In The Meantime - Allowing Change To Happen

Emma Eker | Posted 06.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Eker

Over the years, I've heard a lot about this place called 'The Meantime' - the place between that which has gone (ending of a relationship, job, project, phase of your life etc) and that which has yet to materialise - your next step 'up' on the ladder of life.

Why I Have No Life

Farida Ahmed | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Farida Ahmed

This is the story behind the teller. I work 7 days a week. I have four (and a half) jobs. I am an academic mentor at a Sixth Form College, a Private Tutor, a Nanny, a Blogger and a Postgrad Student all in one. Honestly, sometimes it feels like I literally have no life.

A Letter To My Fellow Twenty-Somethings...

Emma Hedile Al-munshi | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Hedile Al-munshi

My job revolved around assisting other people realise their own full potential, which is something I do really enjoy, and still enjoy to this day. But it wasn't until the closing ceremony of this particular event that I turned around and thought to myself, "But what have I done for me?"

Reshaping Behaviour and Reframing Success

Colin Hunter | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK
Colin Hunter

Busy. Very busy. That's how most business leaders would describe themselves. Perhaps there's just enough spare time to down a coffee, scan a Metro and start another 12-hour day. So busy, in fact, they don't have time to explore the connection between well-being, self-belief and success. But this is something Denis Gorce-Bourge is hoping to change.

What Can We Learn From Malala?

Maxine Altman | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Maxine Altman

Many of us are thwarted by our inner voices, our anxieties and a fundamental lack of belief in ourselves. Our inner critic tells us that we are less accomplished or capable than others. We dismiss our achievements and confine ourselves to a false belief in our mediocrity. But somewhere inside, we know that our disappearing act no longer serves the world.

On International Women's Day, How Mindfulness Can Help All Women Achieve Their Potential

Vidyamala Burch | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Vidyamala Burch

I have met women who have achieved incredible things. I am not just talking about careers or outward achievements, but women who in very difficult circumstances - whether illness, pain or other life situations - have managed to create a satisfying and joyful life for themselves through practising mindfulness and the associated qualities of kindness and compassion.

Have You Forgotten Who You Are?

Maggie Currie | Posted 26.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

Do you feel that you, and other people, have forgotten who you really are? Do you feel you are just someone's parent/partner/carer/sibling? Do you want to find your own identity again and boost your confidence?

The sky Is the Limit

Catharine Seddon | Posted 01.10.2016 | UK Parents
Catharine Seddon

When you're told your child has a disability, no one comes to tell you about all the different therapies available and the different educational options - or to advise you which to pursue: it's up to you as a parent to find out.

Whatever We Believe Becomes Our Reality

Maggie Currie | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

We usually act in a manner consistent with our beliefs. The most important belief system we can build is one where we absolutely believe that we are going succeed. This is called positive thinking, confirming our reality that we absolutely know that no matter what, we will be successful.

Tackling Poor Attainment and Preventing NEETs HAS to Start with Character-Building

Lady Diana Whitmore | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Lady Diana Whitmore

Former children's minister Tim Loughton said last week that improving educational outcomes is the key to tackling youth unemployment. He's absolutely right, and it is early intervention programmes like ours that can help to ensure the most disadvantaged young children and teenagers are able to achieve their full academic, and personal, potential.

How To Fail As A Leader

Colin Hunter | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK
Colin Hunter

Over the years, we've found that failed leaders can be an invaluable source of information on what NOT to do. We've also noticed that these leaders share far too many traits, which successfully undermine their position and future.

Me, Myself and I: Branding Yourself a Leader

Colin Hunter | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Colin Hunter

In the digital age, personal branding has never been more important. Whether it's the CEO of a large organisation, or the employee of a boutique brand, the way that people manage their online presence determines how they are viewed. In many ways, the prospect of being put under a digital microscope can seem daunting, but personal branding, if done properly, can be a great advantage.

How to Discover Your Unique Talents

Stephanie Holland | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Stephanie Holland

When you work on something that you are attracted to, your natural creativity to design, problem solve or manage can emerge regardless of whether it's what is traditionally regarded as a creative industry or not.

Bad Religion

Michelle Holmes | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Michelle Holmes

Beyonce recently broke the internet when she performed for 14 minutes at the US superbowl. Well, she didn't quite break the internet but the way peopl...

Why You're Missing Out on Life (and How to Change That)

Emma Brooke | Posted 29.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Brooke

Whilst we all have responsibilities and we all have to earn enough to put food on the table and pays the bills, it means very little if we don't wake up feeling alive and excited about life.

What Are You Special At?

Hugh Salmon | Posted 24.06.2012 | UK
Hugh Salmon

Last night, I watched a TV programme called Safari Vet School with my teenage daughter. The show features a group of young vets helping to protect end...