Self Love

Being 'Selfish' - The Most Selfless Act You Can Do For Yourself

Jemma Andrew-Adiamah | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jemma Andrew-Adiamah

Making time for yourself and expressing self-love as a mother, daughter, sister or auntie is so very important and something that we all need to practise as time allows. Just a snippet in the day or week to yourself can make all the difference to your all round happiness and your body and mind will only thank you for it later.

The Conundrum of 'You Complete Me'

Yazmin Joy Vigus | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Yazmin Joy Vigus

Leaning on another person so much that you can't function without them isn't love, it's reliance, it's dependence, it makes love a necessity when it should be a choice. Love should always be a choice. A choice of actions, a choice of words, a choice of commitment.

Changing Careers at 28, What I Learned

Rhiannon Dance | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rhiannon Dance

Over a year before I left my job, I'd convinced myself that I was a failure for not having pursued my childhood dream of becoming a vet. If we were in medieval times, I'd have been out flagellating myself in the street, full of regret.

Our First And Last Love...

Amy Anka | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Anka

Like Jean-Paul Sartre, the French Philosopher once said "If you are lonely when you're alone, you are in bad company". I truly believe that until you are content within your own company, you are always going to be attracting someone into your life that is lacking something in some way.

Three Ways to Get More 'Me Time'

Neil Martin | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Neil Martin

I don't know about you, but I feel that when I am most content in myself, I show up as a better version of me for others too. If I'm frustrated, fed up or feeling desperate for a little space, then no matter how hard I try to be at my best, there is always a chance that the cracks will show.

How Being Both Hot and Beautiful Creates a Better World!

Sacha Knop | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sacha Knop

There are a lot of articles going round about the difference between "being hot" or "being beautiful" as a woman, and usually in those articles, men get slagged off for liking a hot and sexy woman, but what is wrong with that?

Is It Time to Love Yourself This Valentines?

Juls Abernethy | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Juls Abernethy

Loving Yourself is not about having the perfect body, it's about being able to feel confident inside and out. It's about accepting where you are now and making peace with your body so that you can achieve the body, health and wellbeing that you want and deserve.

Why Learning to Love Yourself Will Help You Find True Love

Kiran Ram | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kiran Ram

After the excitement and exhaustion post Christmas and New Year, February is a month of great miracle cure. Could taking care of yourself help you find true love? Could creating a nourishing, balanced lifestyle lead you to your Mr or Ms Right? Could focusing on yourself, how you feel inside and out play a part? Hell, Yes!

Surviving Valentine's Day as a Single Person

Maggie Currie | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

Maybe as you are a single person you really don't buy into this sentiment. So how can you survive and keep your sanity? There are so many ways to make sure you enjoy yourself whether on your own or with a good friend.

Seven Positivity Hacks For a Genuinely Happy 2015

Annie Ashdown | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

It's such a waste of time and energy to focus on what is going wrong and what you don't have. Remember: if you pay attention to something, it grows. You need to send your attention to where you want it to go and starve your negative thoughts until they die.

What Are You Waiting For? When Would Now Be a Good Time?

Kathryn Lovewell | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kathryn Lovewell

Putting myself first does not come naturally. I am a natural giver - like so many teachers and therapeutic practitioners I know. However, I am learning the art of self-love, self-care and prioritising myself.

Cultivating Love in the Face of Terror

Alice Grist | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

Decide not to fume and vent against the world, the window cleaner, your boss or the kids. Just be. Be still. Allow life to arise around you, and if you invest yourself in anything, let it only be things that bring love to the surface of your heart and soul.

Ditch the Diet in 2015! Make a More Meaningful New Year Resolution instead

Kathryn Lovewell | Posted 01.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kathryn Lovewell

The more you insist on removing, taking away and forbidding, the more your body and mind will crave whatever you have confiscated. You will want it more (and more and more and more.) This will not create a harmonious relationship between your heart and body.

Extreme Self-Care: My Antidote to Depression

Katherine Baldwin | Posted 07.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katherine Baldwin

Extreme self-care for me involves evaluating every decision against the question, "Is this a loving thing to do?" and then making a radical choice to eliminate the things that don't make me feel good. Easier said than done, of course, but practice makes perfect.

Stop Making Excuses for Your Bad Relationship

Katy Horwood | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Horwood

There are a number of easy ways to recognise a bad relationship and without torturing her further by reeling off the job she'd already done for me - guys who want space, want space from you. Guys who won't commit after two and a half years won't commit to you and guys who don't like being called on unannounced don't like being called on unannounced by you.

Have You Got Too Serious?

Kathryn Lovewell | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kathryn Lovewell

When I was younger, I was the life and soul of any party. I was the giggler. In fact once I started I usually couldn't stop and then of course, my giggling would be infectious. My friends would all be laughing until we were crying or struggling to breathe.

What You See Is Not Always What You Get

Liberty Forrest | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

A long time ago, I heard a supposedly true story. I don't remember the exact details, like where it was or if it was on a bus or a train but I have never forgotten the point.

The Gluten Free 'Fad' Exposed

Sarah Cloutier | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Cloutier

Recently there has been a lot of backlash against the Gluten Free 'Fad'. Some journalists and researchers say that the gluten protein is needed in our diet for nutrition and that removing it is harmful to our health.

Is It Better to Wait for Marriage? There Is No Rush!

Stacey Lucas | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stacey Lucas

Are you in your 20's or 30's and loads of your friends are getting married or planning to get married? Do you fear you will never be a bride or groom? Then fear not. Get married later in life and your chances of divorce are lowered.

Seven Steps to Develop Healthy Self-Esteem

James Barber | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
James Barber

When we begin to consciously realise that self-esteem is vital to our emotional and psychological wellbeing we often start with the physical form, for instance we might start going to the gym to improve the outward appearance of our bodies or take up yoga but there is often a deeper self underneath the physical body that is trying to emerge.

Learning to Love Myself

Malminder Gill | Posted 14.06.2014 | 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.

Why We Need to Appreciate Our Own Aloneness

Mohadesa Najumi | Posted 17.05.2014 | 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?

10 Ways to Show Yourself a Little Love This Valentine's Day

Stella Photi | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stella Photi

Valentine's day is on the horizon and instead of feeding into this exclusive and ironically un-loving machine, let's focus on ourselves. The most important person to love, above everybody else, is you. The journey to self-love is a distressing life-time relationship.

Why Loving Yourself Is as Important as Loving Others

Cheryl Rickman | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Cheryl Rickman

o be effective in your kindness, must you always put others' needs and feelings in front of your own? As parents and/or siblings and/or carers, we may often and should often do that. Yet isn't it important to take a more balanced approach?

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.