Posts by Debbie Gilbert

Wardrobe Wellness

Wardrobe Wellness – How positive do you feel when you go through your wardrobe each day trying to find something to wear? Is it time to give your wardrobe a health check??     I recently read an article asking - Does your wardrobe need therapy? Whilst it might sound rather odd referring to your clothes in this way, we do have lots of psychological issues around our clothes, our wardrobes are very personal spaces. For example, we get emotionally attached to some garments, preventing us from being able to part with them, even when they’ve long passed their sell-by-date.
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5 Quick and Easy Ways to Optimise your Google My Business Listing and Get More Local Customers

5 Quick and Easy Ways to Optimise your Google My Business Listing and Get More Local Customers If you’ve already claimed your free Google My Business (GMB) listing, then well done – you’ve taken a huge step in the right direction. But your work isn’t over yet. GMB is a great way to drive traffic to your main website or social media channels but you need to put the work in. You need to be just as proactive with your GMB listing as you are with any other online marketing channel. That’s the bad news. The good news is that
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Benefits of Baby Yoga

The benefits of yoga for you and your baby You just had a baby and probably wondering what baby yoga is all about, is worth attending a class with your little one or is it just another “thing” to do with a fancy name slapped on it? Perhaps you’ve never even heard of Yoga before and think it’s some sort of weird religion or cult?   The word Yoga originates from ancient India, it’s a sanskrit word translated as the union between the self and the spirit. It’s an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing
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Career Coaching

COMPLIMENTARY CAREER COACHING SESSION Career coaching is a form of coaching that focusses on career related decisions and can benefit individuals from a wide range of circumstances. Whether you have recently returned to work or are mid-career and feel a bit stuck about what do next.  Career coaching sessions usually last between 4-6 sessions and will be guided by your own objectives and what you would like to achieve. I am an HR professional with over 17 years experience in my field.  With a cross section of having worked in many different sectors including local authority, retail, charity and financial
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New Year – Plan for success in 2019

We know planning is the key for any successful business. If you havent done any planning for 2019 now is the time to do it. But where do you start? You need to work with a method that works for you and your business. For most this means planning monthly, quarterly and annual goals. If you haven’t got a business plan make sure you write one and if you need tips on this The Successful Mumpreneur has lots of information on this. Sit down with a piece of paper and think about the end goals for 2019 and then break
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8 common mistakes Mumpreneurs make

  8 common mistakes Mumpreneurs make No one ever plans to be a Mumpreneur. You don’t sit at school with a careers officer and tell them that one day you will start a business to work around your children. When you have children, life changes dramatically. You find yourself dealing with the stresses and expense of working full time and it can feel very overwhelming. It also means you cannot be there for your children when you would like as you have to fit around the constraints of an employer. This is when women turn to self-employment as they see
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Maintaining your sanity when running your business.

How to maintain your sanity and avoid burnout Growing or even just maintaining your business and a work life balance can be tricky. Many entrepreneurs swap a 40-hour week working for an employer for working 80 plus hours a week usually because they haven’t factored in all the additional tasks required to run a business. Once a business is up and running and you are beginning to feel under pressure, even just a tiny amount, it’s time to act. You don’t want to wait until you feel completely overwhelmed and get burned out! So, what are the signs? Classic ones
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Planning for half term

    Planning for half term Another half term is nearly upon us and so, like many of you, we are faced with the task of keeping the kids entertained! When you google ‘ideas for half term’, lots of days out and activities come up. The majority of these involve spending (lots of) money, which not everyone can afford and, with Christmas around the corner, many parents are thinking about saving up. Having fun doesn’t mean spending lots of money, however, so have a look at some of our suggestions of ways to have fun both inside and outside, without
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Find your passion, visualise your dream and go for it!

So what’s the deal with the Alpacas then? This is Bertie Boy – my first Alpaca love! Your mother probably told you that you should buy other people gifts that you would like to receive yourself – which got taken to a whole new level when just over 3 years ago I bought Phil a ‘thoughtful’ gift for his birthday – alpaca trekking at Haguelands Farm – an adventure that I knew he would enjoy and I would too! It was June before we were able to sort a convenient time to go, allowing for the weather to improve and
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