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Smile; you only get this moment once

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Smile; you only get this moment once Here is another inspirational post from contributor, Stephanie Carfrae. She is a Creative Writing Graduate; you can find her own blog  at   www.stephcarfrae.blogspot.co.uk   and I think you will be inspired by Steph's videos on YouTube at  http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkoz1yev_apPjE8XcVrjyjA/videos  ‘ Smile; you’ll never get this moment again’ morbid yes, but so true.  Circumstances change in the blink of an eye, from how you’re feeling to the outside no-control zone. I call outside factors this because no one can control some things that happen in life, they just do.  We can view it either as making us stronger people (which it will) or go into the whole ‘Woe is me’ routine. The no-control zone is just like worrying. It makes no difference; it doesn’t stop the bad things from happening; they will come either way. It’s just a fact of life. Bad things come to teach us lessons. That’s all they do. Although it may not feel like

Your Help is Needed

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Your Help is Needed Today, I'm seeking your help.  I've been writing posts about job search on my Wisewolf Talking blog for about four years. That isn't all I write about on that particular blog but recently it has been a popular subject. So I've decided to bring all the research I've done to produce those posts into a new book about job search.  I'm setting out my thoughts under six main headings:  • Job search today and creating an overall job search strategy  • Finding the right opportunities  • Becoming a good candidate  • Going through the recruitment process, with a detailed guide to managing interviews  • Making a good start in the new role  • Maintaining your confidence and self belief throughout  What I need from you now please, are your thoughts on the advice you would welcome most in a book like this.  • If you are looking for work, what is the nugget you would welcome?  • If you are a recruiter, what is it you would like candidates to know th

How to deal with anger - a Guide from Mind

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 How to deal with anger - a Guide from Mind About anger Many people have trouble managing their anger. The guide at the link below is for anyone who wants to learn how to deal with it in a constructive and healthy way. It is also for anyone with a friend or family member who has problems with anger. What is anger? Feeling angry is part of being human. It is a natural response to being attacked, insulted, deceived or frustrated. Sometimes, excessive anger can also be a symptom of some mental health problems. Here is the link to the guide - you can download a PDF http://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/anger/managing-your-anger/?o=6271#.UuZnhtJFAnY Wendy Mason  is a Career Coach and Life Coach helping you to solve difficult problems at work wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com  http://wisewolfcoaching.com

Friday Feast - Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya

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Friday Feast - Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya In this video, Betty (of Betty's Kitchen) demonstrates how to make Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya. This is a spicy dish that is traditional to the Southern States of the USA. Ingredients: 1 pound frozen white shrimp (31-40 count), thawed, de-veined, and shelled (Betty removes the tails, also.) 8 oz. andouille smoked sausage, cut into ½-inch slices (You may use any type of smoked sausage.) 1 small onion, chopped ¼ cup celery, diced 1 large green bell pepper, cut into chunks or strips 2 cloves of garlic, minced 14.5-oz. can diced tomatoes with garlic, basil, and oregano 14.5-oz can chicken broth 1 ¾ teaspoons Cajun seasoning (You may substitute Creole seasoning, or a blend of your own.) ¼ teaspoon ground red pepper ¾ cup uncooked long-grain white rice Method In a large skillet, saute smoked sausage over medium-high heat, until browned, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add 1 small chopped onion, ¼ cup diced celery, 1 la

One chance at life

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One chance at life Here is another inspirational post from contributor, Stephanie Carfrae. She is a Creative Writing Graduate; you can find her own blog  at   www.stephcarfrae.blogspot.co.uk   and I think you will be inspired by Steph's videos on YouTube at  http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkoz1yev_apPjE8XcVrjyjA/videos  If one bad happens in a day try not to let it affect the day’s productiveness. We’ve all had days when a bad thing happens first thing and the whole day is ruined because of it. But if you just refocus on the positive after the downfall – whatever it may be – you can turn a downward turn into an upward one.  Everyone fails at something in their life – a mis-venture or makes a million mistakes – there’s no plain sailing in life, even if it looks to be on the surface. You can never really tell what’s on someone else’s mind unless they tell you. Nor what’s bubbling beneath the surface of a smile. So try to be kind. One of my core beliefs is there

Ten Reasons Why Happiness is Important

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Ten Reasons Why Happiness is Important You might wonder why happiness is important. If you believe as I do that happiness is a choice and a skill that can be learned, why is it important enough to go out of your way for. Why choose happiness? We can find some good reasons in this list of ten things happy people have in common. Happy people: 1- Feel Good Happiness is fun and it feels good. That is a worthwhile reason why happiness is important all by itself. 2- Live Longer Many studies have shown that happy people live longer. One study followed nuns who wrote a short biographical sketch before taking their vows. At the age of 85, 90% of the nuns with cheerful biographies (top 25%) was still alive, compared to just 54% of the least cheerful. At 94 years of age, 54% of the most cheerful quarter were alive compared to only 11% of the least cheerful. Many other studies have shown similar results. 3- Have Better Health When life gives you lemons, make lemo

Never give up!

