I must have been somewhere between 12 and 16. It’s quite a big gap, but my parents’ motivational techniques and their commitment to my academic success changed little within this time. I came home one afternoon clutching an ominous, mint green piece of card on which was printed my mid-term exam results. Continue reading
So where is best to go this summer if you haven’t already booked? Our independent travel advisor Stevie Waterton is getting some sums ready and reporting on what’s available right now and at which prices! Continue reading
I wanted to see if there was anything awesome out there for kids and just as I was going to look it up I realised there was one place I would definitely find it. Under the bed! If you like the powerful works of Louise Hay and Dr Wayne Dyer you’ll want to check this out! Continue reading
There seems to be a huge spike in the rise of anxiety disorders, not just in adults but also in children and teenagers. Lately frequent references are made to gut bacteria in relation to anxiety. Berkshire Woman looks at the current popular literature and theories that explore this idea. Continue reading
During my more ‘consumerist’ years, I remember arriving home from work to towers of cardboard boxes. Products I had bought to fill that emptiness we all feel when things are no longer satisfying or meaningful. The initial excitement of owning something new was always diligently followed by that toxic cocktail of guilt mixed with disgust. I’d look around my room, now strewn with the severed limbs of cardboard boxes and entrails of packing tape and styrofoam peanuts, and I’d scream on the inside. Continue reading
Written by our own Nail and Beauty specialist Katie Goraj, who loves all things nails, here is interesting insight into every nook and cranny of your nails , white spots and all! And yes, and a bit of heath in it too… Continue reading
How many times have you felt like throwing most of your stuff away? Modern living, fast food, speed dating, hourly rush, expendable clothing. We live in a throwaway society in which nothing is cherished, taken time over, repaired or kept for future generations (as it used to be). So we spend, we buy, we spend and buy and buy more, whether we need it or not. But how far do we go with this? How much is enough? What do we really need? What is this doing to us? What actual need is this fulfilling in us as a society and us as people? We think these are important questions. Berkshire Woman is starting a campaign for clutter free living with the first in our series on minimalism written by our Anup K.M. Jheeta .
Summer is nearly here (we hope!) and the time of year when most people feel they need to get healthier and in better shape. This is fresh advice in our fitness series from one of our in house personal trainers Caroline Gayton.
So, you are considering the possibilities of starting your own business. That is great news, but it is essential to first consider all aspects of what will be required.
For instance are you feeling confident with yourself-your health and your domestic situation; also do you have the passion? If so, you will have more chance of success. For even if you can raise sufficient funds to launch the business-be it through family and friends, savings or with a bank loan, without feeling good in yourself the start-up will be less smooth. Talking of friends and family… This is often an overlooked and underestimated source of help. Do draw on their resources and experience as much as possible. Discuss ideas with them, use them for market research, even get them involved on the sidelines. Continue reading