work life balance

Messy

From Chaos to Calm

If your home life is anything like ours, your mental to-do list may look a little like this: Where are my keys? The school holidays are nearly here and I just noticed an out-of-date passport It was Granny’s birthday two weeks ago and we haven’t even sent a card The front door no longer opens […]

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Life By Design

Living Life by Design

Did you ever want to be more or have more in your life? Even if you’ve accomplished all you’ve dreamed of or desired, perhaps you’ve noticed that there’s a part of you that keeps nudging you toward whatever is next. As I’ve made my way through life, I, too, have always desired more. I didn’t […]

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Jump Curve

The Jump Curve: Changing Your Career Path

There is no secret playbook to making a successful jump, no guarantee of how things will end. But after considering the jump stories I heard, across a group of other wise unrelated narratives and characters, I identified four key concepts that seem to apply to all worthwhile jumps. Trace these common points along a narrative […]

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ChicP Brand Founder: A Day in the Life

Hannah McCollum is a houmous lover and founder of ChicP, a raw vegetable houmous company producing delicious alternative dips, founded on a passionate commitment to reducing food waste. Hannah says: In the Summer I’m an early riser. I never set my alarm and normally get up at 6 – 6:30am. In the Winter, when it’s […]

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Shortcuts

Short cuts to Happiness – words of wisdom from your hairdresser

We go to the hair salon or barbershop in search of some kind of change. We ask for anything from a minor trim to a major cut, a barely perceptible highlight to a transformational new color. Many of us, however, secretly or openly desire to go beyond external change, beyond altering the way our head […]

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What I’ve learnt from a year without alcohol

This time last year I stopped drinking alcohol. There was no dramatic trigger and I didn’t have a booze problem. It’s just that several things happened around the same time which made me want to give it a go. I was working on a memoir called The Sober Diaries which is a funny, honest account […]

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Abby

Vegan Product Developer and Business Owner: A Day In The Life

Abby Bishop Clarke was inspired by her children, Vinnie and Brigitte, to start making baby and toddler clothes with beautiful organic cottons.  Her company (named after the children www.vinnieandbrigitte.co.uk) quickly grew and she now makes a wide range of items, from clothes to bags, eye patches and bunting.  Abby transitioned from vegetarian to vegan at […]

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Sophrology

Discover the Dynamic Relaxation Technique called Sophrology

The dynamic relaxation technique called Sophrology helps people manage stress and anxiety, overcome fear of failure and beat insomnia, thus enabling them to fulfil their true potential. By learning to relax and connect with your inner resources you will discover strength and power you never knew you had, and feel happier and more balanced for it. […]

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Kankyo Meditation

Express meditation with Kankyo Tannier, buddhist nun & author

Do you struggle to find peace and quiet? Do you yearn to disconnect, find an escape, slow down and just breathe? Are you overwhelmed by modern life? Rooted in the ancient Zen philosophies that ground her work, French Buddhist nun, Kankyo Tannier, will show you how to channel the power of SILENCE to get back […]

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Yoga Retreat

A Yoga Retreat For All Seasons

This Christmas I decided to do something different. The sort of different that, if you knew me, would inspire not only raised eyebrows, but concern for the state of my mental health. I decided to go on a yoga retreat in the south of Spain which is about as close to my comfort zone as […]

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