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5 Networking Hacks to Become a Better Networker

Networking is a skill you can acquire just like any other. Sure, while you’re learning you might make some mistakes but the reality is, mistakes are lessons to learn from. To help you quickly master the skills you’ll need, here are 5 networking hacks from Bernardo Moya, author of The Question: Find Your True Purpose. If […]

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% […]

Book Club

The Best You’s guide to the new reads you need in your life.   BRAVE NEW GIRL – How To Be Fearless By Lou Hamilton Rates of anxiety in under-30s has risen by 70% in the last 25 years and now 1 in 6 people are said to suffer some level of symptoms. Lou Hamilton […]

Top Tips for Loving Life

  1. Give yourself permission to be happy – why not, it is your life? If people choose to be miserable around you there is no reason for you to join them. 2. Analyse what needs to happen to make you happy, write a list and do one of the things on it today. 3. […]

‘Nearly 80 per cent of London workers unhappy in their jobs’

Our research in The Evening Standard The poll, for The Best You magazine, revealed only 17.6 per cent of men and women in the capital were content in the workplace, with many blaming their unhappiness on bad management and bullying. The survey also revealed 29 per cent of women and 25 per cent of men […]

What’s your state of mind? – Bernardo Moya

just by picking up and reading The Best You, you are probably more predisposed than most towards discovering ideas that will help you to achieve your goals and work towards the life that you really want. This issue, we have plenty of expert advice and tips for all areas of your life. Our cover star […]

Are you ready for the new season?

Summer is just around the corner, and it’s almost time for shorts, flip flops and bathing suits. The sun is out (if you don’t live in London it has probably been out for a long time already). It’s time to get our bodies into shape and prepare for the effects of the heat and sun. […]

What’s new at The Best You?- Bernardo Moya

With a range of upcoming events, editor Bernardo Moya shares the latest developments at The Best You. As our audience continues to grow on both sides of the Atlantic, we are excited to announce our plans to extend the ways that our readers can interact with the UK’s leading personal development magazine and channel to […]

What does it take… to be a great parent?

To discover the answer, The Best You talked to Andy Cope, co-author of The Art of Being a Brilliant Teenager What defines the perfect family? If you’re of a certain age you might remember Little House on the Prairie? If you’re not old enough, Google it. It’s right up there with The Waltons as the […]

For the late starters. 7 Steps to get back on track.

Maybe you’re regretting not getting started on those life-improving resolutions… It’s not too late, after all Chinese New Year falls on 19 February and is the perfect ‘second attempt’ window – follow our solution guide, and there’s still time to succeed. Get in shape Flat out and no time for the gym? Take a desk […]

What does it take… to be an environmental activist?

Do you have a life ambition? Learning from those who have achieved their goals can help your path to success. This month, we talk with Shanghai-based textile designer and environmental activist, Monique Maissan How did you get involved in the environment? In 2012, after recognising the need for everyone to step up and do their […]

Belief defeats disappointment – Jim Aitkins

Jim Aitkins is an American writer and speaker whose observations about everyday life provide powerful lessons for personal growth. He believes that outlook and a little preparation can help us to overcome disappointment Various disappointments sometimes inspire people to do crazy things. Take sports, as an example. The outcome of a hard-fought game always involves someone being […]

You’re too kind

For 20 years, the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation has been inspiring us to do a good deed and keep the baton of helping others moving across the globe   You’ve probably experienced it yourself – an unexpected compliment or a surprise treat left on your desk by a work colleague; a call from a […]

The Good News

 Family man A US study by the Academy of Management Perspectives, released this month, reveals that working fathers who spend time with their children each day are happier in their jobs, less likely to be looking for a new employer and experience less work-family conflict. The study also shows that the more hours men devote to […]

Top 6 romantic destinations

Paris, France Top of the list has to be the city of love, Paris. Romantic walks along the Seine, café dining and the Eiffel Tower are synonymous with romancing couples. If you really want to push the boat out, reserve the penthouse suite at the Four Seasons Hotel George V which has a bird’s eye […]

Why millennials boost your business

Roger Harrop believes that millennials have the power to transform your business through the latest technologies. Embrace them and grow, he urges With the UK economy on the up, small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) have an opportunity to steal a march on their rivals by working on tech-driven transformation with the next generation of graduates. […]

