Stress Management

Holidays Can Put a Strain on Your Relationship

Susan Leigh | Posted 06.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

Holidays can put any flaws or short-comings in our relationship under the spotlight as we book time away, expectantly hoping to have fun together and rekindle some of the old spark and intimacy during our trip.

Take a Break and Manage Stress

Susan Leigh | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

Recent research has highlighted how important it is to take a break at regular intervals throughout the day. When a three month survey was undertaken at Sheffield University involving 850,000 people they found that responses, rapid perception and decision-making were better, more effective when people avoided cramming intensively and applied a looser, more relaxed approach.

Is Trying to Manage Stress Making You More Stressed? There's a Solution

Jamie Smart | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jamie Smart

Blogs and bookshops are full of advice telling us how to manage stress, with techniques to remember, practice and apply. We each know what we "should" be doing to manage our stress levels...

Does Gratitude Have a Role in Business?

Susan Leigh | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK
Susan Leigh

Instead of constantly working, moving from one task to the next, let's explore ways to manage stress and burnout, be more appreciative of our lives, value our opportunities and challenges, whilst enjoying a positive perspective on life.

An Open Letter From Stress

Paula McGuire | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Paula McGuire

Nowadays, you treat me like the enemy. I'm a disease to be feared, which, by the way, only makes me worse. Sitting at your desk, with your new-fangled worries, pressing all my buttons with nary an outlet in sight. Seriously, they don't call me a fight or flight response for nothing.

Doing the Right Thing Sometimes Requires Extra Help

Susan Leigh | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK
Susan Leigh

These days we are constantly bombarded with information about the right way to live, what we need to do to support good health, what we should be eating, drinking, best exercise regimens, you'd think that by now we'd be programmed to do the right thing in every area of our lives!

How to Stay Positive (Even When Things are Really Tough)

Amy Jane Smith | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Jane Smith

Being a positive person doesn't mean you don't feel pain or that you learn to suppress it - that wouldn't be healthy or helpful. It's more about knowing that while you may feel terrible, that feeling will pass. It genuinely helps.

Meditation Tips for Beginners

Deborah Quibell | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Deborah Quibell

It may not feel like meditation when we plop down and try to sit cross-legged on a pillow in the middle of a hard wood floor. We end up meditating on the amazing, migratory pattern of pain as it moves from our hips to our knees and back to our hips again.

Tasty Treats, No Calories or Other Sins in Sight!

Susan Leigh | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

These are typically our vulnerable times, the times when we reach for that one reliable friend, the quick fix that sustains us and never lets us down. It's often only later that we berate ourselves for being weak and picking the 'easy' option that's not such a good friend after all.

Your Chance of Having a Heart Attack Goes Up 33 Times on Monday Mornings!

Adam Strong | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Strong

With the start of the New Year, many people are wanting to start afresh, focusing on new goals and beginnings. But the reality for most of us is a huge backlog of emails and the need to get on top of all those customer enquiries and new performance targets.

Effective Tips to Manage Stress

Susan Leigh | Posted 08.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

Issues with stress can be experienced by any of us at any age. Children may experience stressful peer pressure, worry about their exams, their body image, popularity. Adults often have work, family or relationship worries to contend with. Older people may stress about health, finances, their quality of life. Each age brings its own stresses and concerns.

Living With Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia) My Daily Struggles

Olga Levancuka | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

Today I am feeling extra brave. More surprised than impressed with my own bravery, I decide to leave the queue and explore the rest of the food stalls. 'Fish and Chips' was the first one on the corner and on my way home.

The Precious Present - For Xmas and Beyond!

Alison Goodwin | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alison Goodwin

Breathe. Feel your feet on the floor. Really get a sense of this contact on the floor. Notice your body and how it is moving. Notice any tension or sensations in the body.

Should Flexible Employee Benefit Schemes Replace Wellbeing Programmes?

Adam Strong | Posted 10.01.2015 | UK
Adam Strong

It appears that some employers just don't get it, using flexible employee benefits schemes to make us work harder, I don't think so! Employers are cut...

What Are The Top 5 Things That Stress Brits Out?

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Stress may be something you feel everyday, but it is shocking how quickly it can spiral into a chronic state of mind that affects your health and well...

Stress Beats Relaxation, Depression Beats Happiness

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Cunningham

You put in the word 'banana' and you find out how many people have googled banana in the last month. Or if you really want to know, the trends in banana interest over the last 12 months. Search terms and their popularity reveal a mine of information about our interests and perhaps our psychology.

Embarrassed About Being Busy

Tony Crabbe | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK
Tony Crabbe

So next time you find yourself explaining how busy you are; I hope you feel a little embarrassed. Busy is a bad choice and it isn't cool.

Stop That Thought, I'm Gonna Get Off!

Kamontip Evans | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

Persistent negative thoughts easily put us under mental stress in the absence of any stressors. Once started, thoughts continue and proliferate. One thing leads to another - a train of thoughts that runs beyond a sense of time and space. Our mind is busy.

Can Corporate Fitness Programs Save the NHS?

Adam Strong | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK
Adam Strong

It's all very well to have a government health and wellbeing initiative, however most companies do not even run a corporate fitness/wellbeing program let alone have a health and wellbeing policy in place.

What We Can Learn From Athletes During This Summer of Sport

Dr. Nerina Ramlakhan | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Sport
Dr. Nerina Ramlakhan

We can all learn from athletes, we can all benefit from managing stress and actually begin listening to our bodies and not live constantly in our heads, overruling the body's needs and demands.

Wise Up With Mindfulness: Developing Minds for the Modern World

Dr Michael Sinclair | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Michael Sinclair

A great paradox has arisen in our modern society - the more we invent faster and smarter ways of getting things done the more we are creating and caging ourselves in a frightening word of information overload, risking psychological exhaustion, burnout and a whole host of other psychological problems.

Too Busy for Mindfulness? Here's How to Try It On-the-Go

Dr Michael Sinclair | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Michael Sinclair

By practising mindfulness you can expect to feel happier and more alive and take more enjoyment from your day to day activities. You can feel less stressed as you rush about your busy life. Also you will notice how your relationships and performance at work improve. In fact you will start to function better in everything you do...

Three Surprising Ways Pilates Can Improve Your Life

Camilla Hollweck | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Camilla Hollweck

Pilates combines resistance training with flexibility, which helps you build leaner, less bulky muscles. Combine long muscles with better posture and you'll naturally start to feel lengthened. The end result: when you feel taller, you look taller!

A National Apology Day?

Kamontip Evans | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

Are you brooding because someone, somewhere hasn't said sorry to you? Or, conversely, are you feeling guilty because you wronged someone but were too shy or too proud or too late to say sorry?

Five Reasons Why Emotion Has a Place in the Boardroom

Diana Verde Nieto | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Diana Verde Nieto

While, in the era of the power suit, it would easy to think that a steely demeanour is the passport to success - and to feel like a failure if a difficult meeting or deadline sends you reaching for the tissues, or something stronger, after hours, the presence of emotion in business can be a good thing.