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Where we share stories that empower women and young people, providing them with the knowledge, confidence and drive to realise and maximise their life journey. Women supporting women…  let’s work towards an incredible future together. Share your story here.

5 tips for relieving chronic pain and stress

There was a time when I was in so much pain, I believed taking my own life would ease the burden on my husband and 18-month-old son. I’m so grateful I made the right choice, and can now see the gift in that dark time: the ability to authentically help heal others...

From deafness came my voice

As soon as I woke up, I knew something was wrong. The room was spinning violently; I couldn't lift my head from the floor. My worst hangover minus the alcohol. I could hear a swooshing sound like when you hold a seashell to your ear - and that was all. It was meant to...

6 Tips on Creating a Professional Development Plan

A professional development plan is your map of where you are headed in your career. Everyone should have a professional development plan to improve personally and grow professionally. Professional growth is up to you. It’s not the responsibility of your employer,...

5 top tips for wellbeing in the workplace

I have a confession to make. I just might be a workaholic. And the weird thing is, I’m strangely proud of it. We wear it like a badge of honour, don’t we? Telling anyone who will listen how busy we are, even as we drown in a constant flood of work emails, texts and...

How To Leverage Your Videos On Social Media

Having a tough time getting your name out there? You need to go where the people are; these days, they’re all on social media. The average person spends two hours per day on these sites – share your visual content on these platforms intelligently, and you’ll gain a...

What can Australia learn from Iceland about pay equity?

It’s 1948 and Valda Box, a 21-year-old woman, is at her goodbye party at work organised by the other secretaries of the large department store that she’s worked at for years. She didn’t actually resign and technically she wasn’t fired, either. The second she announced...

Breathing through an anxiety attack

Did you know that breathing helps anxiety?  Let’s be honest, breathing is a pretty important thing to do, right? I suffered anxiety and while it’s under control now, it will still raise it’s ugly head from time to time. The thing is I can say that I suffered it, not...

You’re not the only person feeling lost… despite what the internet wants you to think

Between Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or wherever else you’re looking, it’s pretty easy in 2019 to feel like you’re the only person failing dismally at nailing life. Even ‘relatable’ people like the great Bréne Brown get sucked up into the internet vortex - today, I...

The power of committed citizens in addressing eating disorder problems

Making experience matter – read Michael Levine’s inspiring story behind the ‘Tinyletter’ group, connecting people in 43 countries passionate about eating disorder recovery. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed,...

How to control your emotions and succeed in life

Twelve years ago, I was a clinically depressed, overthinking, over-drinking, cigarette smoking woman with a career on the fast-track to nowhere. Today, I am a non-smoking, sometimes drinking, healthy, happy being working in a challenging, well paid management...

The decline over time: why eating disorders can’t afford to wait

Your story counts:  Rachel Egan (UK) shares her personal experience in addressing the World Eating Disorders Action Day theme  “Eating Disorders: We Can’t Afford to Wait”.  We know that speedy access to eating disorder treatment offers the best chance of a full and...

Can you suffer from stress and anxiety without realising it?

That headline may read like a silly question to you… if you’re someone who’s fortunate enough to never have experienced stress or anxiety (I don’t think many people will fall into that category). In recent times, what I’ve become more interested in is this question:...

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