UK Well Being

Hitting Refresh in the Modern World - How to Break the Cycle of Busy-Ness

Annie Ross | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ross

Symptoms: Texting while walking, crossing the road or... peeing. Pressing the close doors button in lifts. Rushing. Everywhere. Even to the printer. Throwing a strop when you just miss a tube. Feelings of anxiety, guilt, failure or exhaustion. Saying thinks like, "I'm just being efficient," "but I love being busy" or "I'm just trying to keep my head above water"

Ten Things You Need to Know Before You Get Hung Up About Sexual Frequency

Suzi Godson | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

Human beings enjoy having sex. In fact, in a study where people rated how happy they felt after undertaking a range of daily activities, sex was rated as the number one happiness inducing activity.

What's Your Purpose?

Steve Taylor PhD | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Taylor PhD

At my university, we have developed a questionnaire to try to test for these different types of purpose. We would like to find out if there are relationships between different types of purpose and age and gender. For example, do different types of purpose become more important as people get older?

10 Things a Sleep Deprived Mama Does to Get Through the Day

Reneé Davis | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK Parents
Reneé Davis

When people learn that I've spent the last six years plus existing on a miniscule amount of sleep, they are shocked, because I always seem so energetic apparently (they should see me at 3am!)

I Want to Increase the Net Well-Being in the World. Who's With Me?

David Mochel | Posted 21.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

So, after 49 years of living with the inevitability and uncertainty of the human condition, I have decided to deal with it by cultivating well-being one breath, one thought, one word, one action, one conversation, one person, one organization at a time.

David Cameron Has Promised Voters 'The Good Life', But What Does That Even Mean? And Is He Right?

Michael Plant | Posted 21.06.2015 | UK Politics
Michael Plant

Unusually for British politics, a British politician talked about morality. At the Conservative Party's manifesto launch last week, David Cameron didn...

Three Steps to Happiness

Vanessa King | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vanessa King

Is there a formula for happiness? Well not exactly - lots of things contribute to how we feel in the moment and about our lives overall, and it varies from person-to-person and over time. But if I had to pick a number - when it comes to happiness that might well be three.

Three Ways to Happiness: Doing, Thinking and Being

Steve Taylor PhD | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Taylor PhD

There are many ways of understanding human well-being, but perhaps the most simple and useful is to think in terms three different approaches. In other words, if you want to find happiness, there are three different routes you can take.

20 March 2015: Time to Take Happiness More Seriously

Hans Zomer | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Hans Zomer

Friday 20 March is World Happiness Day. This is the third time that the world is being asked to mark a day dedicated to the pursuit of happiness - World Happiness Day was celebrated for the first time in 2013, following a decision by the United Nations General Assembly in July 2011.

A Compassionate Voice

Sharon Bull | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sharon Bull

I lost my job as a top sales executive with a British brand leader, my company car, wardrobe of designer clothes and shoes, credit cards, my home and consequently my self-respect, because I placed all this material stuff above everything else.

Safeguarding Our Children From Evil Is Our Collective Responsibility

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK
Muhammad Abdul Bari

The shocking news of three mid-teen girls from east London missing on 17th February and boarding a Turkish Airline flight from Gatwick to Istanbul, most probably on their way to join ISIS in Syria, has decimated their parents and stunned local communities. Safeguarding and well-being of children is of highest priority for any civilised society.

Why Yoga Can Bolster Your Confidence

BritChick Paris | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

There are few places today where we aren't able to see our reflection - mirrors abound, selfies taken at every opportunity not to mention the media obsession with perfect looks. Yoga is one of the only spaces where all devices are out of sight and the external is abandoned.

Are You Really Paying Attention To Your Partner? We Asked 5 People To Tell The Truth

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

You might think you listen attentively to your partner when they come through the door each evening. But are you genuinely paying attention? Allowi...

Working Our Lives Away?

Steve Taylor PhD | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Taylor PhD

Is this really what we were born for? Is this really what life should be about? Of course, if you're lucky, you might have a job which is fulfilling, which suits your innate interests and skills, and which you find challenging and stimulating.

Happiness Comes From Giving and Helping, Not From Buying and Having

Steve Taylor PhD | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Taylor PhD

So many of us strive so hard for material success that you might think there was a clear relationship between wealth and well-being. From school onwards, we're taught that long term well-being stems from achievement and economic prosperity - from 'getting on' or 'making it', accumulating more and more wealth, achievement and success.

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.

The Judge, Jury and I

Kamontip Evans | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

It's too easy to judge prematurely. Often we don't bother to find out why others do what they do. Judge them unfavorably and we get irritated, angry, annoyed; judge them favorably and we distort the reality to fit with our preference.

Be the Change in 2015

Sharon Bull | Posted 07.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sharon Bull

We may never get everything we want from life, we may not always get everyone to see our point of view, but if we can be the change we want to see in the world, if we take positive steps in our lives towards this, then others will be inspired to follow!

12 Life Lessons I've Learned in 2014

Jody Thompson | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jody Thompson

As we wave the dregs of the last 12 months down the plughole and prepare to celebrate Christmas, I've realised that a huge amount of positives have come out of the negatives that I've endured... So I thought I'd write them down and share them - if nothing else, because I can refer back and chivvy myself up if things start going wonky again in 2015.

Why Giving Thanks Is Life-Giving

Cheryl Rickman | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Cheryl Rickman

Jo is the epitome of human strength, courage and love. Her daily commitment to focusing her attention on being thankful can teach us all a thing or two about gratitude. Giving thanks is giving Jo her life back by reminding her what she still has right now. As such, gratitude is incredibly powerful and comforting.

What Would You Do If Asked to Sing in Front of Your Colleagues?

Helen Astrid | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Astrid

If someone asked you to stand up and sing in front of your colleagues, you might want to hide under your desk and stare at your rubbish bin. I know many people fear speaking in public but singing is even scarier. That is, until you have a go!

Do You Feel Stressed Before You Get Out Of Bed?

IKEA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Stress: it's one of those things that you just can't avoid. At some point in your life, you're going to come face to face with it. And if you're Briti...

What Robin Williams Taught Me

Adrian Millar | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adrian Millar

It's a month on since Robin Williams died, on August 11th, and I've been doing some thinking. I've been thinking about why we were so attracted to Robin Williams and why his passing had such a powerful affect on us.

Sustainable Schools Project Boosts Exam Results

Green Futures | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Green Futures

Learning spaces, for instance, cannot stay stuck in the old rigid mould where rows of desks face the teacher and blackboard. There's no greater enemy of sustainability than obsolescence.

Mind and Body

Florence Sogga | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Florence Sogga

In my ignorance I had reduced this 3,000 year old practice into a simple exercise class. I wasn't in it for the 'hippy dippy' chanting and veganism, I was in it for the abs. Irrespective of the whole 'cool' new revival you wouldn't catch me chanting cross legged, or wearing a red bracelet. I liked meat, wine and enjoying life. I liked having fun.