Wellness

What to Do If a Child Says 'I Want to Kill Myself'

Alexandra Massey | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Massey

For any parent, teacher or carer, hearing a child say 'I want to kill myself' is a heart stopping moment. In the following seconds, time either stands still or comes rushing at you like a speed train. It might seem impossible to find the right words.

Why I Became a Hospice Music Therapist

Yumiko Sato | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Yumiko Sato

Even though I had never seen anyone die or even been to a funeral, mortality seemed to be an inevitable part of life that had always been just under the surface. And it was not going away, whether I avoided talking about it or used the words other than "death" to describe it.

What Are We Missing?

David Mochel | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

The sentence "how can I help?" never fails to warm my heart, even when it is expressed by people thousands of miles away. What a wonderful reaction to another human being. I love this question because it is an offer that can just be met with gratitude without any obligation.

Whose Drama Is It Anyway?

Shirley Palmer | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shirley Palmer

As I lay under the chestnut tree with the sun streaming through I noticed how quickly we have fallen into autumn in the UK, the leaves are changing, the sun is not quite so warm and there is a bed of leaves underneath me.

How Much Is Enough?

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amisha Bhavsar

'I want, I want, I want!' We all have greed for one thing or another. Are you aware of your 'wants'? When you get what you want, do you find yourself wanting more? And when you get it all, are you satisfied? For how long?

The 'Green' Versus 'Lean' Debate

Kenneth Freeman | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK
Kenneth Freeman

In the last few years, we have seen a growing trend towards minimal decoration and David Cameron's 'less is more' focus, enforced particularly during ...

Dear Instagram: I Love You... But You're Not a Doctor

Natasha Lipman | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Tech
Natasha Lipman

For about five months, my 'writing about health' thing has moved over to Instagram. And while it is an amazing platform, it doesn't do justice to the complexity and importance of understanding the science and the why behind a lot of what I choose to do.

If It Matters, You'll Find a Way - Creating Healthy Boundaries

Maite Baron | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

Healthy boundaries ensure that our lives are in balance, with no one area dominating another, so we feel content, and most importantly, in control.

Are You a Slave to Technology? It's Messing With Your Health and Energy!

Oliver Gray | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Oliver Gray

Technology is making our life so much better isn't it? Well the answer is yes and no; yes there are continuous advancements in technology that are making our lives easier and better.

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 01.10.2014 | 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 29.09.2014 | 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 21.09.2014 | 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 13.09.2014 | 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 10.09.2014 | 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 01.09.2014 | 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.