Here are some suggested links and references you may find useful.
Business, Professional and Personal
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Joanne Sumner offers a range of simple and effective holistic services that facilitate your body and mind’s creativity and healing power to increase your health and happiness. Find out more at www.joannesumner.com
Make a difference and join the Women of Action network. This network is helping some of the poorest women in Bangladesh to discover their potential, restore their dignity and lift their children out of poverty. Visit www.womenofaction.co.uk to find out more.
Professional Career Planning & Job Search Consultants based in Central London and the City: www.careerbalance.co.uk
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These are personal development works that I know really work:
A former client and hero of the highways Chris Smith's book Why Don't You Fly? (Pen Press) is an epic tale of endurance and existential angst as it records his cycled journey from Bewdley to Beijing. Find out more at www.cycleuktochina.com
If you don't know where to go next in your career try Finding Your Own North Star By Martha Beck (Piatkus) - a coach with a fabulous sense of humour who takes you through the process of finding your own life's purpose.
Also by this author The Joy Diet should be a daily companion.
If you are on the cusp of wanting a complete change in your life but need that extra push then Making The Big Leap by Suzy Greaves is a must. A heroically brilliant coach Suzy helps you identify the beliefs that may be holding you back and supports you through the fear barrier and into a new life. Highly recommended. Available from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Loving What Is by Byron Katie looks at how to accept life, no matter how awful the circumstances may be or have been, and how to be a victor not a victim of it.
Another former client Lucy Easton makes wonderful affordable handbags, which are selling like hot cakes amongst the fashionistas of Scotland. Choose yours at www.lucymoose.com
For a totally original gift idea why not have on of your doodles stuffed? Check out Lucy's delightful concept at www.stuffyourdoodles.com
If you are looking for baby and toddler gifts and clothes with elan and elegance then babye www.babye.co.uk specialises in exquisite maternity wear and contemporary designer baby gifts and products. Gift wrapped they can be shipped both UK and internationally.
No job is too big or too small for the green goddess of the garden design world Lesley Faux. She has transformed people’s lives via her flora and fashionable designs which are much more affordable than you may imagine. London based, why not check out what she can do for your borders at www.designedgardens.co.uk
I am ticking off my goals faster than I could have imagined
Natalie Benjamin, Project Manager, Financial Ombudsman Service
Carole Ann has guided me to a more personally rewarding and yet calmer life. She is perceptive and practical. When I started with her I was reasonably happy with my life and a confident, pro-active person, but felt that I was constantly rushing around, yet not really fulfulling my own personal goals. Somehow, she has made my life calmer and slower and yet I am actually achieving more each day. With her intelligence, insight and pragmatism, I am ticking off my goals faster than I could have imagined, I cannot thank her enough.