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The art of saying no

The art of saying no

Saying ‘no’ is an art that many people struggle with – they don’t want to let others down, miss out on opportunities or jeapordise a relationship – but it is a valuable skill to master and it doesn’t have to be difficult.

How motherhood inspired this scientist to lean in to her career

How motherhood inspired this scientist to lean in to her career

Reese McMillan is a mum of two living in a small close-knit town outside Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. For Reese, motherhood changed her career goals in a way she didn’t expect: it showed her just how much she was capable of and made her more ambitious. In addition to her full-time position managing environmental projects, Reese also cares for her two young children and her mother, volunteers for her church and still makes time for bubble baths! Reese has well and truly mastered organisation and time management!

Lean In: A short review

Lean In: A short review

Given the name of my blog, it will come as no surprise that Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In makes it on the list of books I love. In Lean In, Sandberg examines why there are still fewer women in leadership roles than there are men, and, controversially, she suggests that women take charge of their circumstances and focus on what they can do as individuals to take charge of their own path and, ultimately, change the percentages at the top.

The mum on a mindfulness mission

The mum on a mindfulness mission

Hayley Saunt is a mum of three (a six year old boy and two year old twin girls) and works as a secondary school teacher. She is also a qualified mindfulness trainer and is passionate about teaching mindfulness to others. Hayley aims to raise awareness of mindful living and how it can help people to be more resilient, creative and focused and encourage us to live in the present and to be more empathetic and self-compassionate.