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Vloggers making a difference: PewDiePie

At The Best You, we recognise those who are using their digital space to educate, empower and do good for others   They’re some of the biggest YouTube names, so we salute them when they lend their digital space to a great cause…   Aka Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, the Swedish YouTube star has helped […]

Vloggers making a difference: Jim Chapman

At The Best You, we recognise those who are using their digital space to educate, empower and do good for others They’re some of the biggest YouTube names, so we salute them when they lend their digital space to a great cause…   He raised almost £6k when he ran the London Marathon in aid […]

Vloggers making a difference: Zalfie

At The Best You, we recognise those who are using their digital space to educate, empower and do good for others   They’re some of the biggest YouTube names, so we salute them when they lend their digital space to a great cause… That’s YouTube golden couple Zoella and Alfie, of course. Zoella has worked […]

Eye on the ball – Danny Cipriani by Stephen Simpson

At just 27, Danny Cipriani is one of rugby’s best-known stars. Despite controversy off the pitch, many hope to see his talents in action at this month’s World Cup. Dr Stephen Simpson writes   Excitement is mounting as the Rugby World Cup returns to Great Britain this month. Will this be the year that England […]

We support MIND – The mental health charity

The mental health charity campaigns to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding For more than 60 years, Mind has worked to improve the lives of all people with experience of mental health problems. Recently the charity has been working on new research which shows that people with mental health problems are put off of […]

Living without ageing by Dr John Demartini

According to Dr John Demartini, the way that we look is intrinsically linked with the way we think and feel Recently somebody asked me about ageing. He asked me how we slow the ageing process and whether it’s possible with just a frame of mind to live longer. Now, it’s not that we can go […]

Debunking the myths

Last year, Ben Ambridge’s TED talk challenged the myths of psychology – here he shares his insights and uncovers a few truths about how our brains really work. MYTH #1: Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus. REALITY: Psychologically speaking, men and women are much more similar than they are different. Yes, men are […]

Their inspirational stories. Frankie Sandford, Matt Johnson, Denise Welch

Depression is far more common than you may think, and sometimes, even people who are household names, suffer from it. We spoke to four people you might recognise from the field to the screen. These are their inspirational stories.   Frankie Sandford, one-fifth of all-girl pop band The Saturdays and contestant on Strictly Come Dancing: […]

Combatting depression by Paul Farmer

  On 12 August of this year, the world awoke to the shocking news that actor and comic legend Robin Williams had committed suicide after a long battle with depression. The Best You talked to Paul Farmer, Mind’s Chief Executive, what can be done to help combat this illness.   “The apparent suicide of Robin […]

Reducing mental illness stigma by Kate Nightingale

Mental health problems are common: one in four of us experience them in any year. But even now, nearly nine out of ten people with mental health problems say they face stigma and discrimination as a result. Kate Nightingale, head of communications at Time to Change, tells us more.   This is why Time to Change […]

More than just sitting around by Pedram Shojai

  The idea of just sitting around seems boring and a total waste of time. We’ve all got so much to do and not enough time to do it. Pedram Shojai asks: why sit around and waste such an already precious commodity that seems to be lacking in all of our lives?   Meditation is more […]

We Support: Mind

  Mind is the leading mental health charity in England and Wales. We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem through our award-winning publications and our two confidential telephone lines: Mind Infoline and our Legal Advice Service.   One in four people will experience a mental health problem in their lifetime, […]

Various shades of blue by Beth Murphy

  Depression affects everyone differently, but there are some common symptoms: low-spirits, restlessness, feeling disconnected from other people, and having no interest in the things you normally enjoy. Beth Murphy, Head of Information at Mind, helps us better understand depression.   Severe depression can be debilitating and even life threatening; it may even cause sufferers […]

Putting Herself Forward by The Best You

  Benardo Moya talks to Etta Cohen, and finds out how she founded Forward Ladies, and has become a beacon for woman entrepreneurs countrywide.   When Etta Cohen realised her marriage had come to an end, her future looked bleak.   “My son had just had his second birthday and my daughter was six. It […]

Phil Jackson is the Lord of the Rings

It might be unusual to think of an international sports coach for one of the world’s most successful basketball teams as spiritual, but that is exactly the case for Phil Jackson.   As the coach for the Chicago Bulls and the Los Angeles Lakers during the period of both teams’ apparent invincibility, there’s no doubt […]

How To Catch Your Dreams – Literally! by Craig Sim Webb

  Your dreams can be a spring of creative inspiration to help you create new artistic works, solve problems at work and in your relationships, heal emotional wounds and even physical illnesses. Craig Sim Webb from DREAMS Foundation gives you some tips to help you recall your dreams.   Learn new skills, explore the vast […]

Get Busy Living by Arianna Huffington

  So often, we mistake business for living life to its fullest. Arianna Huffington, founder of The Huffington Post and author of Thrive, has some interesting points about what we think makes a successful life compared to the cold, hard facts. It’s easy to miss the real point of our lives even as we’re living […]

Einstein’s Theory of Religion by Erin Falconer

  Everything that the human race has done and thought is concerned with the satisfaction of deeply felt needs and the assuagement of pain.” -Einstein A great mind is not constrained by specialization. Albert Einstein’s genius illuminated religion, politics, and education as well as science. When I came across Einstein’s theory of religion several months ago […]

Learn More by Teaching More by Rob White

  There is no better way to learn something new, than to share it with others. When you make it a habit to share knowledge that profits you –– it sinks deeper into your own subconscious mind. The person who takes the time to share knowledge, always knows the subject matter best.   There is no […]

What Is Lucid Dreaming? by Jamie Alexander

  A lucid dream basically means you are aware you are dreaming. It’s not some mad new-age phenomenon. Everyone dreams every night. All you are doing is switching on your conscious mind so you ‘awaken’  inside the dream. Once you become lucid you can do pretty neat things, but essentially you are just changing your […]

Set Yourself in Motion by Sandi Amorim

  Walking through the cemetery, present to life.   In all its messy, splendid glory, this life is what you have.   With dreams and yearnings, secret wish lists tucked away at the back of your mind.   Newton said, “A body at rest will remain at rest unless an outside force acts on it“    So you wait for that outside force, to strike, […]

Time to break free by Susan Armstrong

  Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Susan Armstrong, professional speaker, author and trainer brings us five ways to break free of the invisible prison we keep ourselves in.   It’s taken a long time to dismantle the prison I kept myself in, but it’s been worth it. My life is […]