Why asking yourself why is the key

Why

Recently I’ve been helping a lot of students with their personal statements for university applications. It’s been quite an insightful experience, and I really love speaking with students about what they want to achieve, however, many of the documents given to me start with: [Read more…]

How to use a Life Wheel to be Happier

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As the days grow shorter and we feel more tired, it can be easy to feel less motivated than in the warmer months. Waking up in the dark and shivering as you dash to your car, the bed seems so inviting and the outside world…much less so.

When the excitement of summer starts to be a memory, it’s a perfect time to reassess what’s going on in life. Having a clear picture of where we are and where we want to be is the key to getting out of the warm duvet when the floor is cold and the shower takes AGES to warm up.  [Read more…]

Do We Have to be Mindful of Anxiety in Young People?

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A couple of weeks ago I came across the following viral tweet:

It’s interesting because it’s a conversation I’ve been having with a lot of different people recently, so I wanted to break it down today.

Before I begin I’d like to say that I am not a medical expert on anxiety or mental health and never will I claim to be. My post is just here to explore all areas of this issue. [Read more…]

You Don’t Have To Be Nice

Nice Girl Career Advice

I saw a post on Instagram this week that said that the best career advice they could give is to “be a fucking pleasure to work with”. I had feelings about this.

Women are taught to be “nice” in the workplace. We try hard to make people like us – much more than we try to do a good job. Sugar and spice and all things nice, is what we’re told to be.

A “nice” worker says yes to more tasks even she knows she already has a full plate. She takes on overtime without complaint. She frets that a colleague might not like her. [Read more…]

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