Steve Jobs – a keen intellect and visionary

Steven Paul Jobs was born with vision, the ability to see what is possible through effort. His birth parents gave him up for adoption early on, and Jobs was raised in San Francisco by supportive parents. After a move to Mountain Valley, California when Jobs was five, his father began teaching Jobs about basic electronics. […]

Mary Kay Ash – pioneering female entrepreneur

Mary Kay Ash was born in deep south Texas in the early 20th century. Ash’s mother, a nurse and manager of a restaurant in Houston, was a strong role model and powerful figure in her life. As was common at the time, Ash married when she was only 17. Her first break from the norm […]

John Rzeznik – creativity triumphs adversity

Raised in upstate New York, John Rzeznik had four older sisters whom he would eventually depend on for everything. After their parents passed away within two years of each other, the Rzeznik children were on their own. Rzeznik was mostly brought up by his four sisters until he turned 17 and moved out on his […]

Martha Stewart. Domestic goddess

 Martha Stewart – domestic goddess A true ‘Jane of all trades’ during a time when women were raised to live more simplistic lives, Martha Stewart grew up in New Jersey in the 40s and 50s, learning about culinary arts and fashion from her mother. Having pursued ambition to rub elbows with famous New Yorkers from an early […]

The Apprentice’s Lauren Riley talks business

Straight-talking Lauren Riley may not have won Lord Sugar’s heart but her determination and effort are opening many doors With his Marmite approach, Lord Sugar may have missed an opportunity with The Apprentice contestant Lauren Riley when he uttered the infamous, ‘You’re fired’ in last year’s show. At 29, the family lawyer is set to revolutionise the legal […]

Be the world’s richest person- Garrett Gunderson

Most of us would love to be rich – but wealth isn’t just measured by a healthy bank balance, says business guru Garrett Gunderson There is wealth and then there is quintessential wealth. Wealth can be impartially measured and the type of questions we use to evaluate this are, ‘how much do you earn?’; ‘what investments […]

How to start a business in 2015 – Emma Jones

The number of UK start-ups has risen 110 per cent over the last three years. Emma Jones, founder of small business community Enterprise Nation, explains why 2015 is the year of the entrepreneur Record numbers of people are starting a business and relishing the freedom and flexibility that comes with being their own boss. They […]

Katie Piper talks self-identity by The Best You

Katie Piper overcame a life-changing experience and has inspired others to do the same through her television shows, books and the Katie Piper Foundation – now she is helping a new generation to embrace who they are For many women, being comfortable with your identity is something that typically emerges in your 30s or 40s. It comes […]

Rob Young Marathon man

With a world record to break and a plan to transform the lives of disadvantaged children around the globe, Rob Young is a man on a mission For most people, running a marathon would be a life achievement, a tick on the bucket list. When Rob Young watched the London Marathon last year, he was inspired […]

How to beat depression

Former Times columnist and Sane ambassador Rachel Kelly has suffered two breakdowns and battled depression, and her strategies for tackling the ‘black dog’ come from the heart At a time when stress, depression and mental health problems have become everyday, our tactics for dealing with each remain remarkably limited. Talk with your GP and the […]

How to be unstoppable

Gail Blanke is founder of Lifedesigns, a company whose vision is to empower men and women to live exceptional lives. An author who has appeared on Oprah, contributed to numerous publications and coached presidential candidates, we are delighted to welcome her as a regular columnist for The Best You  One of my all-time favourite clients […]

Kabbalah: a growing faith

Madonna and Ashton Kutcher led the way, but the spiritual wisdom of Kabbalah appeals to people from all walks of life. Marcus Weston, lead teacher at the London Kabbalah Centre explains why the faith can help you get more out of life What is Kabbalah?  Kabbalah is a spiritual teaching – not a religious one […]

Making the decisions by Bernardo Moya

Making the decisions Life is passing us by, seemingly ever quicker, and this month my question is, ‘What kind of decisions are you making?’ Sometimes making the ‘right’ decision can easily lead us to paralysis. How can we decide what is the‘best’ job offer, who will be our future life partner, or simply what is […]

Adam Walker chats with Bernardo Moya

[podloveaudio src=”http://thebestyoumagazine.co/wp-content/uploads/adam%20walker%20podast.m4a”  title=”The Best You – Adam Walker chats with Bernardo Moya”] The Best You CEO Bernardo Moya chats with Adam Walker – a man who gave up the daily grind to do something spectacular.  

