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Life Balance is a Fundamental, Human Right. Let’s make it easier to find.

“For my daughter.” “For my young female future leaders.” “For my husband.” “For society’s tomorrow.” The room resounded with different personal reasons as we debated, why? Why were we setting up a gender equality network? Why did this advertising conglomerate need to embrace this year’s hot topic? Why were we each personally invested in launching this initiative, ONE, our employee network…
Bianca Best
January 15, 2018
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Braving The Wilderness | Brene Brown

I was drawn to this book as I’ve been researching our human need to be part of a tribe with fascinated passion recently. This has mainly stemmed from observing emotionally charged behaviours in situations like the following:- what happens when colleagues feel paranoid they’re on the management hit list ie next one out, what happens when my teenager is ostracised…
Bianca Best
December 12, 2017
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How to Manage Dis-empowerment At Work (Before you exit singing “Ding dong the witch is dead…”)

So, you’re strong, you’re focused, you’re capable, you’re achieving. You hit your targets, you play that corporate game, you feel in your bones you’re destined for great things at this company, and then boom. Slam. Pop. Wham. Ow. ‘Tis not so. Someone else gets the promotion you knew was yours. A new boss is brought in between you and your…
Bianca Best
November 17, 2017
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Playing the Matrix | Mike Dooley

I’m already reading this masterpiece for the second time. It has struck a chord deeply within me. Mike's simple life philosophy is that ‘Thoughts become things and words give you wings’. He’s from the school of enlightened ones whom acknowledge that everything you say is an affirmation, be it good or bad. I like his thinking.  It's slightly esoteric when…
Bianca Best
November 16, 2017
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Our Insatiable need to be part of a Tribe

It’s a primordial instinct to be part of a tribe. One of Maslow’s well documented needs. We want to belong. To feel love and a sense of connection. Community. Togetherness. Shared goals. Common purpose. It’s wonderful when we’re in sync with our gang and all moving in the same direction together. Each Tribe Brings Different Fulfillment Now each one of…
Bianca Best
November 10, 2017
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Superfoods: The Flexible Approach to Eating More Superfoods | Julie Montagu

Superfoods by Julie Montagu 90 delicious recipes showing you how to include superfoods, green leafy vegetables, whole grains and seeds and natural sweeteners into your everyday diet Commuting, working, exercising, parenting, socialising - our lives are busy and there simply isn't the time to sustain a super healthy lifestyle. We rarely wake up feeling energised or refreshed, so we pop…
Bianca Best
October 23, 2017
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The Desire Map: A Guide to Creating Goals with Soul | Danielle LaPorte

Danielle LaPorte turns the relationship to goal-setting inside out. She provides hands-on tools to help you first and foremost identify your core desired feelings, and then create practical 'Goals with Soul' to generate those feelings. By chasing the feeling versus the goal, she empowers you to forge substantial life changes that reflect your intrinsic nature and alleviate suffering. The result:…
Bianca Best
October 23, 2017