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Quiet, please

Quiet, please

There is one good thing about January. It's quiet. Less noise, fewer frenetic drivers, and even email spammers seem to take a break. It's a time to regroup, to catch up. I love silence. Probably like many musicians. This may seem strange. But it's not. For...

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Failure. It can make you happy!

Failure. It can make you happy!

Creativity used to live in the realm of stuff that's pink and fluffy. It was what artists did. Or kids, when they were making all that cute stuff. Or folks who were doing those colourful activities in workshops or therapy sessions. Then suddenly, creativity...

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Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

There are certain things that mess us up, even if everything else in our life is going swimmingly! And one of those is sleep. Here's an infographic for you to peruse, to see if you're getting enough zzzzzs... What to do about it if you're not, and how to create...

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Want to know the secret to freelance success?

Want to know the secret to freelance success?

The number of freelancers is on the rise. Maybe you're one of the 'newbies'? Or do you know someone who is? There are many great things about being freelance. But one of the tricky things about it - especially if you've previously worked within an organisation - is...

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Re-thinking education for equality

Re-thinking education for equality

Barrier Breakers Foundation believes we must re-think our education system for equality to become a reality. We need to move away from the mechanistic 'teaching to the test' approach and towards an education system where soft skills are embedded in every learning...

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Does the past get in the way of your future potential?

Does the past get in the way of your future potential?

Every culture is full of 'boxes' that precede us and into which we may or may not fit easily. So it's not just your past that might get in the way of your future potential...but the past. Different cultures, different boxes. For some, the boxes of their...

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Get mindful…with a simple ‘no-time-a-day’ stress-buster

Get mindful…with a simple ‘no-time-a-day’ stress-buster

Are you stressed? One ancient antidote to stress that's now gaining mainstream recognition is mindfulness. So what does it mean to be mindful? Here's a straightforward introductory exercise that you can add to your day, and that takes no time: Choose a habit –...

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Fancy a bit of conflict? Go on, it’s good for you!

Fancy a bit of conflict? Go on, it’s good for you!

Nobody likes conflict, right! Well, other than people who are into 'drama', who stir up trouble for the thrill of it, or who use conflict as a means of control. But most sane people don't like conflict. And why should they? It's upsetting; it's risky; it's...

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How to boost your productivity…and your creativity.

How to boost your productivity…and your creativity.

You've got loads to do, right! You're busy, busy, busy! Your productivity has to be top-notch, of course. So what's the best way to achieve this? Once, you might have tried multitasking - but now you know that's not the way to actually improve your productivity....

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