Self Improvement

Employee or Entrepreneur - It's a Matter of Choice

Maite Baron | Posted 27.02.2015 | 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.

How to Recover from a Nervous Breakdown

Louise Gillett | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Gillett

I appreciate how serious mental health conditions can be. I spent most of my life suffering from intense anxiety and had three psychotic breakdowns to boot. I know many people never recover from these experiences, and this is why I feel duty-bound to write on the subject.

Five Tips for Happiness... From the Experts

Jon Young | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jon Young

I have spent a lot of time in the last few years trying to understand what happiness means for me. I am definitely not an expert, and my girlfriend will (correctly) tell you that I don't always practise what I preach. But as I've gone along, I've come across a handful of recurring and inspiring themes.

It's Time to Stop Your Dream Shrinkation

Maite Baron | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

The reality is that today, anybody with ambition, determination and courage can start a successful business - whatever their age. And it's true for the over-50s too. In fact, 'baby boomer' businesses are booming, as more and more of them take the entrepreneurial plunge.

Aren't You Sick Of Those Toxic Relationships Yet?

Martyn Stewart | Posted 26.01.2015 | 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.

#IGetCounselling: Time for this chick to Find a Counsellor

Clare Dyckhoff | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Dyckhoff

Counselling isn't all lying on couches in dark rooms with pointed-nosed, sharp-spectacled counsellors. It's just talking. Talking with a professional who is trained to not only hear, but to actually listen, and offer some thoughts that are at this point in time, alien.

360 Degrees of Failing...?

Caragh Little | Posted 01.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

It's time. The calendar tells me I can't delay any longer. I have to drag myself, groaning, out of that post-Christmas hibernation and set myself up for a whole year's worth of failing. I've got to make my New Year's Resolutions.

Quiz: Are You On The Road To Self-Discovery?

Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

After years of reckless, self-destructive behaviour – triggered by the death of her mother and culminating in the breakdown of her marriage – Cher...

Are You Knowledgeable or a Know-It-All?

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 22.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amisha Bhavsar

Did you know that saying 'I don't know' when you don't know something, actually makes you look confident, not incompetent! But most of us prefer to provide answers for just about anything and everything and, inadvertently come across as a know it all.

From Work Disengagement to Soul Fulfillment

Maite Baron | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

Even in our technological age, people are still the best asset of any business. Unfortunately, while employers may want the best from those they employ, not all are prepared to give it. And not all companies are willing to invest in their workforce to make sure that happens.

Overcoming the Jealousy Habit

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amisha Bhavsar

Now most of us would be embarrassed to admit to feeling jealous. And most of the time, we wouldn't even realise that we're feeling jealous. But jealousy happens to the best of us, and when it does, it just creeps in, eats away at us and tastes sour. It makes us overreact, misinterpret and assume things. Simply put, jealousy is toxic; it doesn't look good or feel good.

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

Maite Baron | Posted 19.01.2015 | 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

How to Tell When Your Friendship Has Ended

Liberty Forrest | Posted 12.01.2015 | 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.

The Cure for Unhappiness

Maite Baron | Posted 16.12.2014 | 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.

Letting Go of Hurt Feelings

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amisha Bhavsar

At some time or another we've all experienced our share of emotional hurt. And often when we're hurt, we dump our feelings on others or speak harshly. But this doesn't always work. Getting stuck with the hurt and moping around feeling sorry for ourselves also doesn't work. Suppressing hurt also doesn't work. Why?

Assassins and Advocates

Ezra Tafari Rose | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ezra Tafari Rose

I'm not innocent. I have been defensive. I have been guarded and on many occasions these things have manifested themselves with disastrous consequences but in spite of it all, I am still here.

Four Business Lessons From a Sound Business Case

Maite Baron | Posted 02.12.2014 | 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 29.11.2014 | 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.

If It Matters, You'll Find a Way - Creating Healthy Boundaries

Maite Baron | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

Healthy boundaries ensure that our lives are in balance, with no one area dominating another, so we feel content, and most importantly, in control.

We Can All Make a Difference

Thuy Yau | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Thuy Yau

I once saved two lives in one night. A friend's who I'd only known a couple weeks and my very own. I was going through an incredibly dark period; I thought life wasn't worth living and that I had no purpose. Yet, I saw the terrible hurt in my friend's eyes and decided I was going to do something about it.

Feeling a Bit Fed Up? Try This...

Jolene Setterfield | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jolene Setterfield

Well our British summer now appears to be over, and Autumn is on it's way. It doesn't mean we have to let it get us down though!

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.

The Economics of Happiness - Changing the System

Maite Baron | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

From the national data that's being collected, mostly by developed nations, one thing is clear and it's that increased GDP and higher levels of consumer spending doesn't seem to make us that much happier. So what does?