Are you living? by Bernardo Moya

  William Wallace said, “Every man dies, not every man really lives.” So my question to you this month is are you living? Or are you letting time pass by? We are all very different, in so many ways.   Some people focus on working and saving their money for a rainy day. Others focus […]

The Good News June 2014

  Using Breaking Bad for good We won’t easily forget the phenomenon that was Breaking Bad. Bryan Cranston’s crazily believable portrayal of Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher who embraces his inner villain as a meth cook, made for riveting television. But who knew that this small screen spectacle would help one California teen […]

The Best of The Best You app is here

  We launched The Best You Magazine in November 2012, and we are so proud of so much of our content. So, to celebrate it we have put together a special bumper issue of The Best of The Best You – an app that is free for you to download straight to your tablet or […]

Sweet talk

  Not only is there hidden sugar in pretty much everything we eat, but the sugar levels of these products are constantly on the rise. The Best You has put together some key facts and figures to really drive home what an important issue this is.   The British are now the fattest people in […]

Useful research tools for small business owners by Natalie Ekberg

  Starting up a business or becoming self-employed has its fair share of risk. Having control over what you do and with whom is just one benefit which usually outweighs these risks, but it still makes sense to protect your interests. Researching other companies, whether they are potential clients or business-to-business suppliers is just as […]

Always Best, and Getting Bigger

  Changing who you are and the results you attain is achievable. The effects cascade through families, communities, networks. It’s time for the next step. To harness the power of digital media and boost the reach of The Best You. And we’d love you to be involved. Join us, on a crowdfunding adventure to discover […]

Mind the avalanche by Bernardo Moya

  I came across a report by Institute for Public Policy Research that was brought to my attention by a friend, Ami Shapiro.  In the report they state: ‘Our belief is that deep, radical and urgent transformation is required in higher education as much as it is in school systems. Our fear is that, perhaps […]

Everyone is a teacher by Jack Canfield

  There’s an old adage that says “those who can’t do, teach.” We whole heartedly disagree and feel that teachers are upstanding member of society. And as bestselling author Jack Canfield points out, some of the most successful people are teachers too.   It’s rarely a surprise to learn that successful people are lifelong learners. […]

We Support: Great Ormond Street Hospital

  Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) is an international centre of excellence in child healthcare.   Together with our research partner, the UCL Institute of Child Health (ICH), we form the UK’s only academic biomedical research centre specialising in paediatrics. Since its formation in 1852, the hospital has been dedicated to children’s healthcare and to […]

The Good News February 2014

  The news we read in the newspapers and see on the television is so negative that it can often feel like the media are conspiring to get you down in the dumps. That’s why The Best You is bringing you snippets of good news.   Giving you a jumpstart For those of us who […]

We support: Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund

  With the passing of Nelson Mandela last month, we are dedicating this issue to him, and his legacy. The Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund is a large part of his legacy and they do a lot of good for many children in need.   The Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund was established by Mr Mandela when […]

A social media deity: an interview with Lon Safko

  Social media has changed to the way we live and work, for sure, but has it been for the better? We chat to Lon Safko, who has dedicated the last few years of his life to understanding it and learning how to take full advantage of its powers.   When you think of social […]

All work and all play by Zane Henry

  Gaming has become a huge industry in the last few decades. One of the top players in the gaming game is Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto, who held onto his childhood inspiration to turn the company into a gaming giant. Zane Henry tells us the story.     “I think that inside every adult is the […]

The Best You Magazine – Now available on Amazon Kindle Fire

  Who doesn’t love a good app? With The Best You Magazine app you can download all our magazines straight to your Amazon Kindle Fire and read them in your own time – even in places without internet access. Just log in with your details provided when you subscribed to The Best You and download […]

The Best You Magazine – Now available for Android

  Who doesn’t love a good app? With The Best You Magazine app you can download all our magazines straight to your Android phone or tablet and read them in your own time – even in places without internet access. Just log in with your details provided when you subscribed to The Best You and […]

The Best You Magazine – Now available on iTunes

  Who doesn’t love a good app? With The Best You Magazine app you can download all our magazines straight to your iPhone or iPad and read them in your own time – even in places without internet access. Just login with your details provided when you subscribed to The Best You and download the […]

The Best You is now on Flipboard!

