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Top Tip for 2012!

Posted on December 31st, 2011 by

It’s the end of the year and my advice to you is don’t make any New Year Resolutions! Really, it s probably not a good time. You’re probably tired, you may have over eaten (No, surely not!), you may have over indulged in other ways, probably have a backlog of work waiting on your desk, and may be thinking about money, or lack thereof. And everyone is talking about New year resolutions. (Including me, sorry!) So, Jane, I hear you cry, so if

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Women, Avoid Martyrdom This Christmas!

Posted on December 16th, 2011 by

How are you? How are you feeling right now? No really, how ARE you? How you doing? I imagine that quite a few of you are feeling a tad stressed and overwhelmed with all you have to do, both at work and at home. It’s the time of year when our work home balance can get quite out of kilter. If that feels like you right now take a few minutes to consider this: Christmas will happen whatever. Christmas is

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Do You Know Where Your Pause Button Is?

Posted on December 6th, 2011 by

Are you getting caught up in the pre-festival frenzy?  Did you start out very organised and resolved not to be caught out this year yet somehow find yourself speeding up as the days go on? Do you feel like you’re stuck on fast forward? If the answer is yes, perhaps it’s time to press pause. Stop There was a fascinating item on BBC radio a while back about mindfulness. Apparently people who practice mindfulness are a much harder bunch for

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Don’t Panic! Stop & Breathe!

Posted on December 9th, 2010 by

Like many women at this time of year, I found myself yesterday morning feeling a sense of panic at all the things I hadn’t yet done and all the things I had to do for my work and all the sheets that needed washing and all the food shopping and all the presents not yet bought and cooking for the friends coming this evening and…. Stop! Before I even realised what was happening the tension was creeping up my back

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Christmas Baubles – Tip One

Posted on November 29th, 2010 by

As the holiday season approaches pressure is mounting to go out all for perfection. In this post I’m talking about celebrating Christmas but it applies to any celebration, whatever your faith or culture. Magazines, colour supplements, adverts, make over shows, all are encouraging us women to provide the perfect Christmas experience. Don’t fall for it. Take a moment now to think about your best festive holiday times? My guess is that they won’t have been reliant on perfect table linen,

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Do You Give Too Much?

Posted on November 20th, 2010 by

If you’re feeling a bit drained and tired lately maybe you’ve let life get a bit out of balance? Perhaps you’re giving out a lot but not taking enough back in? Women especially tend to be the caregivers in our society, looking after everyone else and sometimes forgetting to look after themselves in the process. As a big family occasion draws near in the Western world it could be a good time to take stock. Your Giving Audit Try this

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