Balance

What are you putting off?

If you have a tendency to put things off or leave things to the last minute, don’t worry – you’re not alone. We all do it and for various reasons. Understand what those reasons are and you’re more likely to be able to come up with a solution. Dig down to understand what you’re resisting…

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Find Time To Study

Whether you’re working full or part time and you’re studying for work-related or personal reasons – here are a few ideas to help you find time to study when you’re already busy. Commit to your study time! You have a goal. This is a short-term commitment which will result in giving you the skills and…

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Are You An Absent Dad?

In the last week there have been two TV programmes aimed at fatherhood – Daddy Daycare (Channel 4) and Wonderland: A Dad Is Born (BBC2) – I have to say I didn’t watch either of them.  It was also discussed on Radio 4 Woman’s Hour Many of the men I work with often have one…

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Have You Lost Your Identity?

According to a recent NetMums survey, over half of working mums today feel as if they’ve lost their ‘mojo’. Many women I know have lost a sense of who they are.  Before they got into a relationship or got married and had children, they were their own person.  They had a job, they had their…

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Volunteering: Hairy Bikers Meals On Wheels

The Hairy Bikers are on a mission to rejuvenate the aging (in more ways than one) Meals On Wheels service. At it’s peak the Meals on Wheels service provided over 34 million daily hot meals to the elderly and infirm but it’s been dramatically reduced and it’s not a service that is available across the…

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Take Time To Stand Still

What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare. No time to stand beneath the boughs And stare as long as sheep or cows. No time to see, when woods we pass, Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass. No time to see, in broad daylight, Streams full…

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Always On. The consequences of hyper-connectivity.

I just happened to catch Dominic Arkwright’s Off The Page on BBC Radio 4 last night and the topic was – Always On. The consequences of hyper-connectivity.  Involved with the discussion were Jemima Kiss of the Guardian, William Powers – author of Hamlet’s Blackberry and Harry Eyres columnist of the FT’s Slow Lane. In these days…

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