Poorna Bell

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 20.02.2014 | 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...

Over 50% Of Brits Feel Increasingly Stressed And Anxious

The Huffington Post | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Balancing our work and home lives is proving increasingly difficult, a survey has found, with 54% of us saying our stress and anxiety levels are incre...

The Bane of Baths

Sarah Kwong | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Kwong

Once candles are lit, and I'm in, the regret starts to encroach. If the water isn't a perfect temperature - and it never is - my body reacts, either by perspiring (which is weird when you're already wet) or by shivering. In an attempt to quickly salvage my bathing experience, I decide to read a magazine.

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Screw Blue Monday: Why The 'Unhappiest Day Of The Year' Is A Total Crock | Poorna Bell | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Part of our Say No To January campaign also includes saying no to ridiculous, teeth-gritting things such as Blue Monday, allegedly the unhappiest day ...

How To Remain Calm When You're Stressed, Anxious Or Worried

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In the second extract from the This Book Will Make You... series as part of our Say No To January campaign, Dr Jessamy Hibberd and Jo Usmar show you h...

Sexism in the Spa World

Abi S. Wright | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Abi S. Wright

I know people of both genders who would always choose to have a male therapist, and I know people who would always choose to have a female therapist. Personally however, I would simply choose to have a good therapist.

The Lost Art of Relaxation: The Importance of Skilfully Doing Nothing

Adrian Kowal | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adrian Kowal

The concept and word for 'boredom' was only coined in the mid-1700s. Was this because none of our ancestors before this time experienced an uneasiness when faced with a few hours of no activity? When did we begin to experience restlessness when taking a break from everyday life?

A Diary of a Mum-to-be: The Second Trimester and Making Time to Relax

Louisa Daniels | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Daniels

To come back to worrying for a moment, I want to share with you the things that have concerned me, and made me rush to hospital to get checked out. I have had skin reactions: red bumps on my legs in the hair follicles, and huge lumps under my arms.

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Would You Share Your Table With A Stranger In A Restaurant? | Poorna Bell | Posted 14.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Tablets, smartphones and an ever-encroaching number of demands on our time mean that we're probably the most socially disconnected generation in human...

Here's A Quick and Easy Tool to De-Stress Any Time!

Liberty Forrest | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

I'm sure you know what it is to feel stressed. Rushing here and there, having too much work, not enough sleep, too many responsibilities, no time to just chill and enjoy life. Seems all of us are in that same boat, right? Wrong.

Stressed? Depressed? Try Some Deep Rest!

Jayne Morris | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Morris

Many scientists believe that the experience of depression is compounded during the winter months due to the lack of light. Shorter daylight hours cause chemical changes in the body that stimulate the production of the sleep hormone melatonin. This affects some people more than others.

How to Cope When the Wheels Come Off

Liberty Forrest | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

What do you do when Life throws too much at you all at once? Do the wheels come off and land you in the ditch? Do you smash head first into a tree? Or even worse, into oncoming traffic, taking out a few other people in the process?

Anxiety: How To Overcome It

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

This summer, we had a wake-up call. Or rather, we would have had one, if we weren't worrying about the number of things going wrong in our lives, and ...

Yes, It Is Possible To Have Fun Without Your Phone

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

We had to shine a spotlight on a brilliant technology-free event called Camp Grounded, which was flagged up by Rusty Blazenhoff at Laughing Squid. ...

Are You Stressed? Have You Tried Sophrology?

Paola Bassanese | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Paola Bassanese

Sophrology is a mix of Eastern and Western approaches with an emphasis on body and mind awareness: it blends the mindfulness of yoga and meditation with the more rational approach of hypnotherapy and psychology.

Mindfulness: Expert Explains How Can It Make Your Life Better

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 29.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

If you feel like your life is getting slightly out of control, or like you're not getting enough done, or simply that you're going from one day to the...

How Successful Women Relax And Make Time For Themselves

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Most of us have our hands full with zipping off to work, looking after the kids, seeing our mates and taking care of the house. And while it's not a g...

How To Relax: The New Two-Minute Method

Tom Cornwall | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Cornwall

For something to be really useful in helping us relax and it needs to be three things: simple to follow, easy to develop as a habit and also works. I'm going to share something with you that I've been doing myself and working on for a little while.

Modern Meditation; Activities That Help Keep Your Ego Balanced

James Saward-Anderson | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
James Saward-Anderson

One important skill I have learnt throughout my travels is the skills of self reflection. During Ultra's you are forced to turn a mirror towards your own behaviors. My 8 weeks of running across Europe was a self reflective journey. I began to delve deeper into myself as a person.

WATCH: Meditation: The Secret Of The Super Successful

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

What's the secret to success? Not working crazy hours it would appear, rather meditation. It is the current trend among the super successful, top athl...

Take A Time Out With These Stunning National Geographic Photo Contest Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The best we hope for when taking a photograph is for our thumb to not be on the viewfinder when taking an Instagram snap. But for these amazing photog...

LOOK: Amazing Photo Contenders From National Geographic (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 07.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Animals caught in elegant flight, little kids giggling and nature landscapes rendered otherworldly and immense are some of the subjects that make ...