Poorna Bell

What I've Learned By My Mid-Thirties (Including The Joy Of Missing Out) | Poorna Bell | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

My entire twenties, like almost every other person, were lived with an utterly responsibility-free attitude. So much so, that Shaggy's song 'It Wasn't...

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Tried And Tested: Does Five Minutes Of Meditation Actually Work? | Poorna Bell | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Judging by one of my colleague’s reactions to my announcement I was off to a meditation class – a loud guffaw – coming out of the closet can be...

A Simple Meditation For Your Brilliant Mind

Mercedes Ngoh | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mercedes Ngoh

Meditation is not a religion. Nor is it a tradition involving levitation while sitting cross-legged on the floor pretending to be an all-knowing master of the universe. Meditation, sometimes disguised as boredom, slows our breath, lowers our heart rate, relaxes our mind and provides space for self-exploration while restoring our natural energy.

Being With the Busy Mind

Anne Loyd | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anne Loyd

When you start to observe how the mind works, you will laugh at the impossibility of clearing your mind of thoughts. It just isn't going to happen! Having thoughts is part of being human. Some researchers say that we have around 50,000 thoughts a day (National Science Foundation) and that around 95 per cent of these thoughts are the same as you had the day before.

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How This Famous Chef Manages His Work-Life Balance | Poorna Bell | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We're about to see a lot more of chef Marcus Wareing, who replaces Michel Roux Jr in the Autumn series of Masterchef: The Professionals. Wareing, ...

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This Is What Makes Our National Feel Good Day | Poorna Bell | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

National Feel Good Day is a bit of a strange one. It started with a big bang last year, and this year seems to have dropped off the radar, despite bei...

10 Things The World Can Learn From Britain

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

So much of the news is focused on what a country isn't doing right or the terrible tragedies happening within its borders, that we often forget the we...

Does This Massage Actually Clinically Reduce Stress?

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Massages by their very nature are meant to be de-stressing, but having tried and tested many, many treatments during the course of my career, I sadly ...

Where Do You Think We Rank On The Happiness Scale Compared To Europe?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Happiness, it seems is becoming a much more respected and valued measurement of a nation's wellbeing than money and power. According to the Offiic...

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How This Man Swapped Being A Financial Trader For Yoga And Writing | Poorna Bell | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The financial world is well known for being highly pressured, stressful, operating long hours and (in some cases) the inevitable burnout of employees ...

This Is The Most Important Thing You Can Do For Your Health

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you constantly feel tired or like you don't get enough sleep, it may be time to revisit your sleep techniques. Most of us view sleep as an optional...

How Stress Can Literally Kill Your Heart

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Stressing yourself out is a phrase we're all familiar with, but how many of us take it seriously? If you allow yourself to consistently experience hig...

Toilet Anxiety- Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Cunningham

Fear of needing the toilet, being caught short, of not finding the loo in time is a fear that blights both men and women, young and old. Many hours are spent planning the next toilet stop or an aisle seat for easy access at theatres and cinemas, one eye on the nearest toilet all the time.

This Is What Thriving Looks Like To Other People

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Arianna Huffington, HuffPost's founder and CEO, is bringing her Third Metric ethos of wellbeing and happiness to the UK through her book tour for Thri...

This Makes Meditation Easier Than Queuing Up For A Latte

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Headspace, the masters of online meditation, have unveiled a new version of their app that promises to make switching off and zoning out even easier. ...

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What Does A Former Buddhist Monk Have To Say About Men Chilling Out? | Poorna Bell | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Former Buddhist monk and co-founder of online meditation app Headspace Andy Puddicombe knows a thing or two about big life decisions and taking the ti...

Chelsea Flower Show 2014: Pictures Of The Glorious Gardens And Displays

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Yesterday saw the arrival of the bigwigs - the Queen and other celebrities such as Benedict Cumberbatch and Rowan Atkinson - today sees the Chelsea Fl...

Meditation Isn't Just Fluffy Chanting: Here Is Physical Proof

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Meditation, we are told, makes you happier, more peaceful and can help you sleep better. If that sounds too intangible for some, there are also the in...

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These Photos Of 3-Week-Old Puppies Are Maximum Cuteness | Poorna Bell | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Photographer Traer Scott's book Newborn Puppies marries the ridiculously cute with a fascinating insight into what puppies look like in the first thre...

If Pregnancy Yoga Is Good Enough For Gwynie, It's Good Enough For Us

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When figuring out what to expect when you're expecting, pregnancy yoga is a good start. Not only will yoga strengthen the body physically, which is...

How To De-stress Without Leaving Your Computer

Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Take regular breaks, get up, stretch, move about, leave the office, for the love of all things healthy STOP STARING AT YOUR COMPUTER! That's the gener...

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Happiest Countries According To Instagram | Poorna Bell | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It may not take into account GDP, health services or housing, but the latest study which reveals the world's happiest countries according to Instagram...

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Blue Skies, Dogs And Baby Tortoises: HuffPost Editors Reveal What Makes Them Happy | Poorna Bell | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

With happiness recognised by the UN as a 'fundamental human goal', we thought it high time to check in with the things that make us smile, ahead of th...

Top Three Retreats for Pregnant Mums

Caroline Sylger Jones | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Sylger Jones

Are you pregnant and feeling scared, confused, sick, elated, a bit rubbish, amazing, possibly all of these? When I was pregnant I veered from being a manic, over-organising machine ordering too much baby gear to curling up like a grannie on my sofa with a blanket on my knees sipping endless cups of green tea.

What's The Reality Of Not Having Your Phone For A Week?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Voluntarily releasing yourself from the clutches of your mobile phone is not appealing: we know too well that unsettling, gaspy feeling when you've re...