Purpose

Are You Living an Authentic Life? 10 Questions to Connect You to Yourself

Kate Taylor | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Taylor

Do you feel like you are living? I mean really living? That big fat life that you're grabbing with both hands whilst shouting 'hell yeah' -- running alongside every challenge that comes your way? Or do you feel like you're drifting? Ambling along in a fug of the daily grind? Getting up each morning feeling like you are simply existing day-to-day?

How to Change the World 10 Seconds at a Time - and How Your Brain Tells You Not To

David Mochel | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

There is a survival system in your brain that is designed to see the world through the lens of problems and limitations. It assumes that past behavior has led to survival, so it creates thoughts and sensations to get you to behave as you always have, and it rewards you for doing so.

The Psychology of Terrorism: What Makes Young Men Prepared to Kill for a Cause?

Steve Taylor PhD | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Politics
Steve Taylor PhD

The ideology which terrorists are fed aids this process too. When people take on a belief system, they begin to see the world in an abstract, intellectualised way, rather than through direct perception. They begin to see the world in terms of concepts and categories, developing a dry and rigid outlook which becomes so powerful that it divorces them from the immediacy of experience and contact. It encourages them to see other human beings not as individuals but as units in an abstract, conceptual and deadly game.

What Is Creativity Anyway?

Kate Taylor | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Taylor

It's my firm belief that being creative is something that has to exist in the world, so for the blog piece this week, I've been researching the characteristics of creative people, looking at busting some myths, and finding out what being creative means. The quotes throughout are some of the beautiful responses I got back.

Are You Addicted to Being Busy?

Jayne Morris | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Morris

I used to be addicted to busyness. I could not sit still for longer than five minutes without feeling the urgent need to be doing something productive. There was always something drawing my attention for me to work on. I was unaware that I had made busyness the purpose of my life. In all of my busyness I forgot to look after myself.

Why We Lose Sight of What Is Most Important

David Mochel | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

It is useful to understand that human beings have two distinct systems in the brain that are in charge of choosing how time and energy are spent. One system - the habitual survival system - is only interested in getting you through the day...

How to Be a Useful Woman

Adele Barlow | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Barlow

If you're an entrepreneur, you're a hunter: you're looking to grow your resources to bring back to the cave and there's something fundamentally masculine about that. Meanwhile, females are socially conditioned to focus on nesting - on making the cave look pretty and taking care of the children.

Sisters in Grief: A Young Widow's Trip to Africa

Sarah Wauterlek Pierson | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK
Sarah Wauterlek Pierson

The Third of May, 2007 was the day that my husband Mark died. The Third of May, 2007 was the day that I, for the first time in my otherwise rather charmed life, wished death upon myself. I was only 29 years old. Almost everything in my life has changed since then.

How to Find Your Passions

Imogen Massey | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Imogen Massey

Do you ever find yourself struggling to determine what your passions are? Do you ever wonder if you actually have any passions at all? I know how you feel! A year and a half ago my response to the question 'what are your passions?' was a shoulder shrug and a moment of intense panic.

In a Digital World Are the 4 P's of Marketing Still Relevant?

Tony Fish | Posted 08.06.2014 | UK Tech
Tony Fish

I am neither brave nor stupid enough to suggest that this replace the traditional and time tested marketing mix thinking, but the old framework doesn't embrace for digital as the fundamental and does not allow in its teaching digital first.

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?

I Don't Have a Cause

Paul Guest | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK
Paul Guest

I don't have a cause and it feels slightly problematic. By cause, I mean a thing that happens, exists or acts in such a way that something specific happens as a result. I am not a producer of an effect and further to this I'm not apart of a community.

Following Your Heart Is the Only Right Path

Liberty Forrest | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

What is it you really want to do? Push away any thought that has anything to do with what someone else needs, wants or expects from you and look only at your desire. Just allow yourself that, at least. Shove away the 'shoulds', and most of all ignore the fear. Just look at what you really want and enjoy how delicious it feels to immerse yourself in it.

When I Feel Like Giving Up My Life's Purpose...

Sam Feltham | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Feltham

It seems no matter how hard I try to convince people that being healthy is a good idea for a long and prosperous life, the way society is built all of that hard work is reversed in an instant with conniving marketing campaigns and highly addictive foods.

Zen and the Art of Mathematics

Tim Curtis | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Tim Curtis

What does Gove want us back to? He wants young people today to get bogged down in minutiae of detail and take their eye off the goal. He wants worker drones with no sense of their own capabilities and intelligence. He doesn't want people to solve problems, he wants clerks to write down sums in a book, perhaps to help balance the national deficit.

Why if you Don't Follow Your Heart it Will get the Better of you (and Steve Jobs Was so Right, Don't Settle)

BritChick Paris | Posted 19.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

I knew as a child I wanted to perform as an adult. I forced my poor parents and their friends to watch endless tutu dances and princess plays after their candlelit dinner parties.