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[ 30 Jul 2019 | No Comment ]

Striking a balance between feeling cool and looking stylish for work during summer is easier said than done. With the recent spate of hot weather, travelling on the Underground and other railway networks at this time of year can be a laborious, uncomfortable affair. Many of us reach the office feeling anything but fresh-faced and squeaky-clean.
The real dilemma lies in dressing for warm weather without showing too much skin. As a result, we can end up staring blankly and bewildered at our wardrobe’s contents because nothing seems to fulfil that …

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[ 8 Jul 2019 | No Comment ]

The weather is improving, the Government  is pouring £1.2 billion into cycling*, yet new research has revealed that it is still only a slim few who are cycling to work, with many citing nervousness about cycling in traffic as the reason.
A survey of more than 7,600 UK adults published by Decathlon in the Decathlon Activity Index 2018, shows that only 7% of the nation is commuting to work with a bike.
Despite cities including Manchester, Cambridge and London having made drastic changes to accommodate cycling, more than 1 in 4 (26%) …

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[ 30 Jun 2019 | No Comment ]

  by Emma Sue Prince
We live and work in a world where uncertainty and change have become the norm. Even though we have all the information we could possibly want or need at our fingertips, our inability to manage its constant flow into our Smartphones and brains renders it useless. It seems as if we are constantly distracted, overwhelmed and unhappy.
But there are skills that we each have that really can help us to be happy right now. These skills need to become an essential part of our toolkit so …

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[ 8 Mar 2019 | No Comment ]

Being a working mum isn’t easy. You’re constantly having to juggle work, family and household chores, as well as trying to have a social life. There just never seems to be enough hours in the day! However, thanks to technology, there’s a lot of help available to make life that little bit easier.
Did you know there are numerous smartphone apps designed specifically with busy mums in mind? Here, you’ll discover some of the best apps to help mums currently on the market.
Remember the Milk
One of the biggest challenges of being …

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[ 24 May 2018 | No Comment ]

Last call for primary schools interested in taking on gardening projects

94% of primary school leaders believe that school gardening benefits pupils’ health and wellbeing, something Stewart Garden have been promoting over the past seven years. The research stated that children with access to decent green space are predicted to be 24% more likely to be active. Research also shows a strong connection for children between feeling happy and feeling connected with the natural world.  
The Stewart Garden Schools programme, now in its seventh year, is open to schools all over …

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[ 23 Nov 2017 | No Comment ]
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Early mornings can be a nightmare for working parents, especially when you never quite know what’s actually coming up ahead. Being a professional means that there’s only so many times that you can blame the kids for being late, before it starts to affect your work. Want to avoid the drama? Things need to change, now.
Prioritise Breakfast
Sometimes, it’s easier just to get the kids (and you) ready and out of the door, but there are so many reasons why breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Instead of …

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[ 12 Sep 2017 | No Comment ]

Guest post by Ann McCracken, author of How To Get Back Your Mojo

For busy working parents, the start of term can be a relief as routine returns to the household. But term has started and you’re still feeling worn out! If you feel you have lost your spark or ‘Mojo’ after six weeks of juggling, here are a few tips to help get your Mojo back:

Plan your meals for the week. This may sound a really boring piece of advice, however stocking your store cupboard and freezer with the ingredients …

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[ 18 Jul 2017 | No Comment ]

Change is an inevitable part of our lives. Every aspect of your life will undergo some significant modifications—your work, home, family, or social lives will be affected by change in some way eventually. While it can sometimes be exciting and rejuvenating, in most cases it is stressful, chaotic, and tiring. That’s why it is so important to be able to deal effectively with change; this way you can maintain your quality of life without much disruption. Here are five tips for handling changes effectively.
Identify What You Can And Can’t Control
First …

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[ 26 May 2017 | No Comment ]

It’s Friday…and it’s a long weekend! Hoorah for bank holidays! Here are 10 tips to help you avoid workplace stress when you return after a long weekend of fun, may fairs and three days off work.

Increase your personal stress awareness. Recognise the symptoms. These can be physical, emotional, behavioural or psychological. Consider what might be causing you to feel the way you do and what action might be required to address the causes. If you’re finding it hard to identify the causes, keep a stress diary recording the events that caused …

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[ 9 May 2017 | No Comment ]

Guest post by Dr Afiniki Akanet, Author of Life Without Coffee, Choosing Happiness Over Stress and director of Evasitters.co.uk
Supermums are the amazing women who juggle motherhood with jobs, careers, business, marriage or all of these! Although getting a cleaner, babysitter, personal shopper etc (which few parents can afford) can reduce the house jobs and cover for absences, there are still times that only Mummy will do! Some mothers work outside the home because they have to, while others have paid jobs because they want to. Whatever the reason, these are …