Red Kabbalah Bracelet

All about the famous luck charm… Many people across the world wear Kabbalah red string around their wrists. According to traditional belief the red string eliminates unwanted energies in a person’s life to make room for positive ones. There are various designs of Kabbalah bracelets in the market but the simple red string is probably […]

Mindfulness and meditation tips

Headspace’s Andy Puddicombe took to Twitter to answer your questions about living in the moment Our July dossier is all about learning to live in the moment – from how to let go of the past to rediscovering the simple pleasure of food. To tie in with this, meditation expert Andy Puddicombe from Headspace took to twitter […]

The power of standing still

Rebecca Hardy discovers how meditation without movement could be one of the most efficient forms of exercise, benefiting mind and body We’re so used to the idea of ‘doing’ to be effective that standing still and doing nothing sounds rather strange. But, according to zhan zhuang qigong therapists, simply standing still can energise and realign […]

What your posture says about your emotions

Having back problems? It might not just be about your back. Catherine Turner explains how flexibility and good posture are crucial to how well we look, feel and present ourselves to the world It wasn’t until I hit my late 30s, when I took up yoga, that I realised just how poor my posture and […]

Stand up straight, and you’ll feel better

In our Mind life Lab Experiments, Martha Roberts invites you to road-test research around feeling good The project Better posture will not only result in less back pain – research suggests it has a powerful effect on mood, too. The aim Improving posture as you walk or relax is a proven short-cut to feeling happier and more […]

The new trick to confidence

Dr Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic believes a lack of confidence might actually be vital for success. Really? He explains all to Suzy Greaves How many times have we read that if you just believe in yourself, then the world is your oyster? But psychologist Dr Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, author of Confidence: The Surprising Truth About How Much You Need And […]

Seven dynamic steps to help you become more confident

When asked what prevents aspiring actors and directors from fulfilling their ambition, film director Francis Ford Coppola simply replied, ‘self-confidence’, says Annie Ashdown, confidence coach. Here, she gives us the lowdown on being more confident I worked for years among the rich and famous and let me tell you; they experience challenges, rejections and bad […]

Stop apologizing

Find yourself saying ‘sorry’ a lot? And probably for no good reason half the time? Dr Jessamy Hibberd and Jo Usmar have some advice for you Obviously there are times when saying sorry is necessary and advisable, however, constant apologising for no discernible reason can dilute your credibility and your confidence.   When to say […]

Four ways to be powerful today

Look within, define what power means to you and get started today 1. ‘We empower ourselves by creating a new story,’ says Abha Maryada Banerjee, India’s first internationally acclaimed woman motivational speaker and author of Nucleus, Power Women: Lead From The Core  ‘Unhook from the fictional woman, who is the perfect, beautiful, superwoman. No such perfect woman exists. It […]

10 things to let go of if you want a happy life

Here’s a little Psychologies wisdom to help you ditch the ideas that are holding you back and make yourself happy right now. 1. ‘If I’m good, eventually I’ll get the life I deserve.’ Newsflash, you are already good enough. As we all know, success does not only come to those who deserve it. 2. ‘Some day my […]