Building mental resilience

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“The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists” – Japanese Proverb So here’s a scenario. Person A and Person B have exams looming. Both study hard and are hopeful about their success. However when results come back, they are not quite what they expected and both have failed. Person A decides to take this as a learning … Read More

International Women’s Day

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Happy International Women’s Day! Today, we acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of women socially, environmentally, politically, culturally and economically. Since 1911, women have spent this day telling their stories, reflecting on their journey in a bid to inspire other women but also to call for gender equality. As George-Hilley (2015) stated “International Women’s Day is a positive force for celebration, … Read More

The road to a more assertive you

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We are human and humans are sociable animals. Communication forms the foundation of our interactions everyday, so it is important that this communication works effectively. But some of us find this communication more difficult than others. Becoming more assertive helps with this shyness around communication. But what does this being assertive actually mean? Collins dictionary defines an assertive person as … Read More

Strong enough to carry Santa’s sack

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All the women. In me. Are tired. Nayyirah Waheed It can be a running joke among women that ‘being’ a woman is difficult but when it comes to Christmas there can be so much running around that the joke becomes exhausting.  Women face extensive pressures in the work place, relationships, self-image and beyond. However women at Christmas are experiencing above … Read More