Self Improvement

We Can All Make a Difference

Thuy Yau | Posted 21.08.2014 | 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 18.08.2014 | 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 13.08.2014 | 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 13.08.2014 | 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?

How Often Do You Use the 'C' Word?

Liberty Forrest | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

Those changes will empower you. Those words will put you back in control of your life. There isn't a nameless "something" out there trying to keep you from being able to do something; it's right there inside yourself in that horrible little "C" word. Only you can make it disappear and put yourself back in the driver's seat.

Keep Your Ego in Check

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amisha Bhavsar

Ego enables us to see shortcomings and weaknesses in others, but not in ourselves. And when we do see our weaknesses, ego hides them and claims to the world that we have none. How do you know when your ego is at work? If you feel insulted, if a criticism hurts, if you get defensive, lose confidence.... it's your ego reacting!

Seven Reasons Why You Will Never Be Successful

Annie Ashdown | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK
Annie Ashdown

If you don't have self-belief, you allow others to distort your perceptions. Self-belief is the main pillar of success. Successful people have indestructible self-belief. If you live by limiting beliefs, you will keep your world small and safe.

Four Business Lessons From a Coffee Hot Shot

Maite Baron | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

I love my coffee and like most people like it hot, something that Emily Savage-McGlynn understands well.

Escape Mediocrity: a Takeaway From China

Maite Baron | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK
Maite Baron

We're living in an increasingly vibrant entrepreneurial society... 90% of new jobs created in Britain in the fourth quarter of 2013 were classed as self-employed... it will provide us with opportunities, not just in terms of wealth creation, but also for social mobility and individual well being.

Tackle Your Self Doubt

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amisha Bhavsar

Sometimes we convince ourselves before we start that that, we shouldn't even try! All it takes is one small doubt to give up and to send our dreams and aspirations into a tailspin. Simply put, doubts sabotage you. They do not nurture or serve you.

The Age of the Silver Entrepreneur

Maite Baron | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

Whatever the reason, the economic contribution of silver professionals is significant and also necessary, as the average age of the UK and US populations continues to rise- this at least is a fact nobody can deny.

Why My Trauma Is Relevant

Emma Letessier | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Letessier

During the really rough period of my marriage, where we separated for around three months, there was someone I knew that was receiving treatment for cancer. While talking to a friend one day, she asked me how I was and I told her something along the lines of "I'm fine".

Five Fun and Easy Ways to Promote Self-Esteem in Your Kids

Emma Letessier | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Letessier

Research has shown that children who have a healthy level of self-esteem and confidence learn faster and achieve better academically than children described as having low self-esteem. There are a multitude of reasons why a child might suffer from low self-esteem but in general it's caused by the beliefs that they hold regarding their own self-image...

Coaching Butterflies...

Jeff Brazier | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jeff Brazier

n an R.E lesson the subject conveniently turned to the afterlife, and, without needing any cue, Freddy got up and spoke wonderfully in front of the whole class about Jade and most poignantly about how he sees her as a beautiful butterfly. Heart melting stuff and Ms H took the golden opportunity to elaborate and congratulate Freddy on such a brave show of emotion. Realising she was beneath the barrier, something wonderful happened between teacher and pupil and an understanding was made. This was confirmed when a Loom-band bracelet appeared anonymously on her desk with a note proclaiming her to be the best teacher in the world.

Why We Lose Sight of What Is Most Important

David Mochel | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

It is useful to understand that human beings have two distinct systems in the brain that are in charge of choosing how time and energy are spent. One system - the habitual survival system - is only interested in getting you through the day...

Coaching Through Grief

Jeff Brazier | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jeff Brazier

Something so harrowing happened today that I can't get it off my mind. I took the children to watch the Tour de France come tearing through the tiny country lanes in a neighbouring village and I ended up comforting a woman as she watched her husband slipping away before her very eyes. I just can't comprehend what she must be feeling right now.

How to Overcome Your Excuses and Take Action

Rebecca Fredericks | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Fredericks

Excuses. We all make them. Monthly. Weekly. Daily. Even hourly. To others, but mostly to ourselves. And, it's likely that these excuses that you come up with, are holding you back from creating the success that you want.

Why I Said No to the Job

Maria Senise | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Senise

I earned my teaching certification over a year ago, and at first, I was so excited to teach; now, after seeing all of the political and bureaucratic bullshit involved, the idea repulses me. Teaching summer school the past couple of years has been kind of alright because there aren't any standardized tests or government dictates involved.

How to Love and Accept Your Body

Rebecca Fredericks | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Fredericks

Whatever your shape, size or age, if you're a woman - you've probably wanted, and perhaps even tried, to change your body. So, why is this? Why do we see them as a 'something', an object, to be abused, treated badly, and even fought with. Something that can even determine our level of self worth.

Self-Development or Shelf-Development?

Jackee Holder | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jackee Holder

Over the course of twenty years I've deposited at least £5,000 of my personal income into purchasing hundreds of self-help and non-fiction books, which now fill one and half rooms of my home in South London and growing.

Ten Things Highly Confident People Don't Do

Annie Ashdown | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

Highly confident people are their own master and are best friends with their inner voice. They are comfortable being in charge of what they think, do and say, as they trust themselves. They ask for guidance, support and often flesh things out with advisers, coaches, and mentors but at the end of the day they trust their intuition as they know it will never let them down.

Learning How to Navigate Life's Black Holes

Saskia Lee Stewart | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Saskia Lee Stewart

Life in the hole has been melancholic, pretty tangled around the edges and a lot unsettled. I am not expressing complaint here. I am SO NOT one for a 'settled' or mundane life where there are no bumps and dips

Is There Anything About Your Personal Brand You'd Like to Change?

Malcolm Levene | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Malcolm Levene

Almost as soon as we realise we can be a better version of who we are, we set the wheels of improvement in motion. Consider you assets and what you do well. Then, consider what you'd like to improve, or further enhance and change for the better.

There's Another Kind of Death and Resurrection That Has Nothing to Do With Religion

Liberty Forrest | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK
Liberty Forrest

I know because I've done it. I've resurrected myself from some pretty horrific situations. Re-invented myself many times. Started fresh. Changed so much about myself and my life, I find it difficult to recognise who I used to be.

Do You Always Need to Be Right?

Annie Ashdown | Posted 04.06.2014 | 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.