Three steps to stop self-sabotage

Make a decision today not to be ruled by your inner saboteur any longer. Use these three simple steps to overcome internal resistance to change and break the cycle of self-sabotage for good. Take the leap and soar into the unknown. 1- Become aware of your inner saboteur Tune in to what’s going on in …

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8 tips for protecting bees

1 PUT UP NESTING BOXES Homes for solitary bees, such as the leafcutter bee that nibbles the edges of rose leaves, can be made from wood or small logs (for instructions on making, siting and aftercare, see foxleas.com). Honeybee nesting boxes (not hives for honey collection) designed to help conserve wild bees populations are available …

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How to write your novel: top tips

Love writing but feel daunted by the thought of writing a full-length book? Writers who have lived the dream share their top tips. From Stephanie Lam… Finishing your first draft • Keep going until you reach the end. Don’t go back and revise, however tempted you may feel. You’ll get bogged down in perfecting that …

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Origins of common expressions

Many of the expressions we use in everyday conversation have fascinating origins. Breathe looks into just a few… To give the cold shoulder Meaning: To make someone feel unwelcome Origin: In Medieval times, the host would offer a cold piece of meat from the shoulder of mutton to his guest to let him know it …

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