Wellness

Depression-The Invisible Illness

Sharon Bull | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sharon Bull

It's difficult to explain an illness that can't be physically seen and one that initially swooped down on me and then held me prisoner without any notice period or early warning call.

Is Love Actually All We Need?

Tony Lobl | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

Indeed, so magnanimous have some seen this spiritual Love to be, that an early follower of Jesus once said (emphasis added): "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning."

Why Mindfulness Is Just the Beginning

David Mochel | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

Knowing the benefits of exercise is not the same as going for a run, and thinking about mindfulness is not the same as practicing mindfulness. Several years ago, while getting ready to brush my teeth, I was thinking about presenting mindfulness to a group I was going to see later in the day.

Why Working In A Windowless Office Is Damaging Your Health

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When it's sunny outside, sitting in an office with artificial lighting all day is bound to make you feel miserable - and new research has shown workin...

Fitness Apps Are Terrible For My Health

Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Tech
Thomas Tamblyn

Fitness apps are ruining my health. It's bad enough that I'm regularly bombarded with signs on the tube telling my I'm not taking enough of every vitamin ever created. So why on earth would I voluntarily submit to this guilt-ridden abuse via my smartphone as well?

Rachel Moss

Grow Veg And Sell it To Your Neighbours With This Fantastic Initiative

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you know any avid gardener, at some point you’ll likely be invited round for dinner and leave with a bundle of excess vegetables. But while g...

Is There a Weekend Anymore and What the Hell Can I Do to Switch Off?

Mark McCulloch | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mark McCulloch

Like most of you reading, this I am on the professional treadmill of getting around four hours real sleep a night whilst juggling your iphone, kids and personal lives with any of the proverbial plates crashing at any possible moment.

Seven Reasons Why the Mental Health Stigma Is a Killer

Danny Baker | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny Baker

One in four people - so on average, someone in the typical two parent, two children family - will suffer from a mental illness at some point in their lifetime. Yet even though so many people are affected, mental illness carries a devastating stigma, which can harm sufferers in every aspect of their life.

14 Self-Care Practices That Can Lead You To A Happy And Healthy Life

Danny Baker | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny Baker

My life was a train wreck, but I was committed to recovering, and over time, I learned how to manage my illness so effectively that it doesn't negatively impact upon my life anymore. Below are 14 self-care practices that I learned from various therapists, doctors, self-help books, athletes, artists and my parents that helped pull me out of the abyss and lead me to happiness.

How To Cope With Loss

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The past couple of weeks have seen tragic stories dominating news headlines. With almost 300 people dying when the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet...

Why We Should All Start Chatting To Strangers On The Commute

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As kids we're told not to talk to strangers, but as adults we need to forget that advice completely. According to a new study published in the Jour...

Does Your Lover Double as Your Therapist?

Danny Baker | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny Baker

Having someone to help you reach the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel is one of the best things about being in a relationship. But when your lover crosses the line from "supportive partner" to "therapist", it can have catastrophic results - both for the relationship, and also for your health.

15 Signs You May Be Hitting the Bottle Too Hard

Danny Baker | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny Baker

15. You've changed your drinking patterns to get drunk quicker. Have you been having increasingly more rounds of shots on a night out? Have you switched from beer to whiskey? Are single rum and Cokes becoming doubles?

Should You Date Someone With a Mental Illness?

Danny Baker | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny Baker

Not everyone has a propensity to deal with such difficulties - even if those difficulties are likely to be temporary because the mentally ill party is receiving treatment. And I don't think that's being prejudiced or discriminatory. That's just the reality.

Why We Lose Sight of What Is Most Important

David Mochel | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

It is useful to understand that human beings have two distinct systems in the brain that are in charge of choosing how time and energy are spent. One system - the habitual survival system - is only interested in getting you through the day...

Learning to Manage Our Ancient Whispers

Ruby Wax | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ruby Wax

In the beginning things were fine, we lived in tribes with family members. We all shared the same genes so we trusted and protected each other. The bad news about this is the bit about all being related which caused infinite mutations; some of our cousins had more fingers than needed, others had their feet growing backwards.

Poorna Bell

Meditation Comics: No Boobs Or Gore But Still Very Cool

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Inspirational illustrations designed to promote calm and peace may have once included cheesy sunsets, rainbows and puppies, but as meditation becomes ...

The Mindfulness Habit

Sharon Bull | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sharon Bull

I liken 'Mindfulness' similar to any other new activity or skill we wish to master and bring into our life. In other words just as an instrument will not learn itself, needs practise and dedication, so does a change in our thought process. In whatever way we wish to enhance our life and well being, we have to put in the effort.

Adolescents Need to Learn About Depression - Before It's Too Late

Danny Baker | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny Baker

Adolescents need to be educated about depression so that if they find themselves experiencing the symptoms, they can realise that they're suffering from an illness, and can then go about seeking treatment from there.

How to Handle Anger

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amisha Bhavsar

We all loose our temper from time to time; from mild frustration, irritation or annoyance, to moments of rage. Now the problem isn't getting angry but how we handle anger. What do you do when you get angry? Do you lash out and have an all out eruption? Or do you hold it in and turn the anger inwards onto yourself?

Spa Spy Spain: Asia Gardens, Alicante

The Spa Spy | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

I was braving the boisterousness of Benidorm to uncover its hidden secret. A serene Mediterranean retreat, full of Eastern promise... Hidden in the foothills of Sierra Cortina - 20 minutes away from the hullabaloo of the high rise Solanas and alcopop discos - amongst 90 sprawling acres of olive and pine trees lies a perfectly manicured Mediterranean retreat.

Rachel Moss

Here's Some Positive News For A Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

With so much doom and gloom dominating the headlines of national papers, it's sometimes easy forget that nice things do still happen sometimes. But...

Tok 'The Most Inspiring Man I've Ever Met' Vanna's Triumph Over Depression

Danny Baker | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny Baker

When I met Tok, a number of very stressful occurrences were taking place in my life that had plunged me into a life-threatening bout of clinical depression. Every day was a nightmare where I yearned to kill myself, and at times I thought there was no other way out. That's what depression can do to you--it can drain any hope you have of ever recovering....

A Day In The Life In My Head

Ruby Wax | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ruby Wax

Most mornings I try to drag myself into a sitting position to practice mindfulness. I do this because if I delay and say to myself, "Later," I'll never do it. My body craves to stay prone, probably forever. But sitting up and following my breath, I can check my internal weather conditions and if I don't check in, they'll unconsciously influence everything I do in the day.

NLP: The Best Medicine?

Stella Photi | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stella Photi

It changes patterns of behaviour - Examples include stopping high levels of anxiety, anger and stress. I am a very motivated person, but for me it has helped me achieve higher levels of focus.