How To Solve Problems!

Posted on July 23rd, 2014 by - 0 comments

Forgive the slightly tongue in cheek title; I’m not really writing a very worthy piece on how to solve all the problems in your life (although if you’d like something of that ilk do read How To Solve a Problem).

Instead, I have a question for you:

Do you view life as a series of problems to be solved?

You may even relish the challenge and be good at it. In fact, everyone may bring you their problems to solve, or to borrow your sympathetic ear.

The trouble with problems is that they are generally…well, trouble. And the trouble with that is we can tend to get hung up on negative stuff, things that have gone wrong. And when we focus on one area that can be all that we see not leaving enough room for the good stuff.

So how about trying a quick mind flip for a few days?

Remember how exciting things could be when you were a child?  Everything new was an adventure. For the next few days, channel your inner child. View life as a series of adventures to throw yourself into from which you learn and enjoy life so much more. See the good and the fun in life.

What adventure are you having today?

(My awfully big adventure is my RenewYou project which is teaching me so much. More information on that is here.)

You might also enjoy reading Inquire Appreciatively.

Women & History & Bath’s Fashion Museum

Posted on July 21st, 2014 by - 0 comments

“The war is usually seen through military eyes. However, it could not have been won without the efforts of millions of women. They proved what they could do – what took a great deal longer was to convince everyone that they should do it.” ‘Fighting on the Home Front: The Legacy of Women in World War One’ by Kate Adie, (Hodder & Stoughton) The history of the contribution of women to history is not a glorious one; so often the

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Breaking News: More Women in UK Government, What Are They Wearing?

Posted on July 17th, 2014 by - 0 comments

In the UK the prime minister has had a pre election reshuffle of ministers. Realising his record on women in Cabinet was pretty atrocious, and in a direct play to women voters, he made a lot of noise about recruiting more women into his government. In fact, he made 40 new appointments and 10 were women. I make that 25%. There are now 5 women in the Cabinet. 20% of the Cabinet are women. The press had a field day.

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Quick Confidence Tip

Posted on July 16th, 2014 by - 1 comment

It’s odd, and I am not an exception to this rule, (sigh) but most women I know are trying to make themselves smaller. What do we all tend to do with small people? Talk down to them. Powerful people take up a lot of space, as of right. Today, whatever height or size you are, stand tall, own the space you are in, walk tall, feel powerful. Be wonderful! P.S. You might find yourself feeling taller after a day on

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Try Not Being Sorry for One Week

Posted on July 14th, 2014 by - 5 comments

“Sorry to interrupt you, but I need to…” “Sorry, but I’d like to ask a question….” or “Sorry, but I have no right to claim this space/time as mine so am prefacing everything I say with sorry to make myself small and unnoticeable…don’t look at me” If this sounds familiar, either about you or someone you know, watch this video (even though it’s a shampoo commercial it speaks to me) and then try to eradicate that word from your vocabulary

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Why is ‘Being Like a Girl’ an Insult?

Posted on July 11th, 2014 by - 0 comments

I hate it when people think they are giving me a compliment by saying I do something ‘just like a man’. I’m a woman, for heaven’s sake, I don’t need my actions validated by being told I do it like a man, i.e. better than if I was doing it like a woman…. Acting ‘like a girl’ was often used as a form of control when I was very young too, usually to stop me playing with the boys: Jane,

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