UK Self Help

Learning to Love Myself

Malminder Gill | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Malminder Gill

By learning each day to take care of yourself, you will start to be an example to your colleagues, friends and family. Many of us are more motivated to do something positive when we realise the potential impact it can have on others.

Debunking the Decade of Decadence

James Saward-Anderson | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
James Saward-Anderson

Say no to the easy road, the one filled with short term pleasantries and take the off road mountain pass leading to the summit of your wildest dreams whilst you still have the energy to do so.

Do You Always Need to Be Right?

Annie Ashdown | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

Acts of kindness are only kind when you feel good about ourselves. Caretaking is the neighbour of martyrdom. Many who lack confidence have a compulsion to be perfect. I found being a control freak exhausting.

Top Tips on How to Deal Effectively With Criticism

Annie Ashdown | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

Many people cant find it within themselves to say anything positive and take pleasure from flagging up someone's shortcomings. Don't make it about you, as these people need to feel superior because they are so insecure and the only way they can do so is project their own flaws onto another person. They do it with everyone.

Do You Want to Increase Personal Effectiveness to Reach Your Goals?

Annie Ashdown | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK
Annie Ashdown

Do you set goals and feel frustrated when you don't reach them? That's what I used to do. I was never smart with my time and never resourceful. I di...

Your MANual to Speaking and Understanding 'Man Language' - 10 Things All Women Should Know

Julie-Anne Shapiro | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julie-Anne Shapiro

Don't talk to your man about important things or your relationship when he is doing something else. Likelihood is he won't pay full attention and you will take it personally and get upset. He's not disinterested - he just works best by focusing on one thing at a time and giving it his full attention.

15 Signs He Might Be a Player - Do Not Call That Guy

Annie Ashdown | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

t's amazing how many female clients and colleagues I encounter who are highly intelligent, beautiful, kind, smart, witty and bright yet they get so easily duped by players. Players know how to say the right things, how to hook you by telling you want they think you want to hear.

The World Is Bigger Than Us, Things I Saw in the Woods Today, on Biodynamic Farming

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK
Samantha van Dalen

There is a saying in Latin- a language I continue to vainly attempt to learn. Utendum est aetate; cito pede labitur aetas. We should make use of time for time slips quickly by. - Ovid.

Fending off 'Flaboteurs': How to Stick to Your Diet and Fitness Guns in the Face of Friendly Fire

Julia Buckley | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julia Buckley

When you first embark on healthier lifestyle you're not the only one who needs to make adjustments - those around you have to get used to the new you too. Even though eating a more nutritious diet and exercising regularly are clearly positive changes, you may well come up against resistance from other people and it's important to pre-plan how you'll deal with it.

Smoking: Don't Believe the Addiction Myth

Robert Kelly | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Robert Kelly

This belief in addiction makes it far harder for smokers to quit. Research has demonstrated that most smokers would like to quit smoking, and yet many believe that they cannot do so due to the strength of their addiction. They believe that quitting will just be too difficult.

What Everybody Ought to Know About Bullies

Annie Ashdown | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

Hold your ground; this is crucial when confronting a bully. Imagine they are a professional fighter in a ring and you are in the audience with no protective gear on and they are desperately trying to hook you in the ring for a fight. DON'T get in the ring.

Three Very Simple Things You Can Do to Build Confidence

Annie Ashdown | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK
Annie Ashdown

Confidence is the key to improving our performance in the work force and to creating and maintaining healthy relationships.

Judgement Day!

Sophia Davis | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK
Sophia Davis

Life is like a memory box. You choose what you put in, you choose what you take out. Are you going to fill it with things that make you smile, or things that make you sad?

Seven Steps to an Unstoppable You

Annie Ashdown | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

When we feel unimportant and apologize for taking up space in the world, everyone else becomes more important, more worthy and more valuable than us and, of course, that means their needs instantly take priority.

Confidence Secret Agent 007

Maggie Currie | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

Are you ready to have some fun? Are you ready to go beyond enemy lines in the duty for queen and country? Okay, I know I'm getting carried away - how about completing a great confidence building exercise instead?

The Only Way You Can Go From Monday Morning Sinking Feeling to Floating on Air by 5pm Friday

Chris Ward | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Ward

I am writing a series of features to inspire people to break a 200-year-old bad habit we have, to stop doing the one thing that that kills most of our time and energies - going to the same place for eight hours of every day, of every week, of every year, to do our work.

Is Your Problem Actually a Solution?

Alice Grist | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

The cold weather that meant you had to change into a warmer coat, which then made you late. And who knows what this little delay in your schedule caused you to miss, maybe a bad bout of traffic, maybe an accident? Perhaps as the result of this you met a lady at the bus stop who you wouldn't usually see. Maybe she inspired you?

Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

Ed O'Meara | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Ed O'Meara

In response to Cheryl Conner's Forbe's article, I quizzed London's high flyers about what separates them from the lower tax bracket untermensch.

January: The Worst Time for Resolutions?

Joey Rayner | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joey Rayner

Many of us will be familiar with those feelings of shame as we realise (only half way through January) that those good intentions have been abandoned, forgotten or are unravelling before our very peepers. And should we be surprised? January is quite possibly the worst month to be setting oneself ambitious goals for the year ahead.

Five Top Tips for Sticking to New Year's Resolutions

Robert Kelly | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Robert Kelly

New Year's Eve is notoriously a time to start afresh: stop smoking or drinking, lose a stone or take up running. The Ancient Babylonians did it, the Romans made promises of change and good behaviour to the god Janus, and in modern times, we sit down with champagne fuelled good intentions which are often due to fail by mid January.

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?

Thirteen Things I've Learned

Chenice Clarke | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Chenice Clarke

As 2013 is ending, I've taken the time to reflect on the last 12 months. I think reflection is an important part of growth, and I look forward to hearing what you've learned in 2013 and what you hope to achieve in 2014.

Eleven Reasons Why I Selfie: And You?

Laxmi Hariharan | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Tech
Laxmi Hariharan

I thought I had moved on, until technology brought it all back in reverse focus: to my self. And, now that these pictures I take of my reflection have been officially recognised as an art form, it's made taking self-portraits even more weirdly appealing.

Spiritualise Your Resolutions in 2014 - Seven Spiritual New Year Resolution Solutions

Alice Grist | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

Here are my seven spiritual resolution solutions that will help transform your life in powerful ways, without doing anything other than changing how you think, having some faith and being open to change that comes naturally and as if by magic.

Surviving and Thriving During the Holidays as a Singleton

Ambi Sitham | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ambi Sitham

Before meeting my other half I spent the best part of five years navigating the peaks and troughs of single life and know all too well the pain and pleasure of flying solo on special occasions. Here are some of my tips on how I enjoyed, made the most of and kept my sanity/perspective in check at Christmas and many other special occasions.