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Logo for TEDx Covent Garden Women UnLabelled Event 7 December 2013

#UnLabelled at TEDx Covent Garden Women

Picture the scene. 250 people on their feet, shouting ‘F**k the Labels’ at the tops of their voices and rejoicing in the sheer power and freedom of it. For me, that moment was the highlight of the TEDxCoventGardenWomen* event on 7th December when 12 speakers took to the stage to share with us their approach […]

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Creativity: Turning a Negative into a Positive

Last week when I was at the Andy Warhol: The Portfolios exhibition I was intrigued by the story of how Andy Warhol came to create the images of the Campbell’s Soup cans. The Story behind the Campbell’s Soup cans Apparently Warhol asked a friend, gallery owner Muriel Latow, for ideas. She asked him what he […]

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Surfs Up! Women and the Waves

My friend Victoria bought a skateboard recently and has taken to riding it along the carpeted corridors of academia. That’s all very well you might say, until I tell you that Victoria is in her mid-forties and a Professor of Medieval Art and Architecture with the serene demeanour of a nun. Then you might laugh […]

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Self-help Books: Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway

Fear is like a dirty little secret we all carry around with us. To acknowledge it is to admit weakness and vulnerability, so many of us never do. Instead we try to cover it up with false bravado, mean behaviour or drugs and alcohol. But none of these things makes fear go away. Feel the […]

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Why I’m a Fan of ‘The Big C’

I have to admit I was reluctant to watch The Big C at first. A comedy-drama about a cancer sufferer seemed about as entertaining as travelling in a funeral cortege. You wouldn’t want to do it unless you absolutely had to. But, after catching a few snippets of the latest episodes of Season 2 currently […]

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The Introvert Entrepreneur Podcast

When I’m at the gym or walking in the park I love listening to podcasts. It helps ease the boredom of repetitive exercise while nourishing the mind and soul.  One of my favourite podcasts is The Introvert Entrepreneur. The Introvert Entrepreneur Podcast The Introvert Entrepreneur is the brainchild of life coach Beth Buelow who is […]

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