Combatting Exam Stress

Exam season can be a challenging time for students, parents and teachers alike. While it is important for a child to feel positive encouragement to help them feel motivated to study, over-scheduling and excessive emphasis on getting good grades can result in overwhelm and unhealthy levels of stress. Children respond to stress in the same ...

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How to Bring Balance to Boardrooms and Beyond

Traditional eastern philosophies explain that in nature all matter consists of feminine (ying) and masculine (yang) energy that change in balance with each other.   If we apply this to modern day society our corporate organisations are predominantly yang and not balanced with ying energy.  As a result we are experiencing a global preponderance of masculine ...

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Feeling Fat?

Do you regularly find yourself moaning to friends and family about your weight gain or diet failures?  Feeling fat is something that many women (and men) beat themselves up about.  The problem is that fat talk quite literally weighs us down. Talking negatively reduces our energy and enthusiasm, in turn lowering our confidence and making ...

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Battle of the Sexes?

Several global thought leaders have started to explore why women continue to struggle to survive, let alone thrive in the male dominated business world.   Recent statistics issued by the US State Department in January 2012 suggest that in corporate America only 17% of board level positions are held by women.  The Inter-Parliamentary Union revealed that ...

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Is Facebook Crushing Your Confidence?

As humans we have a basic primal needs to feel accepted.  Whenever we receive praise this need feels met.  We are also conditioned from an early age to adapt our behaviour in order to receive positive praise, for example being told as a toddler ‘good girl/boy’ rather than ‘No! that’s naughty’.  In many schools this ...

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