UK Well Being

Why Giving Thanks Is Life-Giving

Cheryl Rickman | Posted 26.11.2014 | 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 17.10.2014 | 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.

How Tragic Celebirty Suicides Should Teach Us to Value Simplicity

Laura French | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura French

It would be misinformed to imply that the suffering of Robin Williams and so many other ill-fated stars has been brought on solely by their fame, their 'success', of course. It's both impossible and futile to say whether the pressures of fame cause those conditions or whether those conditions motivate the vulnerable to pursue that fame. But what I think is important is to draw what positivity we can from such a tragedy.

One % Practice, 99 % Facebook

Matt D Ryan | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Matt D Ryan

It seems we are no longer assessing our self-development by self-inquiry but by the amount of blue thumbs up we get on our status update. When our sense of worth is hinging on social media, it's time we think about quitting. I mean, what the hell is going on here?

How to Sleep Well

Rachel Kelly | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Kelly

Our bodies are cleverer than our minds. When we are truly tired, we will fall asleep. Sleeping is a natural action. You don't have to do anything to get to sleep. It is not humanly possible to stay awake forever. The one topic that mustn't be on one's list of worries is sleep itself. That is what can stop you from sleeping and make you ill, both physically and psychologically.

Can 'Big Data' Value Who We Truly Are?

Tony Lobl | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Tech
Tony Lobl

As the move to mine big data gains momentum, we remain forever free to dig deeper for healing solutions and seek the spiritual growth and better health that a divinely accurate self-assessment can bring.

Stop Doing - Start Being

Jessica McGregor Johnson | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK
Jessica McGregor Johnson

Have you ever thought that you have understood something only to find that you learn it again on a deeper and more profound level? Well it happened to me recently. Finally (I hope) I have got the message - Stop Doing and Start Being.

How Did Meditation Get So Cool?

David Rivers | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Rivers

Scroll through just about any lifestyle website or magazine, and you will have noticed a big influx in advice on the benefits of meditation. It seems every week is met with new studies from a team of researchers about its health benefits.

Is Meditation The Best Kept Anti Ageing Secret?

Stella Photi | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stella Photi

It got me thinking...in a world where we are bombarded by the latest anti aging beauty products at every corner, often at exorbitant prices, could the secret to eternal youth really be in something as simple as meditation?

‎Self-Esteem Is a Hot Topic - But What Actually Is It? And why is it so important now?

BritChick Paris | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

It is as a teenager that we face the greatest test of self-esteem. We become aware of how we look, how others see us and worst of all we become aware of a world that judges us. From every angle teens are told to be prettier, sexier, skinnier, to wax, to colour and to fake it. Very few talk about anything other than they we look.

Good Common Sense and Good Business Sense

Nic Marks | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK
Nic Marks

Let's imagine for a moment that you run an ABC - that is, an Average Business Company. Your ABC is ticking along averagely. Your 100 employees are paid average wages. They take, on average, five days a year of sick leave...

How to Manifest Your Soul Mate

Dr Michelle K. Nielsen | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Michelle K. Nielsen

You can permanently re-wire you subconcious mind to accept these affirmations by listening to them in a deep meditative state. By changing your predominant thought process, you will eventually change your life and attract in the life that you dream of and deserve.

We Are All Sensation Chasers

David Mochel | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

Philip Seymour Hoffman, an actor whose work I enjoyed very much, died this week, apparently from a drug overdose. The efforts to get rid of unpleasant feelings and to replace them with pleasant ones can take a powerful toll on a human life.

Oscar-Winning Skin

Amanda Elias | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Elias

While red carpet glitz and glamour is achieved by fabulous stylists and make-up artists, fresh, glowing skin is definitely the best accessory- and you don't need a celebrity budget to look good.

Exams and Your Wellbeing

Stacey Lucas | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Stacey Lucas

Keep calm and breath. It is a new year, new term and exams. How do you prepare? Failing to plan is a plan to fail, rule number one. In your new term are you preparing for exams and looking forward to them? You should be. You know more now than you did before the Christmas break.

Forget Happiness! Why Flourishing Is the New (More Sustainable) Happy

Cheryl Rickman | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Cheryl Rickman

Happiness. It's something everyone strives for. It (along with good health) is the ultimate goal, the holy grail of a good life.

January: The Worst Time for Resolutions?

Joey Rayner | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joey Rayner

Many of us will be familiar with those feelings of shame as we realise (only half way through January) that those good intentions have been abandoned, forgotten or are unravelling before our very peepers. And should we be surprised? January is quite possibly the worst month to be setting oneself ambitious goals for the year ahead.

How to Make Your New Year's Resolutions Work

Rebecca Allen | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Allen

Its your first day back at work after the Christmas holidays. Its cold, dark, and the lights of Christmas have been extinguished, it's a really long time to your next holiday, and you over-indulged during the holiday season to the point where your work trousers feel considerably tighter than they did a month ago.

New Year's Resolutions for Beauty, Skin & Soul This 2014

Amanda Elias | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Elias

I like the thought of New Year's resolutions, I think it gives us a great goal to be a better "you" in the New Year. Most of us have the usual goals s...

2014 - A Good Year to Find Your Purpose

Chantelle Smith | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chantelle Smith

Firstly, it's fine if you don't have the answers yet. It really is all about the journey of discovering yourself (in the more spiritual sense of course). The part that I find heartbreaking, is to w

The Simple Secret to Optimal Performance and Wellbeing

David Mochel | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

Optimal wellbeing - a combination of physical health, peak performance, peace of mind, and meaningful relationships - hinges on the consistent application of one principle: You get what you practice.