Why Do Tasks Take Longer Than Expected?

Do you find you allocate time to a particular task or project; however, it often takes much longer than you expected and then this throws out your day or even your week?  Then you become frustrated because you get to the end of the week and feel as if you haven’t achieved much.  Or is….

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Do You Need a Coffee Break?

Do you find that you put aside or bookmark articles of interest but never manage to read them?  The day flies by and there is so much pressure on your time that you don’t get the opportunity to read them – no matter how interesting or of value they might be. It is nice when….

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Beauty is Only Skin Deep

The only time I ever get to read women’s magazines is when I am sitting in the doctor or dentist’s surgery, which I am pleased to say, is not very often. Whilst on my recent holiday, I did buy a magazine and was mainly bored with what I read. However, was amazed at an article….

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Quiz: How Well Do You Manage Your Energy?

When the seemingly relentless demands at work and stress of a busy life take their toll on our performance, we tend to think that managing our time better will improve the situation. If I could just work faster I would get more done or if only I could multitask I could achieve so much more….

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Learn How to Turn Your Dreams Into Reality

At present, I am living one of my dreams of travelling Europe with my husband. However, I didn’t wake up one morning and say to Andrew, “Pack your bags for today. We are going to Italy and Greece.” If only it was this easy! First, I had to have a dream, and as I love….

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What Do You Dream of Doing?

Several years ago, we were having dinner with long-term friends. We had all belonged to a youth group when we were in our mid-teens and then as young adults, married, and we still remain in regular contact 40 + years later. We began discussing that we were now all in our mid to late fifties….

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What’s Your Excuse?

This month I really enjoyed watching the London Olympics – from the comfort of my living room! I watched elite athletes whose burning desire and total focus was to win gold for themselves, their family, and their country. Although I am inspired by these games, it is the Paralympics that really stirs me. There are….

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Accessing the Power of Gratitude

The practice of gratitude as a tool for happiness has been around for years. Long-term studies support gratitude’s effectiveness, suggesting that a positive, appreciative attitude contributes to greater success in work, greater health, peak performance in sports and business, a higher sense of well-being, and a faster rate of recovery from surgery. Oprah would regularly….

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Welcome to Bev’s Blog

Welcome to my first blog from ‘Bev’s Blog’. My aim is to connect with you through this blog a couple of times a month with updates and tips on topics of interest for mature women, (or as some mentioned at the book launch, ‘experienced women’) such as work-life balance, health, finance, social media, courage, procrastination,….

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Overcoming the Myths of Voice & Presentation

Prologue: Foreign lands We all have different perspectives and different outlooks on life. I sometimes consider what it must be like for people from the far-­‐flung nations of the world who migrate to Australia. They arrive in a country with different clothes, different food, different geographical surroundings and a multitude of simple differences like water….

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