Wellness

A Compassionate Voice

Sharon Bull | Posted 05.03.2015 | 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 05.03.2015 | 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 05.03.2015 | 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 03.03.2015 | 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?

Oh Do Behave! How to Behave Your Way to the Life You Want With Acceptance and Committed Action

Dr Michael Sinclair | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Michael Sinclair

If we want relationships we have to boldly face the vulnerabilities that come with dating. If we want to excel in the corporate world we have to make room for fears around public speaking. How willing are you to 'behave your way' to the life that really matters to you?

What Are We Pouring Into Our Children?

Michelle Holmes | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Michelle Holmes

When there is such an emphasis on achieving, regular assessments, bigger class sizes at school with lessons led by overworked teachers dealing with classes of children with increased varying educational needs and staff without adequate support or training, these statistics support my experience of children that are stressed and unable to articulate their feelings.

The Big Switch-Switching Off and Switching Into You

Lisa Regan | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

Taking the time for yourself can be seriously one of the most difficult tasks we all undertake each week. Some people love to be always engaged be it on line or with people 24/7, others are happy enough on their own and of course there are many who like the balance between both.

Idyllic Island Retreats: Constance Ephelia, Seychelles

The Spa Spy | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

A little slice of Indian Ocean heaven, Constance Ephelia is the picture perfect beach retreat that doesn't disappoint. Our journey to the Seychelles is not direct, and somewhat tiring but on arrival the WOW factor and immediate air of calm and relaxation out-weighs the jet lag.

Smartphones and Tablets: A Real Pain in the Arm

Raquel Baetz | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Tech
Raquel Baetz

Smartphones and tablets aren't totally responsible for computer-related static loading, but they certainly are making the problems worse. Now that it's so easy to constantly be on-screen - switching from desktop to laptop to tablet to smartphone and back again and again - our muscles are never getting any downtime.

Is Everyone an Artist?

Elena Barbiero | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Elena Barbiero

The mere act of creating, designing and putting something on paper is incredibly complex. You touch emotions, you practice fine motor skills, planning, imagination. Some amatuer artists produce incredibly accomplished pieces, but that's not the point really. Scribbles can and do have the same dignity and importance.

W Hotel and Spa, Verbier

The Spa Spy | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

A design junkie's heaven, you're greeted by red ceramic tigers, crocodiles and cat buddhas, arty-farty mannequins with ski helmets and a double sided glass fireplace to defrost you as you enter.

The Wellness Clique

Hannah Rogers | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Rogers

2015 has seen the rise of clean eating and clean living. The bodies in the spotlight - the lithe, tanned specimens we really covet - don't spend their time partying. They drink water, do their squats and eat their veggies. They get their eight hours. They glow. That's the standard - and those that care, go a long way to try to meet it.

How Work Stress Could Be Damaging Your Health

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Stress caused by work may be having a serious negative impact on the nation's health. That's according to a new study that revealed many people fee...

This Pixelated Film Is A Heartbreaking Metaphor For Life

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Tech

'We Go Forward' is a rather beautiful little short film based on the principles of a classic side-scrolling video game. It turns out that games lik...

Island Retreats: Shanti Maurice, Mauritius

The Spa Spy | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

Benefitting from a glorious natural surf break 500m offshore producing waves like something from an eau de cologne campaign, Shanti Maurice has one of the best views on Mauritius. The surf break has the added advantage of warding off cruise ships and megayachts - which for you and me, spells a blissfully quiet stay.

Suicide: The Silent Taboo Among Our Male Teens and Young Men

Alexandra Massey | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Massey

It's very difficult to talk about suicide to others without encountering horror and fear. This must be an offshoot from when attempting suicide was considered a criminal offence. Coupled with what we imagine someone must be feeling to want to take their own life.

What Does Wellness Really Mean? How The Third Metric Requires Courage.

Claire Snowdon-Darling | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Snowdon-Darling

Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. "...a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."

Eat Your Way to Beautiful Skin

Rachael Phillips | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachael Phillips

Whilst its nice to have a dresser full of lotions and potions, real beauty starts from the inside. There's no point in spending £100's of pounds on the latest anti-wrinkle cream if you're going to fill your body full of junk food. So, try adding these super foods to your diet and eat your way to great skin...

Sleep Well and Enjoy the Benefits

Susan Leigh | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

The times when we do manage to sleep well are often accompanied by a happier, calmer disposition where we find it easier to cope with life's stresses and strains. We all accept that it's important to sleep well.

The 11 Truths Sufferers of Depression Will Understand (and Others Should Too)

Tayana Simons | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tayana Simons

Whilst a rational mind would say sorry to the friend, and forgive themselves, you have a little voice in your ear that tells you that it's because you're a bad friend, employee, or person, and that 'you don't deserve to be happy, ever!'

Five Ways That Mental Illness Changes You (for the Better)

Tayana Simons | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tayana Simons

It's no secret that the public perception of mental illness is unfortunately still pretty negative. A person who has previously suffered with an episode of mental illness can be seen as 'delicate' or 'unstable', even after they have recovered.

Opatija: Croatia's Venerable Seaside Resort

Stuart Forster | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

A hundred summers ago Opatija, on the Adriatic coast, was regarded one of Europe's finest seaside resorts. Head there today and you'll find an attractive Croatian town overlooking the shimmering water of Kvarner Bay.

10 Comfort Foods To Help You Plough Through January

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to January, things on the food front can seem a little bleak. This is mainly because the food baby you've been storing over Christmas...

Soap-Dodging Brits Go Three Months Of The Year Without Washing

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Next time you're on a busy train you might want to hold your breath (or have a nose peg at the ready) as a study has revealed that Brits dodge the soa...

2015 - the Year of Health and Happiness

Susannah Taylor | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susannah Taylor

It all starts with changing your mindset - healthy people think positively about healthy, tasty food, knowing that it nourishes every cell in their bodies. They don't think of exercise as a negative thing - they find a way of moving that they enjoy.