Self Awareness

Learning To Love The Man In The Mirror

Neil Martin | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Neil Martin

When you look at yourself, what do you see? For many years I tried to avoid the man in the mirror, because he was my chief critic, judge, jury and executioner...

Why We Need To Start Minding Our Own Attention

Antony Mayfield | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Tech
Antony Mayfield

Now, look at your attention. Loose, flabby and spilling out all over the place. Yes it is. Pull yourself together! Get your attention straight and stop blaming your distracted state on all those apps, streaming services and smartphone alerts.

From Poverty To Become A Pilot, Work With Snow Patrol, Mother And Wife. Impossible?

Tina McGuff | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tina McGuff

I would often seek solace in a bottle of alcohol, use various other methods to steal me from the toxic home environment I found myself in or simply try and end my life.

Who Are And Who Were Your Teachers In Life?

Maggie Currie | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

My teachers have been my parents, my primary school teachers, my senior school teachers, college tutors, my cousins, my children, my grandchildren, colleagues, my friends, my mother-in-law, my husband, my dogs and cats, my tortoise and myself and strangers.

Are We All Just Hostages To Fear?

Louise Jackson | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Jackson

It's dark and late. I walk through the heavy rain, dragging my bags behind me on the isolated midnight streets of a Filipino city. A Filipino city w...

Window To The Soul

Caragh Little | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

So, somewhere in Australia, there's a bird staring at its own reflection in a window.

Mindful Ways Of Dealing With A Difficult Boss

Smita Joshi | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Smita Joshi

A lot of difficulties with your boss can be resolved by understanding your nature and your boss' nature. By truly listening to the spoken communication that lives in the realm of "being human", you can effectively dissolve the individual from being the rock that blocks your career progress.

The Art Of Remembering Everything You Read - How I Encode Over 200 Books A Year

Rosie Leizrowice | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Leizrowice

For practical books, I try to set a plan for how I can implement it in my life. Charlie Munger also described the necessity of using what you read: 'I don't know anyone who's wise who doesn't read a lot. But that's not enough: You have to have a temperament to grab ideas and do sensible things. Most people don't grab the right ideas or don't know what to do with them.'

How To Fail At Living A Minimalist Lifestyle

Rosie Leizrowice | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Leizrowice

I spend quite a bit of time in online minimalist communities and reading blogs on the topic. As a result, I have seen many people adopt and then give up on this lifestyle. Over time, I have identified a few main reasons why this tends to happen.

The Secrets To Reading More - How I Read 200+ Books Per Year

Rosie Leizrowice | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Leizrowice

I read a lot. Three weeks into 2017 and I have read 14 books so far. There was a point in my life where I read 25 books per week. And no, I do not spe...

How Emotional Intelligence Can Help You and Your Business Thrive

Bev James | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK
Bev James

Commitment, passion and drive are just a few of the qualities required for success but perhaps one of the most vital skills is emotional intelligence. With recent studies showing that 90% of top performers possess a higher level of emotional intelligence can we really afford to miss out on supercharging our potential?

Space For The Self-Conscious Child

Madeleine Thompson | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Parents
Madeleine Thompson

Sometimes she will play very exaggerated games, role play, loud play, which focus on different aspects of her anatomy and result in funny songs and rhymes with little worry for how others see her. At other times, she will become so engrossed in her quieter role play but very aware we are around her, and she will tell us not to watch or listen to her.

Mental Health, A Modern Concern?

Lucy Fisk | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Fisk

So why then do so many of us still seem to be suffering? What is it about the world we live in today that causes so much stress that so many of us are depressed, suffering with anxiety issues, personality disorders, eating disorders, sleep disorders and a number of other issues all involving our mental health.

Is It A Weakness To Show Vulnerability?

Alison Ward | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Alison Ward

I know there are coaches and mentors out there who would not dare to admit this to themselves let alone their clients who invest in their services, but two of my core values is truth and integrity. I simply cannot and will not lie.

5 Unexpected Ways To Practise Self Care

Miriam Christie | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Miriam Christie

When you think about self-care you might think of pricey spa days, holidays, and the sort of indulgences that many of us either can't afford or just d...

14 - 20 November Is Self Care Week But What Does That Even Mean? Here Are Seven Steps Towards Real 'Self Care'

Miriam Christie | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Miriam Christie

Over the last couple of years, I've discovered that in reality looking after yourself is far from a selfish act. It's not about spa days, big holidays or pulling a sickie from work - although there is definitely a role for all of these things.

Top Three Ways To Survive Double Trouble

Veronica Owusu-Byczkowska | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Veronica Owusu-Byczkowska

Looking back, I can now connect the dots. I now know the problem wasn't in the situation itself, but in the way I had chosen to perceive it. Seeing it as the end of the world, a cage was created out of which I couldn't get.

How To Banish Your Inner Demons This Hallowe'en

Smita Joshi | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Smita Joshi

The bottom line is that it results in negative self-talk that clouds your judgement and constricts your perception of what is truly possible for you or your life. It keeps you from seeing things objectively and with a fresh perspective.

Think, See And Live Beauty

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Koay

I often write, think beautiful thoughts. Stop talking bad about people. Spread love, kindness and light instead. Look for the best in people and the world. Why? Because it will make your own life better the minute you look charitably on the world instead of finding faults.

Yoga and Weddings, Happily Ever After

Charo Merida | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Charo Merida

YOGA & WEDDINGS, HAPPILY EVER AFTER... "It's not about the perfect dress, it is about the perfect frame of mind" After having worked in the even...

Why I'm More of a Buddleia Than the Noble Rose

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

My love affair with roses goes back many years, perhaps when I first received them from an enamoured suitor. The evocative deep red, the heady scent, ...

We Need to Talk About Consent

Lucy Farrington-Smith | Posted 02.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Farrington-Smith

Consent is as simple as saying yes or no. It doesn't matter if you are single, because that doesn't mean yes. It doesn't matter if you accept a drink, because that doesn't mean yes. It doesn't matter if you smile at someone, because that doesn't mean yes.

Dip Advisor

Caragh Little | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK Tech
Caragh Little

I've always loved bad reviews. Opening the weekend papers, I hope that AA Gill or Giles Coren will have had a negative restaurant experience or watched some bad TV, because their negative comments are written with such exquisite disgust and delicious, satisfying venom.

The Imposter Syndrome - Syndrome or Mindset?

Dr Diahanne Rhiney | Posted 28.05.2017 | UK
Dr Diahanne Rhiney

One of the greatest author and poet of our time, Maya Angelou wrote eleven acclaimed books in her lifetime. Yet, she once admitted 'I have written eleven books, but each time I think, "Uh oh, they're going to find out now. I've run a game on everybody, and they're going to find me out.'

How Our Cognitive Biases Can Hinder Us, But Also Help Us

Mia Doring | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mia Doring

The best thing I learnt while I was studying Psychology was about all of our cognitive biases. There are loads of them. These 'mental shortcuts' operate mainly unconsciously, and, although the word 'bias' pings with negative connotations, they actually have a very important function; they allow us not to have to process every single thing in our daily lives.