  One thing better than reading really great content that will improve your life is reading that content on a really fantastic platform! The Best You and Flipboard have finally gotten together, and we think they make a great couple. Download the Flipboard app for free to your smartphone – Flipboard is supported by iPhone, […]

Work at your worth by Bernardo Moya

  We all know the old saying that begins “give a man a fish…” that basically tells us that it’s not enough to do something good for someone. You’ve also got to think about exactly what it is you’re doing. The saying argues against short-termism and taking a view on the long-term outcome for the […]

The Hunger to Win: Profile of Rafael Nadal

  What makes the world’s Number One tennis player so great? The Best You discovers Rafael Nadal and finds a fascinating combination of brilliance and vulnerability.   With his famous chiselled features and his mop of dark hair, Rafael Nadal is every inch the 21st Century photogenic sporting hero. His intensity before matches is legendary, […]

Streetwise and savvy: an interview with John Bird

 As the founder of The Big Issue, the magazine the homeless sell to make a living, John Bird has helped countless people throughout the world. He tells Bernardo Moya how a life of poverty, crime and homelessness gave him a unique insight into helping others.   John Bird has strong ideas about what helps the […]

How To Unwrap Your Mind by Patrick Stoeckmann

Are you excited and confused about the thought of unwrapping your mind? Patrick Stoeckmann says your mind is all wrapped up, and he doesn’t mean with a nice ribbon around it.   When I say your mind is “wrapped up” I am talking about all the ideas, thoughts, beliefs and systems that fool you into […]

Overcoming Fear in All Its Disguises by Jack Canfield

  Fear is one of most common reasons people procrastinate on taking action toward their goals. Motivational speaker and co-creator of Chicken Soup for the Soul, Jack Canfield, gives some advice about overcoming this ubiquitous obstacle.   In an effort to avoid failure, rejection, being embarrassed, disappointing or angering other people, getting hurt and a […]

Bucket List: By the book

  Part of enjoying life is living for the moment, so don’t wait until you’re on your deathbed before you make a list of what you should’ve done. Life is happening now, so start ticking things off that bucket list.   Reading a book can enrich the soul in many ways, from changing your point […]

The Good News November 2013

The news we read in the newspapers and see on the television is so negative that it can often feel like the media are conspiring to get you down in the dumps. That’s why The Best You is bringing you snippets of good news.   A friend in need Last year, while in first grade, […]

We Support Diabetes UK

  Diabetes UK is there to make life better for people with diabetes or at high risk of developing the condition.   Diabetes UK provides information and support to help people manage their diabetes. They are one of the largest funders of diabetes research in the UK and also work alongside the NHS to ensure […]

Proudly British

  The Daily Mirror’s Pride of Britain Awards, sponsored by Lidl, is back and bigger than ever. Hosted by Carol Vorderman, the annual glittering ceremony marked its 15th year with a star-studded gala at the Grosvenor House on London’s Park Lane.   The Daily Mirror’s 15th annual Pride of Britain Awards is a unique night […]

What is Vitality? by Kristen White

  A unique blend of physician, filmmaker and monk, Dr. Pedram Shojai, is searching for truth, specifically the truth about your health. Kristen White chats to him and finds it’s never too late to make a U-turn into the direction of true health.   Dr. Pedram Shojai spent four years as a Toaist monk and […]

Could you be at risk of Type 2 diabetes? by Libby Dowling

There are 3.8 million people in the UK with diabetes, the vast majority with Type 2, and by 2025 there are projected to be 5 million people in the UK with the condition. Libby Dowling, a clinical advisor from Diabetes UK, explains how you can reduce your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Left undiagnosed […]

