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If you’re considering a career in the wellness industry, particularly a career as a counsellor, you will need a particular set of skills and qualities in order to be successful. There’s an increased focus on mental health today, so counsellors are in high demand, but are you cut out for it?
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It’s four weeks in, and the question I’ve been bombarded with for four and a half years (“Do you think you’ll go back to work?”) has been well and truly replaced with “How is the new job going”?
more “Saving all my love for you…Returning to work and separation anxiety”
Nowadays, the workforce is overrun by tough, persistent and hard-working mothers determined to provide for their families. It seems as being a working mom is one of the most difficult, if not impossible lifestyles a strong woman might choose for herself and her family. Whether it is dealing with the crippling feeling of succeeding at work, failing at home or wishing you had more time to spend with your children, it is certain that mom entrepreneurs deserve much more appreciation.
more “Guest post: 4 Family-Work balance tips for ambitious mompreneurs”
This spring, I am making the daunting step back into the world of being a working Mum. It’s something I’m both excited and terrified about for a whole spectrum of reasons, but the number one worry on mind is how on earth I’m going to stay on top of everything life throws at us as a family of four, with a smaller window of time and having to share my focus between home life and career.
more “Returning to work – habits to help make working work for you”
In the autumn of last year it dawned on me that the elusive moment I believed would come one day, was bubbling up inside of me, beginning to niggle. A feeling I always spoke about when people asked me ‘what are you going to do about work?’. I always answered that I’d know when the time was right, and until then would continue to live in the moment, not worrying about what may or may not happen in the future.
more “Feel the fear and do it anyway; Returning to work after four years as a stay at home Mum”
The landscape of motherhood is forever changing isn’t it? As we approach October, and our youngest daughter’s fourth birthday, there’s been a wind of change in the air around here. I hasten to add these are my thoughts, my feelings and are not intended as a slur on anyone else’s life decisions..it’s just how I am currently reflecting on where my life is at, and more importantly, where it’s heading. more “What if being Mum isn’t enough? The future, career and motherhood”
How do you earn for a living? Are you tired of working long hours and can not wait to return home to your family and your hobbies? Do you demand more from your life and feel that you have so much to offer to the world? Maybe you dream about working from home and spending more time with your kids. So, why not turn your hobby into a business? more “Guest Post: How to turn your hobby into a business”
For the final six weeks of 2017, I made a cameo appearance back in the world of working. The land of peanut butter sandwiches chucked together at 7am, styling my hair and applying actual make up in the darkness of the sleeping house, handing the kids over to the grandparents and legging it out the door ALONE. more “Tales from the grotto”
It’s been three years since I left work. Three years of wearing whatever I like, running to my own schedule, and being based at home.Blogging has however become my job of course, but it isn’t quite the same as a guaranteed income, a workplace that you head off to each day, seeking solace in conversations about stuff other than kids, and what’s going on ‘out there’. more “Santa’s little helper – a christmas job”
For almost three years now I have been spending my weekdays rocking the ‘at home’ life. Whatever you prefer to call it…unemployed, stay at home Mum, in between jobs, ‘taking time off my career whilst the kids are little’, and dodging horrendous childcare costs etcetera etcetera. more “WAHM: Having it all or Doing it all?”