Sharon Whittington

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Mindfulness for People Who Are Too Busy to Meditate

Mindfulness has become almost a buzz-word. But what is it, really? Mindfulness is, quite simply, the skill of being present and aware, moment by moment, regardless of circumstances.<p>For instance, researchers have found that mindfulness can reprogram the brain to be more rational and less emotional. …

Stop Resisting: Surrender to Your Body to Transform It and Your Life

<b>“Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.” ~Eckhart Tolle</b><p>Most people don’t realize that your relationship with your body …

Top 10 budget restaurants, cafes and street-food stalls in Bristol

Bristol holidays,United Kingdom holidays,Food and drink,Restaurants,England holidays,Budget travel,Travel,Restaurants,Food & drink,Life and style,Top 10s<p>Bristol is famous for its music and culture, and it has a vibrant food scene to match. Updating our first cheap eats guide to the city, we pick 10 …

Kash’s Edinburgh

TravelWhere the Locals Go<p>Blogger and budget travel expert Kash Bhattacharya moved to Edinburgh, Scotland and fell head over heels. Read about what makes this Kolkata, India native’s heart flame for the Scottish capital, then add your own favorites in the Comments section below. Follow Kash’s …

Bruce’s Cambridge

As vice chair of the Cambridge Historical Commission, <b>Bruce Irving</b> sees his city as both a hotbed of innovation and a repository of three centuries of history. But after Marathon Monday everything was put in a new light:<p>“Most of the endgame went down behind my favorite pizza shop, Stella’s. The Town …

Julia’s Glasgow

TravelWhere the Locals Go<p><b>Julia Forrest</b> is from Scotland’s largest metropolis and has been blogging about places you won’t find in the regular tourist guides for Spotted by Locals Glasgow since 2012. “The shopping, nightlife, and the beautiful walkways make this city a great place to live in,” she …

Rosa’s Bristol

After earning a degree in literature at King’s College London, Bristol native <b>Rosa Lia</b> started traveling through Italy, Nicaragua, and Mexico. At the moment she is studying freelance travel writing at the London School of Journalism and taking courses through MatadorU. Here are a few of Rosa’s …

How Simple Mini Habits Can Change Your Life

<b>“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” ~Alan Watts</b><p>It was late 2012, just after Christmas, …

5 Keys to Living a Passionate Life

You feel like something is missing in your life, but the next step alludes you.You see people living the life you want to live, but you don’t know …

The Life & Lessons of Rachel Wilkerson

How To Complete 101 Things in 1001 Days (and change your life in the process) | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Do you wish you could tackle all those things you’d like to do “someday”? I just completed 101 things in 1001 days, and, aside from having a blast …

Time Management

3 Simple Tricks To Stop Procrastination In Its Tracks

January is a tough month. Not only does it contain the so-called most depressing day of the year, it’s also when holiday spirit dissipates while holiday bills rolls in and when enthusiasm for resolutions starts to decline precipitously as we trudge toward February. In other words, January …

10 Greatest Travel Books of All Time

<i>Photo Courtesy Michael Mohr. Article by Ian Crouch, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>Just what is travel writing? Sometimes it tells the story of a journey -- the initial excitement of a ship leaving port or the joy of watching the sun rise in a brand-new place. Often it celebrates the act of …

3 Things You Must Do to Feel Joyful

Things that continue to surface when you think about living your best life, being happier, more fulfilled and joyful, those are the things you must be <i>must be doing</i> because your spirit is <i>calling for them.</i><p>If you're constantly saying you wish you painted more, wrote poetry or short stories, started …

How To Be Happy ...7 Effective Ways To Choose Happiness Now

How To Be Happy<br>7 Ways To Choose For Happiness Now<p><b>GRATITUDE</b> <br>Count your blessings<p>The first tips on how to be happy is to cultivate an attitude of …

24 Ways to Add One Year (or More) to Your Life

<b>1. Stand up while reading articles like this one ...and (especially) while watching TV.</b><p>Australian researchers determined that every hour of …

9 Things You Can Do to Be Happy in the Next 30 Minutes

Being happier doesn’t have to be a long-term ambition. You can start <i>right now</i>. In the next 30 minutes, tackle as many of the following suggestions as …

Happiness: Expert Advice On How To Be Happy In Life

<i>By Leigh Newman</i><p>Here’s the lowdown behind the newest research on how to get more happy -- right now.<p><b>1. Walk like you're in a shampoo commercial.</b><p><b>The gist:</b> What you do affects how you feel, says author Richard Wiseman, Ph.D. in his latest book, The As If Principle. In other words, behave as if you’re …

11 All-Natural, Instant Energy Boosters

Celebrity chef restaurants in London

Discover some of the best restaurants in London with famous chefs at the helm, from Michelin-starred dining and traditional British restaurants to …

French Food

Shower Bliss: 6 Habits to Create Peace as You Start Your Day

Do you ever wake up in the morning grumpy, or even depressed? Do you have a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach as you start up the cycle of providing breakfast, organizing kids, rushing off to work, and facing a mile-long "to do" list?<p>The morning is a critical time for setting the tone of …

7 Ways to Renew Your Life Today

Just like a loaf of bread that's been left out too long, life can sometimes seem stale if we let routine take over. We get comfortable with <i>what is</i> and ignore what <i>could be</i>. Being present is important -- it's the foundation of Power Living and experiencing the special moments in life. However, …

Spend On The Things You Do Every Day

I used to be guilty of spending money on the life I thought I lived, rather than the life I was actually living. To illustrate what I mean, consider the following past expenditures:<p>Snowboarding apparel, for my first and only snowboarding trip to date.<br>• Evening dresses from Bluefly.com. Yes, they were …

A road trip through Scotland's intoxicating Isle of Skye

Like the finest single malt whisky, the Isle of Skye is an intoxicating distillation of all that is great about Scotland’s Highlands and islands. Its dramatic landscape embraces everything from bleak, wind-scoured mountains to sheer sea cliffs and edge-of-the-world, seashell-strewn beaches. Throw …

Scotland

Top tips for landscape photography

Shooting landscapes demands a very different way of working compared to photographing people. Typically taken with the camera mounted on a tripod, …

How to take great urban photos

The urban environment offers a whole host of subjects to photograph, even in the smallest of towns. In the time it takes to walk a block or two, you …

School holiday ideas: top 10 theme parks

Alton Towers, Staffordshire<p>Grabbing all the theme park headlines this year (not least because of its late opening, and ensuing technical problems), …