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Take Five with Shannon Reed

Posted on 14 March, 2019 at 4:25




Shannon Reed lives in East Dulwich, South London, and is the owner of Mockingbird Makes and is an inspiring speaker on Creativity for Wellness with over 15 years experience in creative innovation and personal development. She is also trained in Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Mindfulness...
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Happy Valentine's Day

Posted on 14 February, 2019 at 3:30



"Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world."

Lucille Ball


Wherever you look today, there are Valentine’s Day cards, chocolates,...

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Life Lessons Over Lipstick

Posted on 31 January, 2019 at 5:00



 

Who have been your major positive influences, who have helped to shape you in ways you never realised?


It is the late 1960s. I am sitting watching my paternal Grandmother, Victoria, putting on her makeup. This is the first time I have been allowed to do so. She will be dead in a ...

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Choose Your New Year

Posted on 2 January, 2019 at 5:55




This is the time of year when people set their New Year’s Resolutions - getting fit, getting a new job, starting a new hobby, finding love…


A lot of people I have spoken with find New Year’s Resolutions a chore, things which most often fail, which we end up feeli...

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Making the most of December

Posted on 5 December, 2018 at 13:55



December is a strange time for freelancers. On the one hand, you might be hectically trying to get work finished before the break or on the other, you are left waiting for work until the New Year as potential clients are winding down.


Whichever camp you find yourself in, December is a go...

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Wishlist

Posted on 29 November, 2018 at 8:10



I keep a wishlist.


It is made up of two types of items.  Some are those things which I am actually going to do and they live on the list as reminders until I am ready to put them into action.  For example, when I lived in Chester, I had ‘move back to London’ on the list....

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Take Five with Charlotte Zalepa

Posted on 22 November, 2018 at 9:55



Charlotte Zalepa is the award winning jeweller behind Chalk Designs. Much of her work is inspired by nature, both in subject and in the slow and unhurried process of the wax carving which is the starting point for creating her beautiful pieces. Also inspired by her commitment to the world around us, Char...
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Put On Your Dancing Shoes

Posted on 13 September, 2018 at 11:40



Public speaking hasn’t always been something I found comfortable. I could do it, but I had to work at it to control my nerves.


My natural habitats are the coaching room and the tango dance floor. Those are the two places where I feel most naturally and easily “in flow”. When...

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Use those post-holiday blues

Posted on 7 September, 2018 at 4:00



The main holiday season is just ending in the UK, so some of you will be returning from your breaks.


If you didn't go away, whenever your last vacation was, just think back to it.


Maybe you went away somewhere exciting and had a really great break, doing lots of things you l...

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A Life Worth Living

Posted on 27 July, 2018 at 4:45



“To die is nothing; but it is terrible not to live”

Victor Hugo, Les Miserables


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