Life

From fashion, to wellness, to life lessons from fulfilled and powerful women. Here we share insights to help fuel your best life. 

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Cleopatras Life School, with Naomi Heffernan

Naomi Heffernan is as impressive mentally as she is physically. A Nike Trainer, Barrys Bootcamp Trainer, National Fitness Games competitor, she gets up early, lets the dog out and then continually pushes herself forwards. Get to know her.

Escaping the Cycle of People-Pleasing

I used to be confident at sharing my thoughts until I began developing a “difficult woman” reputation. Speaking out of turn – in their eyes – got me a quick ticket to Ostracised Station. If I know one thing though, it’s that aiming to please only leads to an erosion of self-worth and I’m not prepared to let that happen anymore.

Mental Health and the Music Industry. An Interview with the Founder of Blue Rhythm

“I kind of knew what I wanted for myself and I just didn’t care how much effort it took to get there.” Ambitious from an early age, Alexandra’s early exposure to the challenges of addiction combined with a passion for the world of music led to her wanting to set up better mental health support for artists. Here she chats through her founder journey and the unique challenges of the space.

What Is Reiki? An Introduction to a Powerful Healing Technique

Reiki is an ancient healing technique which uses energy to address issues caused by physical or emotional imbalances. Level 3 Reiki master, Faith Ellis (@faithholistics) explains what it is, where it came from and how it might help you. While some may be sceptical of non-invasive therapies, it’s rising popularity is due to many people observing its power for themselves.

Sustainable Activewear for Your Life After Lockdown

While the coronavirus crisis offers governments the chance to make climate-smart choices and policies on a national and international scale, it has also given us as individuals the chance to see the benefits of slowing down and living at a

The Suppliers Helping You Achieve Farm to Table Shopping

We don’t generally need much convincing that fresher food is a good thing. Better for the planet, better for our bodies, and better flavoured! But when it’s so easy to pop to the supermarket, it’s the convenience aspect that needs solving. Here are some ways you can start to source fresher produce.

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The Future is Sustainable, According to Vogue Business

Speaking on the Luxury Communications Council’s Future of Fashion webinar, Vogue Business’s Editorial Director, Sarah Shannon, spotlighted the rise of dark social, gender-neutral stores, augmented reality magazines and digital fashion shows among the key trends that emerged from 2020. While these might sound unfamiliar, Sarah noted that sustainability – a topic that took centre stage in 2019 – remains top of the agenda. 

Cleopatras Life School, with Lucy Almond

Lucy works in advertising as a Business Director, liaising between creatives and marketers. With a rapid career acceleration, she’s not only a savvy marketer, she’s also a lovely person and a brilliant example of kind leadership.

Six Women, May

Introducing six women. All alike in their ambition to maximise life. All excelling in different fields, be it law, music, or marketing.    Charlotte Williams

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Dance and the Successful Balance of Discipline and Freedom

Caring enough to make things happen, while being care-free enough to enjoy the journey, has been the challenge of my 2021 thus far. To Dance beautifully, you have to train for perfection… and then let go, and so it’s an art-form that to me perfectly demonstrates this relationship.

How to Simplify and Then Make Difficult Decisions

While some decisions are obvious, others are not. We can find ourselves torn at times between two options. Both with different positives and negatives and weighing these up can send our head into a spin.

The Reasons We Procrastinate and How to Stop

One of the great enemies of achievement, the tendency to procrastinate is a very genuine challenge and not something to be embarrassed about or seen as a personal weakness. Procrastination comes when you have this frustrating feeling that while you know you want to have done something, there are a million other ways to spend your time than in the doing.