Are You Pretending To Be Something You're Not?

Cai Graham | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Cai Graham

I used to dread going to parties - and when I did, I was terrified. I worried that people would laugh at me for being unpopular, a bad dancer, too quiet, too loud (you name it). I used to watch the different cliques; the sporty ones, the cool ones, the musical ones ... wondering when was I ever going to just fit in.

Kids Really Do Change You

Ruth Kudzi | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Parents
Ruth Kudzi

To an extent this was true, although the music festivals now tend to be of the kid friendly variety, as do the restaurants and the holidays. I am happy about the changes but I would lie if I said it was an easy transition into parenthood. It is more like a seismic overnight shift.

Values Vs Expectations

Amy Shefik | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Shefik

A requirement of being a personal development enthusiast and an entrepreneur is to always keep learning and growing. One of the ways I do this is to read, and I read a lot! Luckily I love it so it doesn't feel like a chore.

Is The Key To Happiness Really Just Staying True To Yourself?

Paul Laver | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Laver

Living by one's own values has a positive effect on every aspect of your own self worth, regardless of location and culture. Our study comprehensively agrees with the principle that we are all happier if we are able to live our lives by our own values. So take stock, take time to identify your own values, and take the opportunity to live by them every single day. Perhaps your own personal happiness is much more achievable than you think? I certainly think it is.

Leaders Make Greater Impact When They Are Values Led And Behave Accordingly

John Tizard | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Politics
John Tizard

A few weeks ago when writing a review of Ed Mayo's excellent book - Values - how to bring values to life in your business" on this Huffington Post sit...

Trump Holds A Mirror Up To Brexit Britain

Federico Moscogiuri | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Politics
Federico Moscogiuri

There is no more symbolic an image of 2016 than the picture of Donald Trump and a gloating Farage standing in front of Trump's gold-plated doors, like a grotesque modern-day version of Churchill, Truman and Stalin at Potsdam.

Something Within Keeping It Great

Sonja Lewis | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Politics
Sonja Lewis

It is still a great country, as a close friend reminded me recently. I can vouch for that. But here's the thing: greatness comes with an admission of mistakes, a campaign to make reparation and the willingness to remember, if only for the purpose of avoiding previous mistakes. Moving forward, politics has to be about keeping America great. That's the spirit!

Belief Isn't The Problem... Practice Is!

Daniel Singleton | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Parents
Daniel Singleton

Belief is a challenge, there no doubt about that. Many find that their faith is taken aback by the things we see around us and the circumstances of life. Often the most earnest question asked of Christians is 'how does a good God allow such suffering?'

Values Matter But To Be Real They Must Be Lived

John Tizard | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK
John Tizard

Values matter. They can drive behaviours and performance in businesses, co-operatives, social enterprises, charities, community groups, the public sector and indeed individuals. They differentiate between and tell us much about both organisations and individuals.

The Longing for Meaningful Connection

Anna Betz | Posted 05.08.2017 | UK
Anna Betz

I warmly recommend this approach for working positively with tensions at work and in life. It can really help to bring the needs of self and others into balance and create coherence between our inner beliefs and outward behaviour.

What Do We Want From Work? - How Work Became Life and Things Got Tricky

Anniki Sommerville | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK
Anniki Sommerville

When I started my first proper job I had low expectations. I'd been working in a furniture shop and it involved standing up for long hours and watching other people buy stuff I couldn't afford. This new job offered me my own laptop and a sit down desk. It seemed like a step in the right direction.

Can Using Values Make a Better Society?

David Evans | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK Politics
David Evans

Does catering to materialism breed more materialism or less? Does addressing concerns about immigration feed bigotry or forge liberalism? These are b...

Looking at Your Values

Maggie Currie | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

There are many reasons why values change, sometimes they just don't seem to fit right. There are some values that never change, and that is just the way it is.

Developing a New Vision to Improve Mental Healthcare Provision for Children and Young People

Prof Dame Sue Bailey | Posted 12.03.2017 | UK
Prof Dame Sue Bailey

The increased focus on children and young people's mental health can only be a good thing. But alongside setting out the scale of the problems facing children and young people we also need to identify workable answers.

The Excessive Sameness of the FTSE100

Nick Liddell | Posted 25.02.2017 | UK
Nick Liddell

When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier" Roy E. Disney Roy E. Disney, the nephew of Walt himself, earned a reputation am...

How to Talk to Kids About Terrorist Attacks

Melissa Hood | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Parents
Melissa Hood

What has happened in Paris and in Beirut recently is a very shocking and terrible thing and how you talk to your children about it will vary a lot depending on the age of your children and their temperament and your own values. While everyone will be appalled by what has happened there may be different aspects of it that you would want to highlight to your children.

Young People - Value Your Perspective

Josh Taylor | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Josh Taylor

Regardless of whether you're an entrepreneur, employed or a student, as a young person with less experience than your peers, you'll be familiar with situations where you feel intimidated by authority figures and unworthy of your youthful opinion. Fear can stop us from speaking up and sharing our ideas to avoid making a mistake or sounding stupid.

Three Tips to Stay True to You

Bev James | Posted 17.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Bev James

What may have originally seemed like an epic faux pas has in fact opened the door to a world of praise and opportunity. Ahmed's story is a welcomed reminder that exploring different ways of doing things; being open to innovation and allowing ourselves to stand out from the crowd has its benefits.

What Do You Value in Life?

Joanna Cates | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Joanna Cates

His values in the long term turned out to be incredibly important - not just for him as an individual but for society as a whole. The transgression of this value on a global scale had possibly played a significant role in triggering one of the worst financial crises of the last century.

What You Give Is What You Get: Living Life By the Golden Rule

Kate Taylor | Posted 03.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Taylor

Think about the values you hold and the principles you live by; those things which are so important to you that if you get wronged it strikes you to the very core. For example, one of mine is consideration. It's up there alongside being heard and being treated with respect.

Good Versus Good: A New Way of Exploring Business Problems

Dr Mark Esposito | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK
Dr Mark Esposito

The concept of "Good versus Good" is not just a way of approaching business. The Goods allow us to get to the root of our thinking and behavior quickly. They allow us to understand where people are coming from. This allows us to transform our differences into common ground, and make better business. That's when grey becomes a beautiful color. That's when it's all good.

Mum Wars - It's All Just Party Politics

Lucy Griffin-Stiff | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Parents
Lucy Griffin-Stiff

We are all entitled to free speech (thank democracy). We have control over what we choose to read, and how we respond to it; and we all have our own set of values to dictate what we feel is appropriate to share.

Dear Would Be Prime Minister - A Challenge From the UK Values Alliance

Miss Deap Khambay | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Politics
Miss Deap Khambay

Your party would have us, the voters, believe that your people, plans and policies have clear and distinctive values at their heart. We are currently unconvinced, and sceptical with good cause. Here's why.

Passionate Election Apathy

Helen Sharpe | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Politics
Helen Sharpe

Last week a Tory council candidate disparagingly referred to Ed Miliband as 'the Jew', a UKIP MP referred to gay people as A** bandits and the prospect of Boris Johnson running the country was actually being seriously discussed. This week is election week and it is fair to say my loss of faith in the political system is at its highest.

Three Ways to Live More Simply

Sheila Bayliss | Posted 27.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sheila Bayliss

As a mindfulness teacher, it's my job to support others in improving their wellbeing, often through discovering a slower pace of life. So imagine my shock when I realised just how far I'd got sucked into the doing frenzy that our culture seems addicted to.