as human beings can do.