Can you have a work life balance? by Stefanie Hartman

  Are you lacking energy and tired of living from paycheck to paycheck? Maybe you’re tired of 60-hour workweeks, or your deadlines prevent you from having a happy, balanced home. Stefanie Hartman asks if a work life balance is just a pipe dream.   If you’re dragging your feet to work every day, it might […]

The National Student Apprentice by Emma Vites

Youth unemployment has remained stubbornly high this year with the number rising by 9,000 from February to April this year. The state of youth unemployment in the UK is beaten only by Spain and Greece, according to the OECD.   I used to work in graduate recruitment, placing candidates into companies, from larger organisation such as […]

Howard Schultz: Making More Than Bucks At Starbucks

  Born and bred in Brooklyn, New York, Howard Schultz was born to working-class parents. Schultz spent his youth pursuing team sports and college came calling in the form of a sports scholarship, making him the first person in his family to pursue higher education. While overseeing American Operations for Swedish Coffee Manufacturer Hammarplast, Schultz’s […]

The Mindset for Making Money by Pam Grout

Is being wealthy a state of mind? Pam Grout says the time to be wealthy is right now by looking at wealth from a quantum physics perspective. And she says that money isn’t real anyway.   In 1937 when Napoleon Hill wrote his now-classic tome, quantum physics was still in diapers. Einstein, of course, had […]

Changing dimensions

We might live in a 3D world, but that doesn’t stop developers from trying to take it further and further. It’s not enough for the people in your life to by three-dimensional, but photographs and videos and drawings have to be too. We look at 10 of the best 3D gadgets. 1. 3D smartphone Apparently […]

Inspiring People Logan’s Run: An Olympic Torch With A Difference

  “Logan’s Run: An Olympic Torch With A Difference”   When 5-year-old Logan McKerrow heard that people taking part in the Olympic Relay around Britain were selling their torches on eBay for thousands of pounds, he came up with a great idea. Logan decided that he would sell the Olympic torch he had made out […]

An Ancient Secret, from The Einstein Factor by Win Wenger

  An Ancient Secret Win Wenger on using your brain to become a genius, in his book The Einstein Factor. In a famous scene from the 1959 film classic The Nun’s Story, Audrey Hepburn and the other postulants line up to receive small, leather-bound notebooks. “For the rest of your lives,” says the Mother Superior, […]

Seeing With Your Ears

  Lucas Murray is a boy with an extraordinary skill. Although Lucas, from Poole in Dorset, is completely blind, he can throw a basketball accurately into a hoop, he can walk around his street and he can even identify what objects are made of without touching them. What’s more, he’ll never need to use a […]

It’s never to late by Bernardo Moya

  It’s Never Too Late   As time goes by, we often think that we have missed our opportunity to do something. But the truth is you’ll never get something done unless you start it. And the story of the following two women should make anyone who thinks they’re “too old” to think again. Mary […]

Changing The Rules Of The Game To Become Extraordinary by Bernardo Moya

  With the Olympics about to come to London, Bernardo Moya discusses the skills it takes to get ahead – and how to develop the ability to face problems with fresh eyes. The video above is a great example of doing something other than what’s expected of you, and using your brains rather than following […]

Three Ways To Turn Failure into Success – Napoleon Hill

    Three Ways To Turn Failure into Success – Napoleon Hill Napoleon Hill made a study of the world’s most successful people. Something he noticed was they never experienced “Failure”. If something didn’t work for them, they learned from the experience and moved on. “Failure” was never the end of the process, but a […]

How Harry Potter Turned Adversity Into Inspiration – the J K Rowling Story

  There are times in everyone’s life when things look hopeless. But if ever you get that feeling, J. K. Rowling’s story is certainly worth remembering. Before she became the world famous and wealthy author she is today, things were not easy for Rowling. Separated from her husband, living in a rented flat in Edinburgh […]

Imagination And Instinct – The Keys To Einstein’s Genius

  12th April 2012 Imagination And Instinct – The Keys To Einstein’s Genius Albert Einstein recalls how his first insight that would lead to his Special Theory of Relativity came to him unexpectedly. He was just 16 years old, and he was daydreaming. “What would it be like,” Einstein wondered, “to run beside a light beam, […]

