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Managing boredom in a long term relationship

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How to end a relationship gracefully

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Arguing – Change The Outcome

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Identify Your Arguing Style

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HR managers & higher levels of stress

HR managers, are experiencing higher levels of stress than pre Covid. They are being tasked with jobs they haven’t faced before. HR managers are being thrust into a ‘parenting’ role for organisations. Staff are increasingly turning to HR to manage their anxieties regarding social distancing, sanitation and hygiene. Interpersonal relationships at work are becoming fraught

Understanding and Managing your anxiety during Covid-19

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Are You Achieving Your Potential?

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Life Hacks with Louisa: Midlife Part 3

Men and women are different… and yet the same. Both sexes go through mid-life crises, but with differences. In the third episode of Lifehacks with Louisa, you’ll find out about: The reasons behind a mid-life crisis; How you can minimise the fallout from your mid-life crisis; and How men and women behave differently.

Life Hacks with Louisa: Midlife Part 2

It’s the old cliché: “Once a midlife crisis enters your life, your marriage is doomed.” It doesn’t necessarily have to be this way. Lifehacks with Louisa episode 2 is here to give you some insight into how mid-life crisis affects marriages. You’ll also have access to questions that you can ask yourself about your marriage

Life Hacks with Louisa: Midlife Part 1

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People Pleaser – Do You Qualify?

It’s true, I would much rather interact with a people pleaser than I would the opposite. If we are honest, most of us prefer engaging with pleasant, friendly people who go the extra mile to accommodate or help you. However, for the people pleaser, it’s not that great being trapped in the Teflon mould that

Burnout – not only for execs

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Holiday Blues

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