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Want To Enjoy Life More? Send Your Inner Critic on a Vacation!

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It’s September, and everyone is back to work. Our summer vacations (in the Northern hemisphere) are mostly over and it’s the perfect time to refocus and start afresh along with the new school year (and try something new with your … Continue reading

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Enjoy Summer Quotes & Personal Reflections Exercise

Quotes are so popular these days and I don’t know about you, but I love them! I find it incredible that a few words strung together can have the power to fill us with wisdom, energy and inspiration! So, here … Continue reading

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The Dark Side of Summer – How Not to Be a Slave to Media Manipulation

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For Women Everywhere – and Those Who Love Them! In the Northern hemisphere it’s now officially summer. And everywhere I look I see ads for “the perfect swimsuit”, suncreams and self-tanners. In women’s magazines and online I see the question, … Continue reading

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15 of the Best Compliments to Make Everyone Feel Great (Including You!)

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I’ll start with one of my favourite jokes: A man walks into a bar and orders a beer. He’s sat there drinking when he hears someone say, “Nice tie!” But the bar is empty except for himself and the bartender … Continue reading

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5 Helpful Steps to Turn your Worry into a Healthy Activity!

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Are you What if-ing yourself into a pickle? Worrying is unpleasant at the best of times, and sometimes we manage to work ourselves up and feel truly horrible! We get busy imagining all sorts of scenarios that MIGHT happen – … Continue reading

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Who Do YOU Need to Appreciate in Your Life?

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A few years ago, I was on a 5 hour drive with my husband. He had fallen asleep (so obviously I was driving!) and I had slipped into this cool ‘zone’ of being totally in the present moment. I felt … Continue reading

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Sexism: Time to stop laughing it off – it’s not funny!

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I have taken a stand on sexism as long as I can remember.  When I was 7 years old, I challenged a classmate to say that girls were better than boys (he had been saying boys were better than girls … Continue reading

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Is This You Too? How I FINALLY Learned to Take Care of Myself…

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When your life gets stressful, when you feel overwhelmed, what do YOU do? Well, when I first moved to Canada from England almost 10 years ago and left behind my friends and much of my family, I had quit the … Continue reading

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10 Meaningful Areas for you to Ponder, Reflect and Create an AMAZING Year!

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Recently, my life turned upside down. A family crisis meant my husband Duncan and I flew from Canada to England on December 27th. I returned 3 weeks later, but Duncan did not. He is now living in England for the … Continue reading

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Try These 5 Easy Tests to Explore How Meaningful Your Goals REALLY Are!

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I don’t know about you, but I use my gut feelings (or intuition) to figure out which goals to follow – and how to prioritise them. But it’s hard to do that, right? Well yes, and no… I love making … Continue reading

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