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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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Identifying my purpose from the floor
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Identifying my purpose from the floor

As per my lazy exercise regime, I was doing a little yoga after work and was looking for a YouTube video to play.  I came across "How to know your life purpose in 5 minutes", a short video with a...
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São Miguel, and the reason we travel
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São Miguel, and the reason we travel

I entered this in a themed writing competition 🙂   I stare at the flaking concrete walls of the houses near our comfortable hotel, thinking about tides. Not of water, however. São Miguel has been hard to find on a...
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3 Essential Things To Do Before an Interview With Your Mate’s Employer
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3 Essential Things To Do Before an Interview With Your Mate’s Employer

You thought you had it made. A friend set you up with an interview at their workplace. Surely your success is guaranteed, right? After all, "it's not what you know, it's who you know", right? But they still employed someone...
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The Basics of Transferrable Skills
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The Basics of Transferrable Skills

On the hunt for job hunting advice (am I going in circles?), you will find the phrase "transferrable skills". Do you know what they are, and do you have any? Well done if you do. But even then, do you...
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Mevagissey Meditation
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Mevagissey Meditation

There are great benefits to be married to someone with childlike impulses. Hubby decided, somewhat last minute, that we should have a little mini-getaway within the UK (since there is so much if it that we are yet to see)....
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The revenge relationship that will haunt you (and your CV)
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The revenge relationship that will haunt you (and your CV)

Even adults can be wooed by the stranger with candy… Amidst the festivities of Rakhi, my husband and I helped a friend realise that going all the way with a new going employer was going to result in a morning-after...
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