Archive for November 2016

CHARITY IN THE SPOTLIGHT: ONE GIRL

As you know, here at The Daily Guru we’re all about shining a big, bright light on the brilliant gurus, thought leaders and game changers from the personal growth, biz and wellbeing spaces. You know, those sought-after yogis, entrepreneurs, health professionals, coaches, authors and spiritual mentors who are showing us the way when it comes…

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YOUR REALITY CHECK THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

“Expectations are resentments under construction” – Anne Lamott After having the worst and best year of my life in 2016, it hit me that we are mid-way through November; the beginning of the big season – the family holiday season. I found myself on the floor, flat faced more than once this year. I was…

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HOW TO SAY ‘NO’ TO YOUR BOSS

Your boss has asked you to take on a new project that firstly doesn’t inspire you in the least, and secondly, your workload is already bigger than the confines of your PD. Your heart screams “no”, but you struggle to articulate this resounding resistance in a way that respects your boss, doesn’t tarnish your relationship…

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HOW TO FORGIVE WHEN YOU CANNOT FORGET

How do you forgive someone who has hurt you? How do you forgive the betrayal if you can’t forget the heartache? A child who has let you down, a spouse who has deeply disappointed you, a friend who has shared something told in confidence. The pang remains. David Teachout, a mental health professional, says: “Forgetting…

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WHAT DOES IT REALLY TAKE TO RUN A SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS?

10 important lessons for small business from some of the world’s leading brands. A few years ago, I was walking through the streets of Le Marais. That beautiful area in Paris where bagel shops and quaint cafes, gorgeous boutiques and art galleries collide with big brand names. I stopped at a line with hundreds of…

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AN INTERVIEW WITH ANNE FOSTER

Anne Foster has studied everything from Environmental Science to Finance, and has an insatiable passion for beautiful design and products, sustainability and ethical contribution. She is the Founder and Owner of Elkie & Ark, a luxury homewares business that sources and supplies only organic, sustainable and ethical products. Anne prides her business on its vigorous…

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HOW TO DEAL WITH ENERGY THIEVES

Have you encountered people whom after you’ve spent a couple of minutes talking to them, you already feel tired and sometimes, a little down? While there are people who enter the room and lighten it up, there are people who enter the room and drain the energy out of it. These are energy thieves. They may…

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WHY PLANNING FOR THE WORST CAN BE A BLESSING

In the words of Marilyn Monroe, “People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” Marilyn was one…

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HOW TO TURN YOUR INTERNSHIP INTO A JOB OFFER

By definition, an internship is the bridge that links student life to professional employment. A unique opportunity to ‘taste-test’ the working world before you actually commit to study for the industry. It’s also a fantastic low-risk chance to experience the ‘real world.’ No two internships are the same. It’s crucial that as an intern, you…

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FEELING JUDGED?

So you’re feeling judged. Like people are remarking on your work, lifestyle choices and general up-and-go attitude, and it irritates you. You feel like whatever you do is never good enough and you are frankly tired of trying to please others. But have you considered that maybe this judgment you feel has less to do…

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SKIN BARRIER FUNCTION

The skin’s barrier function is effectively our body’s first line of external defence, protecting us from the external environment, infections and water loss. The barrier function is known as the stratum corneum and its outermost layer is the epidermis. It looks much like a wall built out of bricks (known as the corneocytes – composed…

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WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR HEAD & HEART CANNOT AGREE

Your head strongly insists on taking the job. Running the marathon. Leaving the relationship. But your heart… well, your vehemently disagrees. Have you been tied up in the limbo of your head and heart? Paralysed by indecision because you don’t know what’s right?     The heart whispers but when it does, the message is…

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