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Never give up! Today, we have another inspirational post from contributor, Stephanie Carfrae. She is a Creative Writing Graduate; you can find her own blog  at   www.stephcarfrae.blogspot.co.uk   and I think you will be inspired by Stephanie's  first video on  YouTube   Do you take everything at face value? I know I used to. There’s always a back-story as to why someone’s dressed a particular way or something happens. You may not see it at first, and it may be a part of their life that they don’t want to admit to. Everyone’s going through hard times, but not having the same experiences. Don’t feel alone, because everyone is going through life at their own pace. Though everything may look fine on the surface, you can never tell what someone’s going through. You don’t know how far someone’s come. You don’t know where they are in their life – whether they’re thinking of giving up or anything. Don’t take everything at face value; there are deeper reasons for everything. Th

Setting Personal Goals For Life

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Setting Personal Goals For Life Wendy Mason  is a Career Coach and Life Coach helping you find fresh perspectives on life and your career I am not convinced that setting detailed personal goals for the whole of your life actually works. We change so much throughout our life experience. But I do think having some ideas about what we want to achieve overall is a good idea – so long as they are subject to regular review. The first step in setting personal goals is to think about what you would like to achieve in the foreseeable future based an overall perspective of your life. You need to include all the important areas in your life. Here are some examples; Career What level do you want to reach in your career, or what do you want to achieve over say the next one, three and five years? Financial  How much do you want to earn and by what stage? How does this relate to your career goals? Learning  What knowledge would you like to acquire for work and outside. What

Panic Attacks - Another Approach To Try!

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Panic Attacks - Another Approach To Try! Wendy Mason  is a Career Coach and Life Coach helping you find fresh perspectives on life and your career This video from  http://www.panic-away-program.com   suggests four simple steps to stop panic attacks; based on observing and then moving on!  It is worth a try isn't it.  If you would like to do some deeper work on dealing with your anxiety, please get in touch ( wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com ) Wendy Mason is a Career Coach and Life Coach helping you find fresh perspectives on life and your career. wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com  http://wisewolfcoaching.com

Something Tasty: Fish Cakes with Colcannon

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Something Tasty: Fish Cakes with Colcannon An Irish spin on Fish Cakes with the addition of Colcannon, a mix of potato and cabbage. Add some eggs and almond flour to bind it all together. A little salt, seasoning and some olive oil for frying and you have a delicious meal. Wendy Mason is a Career Coach and Life Coach helping you find fresh perspectives on life and your career. wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com  http://wisewolfcoaching.com

Relax; Spirit of Nature By Yanni

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Relax; Spirit of Nature By Yanni Something lovely to help you relax! You can find this music on Amazon at this link Wendy Mason is a Career Coach and Life Coach helping you find fresh perspectives on life and your career. wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com  http://wisewolfcoaching.com

Don’t regret not saying something!

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Don’t regret not saying something! Today, we have another inspirational post from contributor, Stephanie Carfrae. She is a Creative Writing Graduate; you can find her own blog  at   www.stephcarfrae.blogspot.co.uk   and I think you will be inspired by Stephanie's  first video on  YouTube   Don’t regret not saying anything. I’ve had a few moments where I’ve just had to say something, either to voice how strongly a particular situation has made me feel or just because it was a now or never moment. If I hadn’t said anything, I knew I would regret it and the other person would probably never know. Life is so precious that I don’t want to regret something that I had the opportunity to say or do. The counter-argument to this is that you may not feel the same way by the morning. But if the conviction is strong enough to make you feel it, it must mean something to you. You have the power to change anything at will, those obstacles we have no control over are the real blocks. Unl

How can I manage my anger?

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How can I manage my anger? Wendy Mason  is a Career Coach and Life Coach helping you find fresh perspectives on life and your career Anger in itself is neither good nor bad; it becomes a problem when it harms us or other people. Long term and intense anger has been linked with mental health problems including depression, anxiety and self-harm. It is also linked to poorer overall physical health and, for example, high blood pressure. So what can you do? When you feel the first surge of anger boiling up inside you, pause for a moment. Think about what has made you angry, think about the consequences of exploding in a rage and then choose how to respond. Even in the middle of an argument, it’s not too late to take a deep breath and choose to express your feelings differently. Give rational thinking time to kick in. • Count to ten before you act. • Drop your shoulders and breathe deeply to help you relax - your instincts may be telling your body to get ready to fight, bu

Do You Really Need To Be Told How To Boost Your Health in 2014

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Do You Really Need To Be Told How To Boost Your Health in 2014? Wendy Mason  is a Career Coach and Life Coach helping you find fresh perspectives on life and your career This is the time of year when websites and magazines offering advice on becoming healthy abound.  But let us be really honest here, most people know what is needed already.  You and I know that really there are no magic short-cuts or secret keys to being healthy. Buying all the diet books and reading articles about exercise won't do it for you! You (and I) need to put into practice what we already know.   We know that we should; Check our weight Drink less alcohol and more water Eat less salt and fat Exercise regularly Eat more fruit and veg Keep stress in check Improve our sleep If you are still smoking, then get help. If you are sexually active outside of a stable relationship, get a sexual health check. If you notice a small change, like a lump, changes to a mole, or unexplain