UK Well Being

Right Here, Right Now

Pam Jarvis | Posted 25.07.2016 | UK
Pam Jarvis

Rachel was fifteen today. She has been told at school that her country- one of the rich, English-speaking nations of the world- is highly privileged, ...

The Critic Within

Kamontip Evans | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

From the moment we wake up until the moment we go to bed, there are so many things we can get annoyed with: traffic noise, your partner leaving a news...

Five Health Reasons to Sleep Well

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

Tiredness from lack of sleep doesn't just make it hard to function the next day. Sleep problems like insomnia can increase our risk of health problems such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and depression. Being tired also reduces will-power making it harder to lose weight and keep up healthier behaviours.

Lyme Disease - Just A Minor Bite Or A Major Epidemic?

Janice Haddon | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Janice Haddon

You can try to protect yourself by wearing long sleeves and trousers tucked into socks if you are out in nature. Use a good repellent and carry a tick remover with you. There is more advice on the Lyme Disease UK site.

Cultivating a Mind-Body Harmony

Mohadesa Najumi | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mohadesa Najumi

Wise men and women mould their characters. Stress has physiological effects on the body and dampens the interaction we have with our true nature. We need a strong foundational basis for our mental health and mind-body harmony provides us with exactly that.

Losing My Mum Changed Me for the Better

Jenny Mullinder | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jenny Mullinder

Five days after my 21st birthday my entire world changed. My Mum; the strongest, most vulnerable, most important woman I'd known, was dead. It was the worst day of my life, but it also caused me to finally confront all my demons, and start moving forward from them.

Dear Endometriosis - You're Fired

S.K. Hartley | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
S.K. Hartley

"I can't take it anymore!" It was a statement I would make more often than not to my husband. I couldn't take the pain anymore, I couldn't take the fatigue, the aches, the excessive bleeding and the desperate need to be normal. But I wasn't normal, at least my body wasn't...

Religious People Are Happier Than Atheists, Official Statistics Show

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK

Religious people from all different faiths are happier than those who have "no religion", official data released on Tuesday revealed. Of all the f...

New Beginnings and New Approaches for a Happier January and Always

Orlagh McCarron | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Orlagh McCarron

It is very easy to find ourselves stuck, to end up in a funk where we continue in a spiral downward slump of no return. To which I say STOP, you have what it takes to turn it all around and it starts with your mindset and outlook on your approach to life.

Tell Me Anything and I'll Show You How It's Health!

Daniel Singleton | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Politics
Daniel Singleton

The real change that needs to take place is a recognition and engagement among those who plan and direct services: the commissioners. When FaithAction first became involved with the Department of Health, we were invited into a number of policy settings

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.