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Are you due an upgrade?

by Emma Gwillim on August 10, 2014

I’ve been due a little me-time and somehow I managed to wangle a full weekend of it – a leisurely appointment to get my hair done, a little shopping and a date with my sister-in-law-to-be for a fizzy afternoon tea.  It was a weekend of getting dressed up, taken care of and – for the [...]

Video: How To Create Your Blissful Life

July 31, 2014
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If you ever find yourself looking at someone else’s life and wondering “how did she do it?”, STOP.  Not only is it a waste of your precious energy but, my lovely, it suggests that it’s not for you.  The truth is it is for you too.  You can create whatever it is you desire.  Not with the [...]

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The #1 step you need to take to finally start creating your blissful life

July 27, 2014
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Have you ever caught yourself looking at someone else’s life and thinking “I wonder how she did it?”  How did she manage to create a life where she spends quality time with her children every day? How did she start from zero and create a successful business that she loves? How does she manage to [...]

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It’s Time To Stop Fixing Your Flaws

July 18, 2014
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Can you remember some of the compliments you’ve been given lately?  Now, how about the times you’ve been criticised? Can you remember those? If you’re anything like me (and apparently a fifth of the female population²), you brush over the praise but dwell on any ‘constructive criticism’.  I can still bring to mind ‘feedback’ I [...]

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The 2 Big Reasons Why You Should Stop Wishing For a Better Life

July 15, 2014
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Have you ever tried dropping a few subtle gift hints in the lead-up to your birthday or Christmas?  You mention the amazing pair of shoes you tried on or the designer perfume you spritzed and fell in love with.  Now tell me, do the subtle hints work for you?  Or, have you ended up unwrapping [...]

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How to not let people down (and simplify your week)

July 6, 2014
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It’s a sunny evening here in North Yorkshire and I’m enjoying a glass of wine as I plan my week ahead – it’s become a bit of a Sunday ritual.  And the planning part has definitely become a juggle.   Gone are the simpler days of taking care of just me: now my diary is [...]

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The Truth Of How To Get What You Want

June 16, 2014
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Are you an Instagram-er?  (And if you are, you can find me here) I confess, I’m an Instagram-aholic.  I can’t help myself.  For me, it’s like a scrolling vision board…  You see, as well as following people I actually know in real life, most of the people I follow are people I admire and look upto [...]

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#FindTimeFindYou: the challenge

June 1, 2014
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At the start of the year I committed to the theme of consistency.  Well, for the past month or so, I’ve not quite managed that as my little newborn bundle has reminded me how unpredictable life with a new baby is.  Time has flown by.   Time is, more than ever, my most precious resource.  The [...]

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Time out: what happens when the world slows down

May 11, 2014
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Our beautiful son, Joe, arrived on 19th April.  The three weeks since  have been such a haze: a blur of night-feeds, nappy changes and getting to know the new addition to our family.  And life has slowed right down. Don’t get me wrong, with two children under two, our days are full and busy but [...]

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Featured on The Boss Mag: Stop wasting time on social media

April 15, 2014
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If you’ve ever caught yourself looking at the clock and wondering how you managed to spend quite so long checking your Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds, my post on The Boss Mag may be of interest. In the post, I share: How to use your intuition to guide your social media ‘play time’ The strategic filter [...]

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