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Feel silly selling on social media in case your friends see?

A big part of running a business is selling and yet so many of us feel uncomfortable doing it, especially when it’s on social media and old friends might see. But remember, your old pals aren’t necessarily your customers. Oh, and their opinions really don’t matter anyway…

I wondered: Would it be possible to work from home on a Greek island?

‘I was better at my job when I was happier, taking breaks to swim in the sunshine or walk the herb-scented hillsides. I was more focused, less stressed,’ writes Jennifer Barclay. So she moved to Greece where she has a rather idyllic-sounding life writing books…

Working mothers: this is how to work smarter (not harder)

For working mums, confined to working in the hours between school drop-off and pick-up, there can be a temptation to spend every minute at the laptop, tapping away – and then dash out the door at the very last minute. But there is a better way…

“I am humbled daily by the lives we can impact”

“A great deal of my drive comes from my own childhood during which I was placed for adoption after being born to an interracial relationship. From early on, I understood what it meant to be marginalised for reasons beyond your control,” says Love and Marriage star Tiffany Whitlow…

How women in femtech are instigating wellness in the workplace

The femtech industry is valued at $28.77bn in 2022 and expected to rise to $58.87bn by 2027. So, what are female founders doing in this space, and how are the rest of us benefitting?

Trauma can trap your creativity. Here’s how to release it

There may be periods where creative ideas are landing in your mind consistently and others, where you don’t feel inspired to do anything but get through the day. Here’s what do do when you’re not feeling creative but want to be…

I quit alcohol and here’s what happened

‘I take a moment to appreciate this early morning run. Now, I’m embracing life from the early hours rather than chatting shit in the bar until the early hours,’ writes Madeline Gibson. Read her story of sobriety, plus coaching tips for quitting booze…

Witch wound: is this why women distrust each other?

Why are women constantly told to support other women? Could the witch wound – caused by generational trauma from the witch trials – be making us sceptical about each other? If so, perhaps these witch wounds need healing…

INTERVIEW: Holly Holland and Laura Pomfret, Financielle founders

There’s a £1.65 trillion ’savings gap’ in the UK and men wind up with an average of £100,000 more in their pension fund than women. Why is this, and what are Holly Holland and Laura Pomfret, the founders of Financielle, doing about it? Here, we ask them…

Kindness at all costs is stopping women from making money

How do you price up a new product or service when people are tightening the purse strings? Well, not by going in lower, says money and business coach Ray Dodd. Especially not if you’re a woman in business…

Overwhelmed and not sure what to prioritise? Do this coaching exercise

If your to-do list feels never-ending and you’re finding it hard to work out where to start, here’s a coaching exercise that will help you to work through your overwhelm and plan some simple steps forward…

How I turned my so-called soft skills into career superpowers

For years, Felicity Haythorn squashed her empathetic, intuitive nature to fit in at work. This is how she harnessed her ‘softer’, undervalued innate traits to create a more authentic career…

Harness your menstrual cycle to get ahead at work

For menstruating people, certain phases are better suited to different types of work. Here, women’s health expert Le’Nise Brothers explains the menstrual phases and what you’ll be best (and worst) at during each of them…

How to tackle weaponised incompetence at work

Weaponised incompetence is the new workplace issue trending on TikTok, which sits neatly alongside quiet quitting. But who is left picking up the slack, while these employers and employees are kicking back?

Nikki Heaton: I launched my debut art collection in just six weeks

I developed an overwhelming sense of needing to create a new type of life, away from the break-neck pace and deadline culture of big-brand design, writes Nikki Heaton. So she returned to her own art practice and went on to launch a beautiful collection of her textile art…

Money: How much should you be saving into an emergency fund?

When costs are soaring, it is obviously tough to find enough to save, too, says money expert and author of Sunday Times Bestseller Money: A User’s Guide Laura Whateley. But here are some suggestions to get started…

“I can’t seem to let go of the ‘former lawyer’ line just yet”

Growing up in a working-class family in the Midlands during the 90s, Tori Beat didn’t feel any pressure to ‘be’ anything in particular. But this changed when she moved to London and unexpectedly moved into – and then out of – a career in law…

7 things that are bringing me joy as autumn approaches

After a long, hot summer spent waiting for rain, we’re now getting the rain. But instead of spending this autumn lamenting the end of summer, here are some things that can bring joy as the days shorten and the weather cools down…

INTERVIEW: Dr Sam Akbar, author of Stressilient

“It’s really hard for all of us to get out of an emotional storm … but you are not your feelings, you are a place where feelings happen,” says Dr Sam Akbar, author of Stressilient: How to beat stress and build resilience…

Using Ayurveda to better understand your personality

Do you ever feel like everyone around you has more energy? Or perhaps you wonder why you find it hard to relax? Well, the ancient life science of Ayurveda – translating as ‘knowledge of life’ –  might be just the tool you need…

Manifesting: How big should your dreams be?

The concept of manifesting gained momentum during the pandemic, as business owners looked for ways to stay focused and energised. But are some dreams just too big? Annie Ridout shares her thoughts…

Cacao ceremonies: the new networking trend for women?

Find networking dry and exhausting? You’re not alone. So how about shaking things up and hosting a cacao ceremony for female founders in your area? Forget name badges and small talk, it’s all about going deep…

How to recession-proof your business

With news of a recession looming and the cost of living rising, many business owners are feeling panicked. Instead, take some nice deep breaths and read this positive, reassuring piece by Sarah Matthews, with tips from the experts…

INTERVIEW: Tamu Thomas, Live Three Sixty

“When you are honest about who you are, what you want and stop people-pleasing, your business can be part of your self care.” Emotional wellbeing coach Tamu Thomas on looking after herself while running her wellbeing brand…