Feminism – A Taboo Word?

FEMINISM – A Taboo word? Inspired by a feature in a well- known Sunday paper that proudly displayed a line of women of various ages, all in glamourous evening wear and all with incredibly courageous stories to tell.  The thing they have in common is that they all served in one or other of our…

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When the going gets tough… particularly professionally!

Do you find sometimes it is just too difficult to stay patient and positive? Particularly at work? Well I am sure it can be equally difficult at home… I had a situation like that this morning. Luckily it wasn’t a client but it was someone I was trying to help as a favour to someone…

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Why Can’t A Woman Be Just Like A Man?

You may or may not be familiar with these words from a song in the musical My Fair Lady.  In this light-hearted musical, the character Professor Henry Higgins comes across as a bit of a sexist chappie to say the least, but of course our heroine Eliza Doolittle eventually triumphs by transforming from cockney flower…

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HerStory – Ruth Sacks: From France to Construction, Consultancy and Academia

‘Would you tell us your story? How you got to where you are?’ WomenUP (Anna) asked so here goes: My professional life is rooted in the desire to enjoy my work, its content, the people and its lifestyle and culture, to learn and develop, to have fun and earn enough to have some fun. At…

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Priorities – What choices would you make?

Priorities – What choices would you make? I had to make a choice last night and it got me thinking about priorities… One of my dogs started running in circles shaking her head and whining. Me, instant call to vet, straight in and sadly had to leave her in overnight as they had to operate…

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HerStory – Pamela Meekings-Stewart: Often When I’m Asked…

Often when I’m asked, “Who are you?” or “What do you do?” I’ll answer with, “How long have you got?”  This is not because I intend to launch into some long-winded explanation of my identity or my job but because I do rather a lot of things for a living: – Health Retreat Owner and…

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A Reverse Wake-UP Call!

I feel we must all agree that anything that is bad for our health will impact on our ability to achieve our goals, everyday tasks or in fact just quality of life.  A short piece in a major Sunday newspaper caught my eye with the heading ‘Retail boss blames her insomnia on email’.  The item…

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Decisions, decisions…

Decisions, decisions, now what should I do, you might ask? Well I pose myself that question regularly and sometimes I find the right answer easily and quickly, other times it is more of a headless chicken act, running round and round in circles without actually getting anywhere… What do you do when you have to…

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Have you planned the action?

What’s your thread? Have you been getting on ok with the exercises you have done so far? Any of them a bit tricky? Tricky normally means you are hitting the right spot, the one that needs the work – the one of most resistance… Don’t freak out, don’t panic, above all don’t give up. Be…

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CHARISMA on the curriculum?

Throughout my learning and working experience as an actress, I can remember more than once uttering the words ‘basically, you can either act, or you can’t’.  What I meant was that although there are some fundamental skills that need to be in place, the ability to convince an audience that you are a character other…

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