Valentine’s Day is finally upon us. A day for lovers to express their affection for each other with greetings and gifts. You may be a hopeless romantic or you may have wished this day were over before it had...
Sometimes it is nice to stop, step back from the 100 mile an hour modern life we lead and take a breather. I use this time to reflect on the previous year's achievements, focussing on the positives and learning...

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...

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...

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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...

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....

I fear the wurst

The great British public has rather got into the habit of eating dodgy cheap food. We’re happy to pay the least amount possible, kidding ourselves...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Is it meningitis?

Do you know what symptoms to look out for? That got your attention, and rightly so. Let’s be honest, when we see a rash it’s the...

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...

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...

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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...

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...

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...

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

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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