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Christmas Lessons on Time Management

Posted on 11 December, 2019 at 5:20 Comments comments (0)


Photo by Barry Plott from Pexels


 

I had a conversation with a freelance colleague recently about Christmas and the lessons we can learn from it.


As a freelancer, with a freelancer husband, she was talking about the dilemma of having to work for some of the time during the holiday period, whilst also wanting to give their young children a...

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Take Five with Helena Appio

Posted on 4 December, 2019 at 4:45 Comments comments (0)



Helena Appio is a multi faceted creative with parallel careers as an award-winning film-maker, textile designer, artist, writer and educator. Her creative output defies easy classification but exhibits a profound commitment to the stories of humble people existing outside the media limelight, whose everyday work makes a difference in the world. 

Helena...
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A Thank You Goes a Long Way

Posted on 27 November, 2019 at 4:40 Comments comments (0)



Let me tell you a story.


A woman has a painting which was created for and given to her late father.


Enjoyed during his lifetime, the painting continued to give the woman pleasure after his death, for itself and for the family link.


After a few years, the woman decided the get the painting reframed, to suit her new home and ...

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Take Five with Ruth Thomas

Posted on 20 November, 2019 at 4:40 Comments comments (0)

 


Ruth Thomas is a printmaker who graduated in 1985 with a degree in Fine Art. Then she concentrated on painting, collage and drawing. Since the early 1990s Ruth has concentrated on etchings, screenprints and drypoints but the process which allows her to express herself best is collagraph, a print from a collage, particularly an intaglio print. (If you folow her on Facebook or Instagram, you will see f...

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Too Early To Start Thinking About Next Year?

Posted on 7 November, 2019 at 4:15 Comments comments (0)


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Does this seems familiar? January 1st, all fired up with good New Year intentions, you decide you are going to lose weight, exercise, eat more healthily, read more, learn an language…


You try to change everything at once and it all gets too much. You g...

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Drifting

Posted on 31 October, 2019 at 6:35 Comments comments (0)



“If you don’t know what you want you’ll end up with what you get”

Unknown

 


We are all somewhere - home, location, relationships, job, etc.


How much of that has been through choice and how much because it has just “happened”, that you have just drifted into?

 

In a lot of...

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Take Five with KV Duong

Posted on 24 October, 2019 at 5:00 Comments comments (0)


KV Duong is a London based painter and action artist. His work focuses on personal identity, migration, sexuality and human relationships. KV’s current body of work explores the migration journey of his family; having gone through the Vietnam War, his parents immigrated to Canada to give their children the chance at freedom and opportunity. KV draws from these personal experiences to explore the in...

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The Goal or the Journey?

Posted on 17 October, 2019 at 5:50 Comments comments (0)


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As a coach, I am often asked how many of my clients reach the goals. It is an obvious question because it is a useful measure of success for the client, for me and for people thinking of working with me.


But it isn’t always that simple. Yes, some of my clients have reached their goa...

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Can I just ask????

Posted on 10 October, 2019 at 6:00 Comments comments (0)


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Have you ever been at a meeting or conference where someone has asked a really simple, basic, obvious question?

 

And that really simple, basic, obvious question has been the one on everyone’s mind? So much so that you can almost hear the sighs of relief from ...

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What to Take From Compliments

Posted on 3 October, 2019 at 3:50 Comments comments (0)

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I have written previously about compliments and how we can be bad at accepting them, even though they are gifts.


Building on that, compliments are not just lovely things to receive. They are also very useful indicators of how people perceive us. We are often so full of chatter in our heads of what we think others...

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