Self Development

When It Comes To Creative Effort, It Pays To Spread Your Bets

Leila Johnston | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Leila Johnston

So, let me ask you something: what are the investments you make in your day to day life, what are the tips you're listening to, and what's the currency you're investing, hoping it'll reap dividends for you?

How To Stop Sabotaging Your Creative Confidence

Leila Johnston | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK
Leila Johnston

This week we're giving ourselves a break from creativity pressure. Some people won't accept you're an artist if you're also a stockbroker. Some peopl...

Why Creativity And Innovation Are About Staying Open To Change

Leila Johnston | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Leila Johnston

I've spoken to a lot of wonderfully inspiring people for the 'behind the scenes of creativity' podcast that I've been making every week since the summ...

Where Are You In Fashion Now And Where Could You Be?

Loulou Storey | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Style
Loulou Storey

I was never the best at sport, I wasn't the best academically and the boys appeared not to be interested in me, but fashion and clothing gave me a creative outlet and a way to define myself. An opportunity to say 'I'm not as boring as you think', or maybe a more likely story, 'not as boring as I feel.'

What Makes You Perfect for Love

Becky Walsh | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Walsh

Shyness has a cute vulnerability to it and can be more loveable than confidence. We think if you're not confident you won't stand out, but what really makes people see one another is resonance.

What Are Your Emotional Bubbles?

Karin Sieger | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

We all need to feel safe and at times we can only get that by withdrawing into our bubble to feel anchored and grounded. Then there are those bubbles that can make us feel cut off, separate and disconnected from others and the world around us. If you really think about it, bubbles are there, for all of us, all of the time. Life can be about navigating bubbles.

Seeing My Way Through Depression

Rico Griffiths-Taitte | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rico Griffiths-Taitte

There's always been a stigma attached to a man going through depression. The machismo attribute of never showing tears or displaying weakness is unashamedly still the definition of a 'real' man in today's society.

Are Your 'Closest Circle' Impeding Your Progress?

Martyn Stewart | Posted 01.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Stewart

Whether young or old; male or female; rich or poor; the new calendar year is upon us all and represents a fresh opportunity for change for many. Although, psychologically, change can occur at any moment on any given day of the year, you cannot deny that people ooze positivity at this time of year.

Seven Survival Steps for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) NHS Staff - Step 2

Claudia Tomlinson | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK
Claudia Tomlinson

This series of articles will appear weekly and present my recommended Seven Survival Steps for black and ethnic minority staff working in the NHS, but may be a useful read to anyone with an interest in the NHS. The articles are excerpts from a forthcoming handbook, and provide highlights.

Self-Development Really Hurts

Jojo Furnival | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jojo Furnival

So, I've spent the best part of four months unpicking my life, my personality, what I 'know' and how I think, and trying to absorb new mindful ways to manage whatever out of life's toolbox of suffering will fly at me next and in fact I don't feel any better equipped; I feel weakened, worried and considerably worse about myself.

The Worst Thing People Say During a Therapy Session?

Michael Carthy | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Carthy

Truly knowing something without judgement or old ideas getting in the way is a process. Yes we can have an intellectual understanding of something almost instantly, but that isn't enough to make actual changes in our lives. Intellectually understanding something is just the tip of the iceberg.

Aren't You Sick Of Those Toxic Relationships Yet?

Martyn Stewart | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Stewart

Whenever there's mention of a toxic situation, we all know someone who springs to mind. You know the types; from the jealous and controlling to the self-centred and insecure. Like a soap opera, they fuel conversation when gossiping about others or when we are genuinely concerned.

Don't Wait For New Year, Start Now!

Robert Hutchinson | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Robert Hutchinson

As a professional coach you might be surprised to hear this but come January 1st I'll be boycotting New Year's resolutions for myself and my clients and that's because I know that making a real commitment to change requires determination and hard work.

Does the 'Mid-Life Crisis' Start at 35 Now?

Martyn Stewart | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Stewart

If 40 is indeed the new 30, then perhaps at 35 some people are in the midst of a premature midlife crisis. The digital age moves so rapidly and the mid-life crisis may be no exception, it might just sneak up on you.

How to Invest in Yourself and Your Business (And Where the Heck to Start!)

Jo Gifford | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Gifford

Fear is often the driver behind hesitation to invest, usually in the form of "what if I can't afford it" and "I don't have the time"; so let's deal with those two bad boys right now and look at how to begin investing in yourself for awesome success.

The Massive Self Confidence Myth and Why a Lack of Self Confidence Is Always to Blame for Holding Women Back in Life

Rebecca Fredericks | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Fredericks

I work with women across a variety of areas of their lives; losing weight, getting fit, finding purpose, becoming more assertive, breaking bad habits, motivation, energy, nutrition, their relationships etc etc. But what I've come to realise is that there is one common denominator underlying all these challenges and concerns.

Stress the Silent Killer - 4 Ways to Beat Stress at Work

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 01.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

Stress is the silent killer that offers very little sign until it's too late. It's important to practise a healthy way of living to ensure that stress isn't something that is going to affect you or those closest to you.

How to Make a Great Decision... Every Time

Rebecca Fredericks | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Fredericks

Decisions, decisions, decisions. Life is made up of a million decisions. Some of them are big decisions, like whether you want to have children, and what you want to do for a living, and others are little decisions, like what to have for breakfast, or what to watch at the cinema this Saturday.

Make Life Last Longer

Nicole Latchana | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nicole Latchana

As a kid those 6 week summer holidays seemed to last forever. But now, looking at my diary and seeing that we are in August has made me feel like I blinked mid June and ended up here dare I take a nap and wake up in a morgue? Here are some of the things I've noticed that will help slow down time.

How to Overcome Your Excuses and Take Action

Rebecca Fredericks | Posted 07.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Fredericks

Excuses. We all make them. Monthly. Weekly. Daily. Even hourly. To others, but mostly to ourselves. And, it's likely that these excuses that you come up with, are holding you back from creating the success that you want.

Self-Development or Shelf-Development?

Jackee Holder | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jackee Holder

Over the course of twenty years I've deposited at least £5,000 of my personal income into purchasing hundreds of self-help and non-fiction books, which now fill one and half rooms of my home in South London and growing.

Twenty-Five Ways to Find Self-Acceptance

Annie Ashdown | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

OK, so be honest, do you accept yourself exactly as you are right now? Did you parents convey to you constantly that you were acceptable just as you were and that it was okay to make mistakes and get things wrong?

Is Life Coaching for You?

Sophia Davis | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sophia Davis

Do you have a goal or a dream for your life? Do you feel like you can do better and be more efficient at overcoming obstacles and discovering opportunities?

Can the Law of Attraction Really Help You?

Tony Wrighton | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Wrighton

You've probably heard about The Law of Attraction. A few years ago the film The Secret came out, and the world went crazy for it. Oprah was a huge fan...

Why You're Missing Out on Life (and How to Change That)

Emma Brooke | Posted 29.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Brooke

Whilst we all have responsibilities and we all have to earn enough to put food on the table and pays the bills, it means very little if we don't wake up feeling alive and excited about life.