Self Awareness

Finding My Way Back to Center

Maria Senise | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Senise

Originally, I wanted to name this post "Aimlessly Attempting to Crawl My Way Back to Center," but I thought it was too defeatist sounding. It is how I'm feeling as of late though. I feel like the balance and grounding I had found has become hazy, muted, diluted.

Be Positive About Your Twenties

Esther Hayden | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Esther Hayden

As you get into your 20s you often start to use other peoples lives as a marker of how grown up you feel. Whether it's people getting married, moving into their own place or getting a real adult job, there is always someone that makes you feel immature in comparison.

Why My Trauma Is Relevant

Emma Letessier | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Letessier

During the really rough period of my marriage, where we separated for around three months, there was someone I knew that was receiving treatment for cancer. While talking to a friend one day, she asked me how I was and I told her something along the lines of "I'm fine".

Mental Health Traffic Lights

Fiona Kennedy | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Fiona Kennedy

We all have mental health, so equally we can all have mental ill health. From time to time, we may struggle more than we'd like, and so need to look for help to see us through. The problem is, it often isn't clear at what point we need to need to speak up and look for that help. So, here's where the traffic lights come in.

Why We Lose Sight of What Is Most Important

David Mochel | Posted 14.07.2014 | 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...

Rachel Moss

The Wisdom I've Gained By My Early Twenties

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Wisdom is something we usually associate with the Dalai Lama and elderly relatives, but here at HuffPost UK Lifestyle, we're big believers that anyone...

Our Youth Hate Themselves

Anna Moody | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Moody

I see trouble ahead...don't you? Our children are heading into the abyss of low self-esteem and self-loathing at a startling rate. Let's assess the recent incident in Magaluf. One young woman and 23 young men involved in a sexual act in public. I have read various viewpoints in the newspapers.

My Leadership Speech

Jane Fuller | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Fuller

Self responsibility and accountability are key to future happiness. Have a vision and communicate that vision. I wanted my work to have meaning. I wanted to inspire others to heal and align themselves to their spiritual path and to help them dig deep into their authentic selves and activate their true drivers and passions.

How to Love and Accept Your Body

Rebecca Fredericks | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Fredericks

Whatever your shape, size or age, if you're a woman - you've probably wanted, and perhaps even tried, to change your body. So, why is this? Why do we see them as a 'something', an object, to be abused, treated badly, and even fought with. Something that can even determine our level of self worth.

How Self Aware Are You?

Maggie Currie | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

When I was in my teens and even up to my early 40s I had very little self awareness. I plodded along doing what I was told to do, manipulated by so many people. I was so totally not self aware I didn't even notice that I was living my life on other people's terms.

The Power of Mask Making

Charlotte Tiley | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Tiley

It is a very personal journey to make your own mask and I have seen a pattern emerge over the years of observing people make their totem piece - the mask takes form and then the maker cannot help but reveal a part of themselves through the design, build and decoration.

Is Teaching Mindfulness in School a Good Idea?

Maria Senise | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Senise

Anyone look back at your tween and teen years and reminisce about how incredibly awkward and uncomfortable you felt in your own skin? Anyone, in conjunction, also realize that those quirks you felt so odd about back then have actually made you the unique person you are today? Anyone think how sad it was that you wasted all that time and energy worrying about what others thought about you? Well...I sure as hell do.

Asking for Help IS Okay

Maria Senise | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Senise

The other day, I showed my middle school students in my Girls' Lifestyle Camp a few clips from the show So You Think You Can Dance. I thought it was important for the girls to see these dancers who followed their passions and dreams through hard work and dedication despite the obstacles and difficulties.

Four Keys to a Relaxed and Happy Pregnancy

Sacha Knop | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sacha Knop

Reading the energy of an unborn baby is so magical, pure and present. There are rarely any energetic blockages in an unborn baby, which makes it really easy to tap into their needs from and questions for the parents. What's been striking is that there is a clear recurring pattern of needs that nearly every unborn child has for and from their parent-to-be.

How Giving Up Wine Changed This Woman's Life

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Heather Martin realised it had been a while since she had skipped that evening glass of wine and she started to wonder whether she could even go a nig...

Everybody Wants the Perfect Partner, But Have You Considered This?

Liberty Forrest | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

Everyone sits down and says the relationship is in trouble and then tells me the many ways in which the other person is lacking. The conversations are always about what's missing between them or how thing have changed, and a litany of the other person's shortcomings, long before they might mention their own contributions.

Do You Really Want to Save That Relationship?

Liberty Forrest | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

Scary or ugly or not, the only way to save a relationship is to save the relationship. Full stop. You have to be brave, rip off the bandaid and look at what's festering underneath. It's not for the faint-hearted. It's miserable painful dirty work but it's the only thing that will put it right.

Learning How to Navigate Life's Black Holes

Saskia Lee Stewart | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Saskia Lee Stewart

Life in the hole has been melancholic, pretty tangled around the edges and a lot unsettled. I am not expressing complaint here. I am SO NOT one for a 'settled' or mundane life where there are no bumps and dips

Fight Negativity and Kickstart Your Self-Esteem

Elizabeth Venzin | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Venzin

When negative influences and thoughts are prevalent - generated either from within ourselves or through others - it adversely affects the way we feel about ourselves. Over time this can lead to low self-esteem which can reduce the quality of a person's life in many different ways. Unchecked, this may lead to mental health issues such as anxiety and depression.

Getting the Mix Spot On: Learning by Doing and Learning by Reflecting

Nigel Rayment | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK
Nigel Rayment

I've spent the past few weekends renovating the Victorian brickwork on our house. The bricks are a lovely warm shade of orange, but over the years man...

Do You Always Need to Be Right?

Annie Ashdown | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

Acts of kindness are only kind when you feel good about ourselves. Caretaking is the neighbour of martyrdom. Many who lack confidence have a compulsion to be perfect. I found being a control freak exhausting.

Top Tips on How to Deal Effectively With Criticism

Annie Ashdown | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

Many people cant find it within themselves to say anything positive and take pleasure from flagging up someone's shortcomings. Don't make it about you, as these people need to feel superior because they are so insecure and the only way they can do so is project their own flaws onto another person. They do it with everyone.

10 Things Highly Successful People Don't Do

Annie Ashdown | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

Over the years I have done extensive research, read endless authorised biographies, studied body language and carefully observed the communications skills of highly successful people. I learnt it wasn't about luck but about choosing the right attitude, taking action, changing behaviour, taking one step at a time, one goal, one priority at a time, a day at a time.

So What If Your Child May Be Gay? Get Over It

Daniel Warner | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Warner

If I was to go and try and get my 'gayness' reversed it would probably open up a plethora of Pandora's boxes. There would be demons, there would be horror, there would be sin, lustfulness and an absolute shed load of glitter, feathers, fun and debauchery.

Why We Need to Appreciate Our Own Aloneness

Mohadesa Najumi | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mohadesa Najumi

Try out this experiment. Sit in your room for an hour and turn your phone/laptop off. Dispel any distractions, don't do anything, at all. Just sit there. What do you feel at the end of the hour? Aloneness? Sorrow? Or do you feel at peace, content and fulfilled by an hour of your own company?