My Mother’s Daughter…
Feb26

My Mother’s Daughter…

In 2011, March 17th/18th, during the night my personal life changed forever. My Mum, the most vibrant and influential person in my life suffered a major stroke that rendered her paralysed down her right side. In the space of a few short hours she went from being able to tell me off for being stubborn to not being able to move or speak at all. In the months/years that followed we worked together on her speech, I knew from the look in...

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Do We (Women) Really Speak a Different Language?
Sep17

Do We (Women) Really Speak a Different Language?

As a linguist, writer and editor, language and communication is a HUGE part of my world. This is why I decided to explore the ‘Menspeak vs Womenspeak’ theory when I was invited to deliver a talk at the East Kent B2B Exhibition hosted by the Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce. The idea was put to me to host a session for Women in Business and even though I took some flack from my male peers in the county the room was full and...

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Life’s Too Short

I received news this week that someone I adored had passed away due to cancer. She was far too young and her passing really had an effect on me. She was a friend who always made me smile and was always smiling herself and yet in a matter of days she was no longer with us. A very sad time but the impact it had on me personally has changed certain things in my own life this week. I started thinking about all the activities I am involved...

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Steely Dictionary

New meanings; Panadol – Kitchen Barbie Hippocampus – Large University Disappointment – Unused Hollistic treatment phone application Independent – Alternative necklace Disassociate – Slagging off a colleague  

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Business going Swimmingly?

Like many people I have decided to take a look at the amount of exercise I was or wasn’t doing and have joined a gym. So far, in the last eight days I have been four times and I have to say I am really enjoying it. After reconnecting with my faster heartbeat I go for a swim. As I have been going at the same time every morning, (6.30am) the same people tend to be there and it didn’t take long to work out the routines they...

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Passionate about…..?
Feb11

Passionate about…..?

Passion and energy are entwined in both life and business for me. When I feel passionate about a project my energy levels are automatically raised and I feel capable of achieving GREAT things… The day when I realised I could conjure up this feeling was the day things dramatically started to change for me. I asked myself a few questions and made myself be honest in the answers, no point cheating myself right? It would be like...

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