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Women, Lose the Guilt!

Posted on April 4th, 2013 by - 1 comment

“Show me a woman who doesn’t feel guilty and I’ll show you a man” Erica Jong Now I’m not saying that men don’t feel guilt, I’m sure they do, but having worked with women now for decades I know that we women do! Tell me now, what presses your guilt button, tick all that apply: Working outside the home with kids? Not working outside the home with kids? Not staying late at work? Staying late at work? Not taking the

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Do It, Go On, Just Do It. Now!

Posted on April 2nd, 2013 by - 3 comments

I did something recently I’ve been meaning to do for ages but somehow I kept not doing it. I’m not sure why I kept putting it off because each time I got that niggling, irritated feeling I knew I had to do something about it. But the time never seemed right. Too many people around, or no equipment, or I couldn’t get to where I needed to get, or I just plain forgot once the irritation had stopped. I’m not

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Three Tips for Growing Older in Style

Posted on March 6th, 2013 by - 2 comments

Getting old is good for you! I’ve just been asked by a journalist for the Hearst group if I would offer some advice about getting older to women 40 plus. Here’s what I  told her: ONE:  Never ever put yourself down for being older. Banish from your vocabulary and thinking words such as ‘It’s my age’ or ‘In my day’. These can have an insidious effect and make you feel older than you are. It’s still your day all the

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Boobs Make the News So What’s New? Sigh…

Posted on February 27th, 2013 by - 0 comments

Two headings just seen: Jennifer Laurence flashes major sideboob at Independent Spirit award! which was just above Anne Hathaway’s Nipples Steal the Show at the Oscars! Good to know the real news…stabs self in eye with blunt fork…. Can you think up any similarly sexist headlines for men, dare I ask? Thinking of expanding your training business? I can help you. To find out more, click here.  

How Powerful, Sexist Men are Helping Gender Equality

Posted on February 25th, 2013 by - 0 comments

Amidst all the sadness and anger of the current revelations and accusations of powerful men abusing women I am hopeful for what this means for gender equality. When I was a teenager it was accepted as routine that men and boys would make sexist comments to you; just leaving my home used to feel like running the gauntlet and as a young teenager I was hugely intimidated by it. It was so commonplace to be groped at work or on

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Resolution or Revolution? Feminism is BACK!

Posted on January 3rd, 2013 by - 0 comments

It’s that time of year when we start making resolutions. In a month or so it’ll be that time of year when we forget our resolutions… Instead of making resolutions how about a revolution? A quiet female revolution. I think it’s been an interesting twelve months for feminism and women’s issues. At times in the past it has felt as if I’ve been totally out of the zeitgeist, an old woman banging on about discrimination against women which only me

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