The Most Important Currency

Have you ever wondered about the different types of currency? No, I don't mean the financial currencies of which they are 180 currencies as recognised by the UN in the world right now. The thing is; there is often a debate about the value of old currencies and new ones like the cryptocurrency bitcoin. But what we are not doing is having a real discussion on what currency is.

That one intrigues me because it allows an opportunity for different types of currency and that is what we are here to...

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I Need A Coach

The coaching market is becoming more and more complicated with increasing numbers and types of coaches. The offer, skills and experience varies incredibly and can be very disorientating for someone new to the world of coaching. The key question here is how do you increase your chances of hiring the right coach to meet your needs. As someone who has extensive coaching experience and training, I believe that coaching can have a significant impact in the life of an individual in the area of...

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The Ultimate Guide To Mentoring

Mentoring is a system of semi-structured guidance whereby one person shares their knowledge, skills and experience to assist others to progress in their own lives and careers.”  (University of Cambridge)

There are many different definitions of mentoring, which will vary depending on the context, as mentoring can occur in, for example, an education, industry or third sector environment.

Mentoring is not simply advising or passing on experience, it is also about motivating and...

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Happy Partner, Happy Me

Almost 15 years on from getting married, this morning as I was out running and I bumped into my husband who was also running. He looked so happy, and that made me happy. It made me think about the whole idea that a happy man is someone who has a happy wife, right? Well, what about the other way around? (NB - In case you are wondering we run separately in the same area - my husband is a lot taller and faster than me so I don't want to hold him back, and he doesn't want me to run so fast that I...

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Morning Routines

We have all heard reasons and stories why a morning routine is important. The thing is that sometimes morning and motivation don't always go together. In this post, I am going to look at different morning routines that I have tried and tested and will let you know what worked best for me. The aim is not to tell you how to do it, rather it's to offer you options so that you can select something that works best for you.

But, before we look at anything to do with routines I want to share some...

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Quality Of Life

We spend a lot of time reflecting on life and where we are at right? For the last few weeks I have been thinking a lot about Quality of Life. That is a phrase that is used a lot by the National Health Service in the UK, and when I was working with the National Institute of Clinical Excellence on its Gestational Diabetes Guide I learned a lot about QUALY's (quality of life indicators). But all of that was from a medical perspective. As a Muslim woman I realised that what I need to focus on...

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Living The Hygge Way

I recently learnt about the Danish concept of 'hygge'. In fact, as I was researching to write this post I saw that The Independent even wrote about hygge recently!

I haven’t made it to Denmark or Norway yet but I went to Sweden last year and loved it – there was so much to reflect on, and I feel as if I saw a lot of hygge in Sweden! I had no idea that there is a debate about whether the origins of hygge are Norwegian or Danish. Let’s say it's Scandanavian and hopefully,...

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