Scirocco led Daria to the mirror over the fireplace whilst Pandora slipped her legs beneath her and hugged the cashmere blanket around her shoulders. “Stand straight,”  the winged horse ordered and Daria stood up like a soldier as her mother has always told her. She straightened her shoulders and looked int the glass. Her eyes…

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They awake. They are on a plush teal corner sofa, the soft, warm upholstery brushing against their skin. Pandora lies back against rose covered cushions. She wants to rest. Daria is up, alert. She looks around the room. A maid is quietly setting an open fire before slipping out. A bouquet of flowers dominates a…

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lick the salt from the caves

  Descend deep, it says Down to the caves Touch the walls Lick them until the dark saltiness turns to blood Open your heart Play with the wind Hear its call above the work and the words Settle into your story Trust for the first time Let it show you the truth Raise you up…

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Entering the portal If one was to influence the other, there needs to be a portal. An entrance into the other world.  Something that would connect with them both. It could have been a story I wrote many years ago, where the heroine is carried away into the underworld on a tube train that doesn’t…

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Pandora and Daria Introduced   There’s a Pandora in many women.  Pandora worries, frets and often catastrophes. Much of the time, she feels like an imposter.  Pandora often compares herself to others. Usually, she comes off as not reaching the mark. Despite knowing that this isn’t objectively true, that these feeling are due to being…

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Ten Ways to Up-level Your Life   Last week I enjoyed flying business class to Athens with BA, a rare treat for me. I indulged in free flowing Champagne, a quiet breakfast in the business lounge at Heathrow, priority boarding and a three course in-flight meal.  It was a delightful change from my usual budget…

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People pleasing

People Pleasing: How Your Inner Bitch Can Set You Free   People Pleasing is complicated. On one hand it feels like you have everyone’s best interests at heart, that you’re a genuinely GOOD person. People are grateful and express this with compliments and expressions of gratitude that send an almighty kick of oxytocin into your…

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mental health

Whilst drawing on your inner bitch is about looking to your inner strength – that fire or the steely woman inside – it’s important to acknowledge that there are times when she is glaringly hard to find.

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The Eve Programme

Imagine something as tempting as a red apple: juicy, tantalising and so close you can smell it. Is that what success is for you? The Eve programme is a combination of business psychology, coaching and profile raising that has been designed to empower you to step forward into your vision, to become more visible, taken more seriously and to enhance the empress mindset.

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Learn Patience Through Mindful Drinking Knowing when to push and when to be patience is a big part of having confidence. How can you develop this?  Mindful eating and mindful drinking are both a fun way to cultivate patience and explore impatience at the same time. We asked writer Amy Watson to investigate.  Mindful Eating…

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Around a century ago the writer Virginia Woolf stated that women need their own space to write and create. We look at why that still holds true today

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Passion and Confidence

Passion and Confidence are an interesting combination. We argue that having real passion for what you do is a natural ingredient for growing confidence

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housewife

A recent study looks at the dying skills of housewives and what women are more concerned about achieving and mastering today

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addicted to box sets

Why Your Binge Watching Could be A Sign Something is Wrong We’ve all been obsessed by our favourite TV programme at times. You settle down on the sofa one minute and then, hours later, you’re propping your eyelids open telling yourself “just one more episode” before bed. I’ve been there.  The whole gamut of Peaky…

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