Decisions about your career, should I change organisations?

“The biggest mistake that you can make is to believe that you are working for somebody else. Job security is gone. The driving force of a career must come from the individual. Remember: Jobs are owned by the company, you own your career!” Earl Nightingale I’ve been talking to a few friends about changing work…

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Clinic relocation and discomfort

“Change is uncomfortable, but it’s helpful!” Israelmore Ayivor I have been wondering what to write about for this week’s blog and I got a little stuck.  For three days I have been pondering and was getting a little frustrated!  Then I remembered to look at my plan – I had hidden it away because we…

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New Year’s Planning

“Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning.” Gloria Steinem I don’t subscribe to making a New Year’s resolution, however, do enjoy planning! So, over the past few days, I have been looking at what needs to be completed this year – both…

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Flat pack and it’s not from IKEA!

“If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a bloody army to battle cancer.”  Niyati Tamaskar I have spoken publicly about my journey with breast cancer, and I found out recently I am now a member of the “Flat pack” club, a club I didn’t existed until I read an article in…

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Grief and Loss and special occasions

“Without you in my arms, I feel an emptiness in my soul. I find myself searching the crowds for your face — I know it’s an impossibility, but I cannot help myself.” Nicholas Sparks I have been reflecting on those that I have lost and whilst each occasion is difficult, it is even more challenging…

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Social Responsibility

We all have a social responsibility and have to be mindful of what we do and say. Aja Brown As a human, I choose to give back to the community that I live and work in.  Both personally and through my business.  I donate time, by volunteering to be on committees or helping organisation’s out…

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Self-care #2 – Drum making

Music is the beat of a drum that keeps time with our emotions. Shannon L Adler I have previously written about self-care and the importance of taking a break, as both aid recovery and mental wellbeing.  Well last weekend, I took my own advice and attended a workshop on how to make my own drum. …

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Division of household duties #RespectIs

Dust is a protective coating for fine furniture. Mario Buatta On the weekend whilst having our leisurely Sunday breakfast, there was a short piece on Sunrise about how women did most of the household duties and obviously this is part of the 16 Days of Activism against Family Violence.  This year’s theme is “Respect Is”.…

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The importance of having a break

” Learn to relax. Your body is precious, as it houses your mind and spirit. Inner peace begins with a relaxed body.”  Norman Vincent Peale This week I have taken a week off work and my life at home, running away for a much-needed break for both of us.  It took a little work to…

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Change!

For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope…

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