Relaxation.

Mindful Birthing: Using Mindfulness During Labour

Liz Lowe | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK Parents
Liz Lowe

I had thoroughly prepared for a positive birth experience, but not for one that went so far off plan. It took me a long time to be able to discuss the birth calmly, and even longer to forgive myself for decisions made in moments of panic.

Caribbean Retreats: The Club Barbados

The Spa Spy | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

The hotel is one of the few all-inclusive adult only resorts on the glamorous west coast and pretty much everything is included in your package price, offering affordable luxury. It's clear from the warmth of the staff and the way that some of the guests greet them like long lost family, that the hotel has many returning guests.

How to Create the Ideal Birth Environment

Deborah Pryn | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK Parents
Deborah Pryn

Wherever you want to give birth - at home, at hospital, in a birth centre or in the woods (only joking...), you'll want to be as cosy and comfy at hom...

A Little Loving Kindness Goes a Long Way

Liz Lowe | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Lowe

We celebrated Valentine's Day in our usual 'low key' style. Whilst we were all at the market my husband bought me flowers. He was assisted by the toddler who did a quick spot check on various options to see how easily the petals and berries could be detached. Most, quite easily, it turned out and we may not be welcomed back by that particular florist.

Tearing Your Hair Out

Dr Bessam Farjo | Posted 17.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Bessam Farjo

In technical terms, sensory nerve fibres, neurohormones and neutrophins all play a role in the hair growth cycle. Levels of stress can have an effect on these and consequently accelerate loss of hair.

A Two Minute Trick for Instant Calm

Liz Lowe | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Lowe

Now if the decade I spent as a home-based wine rep taught me anything, it's that wearing pyjamas at midday is perfectly acceptable, and in no way related to productivity. In this case my husband had in fact been working for an hour, and the toddler and I had half-peeled a banana (it is sometimes related to productivity).

The Baby Spa

Tori Gabriel | Posted 05.01.2016 | UK Parents
Tori Gabriel

Massage involves working on the body with pressure and can be applied with the hands, fingers, elbows, knees and feet. This particular spa treatment starts in pregnancy when Baby decides to poke a knee straight out the front of your belly while simultaneously shoving an elbow into your bladder.

What's the Difference Between Meditation, Self-Hypnosis and Relaxation?

Suzy Ashworth | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK Parents
Suzy Ashworth

Conversations I have had in the past about the difference between relaxation, self-hypnosis and meditation have always been slightly perplexing. As the universal benefits of all three: reduction in stress, anxiety and low blood pressure were all cited as the reasons pregnant women should choose one discipline over another.

Moroccan Hideaway in the Heart of London: A Luxury Hammam at The Spa at Dolphin Square

Chloe Gunning | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

Days don't come more grey than this particular Monday. Torrential rain. Chilly breeze. Chaos on the roads. Abandoned umbrellas strewn along the paveme...

Taking Time Out on the Naughty Step

Josh Taylor | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Josh Taylor

I often take a sip of my own medicine too and just have to take a step back from everything and get away. Luckily for me I've found other places than the naughty step. And luckily for my brother, I've found other ways to get there without having to push him down the stairs.

Avoiding the Botox Temptation!

Lauren Riley | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Style
Lauren Riley

I don't know if its just me but it seems like everywhere I turn at the moment pictures of 'perfect people' adorn sides of buses, my Instagram and magazines. Whatever the medium of delivery the thing being sold is perfection.

Do You Plan on Spending 10 Years of Your Life Watching Television?

Susan Leigh | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

Yes, TV can be an easy default, an unchallenging option, a reliable companion, a quick de-stressor, a way to relax, but do you plan on spending 10 years of your life watching TV? These statistics certainly make one think.

Overwhelmed? Four Ways to Calm Down and Simplify

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amisha Bhavsar

Are you over scheduling and overloading your to-do list? Keep over scheduling and overloading, and you'll end up feeling overwhelmed. When overwhelm happens, it distorts our reasoning and response-ability. It also clouds the mind from clear thinking and, as a result, not much gets done, even though we may have lots to do.

Rewriting Your Life

Laura Humphreys | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Humphreys

Slice up very last page. Every last word. Cut randomly so you have a bunch of letters here, a single letter there, a full word every so often. Cut it into tiny pieces until all you have left is a confetti of jumbled letters and words.

Breathe your way to happiness.

Steve Halsall | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Halsall

The eternal quest for happiness has been something that has thwarted even the greatest minds and scholars over the last couple of thousand years. Happiness is something that ebbs and flows daily, hour by hour and minute by minute.

Three Ways to Get More 'Me Time'

Neil Martin | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Neil Martin

I don't know about you, but I feel that when I am most content in myself, I show up as a better version of me for others too. If I'm frustrated, fed up or feeling desperate for a little space, then no matter how hard I try to be at my best, there is always a chance that the cracks will show.

Embracing Your Inner Child

Karen Ruimy | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Ruimy

The soul is not going to be expressed fully and naturally. It will have to please the world in order to be loved. We all create an ego that is this personality that wants to match the world and we start adopting a lot of judgement from our surroundings.

Poorna Bell

If We Learned How To Say No, We'd Be Less Stressed And Anxious

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Be honest: how hard do you find it to say the word: no? We're not referring to saying no to things you don't like or don't actively want to do - w...

Soap-Dodging Brits Go Three Months Of The Year Without Washing

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Next time you're on a busy train you might want to hold your breath (or have a nose peg at the ready) as a study has revealed that Brits dodge the soa...

A PC World

Vicky Frankland | Posted 22.02.2015 | UK Tech
Vicky Frankland

The emergence of modern technology such as smart phones, laptops, tablets and with those, twenty four hour access to the internet has added to our lives in so many different ways. The internet has turned a very large world into something much more intimate. People are on hand at any point of the day.

This Is Officially The World's Best Island

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Introducing Palawan, the greatest island that the world has to offer. The gem in the Philippines' crown, Palawan is a beautiful island which is hom...

Is a Steam Room Really a Place to Relax?

Chanel de Yong | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chanel de Yong

I have never wrapped that towel around tighter. Buddah-beauty is now trying to have a conversation with me. As she rambles on, the room is getting hotter and hotter, steam gradually obscuring everything in the room. Her face is now at a half moon, yet she still tries to engage in a conversation with me.

Stress Beats Relaxation, Depression Beats Happiness

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Cunningham

You put in the word 'banana' and you find out how many people have googled banana in the last month. Or if you really want to know, the trends in banana interest over the last 12 months. Search terms and their popularity reveal a mine of information about our interests and perhaps our psychology.

Make Love, Moisturise and Drink Tea This Autumn...

Mercedes Ngoh | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mercedes Ngoh

Autumn is officially upon us and we are more than ready for the falling leaves and unlimited cups of hot tea. As the temperatures shift, so do our internal seasons

Do You Feel Stressed Before You Get Out Of Bed?

IKEA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Stress: it's one of those things that you just can't avoid. At some point in your life, you're going to come face to face with it. And if you're Briti...