Monthly Archives: May, 2012

Writer’s Wednesday: To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Like The Bell Jar, which I shared with you last week, I read “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee one and a half years ago. It had been on my list of books to read for a long time, and it’s a shame I didn’t get around to reading it sooner, because it’s lovely. …

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Am I Pretty? – Or, Stop Containing Yourself in Five Letters

The following video is a powerful, thought-provoking spoken word performance by the wonderful Katie Makkai, on the topic of beauty, of being ‘pretty’, of how we teach it through generations, and how often womanhood is reduced to whether you’re conventionally attractive.  And yes, I am aware that the video is a couple of years old, …

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Link Love (28/05/2012)

News Across the World Belgium: “The woman was reportedly deceived into believing that she could not have children because she was possessed and that she had to undergo a practice of exorcism.” Belgium court charges six people in deadly exorcism of Muslim woman – Al Arabiya Bosnia: “Former Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic has appeared at …

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Homemade Green Ice Tea – Perfect Beverage for the Summer

Today I wanted to share the recipe for my summer beverage of choice: Homemade Green Ice Tea. It is simple, fresh, refreshing and absolutely delicious. My version is a modification of the wonderful recipes found at Life Your Way. All you need is: Water jug Loose leaf green tea (you can choose your own variety, …

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Link Love (26/05/2012)

I have decided that for the moment at least, I’m going to write or quote a sentence or two for each link, give you an idea about the topic. Also, I do realize that not every link is going to be of interest to every person. These are things I find interesting or thought-provoking, and …

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Friday’s Fabulous Female: Shirin Ebadi

I plan to write a series, ‘Friday’s Fabulous Female’, to introduce you to some great, passionate and inspirational women who has made and continue to make a difference in the world. Some of the posts will be re-posts from the old blog, but these women are all so fabulous they deserve all the attention they can …

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Self-Compassion: Treating Yourself Well When You’re Down

You know those moments when you feel completely lost, stressed out and unsure what to do, where to go? When everything overwhelms you and you feel like it’s all falling apart? Yeah, me too. We all go through these periods, they’re a natural part of life, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t things we can …

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Writer’s Wednesday: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

As on my previous blog, I’d like to have an (almost)-weekly feature “Writer’s Wednesday”, where I’ll review either an older favourite book of mine, or a new recent-read. In the past I have also reviewed books I didn’t enjoy as much, but I’ve decided I don’t want to give space to “lesser” books here. If …

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Link Love (22/05/2012)

As discussed at my previous Link Love, I wanted to experiment a bit with the format. In this Link Love I’ll write a line or two about most of the links. Please let me know what you think of this, and if it makes a big difference to you or not. Enjoy! News Across the …

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What Makes You Special? – Finding Your Core Competences

We each have unique strengths and capabilities based on our personalities, interests, education, experience etc. What makes a competence or a skill into a core competence, however, is the intersection of skills. Every person has a unique set of skills and competences, and finding the skills which you excel at, along with your special set of knowledge, …

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