Wanting a career which played to her strengths as a mum and businesswoman, Katie Vine took what many might deem as being a courageous step to becoming her own boss. Running a new branch in Dartford, Kent, for global household...
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...

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...

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...

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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...

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...

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...

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...

Fry on fashion

I’ve not only dipped my toes in the fashion world, I jumped in, head first, swallowed a ton of water but managed to doggy...

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...

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Climb and punishment

Kaddy Lee-Preston climbs Kilimanjaro Since leaving the BBC 2 years ago I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to give up a lot of my...

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...

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...

Instagram for business

Instagram has grown into one of the world’s largest social media networks and can work for your business Instagram is a place where you can...

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...

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...

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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