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A stress-o-meter at maximum level

Nearly half of all “sick leave” in the UK is actually “stress leave”* Most of us have been stressed at one time or another for a variety of short-term or longer-term reasons. It’s not fun, to say the least. When …

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Woman looking at the White Cliffs of Dover

Six years ago this very day, I returned to the UK on a ferry with all my worldly goods after living and working in France for five years. My tail was between my legs. I felt small and utterly crushed. …

The humiliation of failing: returning to England Read More »

Woman's hands around a crystal ball

Now where’s my crystal ball? Every now and again, some employed people wonder whether they would better off being self employed. Every now and again, even people who have already been self-employed and have become employees again still wonder which …

“I’d love to know if being self-employed is right for me.” Read More »

Career Change Clarity - Rise and Shine graphic

How well do you know yourself? (2 minute read) There may be some days when you find yourself resenting certain aspects of your work. Then you tell yourself to be grateful and you stop those thoughts. After all, it could …

In six months time, what will you say about your professional situation? Read More »