UK Self Help

Three Surprising Reasons Why Emotional Pain Is Power

Mohadesa Najumi | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mohadesa Najumi

Your pain is a part of you, it will never leave you. But how you view your pain is negotiable and changing your framework for how you register emotions could be the first step in gaining emotional intelligence.

Practicing Self Care

Natasha Batsford | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Parents
Natasha Batsford

My children do not require me to spend every waking moment supporting their optimal development. Choosing to do something for myself rather than them does not make me a bad mother; it makes me a sensible human.

Emma Watson On How She Overcomes Anxiety

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

From the outside looking in, it's natural to think celebrities are free from anxiety and live the perfect life. But we can learn a thing or two fr...

An Open Apology to Myself

Cat Elliott | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Cat Elliott

I didn't just 'not love myself,' I didn't actually even like myself. I was angry at myself for so many different things in my past and it not only held me back in my own relationship with myself but got in the way of my relationships with those around me and made me less productive in my everyday life.

Four Lessons I Learnt From Therapy

Michelle Elman | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Michelle Elman

I have enormous respect for anyone that goes to therapy and extending that, anyone who walks into my office. To walk into a therapist's office (or in my case, a coach's office) admitting you need help and wanting to change is, in my eyes, admirable. In addition to that, to keep going to therapy is hard.

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.

What Mother Nature Can Teach Us About Parenting

BritChick Paris | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Parents
BritChick Paris

When I look at mother and father blackbird nurturing ‎their chick at a healthy distance I am reminded that the basics of parenting can be simple. It has been overcomplicated by the digital revolution and our 24hr access to an excess of information. It's time to get back to basics, to fledge our children...

Self Care Tips - Finding Your Happy

Katrina Bruni | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katrina Bruni

This is as much for me as it is for you reading this. It's a reminder of all the the self care ideas we can use to brighten and lift our days when Mr. Gloomy strikes. Having previously suffered with depression and postnatal depression, I know how important it is to keep that spark inside alive.

Am I Ugly?

Michelle Elman | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Michelle Elman

Over my 21 years on this planet, I have had 15 operations, a brain tumour, a punctured intestine, a brain cyst, a punctured intestine and a life-long condition called hydrocephalus and none of that hurt as much as the words people used to describe me this week.

Never Mind Elections, In Our Lives We're All Politicians All The Time!

Gordon Bryan | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Politics
Gordon Bryan

UK General Election in 2015. US Presidential Election in 2016. Elections come and go, politicians come and go, but in between the elections politics is not for us, right?

Four Pieces Of Self-Help Advice That Are A Total Crock

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Self-help books can sometimes be an oxymoron - the advice ends up being the least helpful thing you need during a crisis. That doesn't mean they a...

Be Who You Want to Be

Vicki Psarias | Posted 27.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Psarias

I'm whomever I want to be. My goals have shifted since having kids and who says at the age of 21, we should still want the same things at 34? We change, the world changes and that's the beauty of life, we can adapt, have new aspirations and most importantly redefine who we are, or want to be.

Eleven Ways to Be a Bit Less Bad at Revision

Eve Delaney | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Eve Delaney

It's important to take frequent breaks during your revision session. The brain is a muscle (not factually correct) that gets tired like any other muscles (do hearts get tired?). In order for a break to be effective, you must fully remove yourself from your working mindset. Dig a hole in the garden or annoy your sister a bit. Just keep the line between work and play clearly defined.

Seeing Faults in Others Is Easy, But Not Always So Welcome When We Find Them in Ourselves

Jeff Brazier | Posted 07.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jeff Brazier

Life has to be more than just being about what's absolutely necessary, we have a network around us which needs an element of input and equality in order to thrive. What is a life without wonderful friendships and relationships? All contributing to adding layers and enriching our experience along whatever direction we pursue, it can be a lonely path when selfishness prevails, even if it is only because you initially just wanted to cope and not let anyone down.

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.

Five Ways How I Lost My Mama Joy... and How I Got It All Back!

Victoria Leith | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Leith

No matter how you come about being a parent (through your body, through fostering and adoption) and no matter how you gave birth (natural, with drugs, no drugs, 'wish I'd had drugs', C-section) I am pretty sure we will all agree: this is a 24/7 job.

The Conundrum of 'You Complete Me'

Yazmin Joy Vigus | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Yazmin Joy Vigus

Leaning on another person so much that you can't function without them isn't love, it's reliance, it's dependence, it makes love a necessity when it should be a choice. Love should always be a choice. A choice of actions, a choice of words, a choice of commitment.

Is That Why They Call It Memory Lane?

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

Is that why they call it Memory Lane do you think? Because we make the past so narrow by filtering for it what suits us to remember? My drinking days were not all bad. Even in my worst of times. It's wrong of me to pretend otherwise.

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.

How Undereating Is F*cking Up Your Recovery

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

If my life has taught me anything then it is this: Doesn't matter what we are recovering from, all recovery is just a bridge. The start of the bridge is a destination we find ourselves that we don't want to be in. The end of it is the place where we will feel normal again.

Life Lessons From My Four-Year-Old. #1 Let It Go!

Victoria Ward | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ward

Somewhere along the way of growing up, we lose that special talent of not taking things personally and we get so serious about any little offence. We don't let other people off the hook with forgiveness easily, and we harbour ill feelings for a long, often unhealthy, amount of time.

When Housework Gets Profound

Michaela Horan | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Michaela Horan

Like a spot that's ready to be burst, or the scum that rises to the surface when you cook lentils (feel free to insert your own more appealing metaphor here) when you start working on your self, the issues that have been holding you back will make themselves known to you.

A Look at the Working Landscape in 2035

Maite Baron | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

The future isn't set in stone, however it is clear that technology will highly impact the working population, in some cases for the better and in others for the worse, and the reality is that everyone is vulnerable to these changes.

Employee or Entrepreneur - It's a Matter of Choice

Maite Baron | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

Fortunately, being an entrepreneur has now become much easier thanks to new technologies and the internet, which have reduced the risk of setting up in business significantly. Lack of job opportunities has also driven entrepreneurial change and so made starting up your own business a much more attractive alternative.

My Experience of Chicken Pox to Author

Lisa Roukin | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Roukin

There are some experiences in life that spur a person to make positive changes. One such experience for me came in the form of Chicken Pox. At the ripe age of 36, I was struck down with a severe case which had me holed up at home for a month and feeling truly miserable.