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Coffee and Castles in Carcassonne

It took until now for us to do what we have proclaimed as a goal for years. We took a...
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Coffee and Castles in Carcassonne
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Top 5 online cures for feeling bummed

It's Sunday afternoon. You've got a big week ahead and you just wish that you would finally get the call...
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Top 5 online cures for feeling bummed
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Procrastination Analysis

While looking back over my procrastination post, I came across a simple, yet powerful thought. Why? The Inc.com article I stumbled...
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Procrastination Analysis
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Do you have all four legs on your mental health table?

Recently, I’ve been binge-listening to a podcast called “Economic Update”. Sounds like a real snore-fast, doesn’t it? In fact, it’s...
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Do you have all four legs on your mental health table?
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How to you quickly energise yourself

Introverts find their energy draining very quickly in social situations. It doesn’t matter how much you may love and adore...
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How to you quickly energise yourself
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Which items on your list need to kick the bucket?
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Which items on your list need to kick the bucket?

I often think about what I want to achieve in life. I also like to think about soulful things that hubby and I can do together. So I was very excited when he got on board the idea of creating...
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Career advice from 4-year-old you
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Career advice from 4-year-old you

Are you struggling to find your true calling? Are you working, but wondering why you don’t love your job the way you think you should? Perhaps it’s time to talk to your inner child. Career paths can feel stifling, and...
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Moody, broody and refreshing
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Moody, broody and refreshing

Hubby was in a bad mood over the weekend and I ended up feeling good about it. That's not as evil as it sounds! Hubby and I deal with bad moods in different ways. I like the deal with my...
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THINK… or just be an introvert, it’s easier
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THINK… or just be an introvert, it’s easier

Hubby sometimes thinks out loud and thinks it's a conversation. This week it was about exercising. The "conversation" started as "let's join a gym" and ended with "gyms don't work for me". I wasn't actually in that conversation at all!...
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Procrastination Obliteration
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Procrastination Obliteration

I don't understand myself sometimes. For example, I'm currently feeling enthused and motivated to throw myself into my new job. At the same time, I'm also feeling overwhelmed to the point of paralysis. I have work in front of me...
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Stirling in your soul
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Stirling in your soul

Sometimes it’s possible to see your favourite moments lived by someone else. We were in Stirling, Scotland, for the day and it was wet. Not torrentially so, but enough that our new tartan umbrellas were getting a light wash. It...
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More green, less screen in Glendevon
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More green, less screen in Glendevon

The sound of rain was a blessing. We’ve all stated “I love the sound of rain” at some point, but in Glendevon it has an especially sweet tone. As with any expedition in the UK the weather was a gamble,...
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Great interview answers with the STAR response
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Great interview answers with the STAR response

Chances are that you have heard of the STAR response. But do you know how to use it without sounding like a robotic news reporter. The STAR response STAR stands for Situation, Task, Action, Results. It's a great template for...
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Why you aren’t achieving your goals
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Why you aren’t achieving your goals

How many goals have you set for yourself at the one time? How many did you achieve? All of them, thus giving you a massive sense of accomplishment and the head size to match? Or none of them, resulting in...
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The 3 Words That Got Me Happy – and Keep Me There
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The 3 Words That Got Me Happy – and Keep Me There

Do you ever feel afraid that depression is hunting you down? I used to hate myself. Although I would occasionally feel as though there was something in me of value, it was so deep inside an internal vat of muck...
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Celebrity-endorsed binge eating in Padstow
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Celebrity-endorsed binge eating in Padstow

It was hard not to feel like a walrus being fed from a bucket.   After the drive from Mevagissey to Padstow we wandered around the streets to find the perfect place for lunch. The views during the drive were...
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Yay for migration!
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Yay for migration!

I am a migrant. What image do you have of me? I wrote a blog post for qustn.com about employing migrants. It’s a topic that is close to me as I have seen first-hand the discrimination migrants can be faced...
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