Golf and the winning mindset – by Dr Stephen Simpson

  Dr Stephen Simpson looks at what the body language of two sportsmen tells you about their attitude to setbacks in the world of golf and of cricket.   On the last day of The Masters recently, Rory McIlroy, the young and shiny new kid on the green displayed a certain amount of body language […]

Anticipate the trends in your industry – by Anne Jirsch

  Anne Jirsch writes about one way to work out what the future holds in store for you. Can you imagine burning the midnight oil to get your grades to get you into university? Then studying day and night to gain your qualifications only to find that after a few years your chosen field of […]

Slow, slow, quick, quick slow – by Jo Haigh

  Why oh why does everything seem to take longer than we would like right now? Never have I known such procrastination in business. Everyone wants an instant response to their requirements, yet when it comes to making an actual decision it seems there is a different speedometer working. I have been thinking about why […]

Can 48 seconds change your life?

      Yes, it can. It only takes one tip, one idea, one book, one video, one interview to change your life. Join the revolution! Subscribe for Free to the digital version of The Best You, the fastest growing personal development and educational magazine. Live a Life Without Limits. Have you been eyeing this […]

The Amazing True Story Of Mahatma Gandhi

  How can one man bring down an empire that ruled one-fifth of the world? Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi did just that in his fight for Indian Independence from the British Empire. Though mediocre at school in India, Gandhi’s parents urged him to study law in England. Once qualified, he was too shy to appear in […]

Dame Evelyn Glennie – Good Vibrations

  Dame Evelyn Glennie is the first person in 20th Century Western Society to make a full-time living as a solo percussionist. She is also profoundly deaf. Born and raised on a farm in Aberdeenshire to musical parents, Evelyn started to go deaf from age 8, almost completely losing her hearing by age 12. Initially […]

Steve Jobs: The Elements of a Genius

  Born to unmarried college graduates in a judgemental era and then adopted by an accountant and carpenter, Steve Jobs’ birth mirrored his unconventional life. Able to read before he attended school, Jobs became a class prankster who had to be bribed to work. In 1973, he dropped out of university after six months. He […]

Vince Lombardi: The Greatest American Football coach

  Vince Lombardi is arguably the greatest American Football coach of all time, and is on the short list of history’s greatest coaches, regardless of sport. His ability to teach, motivate and inspire players helped turn the Green Bay Packers into the most dominating NFL team in the 1960s. Lombardi was born in Brooklyn, New […]

Rocky Road: James Dyson – An Eye for Innovation

  Despite his convention-defying appliances scooping him a cool £206 million in one year alone, James Dyson does not call himself a businessman. In his own terms, he is a designer and an engineer. This focus on what makes him successful keeps him producing innovative products that have changed the way we think of domestic […]

Oprah Winfrey: The Support That Made Her Shine

  When she was 13 years old, Oprah Winfrey ran away from home to escape the sexual abuse she suffered from male relatives while her single mother was out at work. As a result, she was sent to a juvenile detention home, only to be denied admission because the beds were full. By age 14 […]

J K Rowling’s Inspiring Story by The Best You

  J K Rowling’s story is a great example of how inspiration can be vital when the chips are down. Born in Gloucestershire, England, in 1965, Rowling had an unremarkable childhood. Though her teen years were difficult, at Exeter University she was considered a “competent student doing what was necessary to get by”. Then, in […]

July 2013

Hello there! And welcome to a brand new issue of The Best You! With the news that football legend and style icon David Beckham has hung up his football boots for good, we have a bit of a Becks Bonanza going on here. He certainly makes a great cover star, and in addition to the […]

Rocky Road to Success – Richard Branson – Charm and Big Vision

  Sir Richard Branson was never a great student. Suffering from dyslexia and hence a poor student at Stowe School, he was later to fi nd that the ability to connect with people would stand him in good stead. Branson left school at 16 and started a student magazine, The Student, which he ran from […]

The Rocky Road to Success – Determination – Johnnie Peacock

  When five-year-old Jonnie Peacock had to have his lower leg amputated after contracting meningococcal septicaemia, you’d think that he might have been allowed a few moments of feeling sorry for himself. But that was just not Jonnie Peacock’s style, and by the age of 6 he was running around on an artificial leg, and […]

