Self Care


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Rest, Reflect, Resurrect Part 1

Happy Easter! While not everyone shares in the celebration of this particular holiday, I do think the value of a pause for time to reflect and rest is applicable to all of us. Psychologists know the value of recovery; periods of rest such as a good night’s sleep, a...

Do a Course, Any Course

When you are on a career break, taking a course can be an amazing boost and an antidote when asked… “What are you doing at the moment?”   I used to hate answering that question when I wasn’t working – it always made me feel like a second-class citizen. I’m still...

How To Weigh Your Work-Life Balance

Work-life Balance I saw my life branching out before me like the green fig tree in the story... One fig was a husband and a happy home and children, and another fig was a famous poet and another fig was a brilliant professor... I saw myself sitting in the crotch of...

Wear Your Fluffy Slippers To Build Confidence

For 30 years I have lived my life frightened. It’s the main driver for writing this blog..I want to jolt you out of feeling the same. Agh, it makes me cringe thinking about it: from watching “confident” girls at university and almost all social circles between my...

A Stocking Full of Tips For Dealing With Christmas

Managing stress Don’t try to do it alone Christmas can feel like juggling a million things at once – family, work, and all the festive preparation. Tracey Eker, chief executive of Flexiworkforce, advises not trying to micromanage – and handing back control to other...

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