Self Improvement

5 Lessons From Improv That Are Also True In Life

Rosie Ferguson | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Rosie Ferguson

On stage, we try to listen to our partner and react to the last thing they said, not continue a pre-existing idea about what the conversation was about or spend the time thinking about a funny line to follow it. Sadly the latter is far too common in real life (anyone who has been on a bad internet date is only oh too familiar with someone talking about themselves for two hours).

Yoga and Weddings, Happily Ever After

Charo Merida | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Charo Merida

YOGA & WEDDINGS, HAPPILY EVER AFTER... "It's not about the perfect dress, it is about the perfect frame of mind" After having worked in the even...

Dip Advisor

Caragh Little | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK Tech
Caragh Little

I've always loved bad reviews. Opening the weekend papers, I hope that AA Gill or Giles Coren will have had a negative restaurant experience or watched some bad TV, because their negative comments are written with such exquisite disgust and delicious, satisfying venom.

The Five Questions Creatives Should Ask Themselves Daily

Cat Neligan | Posted 22.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Cat Neligan

I've never considered myself 'intuitive' in any way - until the Myers-Briggs personality test told me I am in fact, far more intuitive than I reckoned. Up until then, intuition suggested someone who acts on instinct, and gets it right every time. I would consider myself way more cautious, and definitely a fact-checker - as well as an over-thinker.

Are We Imprisoned By Our Thoughts?

Noa Popovsky | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Noa Popovsky

We have about 60,000 thoughts per day, or 42 thoughts per minute! That's right... We are more in our head than in the world. We interpret and dissect the world in our head, and create our own truth, our own reality. We decide on actions according to our conclusions. Therefore, it is logical to say that our thoughts create our reality.

Five Reasons Why It's Okay to Care Too Much

Imogen Clegg | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Imogen Clegg

It can be a tenuous balance between not caring and caring too much, but which one is more damaging? Which is worse? I think that in this day and age it has become a seen as a sign of weakness to show any sort of emotion at all.

Suicide Is the Biggest Killer of Men Under 50... Why?

Paul McGregor | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Paul McGregor

If my Dad had broke his leg he'd be sent home in a cast, and we'd have instructions on how he'd get better. We'd be told to help him rest for a few weeks, he'd be told when he could get back to walking, back to running and back to full recovery. We'd be told what medication he was on and when he should take it...

Stop Telling Yourself You're Doing Enough

Jade E. Bradford | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jade E. Bradford

The problem is, when we start telling ourselves we're totally rad, we tend to stop moving forward and we stop improving as people. We start to blame other people when things go wrong. We blame our employer, the system or the world because "I'm doing everything right so it must be someone else's fault".

Lost for Words

Caragh Little | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

I haven't written for ages. I've written almost nothing this year, apart from work-related items and to-do lists. It's not so much that I gave up writing for Lent as that writing gave up on me... there's been so much going on that I have struggled to find the words to quantify it all.

Five Ways to Beat Self-Doubt

Steve Errey | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Errey

Whether you're a circus performer, a Wall Street banker, a sushi chef, a submarine captain or a librarian, self-doubt will be a regular visitor.

Overcome Your BOOM Moments: Fighting Back When Life Knocks You Down

Liz Norton | Posted 16.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Norton

You know the feeling right? Everything's going swimmingly and you feel like you're on top of the world then BOOM one of those major crisissy-type things hits and suddenly you're not swimming, you're drowning. It could be a relationship break-up, the loss of a job, the death of a loved one...

Three Habits For Every Startup Founder

Laura Stucki | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK
Laura Stucki

Habits help, they give you structure, a routine. They set up the framework and help you to be consistent and persevere. Habits also define who you are...

Charity Begins at Home

Rachel Shenton | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Rachel Shenton

Rubygirl UK works with a wide spectrum of vulnerable young people who are from challenging backgrounds & struggle with issues such as deprivation, self harm, abuse, addiction, mental health, bullying and low self esteem. Their focus is on moving forward and making good choices.

