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As Simple as Good Food to Stay Healthy

I am no goodie two shoes when it comes to my eating habits, contrary to popular belief. So, I do have veggies at all three meals regularly, including breakfast but I still know how to find the best chocolate chip cookies I can eat even though I am gluten intolerant, and if I can’t source…
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A Bit Of Inspiration

On Body Image

Body image is a heavy topic, especially when it’s personal. And though I am in a good space now I haven’t always been, particularly during the last and first months of the year. The time of feasting can so often lead up to the time of questioning, scrutinising and trying to shed weight, one of…
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What do you want for your life?

There’s something exciting about a new beginning, something which encapsulates the tenderness of youth, something which holds promise and therefore, refreshes and invigorates the spirit. No wonder the New Year marks a time when so many of us make resolutions, particularly ones around weight loss and wealth acquisition and so on. The trouble with this,…
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Keeping Anxiety At Bay

To Enjoy The Christmas Season

Anxiety has a way of getting up close and personal during the busiest of times. And let’s face it, the holiday season is ripe for the picking. Yesterday, just when I thought I had nothing to be anxious about, the anxiety hit. Most of my shopping had been done, plans had been made for the…
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Finding Opportunities During Down Time

Develop Personally From The Space You Are In

The timing never seems quite right to be out of action for one reason or another. At least not for me. Famous last words before the storm, right. “Not now! I cannot afford to be sick… I’ll take a break after the this or that is over.” Barring a sudden accident such as a broken…
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On Getting Personal

Our latest podcast, On Personal Development, the last in our second series, got me reflecting upon my own personal journey thus far—the importance of gaining self-confidence and self-awareness early on in life, as well as finding role models. And though I can’t pinpoint a place in time when suddenly I knew the importance of developing…
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What Is Personal Development Anyway?

It’s Elizabeth and I’m delighted to once again be invited to guest blog on the UIO podcast page. This week I will be talking about personal development, a topic that will be covered also in our upcoming podcast in December. Personal development is an often used but rarely explained term. For me, the term refers…
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Can We Be True To Our Own Identity, On And Offline?

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Elizabeth and I am both thrilled and somewhat nervous to have been invited to write a guest blog on the UIO podcast page. Writing a blog is a first for me so here goes….! This week we are focusing on both identity and online wellbeing, topics that…
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Teens and Parents Communicating For Better Relations

Our latest podcast, On Being A Teen Girl Now, is full of gems about life as a teen today. One particular topic that runs throughout the podcast is the importance of effective communications whether used to resolve conflict or to have a meaningful conversation. Certainly, in my life, I try to rely on good communications….
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Get The Inside Scoop

On Being A Teen Girl Now

Nothing like getting inside information. And that is just what I did to produce UIO’s fifth podcast in this second series, which will be released next week. On Being A Teen Girl Now features 16-year-old Leah from Hertfordshire and 15-year-old Divaina from Kent. Not only do we have a timely conversation about their greatest challenges…
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