Wellness

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 22.07.2014 | 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 17.07.2014 | 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 22.06.2014 | 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 20.06.2014 | 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 20.06.2014 | 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 09.07.2014 | 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 19.06.2014 | 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.

Seven Things Happy People Do Differently

Annie Ashdown | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

I used to genuinely believe that being happy came from having money, being slim, being in love, but I found out that was SO not the case. Happy people are not always free of doubt, on the contrary, as they do not claim to be perfect, but here's the thing they have a different mindset to other people.

Five Things That Happen When You Take a Break From Your Mobile Phone

Sara McCorquodale | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sara McCorquodale

Three weeks on - and thanks to a predictably complicated insurance policy - I find myself still without a mobile phone. The period of mourning has passed, as has the twitchiness of empty hand syndrome, leaving me on the other side of a techy black hole so pleasant, I'm considering quitting this mobile phone malarkey forever. Or at least for a little bit longer.

The Truth Behind How Happiness Fuels Success

Susanna Halonen | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Susanna Halonen

When I discovered positive psychology, I realised I'd had it all backwards. It's not the success that fuels the happiness, but the happiness that fuels the success.

Is Your Energy Consistently Low? Are You Feeling Burnt Out? If So Read On, You're Not Alone...

Oliver Gray | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Oliver Gray

The modern way in which we are living is filled with a tone of habits that drain our energy and not enough of the good habits that energise us. We find ourselves out of balance, which in many cases is leading to burn out.

The Inner Negotiation: Beware the Little Voice in Your Head

Natalie Reynolds | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie Reynolds

We all have that little voice in our heads. Whether you are young or old, male or female, recent graduate or CEO. It's there. It's just for some people that voice speaks so loudly to them that it clouds their judgment, erodes their confidence and ultimately prevents them negotiating as effectively as they could.

Poorna Bell

This Is How Bosses Can Make Life Less Hellish For Employees

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Stress is a natural part of work, but when it becomes long term and you find yourself weeping in the toilets, it's time to do a stock take of where yo...

Arianna Huffington: The Modern Day Sleeping Muse

Amy Tucker | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Tucker

The book comes at a time of what some have described as a well-being zeitgeist. The new way of thinking seems to be a return to what could be referred to as a 'simpler' life. Is mindfulness the new avant-garde of the well-being world? Perhaps there are a number of parallels between forward thinkers in art, culture, health, spirituality and wellness.

Poorna Bell

How This Man Swapped Being A Financial Trader For Yoga And Writing

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The financial world is well known for being highly pressured, stressful, operating long hours and (in some cases) the inevitable burnout of employees ...

DIY Happiness

Karen Pine | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Pine

My friend Ruth recently confessed to me that she just didn't know how to feel really happy. She wasn't depressed, she insisted, she just wasn't feeling really happy. What is happiness? I asked her. She immediately came back with, "It's a feeling. A good feeling". As our chat continued we realised that we can't wait to feel happy. Sometimes we have to do happy.