How Getting Out in Nature Increases Happiness

Frontier | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

With the first signs of Autumn already creeping in--browning leaves, birds flying south, pumpkin spiced everything--you might be forgiven for thinking that an afternoon in the great outdoors sounds less than appealing. But an ever-growing body of scientific research suggests that getting out into your local green space will give you more than just fresh air.

Find Your No - Why Having Boundaries Creates More Joy, Safety and the Ability to Say "Yes" and Mean It!

Claire Snowdon-Darling | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Snowdon-Darling

It's the same if we say yes to doing something because we feel we have to. The trick is to learn how to only say yes when you are ready to give with love and abundance than with duty or resentment.

The Great Oestrogen Imbalance

Laura Knowles | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Knowles

Many women suffer with hormonal symptoms thanks to an imbalance in the primary female hormone 'Oestrogen'. Where the medical model will look to the Pill, HRT or painkillers to control oestrogen symptoms, the Naturopathic model looks to diet, lifestyle and supplements to balance the endocrine system.

Feel Our Gluten-Free Pain!

Sophie Tyrrell | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Tyrrell

There are many frustrations, so I wanted to share a few diary moments so that you can sympathize with those of your friends who also stare longingly at the basket of freshly-baked bread during your next meal out.

Body Issues: Obsession, Anxiety and 'Wellness'

Eloise Hendy | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Eloise Hendy

Body obsession is contemporary Western culture's default state. When it comes to matters of the flesh it increasingly feels there is no space for neut...

Employee Wellbeing - the Catalyst for Success

Emily McLaren | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK
Emily McLaren

The term 'wellbeing' refers to a state of being comfortable, healthy or happy - something which employers all over the world are striving to achiev...

It's Hard to Speak My Heart

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

I got my other wishes. Today I dressed myself. Fed myself. Left my flat and walked. I never take those things for granted. They will remain a privilege, rather then a right, for the rest of my life. Not because I believe they will go away. But because they are part of a long list of things I am overwhelmingly thankful for every day.

Stop Chasing Well-Being and Start Practicing It

David Mochel | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

Each morning we wake up with the opportunity to practice well-being. There is nothing to wait for, nothing to chase after. We can, in this moment, bring our attention to what matters most, and then we can take action on behalf of that. We can dive into the miracle of existence over and over.

Why Learning to Listen to Experts Is a Vital Skill in Recovery

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK
Carrie Armstrong

The best thing I can recommend is you take a job in a charity shop for a few hours a week. Don't push yourself.

How to Be Healthy... Without Feeling Like a Tw*t

Sophie Tyrrell | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Tyrrell

The worst thing you can do is to act righteous and make others feel bad about their choices. Everyone is different and you don't want to be judged so it's not fair to make others feel like that. Treat others how you would want to be treated!

What Does It Say on the Sheet?!!

Lisa Regan | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

Beauty and happiness do not actually go hand in hand, one does not automatically equate to the other. There is after all a beauty that we all agree on- the beautiful people in Hollywood, the models and anyone who essentially graces the front cover of Sports illustrated Magazine!

The Unwell in Wellness

Sarah Kwong | Posted 19.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Kwong

Sure, in basic terms, doing more exercise and eating more vegetables is good for anyone. And opening up the discussion about eating healthily and getting active is great, too. But the pressure to do these things, or as the authors put it, the obsession with our wellbeing, is actually pretty damaging.

The Alkaline Diet: Miracle Cure or Just Another Fad?

Pixie Turner | Posted 12.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Pixie Turner

Rather than worrying about acid and alkaline foods as their own "food groups", if you simply eat a decent amount of fruits and vegetables (five a day springs to mind), you have nothing to worry about. Quite frankly, anyone who says you can change the pH of your blood needs to be immediately directed to a high school chemistry classroom.

What Happened While I Was Gaining Weight

Jamie Khoo | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jamie Khoo

Yes, I have gained weight. I'm bigger and rounder and fleshier than I've ever been. But I've gained so many other things in the process too; the extra pounds of flesh and fat are just a tiny part of all the other abundances.

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.