Wellness

Confessions of a Yoga Snob

Emma Macdonald | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Macdonald

To yoga or Pilates: that is the question. Or it was with me at least. You see I'd always thought of it as a preference. You either do one or the other - right? Never both. They're just too different.

Five Minute Mindfulness

David Pearl | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Pearl

The Dalai Lama - who's busier than you or I - finds time to meditate. Apparently he sits for two hours every day, unless he is really busy - when he sits for FOUR hours. But where are we, less enlightened mortals, supposed to find the time when are days are full of stuff that's clamouring for our attention?

Want to Clear the Clutter? Just Move Country!

Victoria Leith | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Leith

We kept photos and the books I just could not part with. We didn't need them overseas but I knew I would want them again one day (and I am SO glad I didn't get rid of these! Recipe books, spiritual and religious books that I dip into frequently and our daughter's books from her toddler years.)

This Guy Quit His Job, Left The City And Built This...

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Tech

Foster Huntington was a man with a great job in New York, however in 2011 he decided to leave it all behind him and travel around the US in a van. ...

Why Mindfulness Can Take You to the Edge of Madness

Alexandra Massey | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Massey

I love meditating because it acts as an anchor, gives me a foundation and keeps me calm. However, it's the retreats that do me in. Spending a week disconnected from normal life and daily distractions is a recipe for disaster.

What Are You Neglecting?

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amisha Bhavsar

Now neglect doesn't happen overnight. It usually starts with small things and gradually expands into several other areas. So make the time to look for the underlying issues that lead you to neglect, and then work out how you can make amends and fix all that's been overlooked.

Why I'm Controversial in the Wellness Scene

Pixie Turner | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Pixie Turner

Forget the fact that your unvaccinated children are a danger to others, forget that by telling someone to go off their meds and go the "natural" way you might be endangering their life. It doesn't matter, cause you're cool, you're alternative.

Spring Renewal 2

Karen Ruimy | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Ruimy

There is always a correspondence between the inner world and the outer world. There is a reflection between inner and outer world. What you see outside is reflecting on what is happening inside of you.

Gadgets Are Becoming More Confusing

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Tech

The British public think technology is becoming ever more confusing, but they are still willing to spend on the latest kit. This is according to a ne...

The Sleep Cheat Sheet - Written by a Sleep Expert

Stephanie Romiszewski | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Stephanie Romiszewski

Sleep can: help you lose weight, improve how well exercise works, delay the ageing process, reduce inflammatory markers (helps us avoid pesky illnesses like colds), reduce chronic pain, heal you and make you feel happy and sane, not to mention what it does for your intelligence and productivity. And it's free!

Wellness: It's Time for a Reality Check

Natasha Lipman | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Lipman

I love sharing my story with everyone, whether it be daily on my Instagram or in longer pieces on my blog. But I think it's important for people to remember that I'm not a doctor, a nutritionist or a trained anything.

Attention Seeking - Do Not Be Afraid

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Cunningham

Attention seeking is such a dirty word but maybe we need to discover if we are getting and giving the right amount of attention. Suspend your prejudi...

The Big Five Life Lessons to Pass to Your Kids

Lucy Griffin-Stiff | Posted 06.06.2015 | UK Parents
Lucy Griffin-Stiff

I've been poorly this year, and it got me thinking: What if I can't be around for my daughter? Who is going to help her along life's journey? Life is so big and she is so small. I can't profess to have all the answers. I am still learning everyday myself.

Who Owns Yoga? - The Feature Film Support Our Kickstarter Campaign

Bhanu Bhatnagar | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Bhanu Bhatnagar

Yoga is everywhere these days. It's fair to say it's become well and truly mainstream. In most Western cities yoga studios are as ubiquitous as fast-food joints or liquor stores. 20 million Americans say they practice yoga. So, what exactly is happening here? How can we explain the meteoric rise of yoga?

Being 'Selfish' - The Most Selfless Act You Can Do For Yourself

Jemma Andrew-Adiamah | Posted 30.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jemma Andrew-Adiamah

Making time for yourself and expressing self-love as a mother, daughter, sister or auntie is so very important and something that we all need to practise as time allows. Just a snippet in the day or week to yourself can make all the difference to your all round happiness and your body and mind will only thank you for it later.

What Eclipse-Mindedness Has to Teach Us About Our Lives

Michaela Horan | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Michaela Horan

I am seeing the huge value in the reminder the eclipse offered that we are absolutely part of a bigger picture. That there are systems at play that are bigger than the concerns of our own individual lives.

Do You Believe in Yourself?

Lisa Regan | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

Do you take notice of how you talk to yourself or your thought patterns around what you are doing? This is an area that I am really working on in my own life. We are our own worst critics before our external critics weigh in with their opinions.

Gimme Some Sugar: The People Want Homeopathy, But That Doesn't Mean They Should Get It

Sarah Mehta | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Mehta

The UK has a world class education system and a world class National Health Service, but both of these are being undermined when policy makers continue to pollute minds with the idea that unfounded treatments, which fly in the face of scientific evidence, can find a space in our NHS.

Apple's New Medical Apps Are Already Doing Some Incredible Things

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK Tech

Tim Cook has revealed that over 11,000 people have signed up to the cardiovascular research app 'MyHeart Counts' which runs using Apple's new Research...

Men Need to Man Up to Ballet and Embrace This Very Masculine Art Form

Karis Scarlette | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karis Scarlette

Football socks. Tracksuit bottoms. Old t-shirt. No this isn't the attire of someone languidly sat on the sofa on a Sunday. This is the uniform I have suggested my Male Adult Beginner wears for his first ballet class with me!

Do You Struggle With Sunday Night Insomnia?

Susan Leigh | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

A recent report reveals that Sunday night insomnia is an issue for as many as one in four of us. Those afflicted may go to bed early, feel tired and are keen to go off to sleep yet instead lie awake tossing and turning or they drift off to sleep only to awaken in the early hours feeling tired and unrefreshed.

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.

Life, Curve Balls and Yoga

Lindsey Brown | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lindsey Brown

Yoga is very much about being present, on and off the mat. By leading a more mindful life, the aim is to change the way we think about our experiences; being more aware of each moment, more accepting and less judgemental.

Is Your Sneaky No a Saboteur to Your Health and Happiness?

Kiran Ram | Posted 03.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kiran Ram

The mind is a wonderful thing. It's also a complete liar, constantly convincing you not to take actions you know are good for you, and limiting many great experiences and changes in your lives.

Looking for Meaning in Your Life? There's No App for That.

Dr Aaron Balick | Posted 03.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Aaron Balick

In today's results driven, evidenced based, now-now-now culture, the idea of a 'slow burn' psychotherapy is much maligned. If people have problems, they want them fixed, if people have questions, they want them answered. But what about those problems you can't quite put your finger on?