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Richard Armitage

The star of upcoming Netflix series The Stranger shares his thoughts on embracing the unknown, seeking happiness, striving for social unity and the comfort of helping others

3 mins read
Psychologies
February 2020

The love boat

Suzy Walker’s slow life on the water isn’t short of stormy weather – but wait… is that a second mate on the horizon?

2 mins read
Psychologies
February 2020

Lost and found in music

Rachel Chalmers struggled with anxiety until she learned to play an instrument – and found a gateway to mindfulness

5 mins read
Psychologies
February 2020

Daisy Ridley “Self-care is important. I took control and I'm calmer and more settled. I feel great”

Five years ago, unknown British actress Daisy Ridley was thrust into the limelight as feminist icon Rey in the Star Wars films. In our profile, we celebrate her exuberant spirit, self-awareness and courage

5 mins read
Psychologies
February 2020

“ There is joy in catching a wave… My work expresses the wonder of life and nature”

Artist, author, award-winning children’s illustrator and keen surfer Maia Walczak is deeply inspired by the ocean and the bounty of nature

5 mins read
Psychologies
February 2020

A Solid Foundation For Your Best Life

What can we do when our goals seem too lofty and float out of reach? Anita Chaudhuri asks the experts how to go back to basics and establish an effective new beginning through positive practical habits

9 mins read
Psychologies
February 2020

I Can't Cope With Sick Parents And A Teenager

Award-winning coach Kim Morgan helps an overstretched woman who is struggling to take her rapidly changing life in her stride

5 mins read
Psychologies
February 2020

New Year's Revolution

Does a shiny list of goals excite you? Change it up, writes resolution fan Harriet Minter, who asks us to ponder how we want to feel instead

3 mins read
Psychologies
February 2020

I Want Love, So Why Do I Ruin It When I Meet Someone?

Our agony aunt, Mary Fenwick, offers a new perspective on whatever is troubling you

5 mins read
Psychologies
February 2020

'Where Are All My Friends'

At the end of last year, Heidi Scrimgeour was mourning close friends who had drifted away in the craziness of life. This year, she decided, would be different

7 mins read
Psychologies
February 2020

“I Need A Christmas Survival Plan”

Award-winning coach Kim Morgan assists a new mum who can’t face hosting her manipulative, mean mother and bickering siblings

3 mins read
Psychologies
January 2020

“ I Want To Pay Homage To My Ancestors. I Work As Traditionally As Possible And People Value That”

Blacksmith Ashlee Donaldson is inspired by her family’s heritage, the slow, mindful process of metalwork and the beauty of nature

5 mins read
Psychologies
January 2020

Welcome To The Light Side

The dark triad of negative personality traits, which includes narcissism, gets a lot of airtime – but does it skew our view of humanity? Suzy Bashford learns about a contrasting measure, the light triad

5 mins read
Psychologies
January 2020

How To…Stop Making Excuses

Do you dream of doing something new, but never actually get around to it? The time to act is now, says Sháá Wasmund MBE, and here’s how…

1 min read
Psychologies
January 2020

The Last Word On…Embracing Your Alter Ego

You know the devil inside – the part of you that says ‘just do it’ when you probably really shouldn’t? Fret not, writes Oliver Burkeman, your conflicting selves can co-operate

2 mins read
Psychologies
January 2020

Jo Berry

Jo Berry’s father, politician Anthony Berry, was killed by the IRA in the Brighton hotel bombing in 1984. Now a peace activist and public speaker, Jo has met and formed a friendship with bomber Patrick Magee

3 mins read
Psychologies
January 2020

Passion Project

Ever dreamed of making money out of your creative hobby? Anna Behrmann didn’t know where to start, so she sought help from the experts

7 mins read
Psychologies
January 2020

Hillside Happy On A Fat Bike

Reeling from disappointment, Claire Rowley sets off for the Swiss mountains on a sturdy pair of tyres – and freewheels her way back to feeling in control

2 mins read
Psychologies
January 2020

Connected Holidays

Two writers go on bonding countryside breaks in Italy and France – with and without children – in the hope of experiencing togetherness as a couple and as a family

7 mins read
Psychologies
January 2020

Anne Hathaway-“I'm Trying To Be More Self-reliant And Comfortable With Who I Am… I'm Living The Best Way I Can ”

In our profile, as the Oscars buzz around her new film Dark Waters intensifies, we learn about Anne Hathaway’s journey to happiness, her quest for authenticity and how she no longer feels unworthy

5 mins read
Psychologies
January 2020

“ I like to be curious, to step outside of my bubble and look to others. Creativity is sparked from that ”

Artist, writer and diversity consultant Pragya Agarwal’s life changed when she sat at a pottery wheel and the experience fuelled her imagination

5 mins read
Psychologies
December 2019

‘‘I'm concerned about my friend's weed-smoking‘‘

Our agony aunt, Mary Fenwick, offers a new perspective on whatever is troubling you

4 mins read
Psychologies
December 2019

Happy To Just Muddle Along

Do you lack burning ambition? So what, says Hazel Davis, maybe life is better when you don’t live according to a plan

6 mins read
Psychologies
December 2019

Elizabeth Banks “I Feel Compelled To Do More In A Business That Doesn't Ask Much Of Women”

Despite a busy acting career spanning 20 years, Elizabeth Banks has reinvented herself as a producer, writer and director. Now, as she seeks creativity and fulfilment, she’s empowering Charlie’s Angels

5 mins read
Psychologies
December 2019

Clear The Way For Loving Intimacy

Anita Chaudhuri examines meaningful and fulfilling romantic connection and, with the help of experts, identifies three unconscious worries that may be standing in the way of you finding and keeping the love you deserve

8 mins read
Psychologies
December 2019

Being Kind Fulfils A Need In Me; It Is Actually Being Kind To Myself

Chef and author Nadiya Hussain talks to our kindness tsar, David Hamilton, about the transformative power of caring for others, how she saw her mother in a new light after having her own children and how she overcame childhood trauma

7 mins read
Psychologies
December 2019

All Aboard The Slow Boat

Suzy Walker listens to her inner voice and makes a big decision about her future, then heads into London on her narrowboat to find her flow

2 mins read
Psychologies
December 2019

Dossier: Let It Go

How do you liberate yourself from a grudge, anger over a relationship, past pain or an old belief that no longer serves you? Is there a map to letting go with grace? Anita Chaudhuri talks to the experts about acceptance, surrender and finding a way to release what keeps you stuck.

10+ mins read
Psychologies
November 2019

“I Love The Feeling Of Peace The River Gives Me ”

For mudlarker Lara Maiklem, spending time discovering the history beneath her feet on the foreshore of the River Thames was the key to finding peace of mind

6 mins read
Psychologies
November 2019

Tough love

Caring for an elderly parent can be difficult, especially if there are unresolved issues from the past. Judith Laing* tries to find a way through the emotional minefield

5 mins read
Psychologies
November 2019

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