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The Doubting Twin

The Doubting Twin

It’s a small, persistent voice that drives self-respect into a corner: She’s so much better than you Look how thin she is You’ll never be as good as he is, so why bother It’s clever. No one else can hear the challenge; no one else realises the power it wields as it...

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The courage to keep going

The courage to keep going

I’ve had more wonderful conversations exploring confidence this week : Thank you all so much for sharing your experiences with me. I occasionally happen on a confident woman who’s clear how good she is, with few qualms about taking her place in the world. But this is...

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Women and Confidence – how are we doing?

Women and Confidence – how are we doing?

It’s taken a while to focus in on the subject matter for my research, but in the end, it all came down to confidence – mine in deciding which way to go, plus the confidence – or lack of it – experienced by so many women. Originally, I was thinking about older women –...

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Does age affect you at work?

Does age affect you at work?

Now we can work longer, how do we manage the question of age? Do colleagues and employers see age as an advantage or a distinct drawback? And how do we view it ourselves? It’s only in the last 12 months that I’ve begun to think about the impact my age will have on...

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A Young Woman’s view of Lynn-Ruth Miller

A Young Woman’s view of Lynn-Ruth Miller

Lynn-Ruth Miller is a strong, dynamic, opinionated and lively lady. She can talk for England (or maybe America) and keep you enthralled with her stories. She is tiny but what she lacks in height she certainly makes up for in personality. She is a stand up comedian,...

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The Lazy Way to Continental Style

I’ve always hankered after that wonderful ‘continental’ style that reeks of money and time for pampering. I imagine myself having facials, mani-pedi’s, endless hours at the hairdresser – and walking down the street looking so cool that heads turn and people gaze in...

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Grandchildren – The Light of our Lives

Grandchildren – The Light of our Lives

Oh, the joy that grandkids bring. The chance to play again, to see the world again through new eyes and join in with imagination and wonder. I wanted to bring home a special Christmas gift from my work travels in Scandinavia - the item to rekindle memoires of glorious...

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