Taking the leap: moving from a stable job to starting your own business

Leaving secure work to start up your own business is probably one of the scariest career moves you can make. There are no guarantees when it comes to going out on your own… but if you’re well prepared, you can build an exciting, prosperous career.

How physical exercise can improve your work and your life

You don’t have to be an elite professional athlete to reap the benefits of sport and physical exercise. The simple act of moving your body – in whatever way you are able to do so – does wonders for your mental wellbeing, your productivity, and your mood.

Guts

I grew my hair out all summer so that I could wear it up in a high and slightly off-centre ponytail. Gone was my chin-length bob that framed my round child face, that I was sure made me look chubby. I wasn’t chubby — easy to see that now — but a steady campaign of taunting had made me believe I was. I thought that being fat was the worst thing I could possibly be.

The road to race day: Preparing for your first running event

Competing in a race is fantastic: the thrill of being amongst a big group of other runners, the fun of running somewhere you normally wouldn’t be able to, the advantage of being timed in a race environment, and the high of crossing that finish line. But there are a few steps before you can get there.