The Rocky Road to Success – Aung San Suu Kyi, Strength and Belief

  Burma’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has faced decades of humiliation and a long imprisonment. Her campaign of non-violent resistance to one of the world’s most brutal dictatorships has inspired people worldwide. Her courage has come from her belief that no junta is stronger than a people’s desire for freedom. Aung San Suu […]

The Rocky Road to Success – Neil Armstrong, Grit and Courage

For the first man to set foot on the moon, the appeal of flying was something that came to him soon after he was born in 1930. His father took him to the Cleveland Air Races as a 2-year-old and his fi rst fl ight came at the age of 6, when his father took […]

The Ten Second Philosopher

  Derek Mills made a massive change in his life after a chance encounter, when someone asked him an apparently throw-away question. That exchange led him to completely reappraise his life, and begin to understand exactly how to bring the things he wanted to it. The Best You uncovers his story. For Derek Mills, it […]

Order is Everything in Exercise

  Fitness expert Cain Leathem says many people fail to get real results from their exercise regimes because they make simple mistakes. An effective exercise regime should achieve results (sounds pretty obvious!) but so many don’t. one principle that will make the difference is exercise order. For example, many people start their programs with cardio-vascular […]

8 top tips For You AND Your teens, part two

  Kate Benson continues her article on getting the best from the parent-teen relationship. In my last article I gave 4 tips each for both teens and parents to improve their relationship. These tips were: relax remember who’s who keep up, slow down stay connected and keep the freedom. It’s just a matter of making […]

How To Make A Crazy Sexy Bean Chili by Kris Carr

  New York Times best-selling author of “Crazy Sexy Diet”, motivational speaker and wellness coach Kris Carr serves us up a tasty treat … Welcome to the Wellness revolution! You’re invited to a marvellous soiree, a wellness revolution to be exact. And the sooner you RSVP the better because wide-sweeping change is happening in homes […]

Usain Bolt – The World’s Fastest Man by Dr Stephen Simpson

Dr Stephen Simpson profiles Usain Bolt – the world’s fastest man     Jamaican runner Usain Bolt is the world’s most famous athlete. The 100 metre and 200 metre Sprint and 4 x 100 metre relay World Record Holder has massive popular appeal drawn from a huge “sport” and “non-sport” fan base. He’s also the highest paid […]

The Secrets Of Energy – Reiki And How To Do It by The Best You

  Developed in 1922 by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui, Reiki is a complementary therapy that manipulates Qi energy, the life force at the heart of much Eastern medicine. The Best You looks into Reiki … Reiki – the basics The Japanese word reiki, meaning “mysterious atmosphere”, comes from a Chinese word meaning “supernatural infl uence”. […]

10 Ways To Beat Ageing Through Mindpower by Marisa Peer

  There’s plenty of advice out there about slowing the appearance of ageing – but how do you slow down ageing itself? Marisa Peer tells all! To be younger physically and mentally you must change how you think about ageing. However young you may look you need to feel young too – and that means […]

Secrets of the Secret Millionaire- Gill Fieilding

  Gill Fielding grew up in London’s East End and left school when she was 16 with no formal qualifications. She is now a multi-millionaire. What does she know that we don’t? Bernardo Moya talks to her to find out. Gill Fielding first came to prominence in the UK as a “secret millionaire” on the […]

Paul Connolly – Surviving Against All Odds

  In and out of trouble with the law since he was very young, Paul Connolly was not well pleased when, in his twenties, two policewomen came to his door. The news they told him stunned him. Of all the children in his dormitory at the abusive orphanage where he’d grown up, only he and […]

What Andy Murray’s Success Can Teach Us

Andy Murray

  How often have you heard it asked, “What is the difference that makes the difference?” often, it can be very little that distinguishes greatness from the ordinary – but that seemingly unimportant extra ingredient can be everything. Look at the amazing tennis finals we’ve seen this year between Nadal and Federer, or Nadal and […]

June 2013

It’s that time of the month again – the latest issue of The Best You is out, and we’ve got some great stuff for you. Our cover star is the lovely Kanya King, founder of the MOBO Awards. She has overcome adversity and succeeded against all odds. And done it all with effortless style. Bernardo […]