Self Awareness

I Shop, Therefore Who am I?

Caragh Little | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

This weekend, I went on a shopping expedition to a popular Belfast shopping centre. I more often shop online, but just this once, as the Autumn sunshine made the indifferent summer seem a million years away, I spent a couple of hours in the shops.

Me, Me, Me

Emma Porcelli | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Parents
Emma Porcelli

In all the turmoil though, it is so important to have time out. As a person, it is your basic right to have a bit of time to yourself. Self-importance and well-being are vital in being a good parent. If you are frazzled, the household will be frazzled. Kids sense tension and will just play up more. It is a vicious circle.

The 7 Modern Deadly Sins of Digital Leadership

Sofie Sandell | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK
Sofie Sandell

I've adapted these modern deadly sins and applied them to my digital leadership philosophy - which in this case can also be seen as leadership based on modern values.

Leadership, Micro-management and Lack of Trust

Sofie Sandell | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK
Sofie Sandell

Modern management styles often focus on tolerance, empowerment, acceptance and collaboration. A collaborative business requires a different kind of leader: a leader who builds up a good team based on trust and less micro-managing.

Let's Not Kid Ourselves

Kaitlyn Hatch | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK
Kaitlyn Hatch

Hate is not something we're born with. It's something we learn. It's something we can unlearn. But first we have to admit that it's there, however light.

On Death and Nature

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

ife and death are the great pretenders, the illusionists who compel us to make sense of the hand we have been dealt with and even that is the luck of the draw (or karma, for some). Every day we are challenged and struggle to make sense of our world but that doesn't mean we have to give in to fear, worse yet, to a fear of ourselves.

Male Suicide Is a Tragedy - But Don't Patronise Me About It

Dale Lately | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK
Dale Lately

As someone who's had a lifelong battle with depression, I know full well what a serious issue suicide is for either gender. But I'm not sure if crowdsourcing a set of "bloke jokes" and pasting them up around the streets is the answer.

What Reality TV Has to Teach As About Connection

Michaela Horan | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Michaela Horan

To me, it seems like the fame-hungry Big Brother housemates are engaged in some kind of prime time, heavily edited morality play. And because Big Brother is always watching them, they constantly run the risk of having things they have said and done played back to them.

Mental Health: Shifting Discussion

Tobias Harris | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tobias Harris

Awareness of mental health is not the problem at large - seeing it as something separate from us is. Whilst daily stresses and strains are the subject of polite small talk, depression or our anxieties crosses into foreign, undisclosed territory.

Be Kind. Honour Yourself. Find Your Purpose, Find Your Peace

Cat Elliott | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Cat Elliott

I believe we all could benefit from simply taking a kinder approach to ourselves. To ask our self what is it that my body actually needs today to feel nourished and loved - and then do that.

Being 'Selfish' - The Most Selfless Act You Can Do For Yourself

Jemma Andrew-Adiamah | Posted 30.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jemma Andrew-Adiamah

Making time for yourself and expressing self-love as a mother, daughter, sister or auntie is so very important and something that we all need to practise as time allows. Just a snippet in the day or week to yourself can make all the difference to your all round happiness and your body and mind will only thank you for it later.

Low Self-Esteem: How to Change the Broken Record

Karin Sieger | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

We all carry in us a critical voice, which can give a running commentary full of frightening self doubt, shame, crushing condemnation and dissatisfaction. A voice, which has high standards and can never be pleased, is always on guard, which anticipates failure and humiliation.

Changing Careers at 28, What I Learned

Rhiannon Dance | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rhiannon Dance

Over a year before I left my job, I'd convinced myself that I was a failure for not having pursued my childhood dream of becoming a vet. If we were in medieval times, I'd have been out flagellating myself in the street, full of regret.

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.

Feeling Lonely? Disconnect to Reconnect

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK
Amisha Bhavsar

If the loneliness stems from being over plugged-in to the digital world - then how about reducing the time you spend online. Put those digital devices aside. Come on. Not forever. Simply, unplug now and then.

Anger, Fear, Stress, Anxiety, Cravings? Try Self-Compassion

David Mochel | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

You have probably imagined what would be possible if you did not feel fear, anger, stress, anxiety, or cravings. You have probably thought about the things you could achieve, the peace and energy you could have, and all the ways you could connect and contribute.

How to Chase the Crazy Person In Your Head Away

Anniki Sommerville | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anniki Sommerville

I have good and bad days but even as a child I'd often replay horrible images in my mind. I once had a giant ball of gristle roll out of a piece of bacon quiche I was munching on. And this ball of gristle is like a metaphor for how I constantly mull over all the bad stuff.

360 Degrees of Failing...?

Caragh Little | Posted 01.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

It's time. The calendar tells me I can't delay any longer. I have to drag myself, groaning, out of that post-Christmas hibernation and set myself up for a whole year's worth of failing. I've got to make my New Year's Resolutions.

Everyone on This Planet Is Already on a Spiritual Path

Karen Ruimy | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Ruimy

Are you choosing to step out onto the spiritual path? Are you are choosing to discover your true nature and the unique gifts that your soul brings to this life?

Five Golden Habits for Daily Life: Because Our Thoughts Become Our Actions

Anna Roth | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Roth

How conscious are you in your experience of daily life? Do you have fun? Do you create exciting projects and share your time with those you love? Or are you unhappy? Are you always complaining about loss? Are you waiting for somebody else to make the move that will take you out of your comfort zone to a better place?

Why You Probably Don't Need a Life Coach

Michael Heppell | Posted 11.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Heppell

There are amazing, authentic, experienced and professional coaches out there; find the right one and they'll help you to change your life. But choose carefully - your coach could be closer than you think..

Three Surefire Ways to Whack a Sucky Mood

Mandy Lehto | Posted 21.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mandy Lehto

So your mood is radioactive, and though you've noticed it's not serving you - or anyone around you - it can be hard to snap out of it. Here are three road-tested methods I use when I feel the mental toxicity building.

Screw Positive Thinking

Asha Patel | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Asha Patel

This is a call for authentic listening. Instead of verbalising that emotion, be quiet. Listen to it. See what fears and foes lurk beneath what you're feeling. It's about listening to oneself and one's own emotional state and then being wholly responsible for it.

Have You Got Too Serious?

Kathryn Lovewell | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kathryn Lovewell

When I was younger, I was the life and soul of any party. I was the giggler. In fact once I started I usually couldn't stop and then of course, my giggling would be infectious. My friends would all be laughing until we were crying or struggling to breathe.

New curriculum, same need for students to self-assess & self-promote

Pete Edge | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Pete Edge

Students at primary and secondary schools returned to school last week to experience their first few days of a revamped 'tough' new curriculum that mi...