UK Self Help

A Moment of Zen Could Be the Answer

David Green | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Green

I've just had my first Zen moment in Japan. For a while now, I've been wrestling with what to do next with my life. Something we all face up to at some stage.

Four Business Lessons From Ganache Macarons: The Sweet Taste of Success

Maite Baron | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

These guys should be an inspiration to anyone who has ever wanted to set up their own business doing something they love, but hasn't, maybe because they haven't wanted to borrow the funds to do it with or simply didn't know how to get sta

Seven Reasons Why Some People Will Never Succeed

Annie Ashdown | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

There are no short cuts to any place worth going. Making changes that are tangible come from yourself. Ask yourself this: 'Am I on the right route to get to where I want to be or am I aimlessly wandering around, stuck because it's safe and familiar?' Do you have a strategy for your life? Do you know the rules of the game and have a map, a plan and a timeline?

Mother Nature: Gentle Therapist and Housekeeper

Liberty Forrest | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

It's snowing. You wouldn't think there are lots of kinds of snow but there are. For example, there are the big fat fluffy flakes that drift and float, silently smiling as they gently cover the world in a soft sparkling blanket. They are friendly. Happy. Cheerful little kids seeking playmates. That kind of snow warms your heart and makes you want to daydream by a fire with a cup of cocoa.

How to Tell When Your Friendship Has Ended

Liberty Forrest | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

It's true that sometimes friendships can be kind of lopsided. One friend might have an ongoing issue and needs some support for a while. Perhaps for a very long while. And you're doing all the giving and that friend is doing all the receiving. But then there are times it works the other way and you're on the receiving end for a while.

Why You Probably Don't Need a Life Coach

Michael Heppell | Posted 12.11.2014 | 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..

Red Ginger Hair: Rare and Beautiful or Ugly and Devilish Mutation

Ama Yawson | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ama Yawson

Again, please excuse the title which references the outrageous myth that red hair is a sign of witchcraft. Of course red hair a beautiful gift from God. But as I have said in prior articles, no one ever healed a wound that is consistently being stabbed by ignoring it.

Five Quick Things to Do When You're Feeling Stressed

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

This is probably one of the hardest articles that I've written, simply because stress is highly personable and there are so many different external factors that can influence the stress-state; however with this being said, when in that state there are some quick and easy things that you can do.

Is Our Attitude to Mental Health Absolute Madness?

Lee Dalloway | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lee Dalloway

You call in sick with a moderate physical ailment, because it's easier to tell your boss you have a migraine/food poisoning/the flu than go into the intricacies of something you may not understand yourself. Have you ever been told to 'be strong' or 'get over it' by someone who just can't fathom the incorporeal nature of what's affecting your life?

The Cure for Unhappiness

Maite Baron | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

It shouldn't come as any surprise to learn that children are for the most part pretty happy. After all, they have lots of play time, get everything done for them and don't have to worry about paying the bills.

Six Signs You Were Raised by a Narcissistic Mother

Alexandra Massey | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Massey

But people who were raised by a narcissistic Mother are depleted of these traits and, as adults, are left with a legacy of difficulties which manifest themselves in all areas of life but particularly in relationships.

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 17.10.2014 | 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.

Not Getting What We Want Can Be Exactly What We Need

Malcolm Levene | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Malcolm Levene

To know oneself is both a pain and a pleasure. Often the pain is going through the journey of discovery. The pleasure is finally discovering what you are here to do - your purpose. By knowing our purpose, we can establish what we are in the world to do.

Self-Help Is Driving Me Crazy

Marianne Power | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marianne Power

Shock horror, it turns out that analysing your feelings and facing your every weakness is a recipe for crazy. There is now hardly a minute in the day when I don't think: Why did I say that? Why did I do that? Am I self-sabotaging? Am I scared of being vulnerable?

Considering Cosmetic Breast Surgery? Try Asking Your Self-Esteem First

Elizabeth Venzin | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Venzin

Women come in all shapes and sizes. None is more 'womanly' than any other, and this is particularly true of our breasts - yet breast augmentation (enlargement or implants), is one of the most popular surgical procedures requested by women today.

Extreme Self-Care: My Antidote to Depression

Katherine Baldwin | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katherine Baldwin

Extreme self-care for me involves evaluating every decision against the question, "Is this a loving thing to do?" and then making a radical choice to eliminate the things that don't make me feel good. Easier said than done, of course, but practice makes perfect.

Four Business Lessons From a Sound Business Case

Maite Baron | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

Spurning the standard speakers that most of us are familiar with, they opt instead for what is a functional piece of art made out of vintage suitcases. With stylish personalised designs, each Bass Trunkies speaker is unique and handcrafted.

What Do Patients Want Most From Their Psychologists?

Elizabeth Venzin | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Venzin

Picking a therapist can seem like a daunting and time-consuming task. It's hard enough to get yourself to therapy when you need it (it's like going to the dentist for some people), but to 'shop around' for the right therapist can make many people quit, or settle for the first one they find, even if it's not the right fit.

Money Rich, Time Poor: How to Make Work a Labour of Love

Maite Baron | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

How much leisure time do we actually need? I ask the question because new research suggests that we are starting to think differently about our 'time off'.

The Domino Effect of Self-Employment

Maite Baron | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

520,000 new businesses were created in the UK last year, with nearly 73,000 of them (14%) set up by former corporate employees - as a nation we're clearly becoming increasingly entrepreneurial and maybe even recapturing something of our "bulldog spirit" when it comes to trade and innovation.

Have You Taken the Stress Test? How Stressed Are You?

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

Because stress is something that is highly personable and difficult to gauge, there are few clear and cut rules on what stress is and how it can be successfully diagnosed. This being said, there are some good guidelines that would indicate your current stress levels and if you need to bring them back into conscious balance.

Seven Things Successful People Do Differently

Annie Ashdown | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

How do you explain when others are able to achieve great things that seem to defy all the assumptions? Some people are better placed, much smarter, more academic, wittier, more connected, yet don't succeed...

How to Gain Self-Confidence When You've Continuously Been Put Down

Carol Stewart | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carol Stewart

I recently got asked this question on one of my webinars by a woman who is a technical expert and very confident in her job but outside of work she struggles to have any self-confidence.

Daydream Your Way to a New Reality

Liberty Forrest | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

Do you ever get lost in daydreams? Do you ever close your eyes and get so swept away by some delicious fantasy or other that it's as though you're really living it? Then something snaps you back to the here and now, and if you're a really good daydreamer, and you were very much 'gone', it's quite a shock to land back here in your present circumstances?

How to Stress Less - What Stresses You Out?

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

As an entrepreneur, therapist, husband, father of two and fitness fanatic, I think it's fair to say that I have a fairly pressure sensitive lifestyle, and fully understand the working pressures and difficulties that most men have when it comes to "attempting" to achieve a work-life-balance.