empowerment

What started out to be a small e-book has taken almost a year to write, edit and re-write, turning itself into 30,000 words of experience and Spiritual First Aid – perhaps the first (and maybe the last!) of my published work. Putting these words on ‘paper’ has been quite a gruelling task – and one […]

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As a fairly recent player in the Social Media (SM) scene I’ve had the time of my life this year learning about marketing my wares and meeting new people. It all began when I stumbled into Ecademy many moons ago, overcoming my fear of being present on the web, later joining in with all the […]

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Disentangling Empowerment Definition of empower (verb): to give someone official authority or the freedom to do something. Empowerment (noun) is therefore the result of the above action; fairly ambiguous I’d say. Then there’s the adjective, empowering which gives has a different slant altogether; Something that is empowering makes you more confident and makes you feel […]

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Hello folks, 2012 is going to be my year – for those who don’t already know I was born in the year of the Dragon, the only mythological character in the Chinese horoscope system which only comes around every 12 years. It’s said that dragons should welcome the year in by wearing red underwear and […]

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 If something is authentic, it is real, true, or what people say it is. (Cambridge Dictionaries Online) It’s a scary thing being fully you; it means committing to the things you truly believe in, perhaps even standing up to authority over those beliefs. It may also mean that if you’re naturally shy and happy to […]

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We Want To Work

by Lesley

As soon as I was asked to write an article for We Want 2 Work I thought, ‘Great, a little bit of empowerment to help people get back into a working environment; we all want to work.’…then I remembered that this is so much harder than it was, even as little as a few months […]

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The Ruckskip

by Lesley

A few years ago I was working with a group in an area of Glasgow that has a very rough reputation. Every week for eight weeks we had a full day together on my contracted personal development course , so we got to know each other fairly well. The group had shared issues, each one […]

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Following recent scandals involving the media (no need for names, they’ve had enough air-time) and most especially my Facebook and Twitter posts regarding the connections with corruption, inequality and the austerity cuts being imposed on us nationally, questions are being asked … again. For some it’s difficult to get their head around – this firewalking […]

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Saorsa… Freedom’s Power This is possibly the most powerful testimonial I’ve ever received – and it came from a least expected source, adding surprise to my reaction of gratitude to the author. ‘Given cause to search for meaning and identity, Lesley first found her path in the internal martial art of Taijiquan. This grounding in […]

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Positive Thinking

by Lesley

Natural-born positive thinkers are probably few and far between. Our learning and experiences determine our reactions to people and situations, and I haven’t met anyone yet whose life has been so perfect that they have no issues. Yes, I’ve come across many who have resolved their stuff by working through it, but none yet who […]

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