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Balance, Burnout and Bouncing Back

Balance, Burnout and Bouncing Back The catch phrase of “Work / Life Balance” is bandied about with alarming regularity these days – especially on corporate situations and workplaces. While much lip service is given to this phrase, it is actually an oxymoron.  It’s a which-came-first-the-chicken-or-the-egg conundrum – and is quite possibly a complete load of old bollocks. If you’re like most people (and like me) you need to work to pay the bills.  Food, clothing, rent or the mortgage, petrol or gas for the car, heating, electricity, books and pencils for the kids schooling, and so on and so...

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Website Creation – Online or Offline

Website Creation – Online or Offline ? Part 5 of a 7 part “website terminology” series. Building and creating a website is actually quite easy.  However, there are several options to consider in your website creation journey. When you start to create your DIY website, you will have the choice of using either online or offline website creation tools.  It can be hard to know which one to go for, as both have advantages and disadvantages. When you are doing your research for this, make sure you study both of these website creation options in full, so you can make...

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Thanks TED

Thanks TED For those of you who don’t know, TED talks are inspiring. The TED website describes itself as “TED is a nonpartisan nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks.” Their tagline is “Ideas Worth Spreading”.  So, here I am, spreading their ideas.  Thanks TED ! TED talks cover all kinds of themes and topics – however, I am interested in the side hustle and entrepreneurial journey type talks….and if you are reading this then you probably are too. (I am also interested in the music talks – here is a great one...

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Too Much Lower Back Exercise

Too Much Lower Back Exercise In my world, too much ice cream is never enough – but who’d have thought too much lower back exercise was more than enough ? Certainly not me. A few updates from this wonderfully foggy world of lower back pain in which I am currently living. Update # 1 I have a formal Return To Work Plan which has actually been rather helpful.  It has dictated my working hours at my 9 to 5.  Two weeks ago it said that I was going to be back at work for 6 hours a day, 5...

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The Crappy King and the Tree

The Crappy King and the Tree – World Tour Most Kings are regal, serious, leaders.  Most Kings have experience and have been brought up to be Kings, like their fathers and mothers before them. Most Kings know what is going on – at least for most of the time. I don’t. I am a crappy King. I suspect that there is a large shepherds crook waiting in the wings for the opportune moment to yank me off the royal stage. I am, however, an excellent Tree…. even if I do say so myself. My teenage daughters and I have...

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