UK Well Being

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.

Do Yourself a Favour - Shut Up!

Sadie Brown | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sadie Brown

aving crossed over from 'the dark side' many years ago, I thought I would share a few simple tips to help you feel the force on a daily basis - and if that sounds condescending, I apologize, but even the smartest of people make these errors on a daily basis, so stop.

I Always Thought I'd Be Too Materialistic to Be a Minimalist, Until Now

Emma Brooke | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Brooke

Despite all the temptations of London living, I realised over Christmas that, at least at heart, I am a minimalist. I crave the simple life. I love being in Wales where my days are spent writing, doing yoga and walking dogs and feeding horses. So over the holiday period, I thought up a couple of little tips to help you get more minimalist...

The Lost Art of Relaxation: The Importance of Skilfully Doing Nothing

Adrian Kowal | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adrian Kowal

The concept and word for 'boredom' was only coined in the mid-1700s. Was this because none of our ancestors before this time experienced an uneasiness when faced with a few hours of no activity? When did we begin to experience restlessness when taking a break from everyday life?

Spiritualise Your Resolutions in 2014 - Seven Spiritual New Year Resolution Solutions

Alice Grist | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

Here are my seven spiritual resolution solutions that will help transform your life in powerful ways, without doing anything other than changing how you think, having some faith and being open to change that comes naturally and as if by magic.

The Key To a Happier and Healthier New Year? Resolve To Be Grateful!

Tony Lobl | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

Sincere thankfulness is a good idea at any time of the year. But if you are considering making a New Year's resolution, how about committing yourself to a heartfelt gratitude attitude?

How Happy Are You?

Dr Steve McCabe | Posted 27.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Steve McCabe

As well as showing that a third of people in Northern Ireland rated their life satisfaction as being nine out of ten, the data demonstrated that England was lowest in this category. Intriguingly Scotland was the least anxious place in the UK.

Anxiety: How To Overcome It

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

This summer, we had a wake-up call. Or rather, we would have had one, if we weren't worrying about the number of things going wrong in our lives, and ...

Dear 21-Year-Old Me

Adele Barlow | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Adele Barlow

I was at an Escape the City event at Adam Street Club in London last night and I met this recent graduate - she had a sweet face, nervous laugh, and she kind of asked me for career advice...

Top Five Myths of the Weight Loss Industry You Must Know

Daniel Bartlett | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Bartlett

Making people feel ashamed for being overweight is about as far from helpful as you can get. Most people gain weight exactly because they feel bad about themselves, so exposing and shaming them for being overweight is not very intelligent.

Finding Color in the Grey

Adele Barlow | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Barlow

As his mind started to feel clearer, he found himself more motivated to attend professional events, to meet new people, to absorb interesting articles. This gave him more patience at work because it reminded him that he did have a future beyond his current role: he wasn't trapped. He was simply choosing to remain in his current job while he researched what came next.

LOOK: Arianna Launches The 'Third Revolution For Women'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Last night, The Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington and leading figures in business and wellbeing came together to discuss a new vision to rede...

Arianna Brings The Third Revolution For Women To The UK

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Roll on the third revolution for women! HuffPost founder Arianna Huffington brought her vision for a better approach to success to the UK - the Th...

A Hug's Message to Tragedy: "Move On!"

Tony Lobl | Posted 23.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

Widow Debbie Dorling's husband was tragically killed by an HGV driver when both crossed red lights at an intersection. Instead of baying for justice when he walked free from court on Tuesday she wholeheartedly embraced the driver and forgave him.

Are We Slaves to Our Online Selves?

Jules Evans | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jules Evans

There is a word for what the internet and social media have done to us: alienation. It means, literally, selling yourself into slavery, from the Latin for slave alienus. The word has its roots in ancient Greek philosophy, particularly in Plato and the Stoics, who warned that if you place too much value on your reputation or image, you enslave yourself to the fickle opinion of the public.

For Better or for Worse: Does Marriage Make You Feel Happier?

Liz Cowell | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Cowell

Whilst good physical health and having a steady job top the list of the most important factors in people feeling good about themselves, domestic bliss comes right behind. The ONS research details how those who are either married or living in a civil partnership are happier than cohabitees and those who are single, divorced or widowed.

The Truth About Money and Happiness

Juliet Michaelson | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK Politics
Juliet Michaelson

Well-being evidence has important implications for policy-making; we need to make sure the evidence is reported clearly so that the public and policy-makers alike understand what it shows about the most efficient ways to improve well-being.

Twenty-Three Top Tips to Building Confidence

Paul Bailey | Posted 08.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Bailey

After coaching people for years on how to build confidence, I noticed a few of the same tips always seemed to come up trumps ... Some will resonate with you, others will seem rather old hat and tired, but the fact of the matter is that these really do work.

Can the Law of Attraction Really Help You?

Tony Wrighton | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Wrighton

You've probably heard about The Law of Attraction. A few years ago the film The Secret came out, and the world went crazy for it. Oprah was a huge fan...

Lulu On Her Five Lessons To Be Learned From Ageing In The Spotlight

Lulu | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Lulu

Today at 64, I firmly believe that I am ageing victoriously, in large part due to the positive examples set by those who are ageing in the spotlight. These are five lessons I think we can all benefit from...

Turn That Frown Upside Down

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Did you know that today is the first International Day of Happiness? Yes, today. When the clouds over our heads are grey and the 2013 Budget is an...

The Search for Happiness: Tolstoy, Bhutan and the United Nations

Vinciane Rycroft | Posted 18.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Vinciane Rycroft

In Tolstoy's fable of The King and the Shirt, the king's physicians gather round their ailing ruler in an attempt to find a cure for his mystery illne...

Should Universities Teach Wellbeing?

Jules Evans | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jules Evans

Shouldn't university teach us to criticise simplistic or politically convenient definitions of happiness?

Taking Time to Reflect: The Importance of 'Me-Time'

Sam Owen | Posted 04.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Owen

Encouraged to drink in order to manage career related stress, many of these women are said to have gone on to become career women and mothers who have exchanged their beers for wine, and from drinking heavily in public to drinking heavily behind closed doors. In other words, they have become reliant on this vice, one that can destroy careers, relationships, and mental and physical health.

How Arts and Humanities Can Influence Public Policy

Jules Evans | Posted 20.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jules Evans

As one civil servant told us, ministers are extremely busy and rarely get time to read a newspaper article, let alone a research paper. They want any 'action points' to be clearly expressed in a two-page document.