Self

Let's explore what makes us tick and how we present ourselves to the world.

12 Mantras for the Authentically-Dressed

I'm gonna get radical. For a few minutes, lets forget fashion mags, new season trends, mannequins in store windows. That's right - forget them. Lets forget the advice of attentive sales people. Lets forget what we 'should' be wearing at our age. I've curated 12 mantras for the authentically dressed wardrobe-rules rebel...
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Apr 13, 2015

Sex, lies and social media

I listened to an interview with the writer Jon Ronson, who described one of the dangers of social media, and particularly Twitter , as akin to 'sleepwalking into a surveillance society'. He was referring to some of the high profile cases where ill advised tweets have led to trial by the mob. Here are some of my reflections on the issues, pitfalls and benefits of social media, for young and old alike.
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Mar 12, 2015

A message from the Dalai Lama

This quote appeared on social media recently and maybe familiar to many of you. It is new to me although its message is not. The words are so profoundly relevant to the world we live in today that I will repeat them, and then reflect on them from a personal perspective.
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Feb 11, 2015

Every cloud has a silver lining, or every silver lining has a cloud?

This rhetorical question gets to the heart of a choice which most of us face in life, very often . Do we chose to see the positive good in situations and people, or otherwise? Do we view change as threatening and undesirable or welcome it as an opportunity for improvement and growth? Put simply, do we view the glass as half empty, or half full?
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Feb 04, 2015

Why I am giving up the razor

In a society where hairlessness is the norm, is it time to think about why women are removing all our body hair? Hairy fannies are becoming a rare breed and this is why I am bringing back the lesser known 70's pant bush...
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Jan 26, 2015

Why I Love Writing By Hand?

January 23rd was National Handwriting Day and it made me want to share some of the reasons why I believe writing by hands matters despite the advances in digital technology.
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Jan 24, 2015

Feminsists of All Genders, please sign here. No More Page Three

On the day when The Sun newspaper does not print bare bosoms on page three it seemed appropriate to share this with you. I first wrote it in 2012; Stella Creasy MP just retweeted so you may have seen on Twitter. (@JaneCWoods) It contains a very horrendous, yet telling, account from Clare Short who first raised the issue of offending pictures in a daily newspaper. She was vilified, as you will see. Hope she feels vindicated today.
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Jan 20, 2015