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It’s a sunny Friday afternoon when I meet with “The Two Sam’s” (one male, one female, both equally fabulous). They are from Kent Women in Business, and after the coffee’s were ordered and we’d settled into the homely Vauxhall...

KWIB guide to camping

Camping is exciting! If you haven’t tried it before and would like some sound advice, it’s probably best to ask elsewhere. Or you can...

Shh…

Anthea McCarten, aged 45 years, is the founder and manager of Restore the Years, a qualified therapeutic counsellor and author; she is a survivor...

How to fix your life

Last time I also introduced the concept of the ‘Grey Zone’ that place where many people spend their lives because it feels comfortable yet...

Blurring boundaries – The challenge of working at home

I was born and grew up in Kent, a Kentish Maid no less. I moved to Buckinghamshire aged 18, when I left home to...

Creative Crafts for an online presence

Are you considering selling your products online but are put off from creating your own website due to time and financial constraints? Fortunately, there is...

Epilepsy

                  It can affect anyone, from any walk of life, and their first seizure may happen at any time. There are over 500,000 people with epilepsy...

Child safety – The top 5 child safety tips for the home

There have been a number of articles in the news lately about accidental child deaths. This is always so sad as potentially many could...

Dame Kelly Holmes and Cafe 1809

When we first featured Kent’s own Dynamic Dame, Kelly Holmes, on the cover of the third edition of KWIB magazine, we knew she was...

Planting for bees

The number of bees in the UK is declining at an alarming rate but you can help. It is suggested that the decline in...

Do you struggle to know what to wear, when?

Knowing what to wear, when, can lead to decision making fatigue before you have even left the house in the morning and the likelihood...

Look and feel younger with meditation

Did you know that regular meditation can make you look and feel 10-20 years younger, increase health and longevity and prevent brain-deterioration, dramatically changing...

Yoga – stillness in a chaotic world

  There has been a lot about Yoga in the press lately. For example The Daily Mail recently had a daily 4-page supplement, for a...

Breadth over height equals great career management

When we talk about career management, I would propose that the single most important word we need to remember is ‘control’ and, to be...

Crowdfunding for Creatives

You have a creative idea, it costs money to get it off the ground, money that you don't have to invest. Is there any...

Five top summer skin care tips

Summer can be a tough time for your skin and extra care needs to be given to care for your skin.   1 Have a regular...

Kent Young Carers

Kent Young Carers (KYC) is a service of Imago, supporting young carers aged 5 to 18 who are taking on caring responsibilities for a family...

Eat good to feel good

Most women I speak to are totally confused about what they should eat to look and feel good Most women I speak to are totally...

The Snapchat Revolution: Is your business ready?

For those that haven’t heard of Snapchat, it’s the mobile app launched in 2011 that is now worth $19 billion. The app was initially very...

How do you dress for success?

If you do not really know how you want to look, your style becomes confused and led by others. Those ‘others’ often being the...

Breathe it like Beckham?

With 5.4 million asthma sufferers in the UK and one person every ten seconds having a life-threatening attack; would you know what to do? According...

Linda & Mario Garcia Pink Charity Gala Ball, in aid of Breast Cancer Now

Join us for a super glitzy glamorous evening of fine dining & entertainment at the Linda & Mario Garcia Pink Charity Gala Ball, in...

Funny Women Rising

I have been battling with the misconception that women aren’t funny for over 13 years. Sometimes it seems longer, because it is still harder...

Feathers, fitness & thrills

It’s a sunny Friday afternoon when I meet with “The Two Sam’s” (one male, one female, both equally fabulous). They are from Kent Women...

How to be wardrobe ready

It’s Sunday night and you’re staring into the abyss that is your wardrobe, wondering whether you can get away with black trousers again, what...

8 tips to communicating with your teenager

With over ten years’ experience working with teens and over 20 years in total working in personal development of others, I don’t think there...

Sepsis – The killer disease you might not know about

In the UK every year, there are 150,000 diagnosed cases of sepsis which result in 44,000 deaths more than bowel, breast and prostate cancer...

Allergies

With the weather improving some of you will be desperate to get busy planting flowers in the garden, but Spring might leave some of...

NHS. Is it broken?

The UK has changed beyond recognition since the birth of the NHS in 1948. The population has grown, people are living longer, and prior...

Massage – it’s benefits

Why you should incorporate it into your schedule Have you ever left a salon or spa after a massage and felt ‘wow!’, almost like a...

Meditation for insomnia

If you have ever gone to bed worrying about a problem or a long to-do list, you know those racing thoughts may rob you...

Move over Dyson and Hoover

When it comes to vacuum cleaner brands, there’s a new kid on the carpet. German brand Vorwerk is taking the UK by storm with its...

Sarah Jane Honeywell

Sometimes I feel like I have had many different lifetimes in my one  life, especially when it comes to working. I have been a...

The gender debate – How far have we come?

Two years ago, we wanted to test the temperature of the world of business in the first ever Gender Debate. Dice Matrix Consulting and Ditto...

To diet or not to diet

After the festive period of over indulgence, we always feel motivated or scared into making some healthier choices in our lifestyle but is the...

An interview with Zandra Rhodes

Zandra Rhodes, the iconic and brightly coloured fashion designer, opened the door to the penthouse above the Fashion and Textile Museum, which she founded...

Hairpins to helmets

The ban on women serving in close combat units in the British Army was lifted in 2016. The decision marked a major step towards...

Sarah M’Grady – Making a difference

After putting a question out on our Facebook page, looking for stories of ordinary women doing extraordinary things, we were emailed several times with...

Relaunching YOU from the inside out

I was wondering what to write about for my first article and then I got to thinking about the relaunch of the Women in...

Wake-up workout with Joe Wicks

No gym? No problem! Try this quick equipment free high intensity home workout to help you burn fat and build lean muscle. Complete the 5...

10 facts you should read before following first aid myths

You've probably heard many of the first aid myths time and time again, so much so that you might believe some of them to...

My 90 Day Challenge

The results are in, did it work?... January is once again upon us. A time when many people look to make changes in their lives,...

Top Tips for selling your home

Are the days of making your home smell of fresh bread and coffee over? Do prospective home buyers see through this little ploy? Preparing...

Returning to work?

A long absence out of the workplace, for whatever reason, doesn't mean opportunities aren't still available to you. If you are looking to return to...

Corporate to Blacksmith

Painted red nails, suit and high heels, this was Lizzie’s life up until she left her well paid corporate job to follow her dreams....

How to make a low-maintenance garden

A fabulous garden does not have to involve a huge amount of work to keep it looking good. There are many ways to tackle the...

Funny Women – How laughter helps you go the extra mile

Success can be measured in many ways. My personal measure of somebody who is successful in life, work and all things, is a joyful...

Wellbeing Warriors

Raising the profile of workplace wellbeing The issue of workplace wellbeing is increasingly becoming a headline focus for businesses in Kent but do senior leaders...

Young Minds

Rates of mental health problems reported among children and young people have risen over the last fifty years. Currently in the UK over 850,000...

Science shows that meditation changes your brain

  When I first started to teach yoga and meditation in the 1990s, I was surprised at how prevalent stress and stress related problems were....

Tiny Dancers

I own Diddi Dance which I started in 2003 when, as a teacher of dance, I realised a gap existed in the dancing arena...
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