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November-December 2016

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In the new issue of The Best You we explore how actor Tom Hanks went from humble beginnings to international fame, and former Dragon’s Den star Hilary Devey reveals the drive and determination it took to create a multi million pound business from scratch. Speaker and coach Paul McGee explains how to talk so that […]

The Last Word

Inspirational quotes for reflection and motivation Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best. St. Jerome It always seems impossible until its done. Nelson Mandela No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Eleanor Roosevelt Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% […]

Inspirational Vloggers

The best makers of personal development videos inspire millions of people around the world through their motivational vlogs Grace Victory British vlogger and body-positive internet queen Grace makes joyous, life-affirming videos for everyone, but specifically champions young women. Her topics range from boosting self esteem to being the best friend you can be, alongside Grace […]

The best of the digital world

Must-have podcasts What to download now to add joy to your commute   Caffeine for the Soul Internationally renowned transformative coach Michael Neill shares fresh ideas and daily inspirations in tiny bite-sized (or ‘espresso’ sized) chunks in this free download. From getting ‘unstuck’ to his guide to landing a book deal, it;’s wonderfully varied and […]

The mindful way to lose weight – forever by Susan Hepburn

Accredited hypnotherapist and psychotherapist Susan Hepburn developed her Hypnodiet programme in order to help anyone to achieve their perfect size – including many celebrities   Hypnodiet is not a diet. It’s a mind-body revolution: a way to change the way you eat – forever. It changes the negative learned-behaviour eating patterns into positives. It works […]

How to acquire financial wisdom

Wealth Mentor Diana Chambers explains why true wealth is finding joy and meaning in our lives, and has very little to do with our finances. On Christmas mornings, as soon as we woke up, my two sisters and I would open the sacks left at the bottom of our beds by Father Christmas. While it […]

Colour me happy

Artist Johanna Basford is the ink evangelist who spearheaded the adult colouring-in craze. Her books have now sold more than 20 million copies worldwide, and she recently collected an OBE as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours. But as Johanna tells The Best You, it’s not money that motivates her, but helping adults to relax, […]

Ali Bastian’s Wellness Diary

Actress and yogi Ali visits Senspa in Cary’s Manor The Japanese term ‘shinrin-yoku’ literally translates as ‘forest bathing’, or a relaxing visit to the forest. In Japan it has become a recognised stress management activity, and if there’s one thing we happen to be blessed with in the UK, it’s beautiful woodland. One of the […]

Tis the season to seek meaning

With Christmas just around the corner, world renowned yogi, nutrition expert and meditation coach Adam Mahmoud reminds us how to take the very best from the season of goodwill As we approach the end of 2016, life seems to be moving faster than ever. We are working longer and harder to meet the demands of […]

The Key to Making Life Easy

Achieving flow in life, and to truly feel your best, is down to far more than physical health; it’s also about having a healthy emotional life and a robust spiritual life, says Dr Christiane Northrup.   The unity of body, mind, and Spirit has long been ignored in our quest for a good life. When […]

Find yourself in magical Marrakech

Unlike city breaks that leave you drained, a visit to Morocco’s bewitching second city will energise, excite and enchant When a man is tired of Marrakech, he is tired of life. That might be a slight adaptation of Samuel Johnson’s quote, but it’s arguably more apt in reference to the ancient Moroccan town which has […]

The 10 best gift ideas

Forget that novelty nutcracker, this festive season choose from our pick of the best presents that will do good and be truly be appreciated     Give the gift of culture with the National Art Pass, which gives free entry to over 240 museums, galleries and historic houses across the UK, as well as 50% […]

A Gratitude Attitude

In his bestselling book How To Live a Good Life entrepreneur Jonathan Fields encourages you to recognise the good times and be thankful.   Over the past 10 years, gratitude has been hailed as one of the most universally effective mindset boosters and happiness enhancers. It’s also been heavily researched and validated beyond the realm […]

Book Club

True Wealth: Letters on Money, Life, and Love by Diana Chambers A dynamic educator, Diana’s background is in mentoring individuals and families to seize financial opportunities, overcome challenges and grow in their ability to be financially self-sustaining. In this book she encourages us all – regardless of our wealth level – to talk constructively about […]

Do you wish you were less busy?

If you’re constantly flat out but never seem to complete your to-do list, it’s time to supercharge your productivity. Here are some top tips from the experts…   Do the worst job first If there’s something you’ve been putting off, make a concerted effort to get it done first thing, recommends business coach Arvind Devalia, […]

Hilary Devey

She’s the dragon in the cream jacket, the hard-nosed businesswoman with a distinctive style – and she built her company, Pall-Ex, from nothing to a £100 million turnover. So what is the driving force behind Hilary Devey that took her to the top? Hilary Devey is clear about the moment she decided she’d be rich. […]

Everyman Alone

He has a face the world knows as one of the greatest actors the world has known. With his new film Inferno out in November, The Best You explores the life of Tom Hanks, and traces his rise to success.   The first five years of Tom Hanks’s life were perhaps the most stable. His […]

How to talk so people to listen

We can all communicate. The challenge? Really making yourself heard. Communication coach and bestselling author Paul McGee explains why this is such a crucial skill. Imagine the scene. You’re desperate to win a new job and you make it to the final stage of the selection process. An interview at head office which includes you […]

Abandoning the Pursuit of Happiness by Michael Neill

Internationally renowned transformative coach Michael Neill explains how there is a space within you where you are already perfect, whole, and complete. To find it we just have to let go. Michael Neill is the best-selling author of five books, including The Inside-Out Revolution and The Space Within. He has spent over 25 years as […]

So Much Change by Bernardo Moya

Whether you like the outcome or not, the recent US Election result – and the vote for Brexit before it – shows that people both in America and the UK want change. The fact is people are inclined to prefer continuity and the status quo, rather than change and uncertainty. But people look for what […]