Self Improvement

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...

Why We Need to Appreciate Our Own Aloneness

Mohadesa Najumi | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mohadesa Najumi

Try out this experiment. Sit in your room for an hour and turn your phone/laptop off. Dispel any distractions, don't do anything, at all. Just sit there. What do you feel at the end of the hour? Aloneness? Sorrow? Or do you feel at peace, content and fulfilled by an hour of your own company?

The Problem of Long Term Singledom and Self-Reliance

Greg Stevenson | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Greg Stevenson

Long-term singledom breeds self-reliance, for better and for worse. Too many see a relationship as a cure-all, and that if they can just find someone to fix them everything will be fine - the reality is that these problems are likely to be exacerbated in the long run by ignoring them.

Following Your Heart Is the Only Right Path

Liberty Forrest | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

What is it you really want to do? Push away any thought that has anything to do with what someone else needs, wants or expects from you and look only at your desire. Just allow yourself that, at least. Shove away the 'shoulds', and most of all ignore the fear. Just look at what you really want and enjoy how delicious it feels to immerse yourself in it.

Learning the Truth of Who We Are..

Sophia Davis | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sophia Davis

Sometimes it takes a stranger to help you to hear. That's why I love being a coach. Some of you may not understand that, but when you have believed something about yourself for such a long time and you finally find out that it isn't true.

Why Getting Therapy Makes You Cool

Beth Burgess | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Burgess

Seeing a therapist means that you are actually the sort of person who is willing to strive hard to be the best person you can be. People who make the effort to change are much more laudable than those who steadfastly refuse to address their issues, or who go through life content to be miserable and spread that misery to everyone they come into contact with.

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.

Obsessions of a Parent - How Our Body Image Can Affect Our Children

Nicci Roscoe | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nicci Roscoe

If we can't accept what we look like then how do our children stand a chance in a society that constantly sends out messages about how they expect us to appear?

Are You a Dangerous Liability to Your Own Business?

Ashley Ambirge | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK
Ashley Ambirge

You're a liability when you know less than you should. You're a liability when you're not working as smart as you should. And you're a liability when your work isn't as good as it COULD be. Because businesses are run by people. And if the person behind the business is stagnating--so will the business.

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.

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?

Stepping Out of Fear and Into a Life You Love!

Sophia Davis | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sophia Davis

Most of us are a bit like Walter Mitty aren't we? Daydreaming about what we want rather than going out and getting it. Creating different scenarios in our heads about how we could have acted instead of how we actually DID act. Keeping inside our comfort zones until even that gets uncomfortable. If this sounds like you, please know that you are not alone.

20 Most Inspirational Quotes by Highly Successful Women

Annie Ashdown | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

"Personal happiness lies in knowing that life is not a checklist of acquisition or achievement. Your qualifications are not your life."

Five Steps to Communicate With Confidence and Ease

Annie Ashdown | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

Do you feel needy for approval and want to be liked by everyone? Do you sometimes find you automatically say yes without considering the consequences?

Life v Lifestyle

Louise Hulland | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Hulland

For some people their day-to-day life will be a living embodiment of a Sunday Supplement. They'll know about inflation, drug mules, and the history of Colombia. They'll have a house in London and a house in the country and make their own jam and know where St Bart's is on a map. And they will genuinely, genuinely want to read poetry.

We Should Be Giving Thanks Every Day Not Just On Thanksgiving

Ambi Sitham | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ambi Sitham

In my darkest of times I found myself doing a gratitude exercise where literally as I would awake in the morning I would thank the universe, the higher powers that exist, for waking again. As I stepped out of bed I would thank god that I had the ability to walk and feel the carpet under my toes.

What Are You Reading?

Chenice Clarke | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Chenice Clarke

Atwood H. Townsend once said "No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance." I couldn't agree more and while I know a handful of people who enjoy reading for pleasure, there are very few students and millennials in general who take pride in their personal reading list...

Bullet Point

Ezra Tafari Rose | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ezra Tafari Rose

I used to braid my great granny's Jamaican head of hair. That's when my daddy noticed I was queer. That's the time my big brother started to disappear. That's when the fear begun to be there for me. That's when the bullying begun. That's when he first pointed the gun.

What to Do With the Bottom Feeders in Your Life

Liberty Forrest | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

Putting yourself first should mean that you are strong enough to say "No" when it is the right thing for you to say, and saying it with compassion and kindness. It should also mean that you have respect for yourself. It is the only way that you can respect anyone else.

Life Has Lessons for Us Every Day

Maggie Currie | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

I have learned a tremendous amount since training to be a coach and being a coach. I have learned a lot about me in the process. I learned so much about myself that I didn't know, or if I did know I was not aware of it. A lot had been stuffed down inside somewhere, and I have managed to excavate and find it.

Repent All Ye Repenters

Alex Hawley | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Alex Hawley

If once you were fat, but now you're thin, you've just arrived back to a point that perhaps you should never have left in the first place. Now finally you can stop obsessing about your weight. You used to drink, now you don't? Good for YOU, but ONLY for YOU: congratulations on reaching square one.

The Need for Growth: Why Change Matters Now More Than Ever

Anna Nathanson | Posted 17.12.2013 | UK
Anna Nathanson

A year ago I went along to a three day re-educational seminar called Turning Point, delivered by best selling author and international speaker Dr Rohan Weerasinghe. I was blissfully unaware at the time that my life was about to change for good.

Third Metric and Love

Chantelle Smith | Posted 08.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Chantelle Smith

After struggling with an unbalanced lifestyle in highly powered positions in the corporate world, it took courage to step back and dream about what I truly want. The picture of where I wanted to be - the "5 Year Plan" if you will, was completely tainted by other people's opinions and personal beliefs.