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Stir Up Sunday!

Posted on November 21st, 2010 by

In the UK today is ‘Stir Up Sunday’, when traditionally we all make our Christmas puddings; everyone in the family has a stir of the mixture and makes a wish. All the good things like eggs, butter, spices, flour and fruit are mixed together, steamed for three hours and then put aside to mature. When the pudding is served on Christmas day, usually flaming with brandy, everyone oohs and ahhs and often everyone around the table has had a hand in

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Women Are Wonderful!

Posted on November 19th, 2010 by

Women are wonderful! That’s my official verdict on this week! You might expect me to say that as I work primarily with women and run courses for women but this week I have been at two women’s conferences and been reminded afresh. London Women First, came the everywoman conference which I attend most years and always enjoy. I arrived tired and frankly, feeling a bit worn out (lots of work – hooray, and an overheated uncomfortable hotel room the night before

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Colour Your Workplace & Be More Positive!

Posted on November 17th, 2010 by

I have always wondered why so many office spaces tend to major on grey for their equipment? And why people who like colour and objects of fun in their work space are often regarded as lightweight and frivolous? And if, because these tend to be women, the dismissal is because of that, as men originally called the shots on workplace design and still do. The world of work, in the main, has been designed primarily by men, on all levels.

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Women, Start Your Own Business? Why not!

Posted on November 16th, 2010 by

There has been something of  a theme emerging lately with many of my coaching clients, and discussions with course participants over the last few months. Many of them want to change the way they work, to be more in control of how and when they are working, and many of them are looking for alternative sources of income as they fear redundancy is a possibility.They want to run their own business. A little questioning reveals that a lack of confidence

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Week Two – Lose Weight Without Trying

Posted on November 15th, 2010 by

End of week two on the No Diet (do something different) Diet regime. (Click here to read why I began this small experiment) It’s been a funny week; I have had visitors so lots of cooking and entertaining but I have tried to follow the spirit of the instructions for this week: basically to try to consciously change facets of your personality in relation to assertiveness, energy levels, group behaviour and so on. The changes are not meant to be

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Week One – Lose Weight Easily Without a Diet?

Posted on November 8th, 2010 by

If you read my first post on this book, you’ll know that my interest in it stems from initially reading another book by the author, Sheconomics and being impressed by the ideas contained within. Intrigued by the idea of a No Diet Diet from well respected psychologists I took a look. You can read that first post here. What is particularly appealing is the notion that changing habits in one area of your life will change your eating habits, without

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