How to be happy – 5 keys to happiness

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“Tell me what you want, what you really, really want?” said the life coach, channelling The Spice Girls. I took several deep breaths. I pondered some of the options: health; wealth; contented family; work/life balance; to look amazing in a bikini… Yes to all of … [read more]

5 de-stressing tips for busy people

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Swan, koala or cat? I remember being asked in an interview in a former life “If you were an animal, what animal would you be?” This is one of those awful psycho-nonsense questions that hiring managers like to ask to mix things up a bit, … [read more]

New year, new everything

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Happy new year! I hope you enjoyed Christmas/Chanukah/Winter Solstice or whatever else you celebrated. And that you feel rested from your break. We had a party of 13 guests on Christmas Day. The preparations were a back-breaker: eight hours in the kitchen on Christmas Eve … [read more]

How to start a blog

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Cat from Sorting Self, who organises personal development events for local mums in North London, invited me to give an informal presentation about blogging. The event was earlier this week. Despite having given several lectures on blogging and (ironically) presenting techniques to a group of … [read more]

Mastering the art of iPhoneography

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I recently rediscovered the photos I took while travelling across Africa during my gap year in 1991. The way we captured and interacted with our photographs was so different then. Putting a physical film in the back of my camera meant I had only one chance … [read more]