How I Changed My Career in One Weekend With Nine Analytical Steps and One Intuitive One

Nora Rosendahl | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Nora Rosendahl

For many different reasons I was in a place in my life where I wasn't sure where I wanted to go next. I felt lost. Looking back, it's easy to see the steps that eventually led me to change direction, but I can still not say I completely understand it. Can you? Decide for yourself - here are the 9 analytical steps and the 1 intuitive one I took that weekend...

10 Ways to Practise Self-Love and be Kind to Yourself

Annie Ashdown | Posted 17.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

Many of us experience someone criticising us whilst growing up for not being perfect, making mistakes or not living up to the unrealistic expectations they bestow upon us. This often results in us creating core beliefs in our subconscious that we are unlovable.

The List Every Woman Needs to Have (Or Make)

Katie Portman | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Portman

Have you ever sat at home wondering why you never have time to do the stuff you love? Why your home is never as homely as you want it to be? Why you have people in your life who treat you poorly? Why you never manage to get stuff done? (Even with all the bloody to do lists.)

A Letter to My Teen-Self: Lessons About Making Resolutions and Taking the Fear Out of Failure

Nora Rosendahl | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Nora Rosendahl

Every extra pound, every perceived body flaw, every craving was a weakness. A weakness that had to be battled with more discipline, more resolutions, more willpower, more success and less failing.

Seven Toxic Habits That Destroy Your Success

Bev James | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK
Bev James

When it comes to success, every thought, belief and behaviour that we hold creates our future. The actions we take influence our outcomes and if we really want to be successful in our efforts, we need to get clear on what habits are holding us back so that we can stop them from dominating our headspace or sabotaging our attempts at success.

January: The Month of Change and Self-Improvement

Jared Joffe | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jared Joffe

The beginning of the calendar year is a time of self analysis. When the fireworks stop and the hangovers fade away, many people reflect on the year that has passed and assess where they are in life.

Making and (Really) Keeping New Year's Resolutions

Suzanne de Janasz | Posted 31.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzanne de Janasz

Most of us want to improve something about ourselves, and knocking on the door of 2016, what better time to promise yourself that this new year's resolution will be different? And yet, most of us have been there. Have you ever noticed that the gym is noticeably more crowded in January, and by February, attendance dwindles?

All I Want for Christmas? To Feel God's Love!

Tony Lobl | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK
Tony Lobl

At the heart of Christmas is the Bethlehem babe, who later went on to preach that we are to love our neighbours as ourselves. Not instead of ourselves or despite ourselves but as ourselves. The all-inclusive love Jesus was teaching, therefore, includes the call to each of us to look after "number one", too.

The Beginner's Guide to Starting a Blog in 2016 - And How It Could Boost Your Creativity, Career and Business

Daniel Woods | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Tech
Daniel Woods

Starting your own blog can be a daunting experience for the uninitiated. Just a cursory google search will unload an avalanche of options, that woul...

How to Be Taken Seriously as a Young Entrepreneur

Martin Huntbach | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Martin Huntbach

Each and every one of you has something unique to offer the world, so don't hide behind the word entrepreneur. Step out and show people who you are, not who you'd like to be.

Corbyn's Wrong When It Comes to Education

Charlie Rigby | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK Politics
Charlie Rigby

Of course we want young people to make the most of their lives through a well-rounded education, but under Corbyn's plan I worry this will not be the case. Instead, if a National Education Service is implemented, the reality is society will be going at the speed of the slowest, and this is in nobody's interest.

Me, Me, Me

Emma Porcelli | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Parents
Emma Porcelli

In all the turmoil though, it is so important to have time out. As a person, it is your basic right to have a bit of time to yourself. Self-importance and well-being are vital in being a good parent. If you are frazzled, the household will be frazzled. Kids sense tension and will just play up more. It is a vicious circle.