How To Get Through The Loneliness Of The Holiday Season

For most of us, the holiday season is truly the most wonderful time of the year. Whether it’s Christmas, Hanukkah, Thanksgiving, Easter, Ramadan, Diwali, or even New Year, such events are meant to be celebrated with family and loved ones. Unfortunately, many people have neither, or are living somewhere far …

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8 Best Ways To Make Friends In A New City

When I moved from my home town of Manchester to Oxford in 2015, I was ready to take on the world. A few weeks later, I found myself sitting alone in my flat, feeling desperate, homesick, and deflated. This just wasn’t me. I had so many close friends back home …

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How To Make More Friends At School

They say that our school days are the best years of our lives. That may be true for many of us, but for those who struggled to make friends at school, college, or university, those years might have been a total nightmare. There is nothing worse than being a teenager …

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Self-Love Practice: How To Write A Love Letter To Yourself

When was the last time you wrote a love letter in which you expressed your most intimate thoughts and feelings? Not that long ago, before instant messaging, emails, and emojis, you had to literally put pen to paper and write down how you felt about the love of your life. …

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How To Get Your Friends To Contact You More

There’s a lot of truth in the saying that ‘friendship is a two-way street’ and we’ve probably all been in relationships that often feel more like one-way roads to nowhere. I know from personal experience that when you have to do all of the leg work, it can get tiring …

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How To Master Your Relationships

How many relationships do you have in your life and how well do you manage them? From the moment we are born, we enter into relationships. It begins with our mother, father, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, nephews & nieces, carers, or nannies. By the time we reach adulthood, we can …

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How To Make Friends With The 80/20 Rule

I met Jake a few months ago. He was one of those start-up tech geeks who had come to my office to talk me through digital advertising. He was a really outgoing, chatty guy, who was obviously very passionate about his job and we got talking about where he was …

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Prioritizing Yourself: Best Ways to Incorporate Self-Care

What’s on your to-do list today, and how much of that revolves around other people? The chances are, that your day is filled with obligations such as work and family commitments, with little free time to focus on anything else. Whether you do the 9 to 5 work-commute routine, work …

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How To Love Your Body

At last! This year, I can go on that long-awaited beach vacation safe in the knowledge that my excess pounds are normal. Yes, you heard me. I’m normal! And how do I know this? Because some very big high street fashion brands have started featuring fuller-figured women in their swimsuit …

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How To Form Lifelong Friendships

One of my best friends lives in Australia, so I only get to see her every two years when she comes to visit the UK. We speak now and again on the phone or message each other, but live very different lives, in very different time zones. This makes regular …

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How to Attract Friends and Be a People Magnet

There is only one way for people to get to know you better, and that is to know yourself first. If you can be honest and accept who you are, embracing both your strengths and weaknesses, this makes it a lot easier for others to learn about you too. Once …

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How To Master Small Talk and Make Friends

Now that you have some ideas of how and where to meet new people, the next step on your journey to making friends is to learn how to strike up a conversation with them. This is the moment that most of us absolutely hate: What should I say first? What …

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9 Best Ways To Stop Self-Sabotage

How many times have you said that you choose the totally wrong romantic partners and then complain that you are unlucky in love? Consider how often you have stuck to a strict, calorie-controlled diet all week, only to pig out on that delicious pepperoni pizza at the weekend. Think about …

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10 Best Ways To Make New Friends

It would be very easy for me to say that the best way to find new friends is to go out more, but it’s a lot more complicated than that. You can be in a room filled with 100 people and still find yourself unable to strike up a conversation …

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How To Practice Self-Love: A Step By Step Guide

Love. It is infinite, boundless, and an essential part of our human experience. So why do we find it so hard to love ourselves? The funny thing about love is that we give it to others unconditionally, yet impose a whole list of conditions on ourselves.  We accept someone else’s …

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