Mental health Charity sidekick Collaborate with Botany & Books

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Mental health charity, sidekick has teamed up with small creative business Botany&Books to create a bespoke book and candle gift set in honour of Mental Health Awareness Week taking place from 10-16 May 2021. With this in mind, the sidekick team were determined to do something unique with the support of a meaningful partnership. The […]

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One Eco-Friendly App’s Mission to Cut Plastic

Refill app shown in use on a smart phone

The expansion of an environmental campaign has seen use of plastic bottles cut by around 100 million. The award-winning campaign, Refill has prevented 30,000 pieces of plastic use in Oxford and Bristol areas. The City to Sea campaign is a not-for-profit organisation, working to stop plastic pollution. Founding partners, Water UK and Chilly’s are some […]

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Artist Mandy Nicholson’s Mission to Help Creative Females Thrive

Artist, consultant and author, Mandy Nicholson is on a mission to support and encourage creative females across the world to make money from their craft. Having recently built a 6 figure business from her craft during the pandemic, and purchasing her dream home, Mandy is determined to help fellow female creatives launch, grow and expand […]

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Kate Hames ON: The Stigma of Rape and Her Collaborative Book of Survivor Stories

Summary Welcome back to another episode of The Inspired Narrative podcast, a platform for highlighting inspiring stories. On today’s episode I am joined by Kate Hames, author of ‘Say The Word’. Say The Word is a collaborative book of survivors stories which is in the process of being turned into a play. Kate is advocating […]

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Lockdown Encouraged Me To: Start My Own Essential Oils Business

It’s fair to say the lockdown has had its up and downs for us all, from redundancies to launching businesses out of passions. As we draw to what is supposedly the last few months of a full lockdown, it’s good to reflect on the good that has come out of lockdown. For founder of Essential […]

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Backstories by Simon Van der Velde – A Book Review

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“Sure, I float like a butterfly but I sting like a bee, cos the hands can’t hit what the eye can’t see.” Backstories by Simon Van Der Velde ‘Backstories’ by Simon Van Der Velde follows the stories of 14 familiar souls, only they aren’t familiar. Not until you as the reader discover their backstory. From […]

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One Woman’s Mission to Produce Quality Skin Care Products

Interest in skincare has certainly grown over the last decade, with 9.2 million women said to use face cream products in 2019, as reported by Statista. Isobel Perl, founder of Perl Cosmetics had a business vision in mind a year before caving into her passion. Prior to this Isobel found herself in a corporate world […]

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The Importance of Vitamins for Fatigue and Motivation

Fatigue and lack of motivation have certainly played a role in the last year, with the pandemic restricting many of us to the same four walls. Pandemic fatigue in fact has been defined by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as ‘a natural and expected reaction to sustained and unresolved adversity in people’s lives’. It is […]

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Small Family Business Gives Gift That Will Keep On Giving

Small family business, Spice Kitchen brought comfort amidst loss to daughter Reena and her daughters after losing their mother and grandmother. Losing a loved one is a deeply saddening event and keeping a lost loved ones memory alive is something Reena was determined to do after the sudden loss of her mother which impacted herself […]

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Cate Murden ON: Running a Wellbeing and Performance Company, Working From Home Wellbeing and Improving Leadership Behaviour

Summary Hello and welcome back to another episode of The Inspired Narrative podcast. Today I am joined by Cate Murden, founder of leading wellbeing and performance company, PUSH. Her company specialises in corporate wellness, mental health, leadership and professional development. After being signed off with stress, Cate had to move back home at the age […]

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