The Balanced Life

Eight Ways in Which Blogging Has Changed My Life

Sandhya Matthes | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sandhya Matthes

My blog has reached the 10,000 views mark. It seemed like a good opportunity to think back on the last 8 months. In doing that, I realised how many ways blogging has changed my life. All of them unexpected and some of them surprisingly rewarding.

Say No to Being Anyone But Yourself in 2014

Adele Barlow | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Barlow

Ask 5 people to tell you the 10 things they think you're really great at. Paint it loud and proud and don't brush it off. In there lies to the clue to what you'd be good at, and again, you might not be doing it in your day job.

Five Steps to a Total Life Detox!

Sophie Bickerdike | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Bickerdike

Detox your friends, discover those who are mood-hoovers. Do you leave a friend feeling better or worse? Focus on those who add to your life and make it better. Find the positive... Things not right, get more in tune with yourself. Get a life coach, there are so many great ones out there!

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.

What Does 'Try' Mean?

Josh Taerk | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Josh Taerk

It's not about what you say but how you say it that creates the affect words have. So the next time you're faced with a situation that seems impossible at the time, remember that it's not about "trying," but about giving it all of your "try."

Boost Iron Levels Naturally

Gloria Halim | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Gloria Halim

How do you get your iron levels back up the natural way? The best way is to increase your intake of iron rich foods. If you are prescribed iron tablets by your doctor for any reason, please do take them but to avoid getting to that severe point where you would need tablets, include iron rich foods as part of your daily diet.

Choosing A University And Choosing A Path In LIfe

Josh Taerk | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Josh Taerk

At the end of the day you're head can mess you up sometimes, constantly planning and making fall back plans for your fall back plans. When it comes to making decisions for yourself, you can never go wrong listening to your heart.

Bikram Yoga and the Game of Life

Ambi Sitham | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ambi Sitham

A few years ago spurred by a friend I signed up for the 30 day Bikram yoga challenge. Having only ever tried yoga classes (Ashtanga) a couple of times before and intensely disliking the experience I was somewhat sceptical.

Why A Little of What Might Kill You, Does You Good

Rob Atkinson | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Atkinson

I'd like to think that, if I'm lucky enough to exceed the age of 80, with all my marbles and my more important faculties all present and correct, I'll be cut some slack in the matter of my more treasured bad habits. I'll feel that, having survived so long indulging my relatively few vices, I might as well head for the exit in a like manner.

Essential Spiritual Tips for Living That Even an Atheist Will Love...

Alice Grist | Posted 06.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

The most incredible, life changing stuff I have taken from my 'spiritual path' has been the down right sensible, the obvious, the 'tips for life' that take more from a therapeutic, humanistic approach than they do a magical or paranormal one.

Meditation is my Medication!

Ladan Soltani | Posted 06.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Ladan Soltani

Meditation is not always a discipline which needs to be practiced solely in a seated, upright posture. From experience, the mind can be silent in the noisiest shopping mall or the loudest party. This does not mean we just miraculously stop thinking. It is almost impossible to completely curb our thoughts, even for a regular practitioner of meditation.

How Much of Our Life Are We Living Through a Screen?

BritChick Paris | Posted 27.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

We live in a commercially driven, high-tech world that has revolutionized our life. Homework is richer through Web search. Time is saved through Siri. People are connected across continents through Skype. But to what extent does this mean we are now virtually living?

Ask a Friend to Write Your Obituary - Today

Mark Fletcher-Brown | Posted 10.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Fletcher-Brown

It's said that Alfred Nobel established the Nobel Prize because his obituary was published in error before his death and he didn't like what was said ...

Facebook - Roses Round Every Door

Sue Hedges | Posted 10.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Sue Hedges

Is it just me - or do you get fed up with reading stories about how happy everyone's life is on Facebook? Everyday you look and you read things like ...