What do you do when a colleague ostracises you?


Are you:
• Left out of meetings or important email threads?
• Overlooked for a committee position?
• Ignored when making suggestions?

According to this article there might be an explanation – maybe you’re not the only one getting the cold shoulder; maybe it’s because of your position on the totem pole. The thing is not to assume and seek social support within your organisation.

How do you do that?

• Find out who else might be experiencing the same issues and talk to them – this might provide clarity about the real reason
• Find people who value your contributions and spend more time with them
• Pursue positive social interactions as they’ll help you repair your self-worth and confidence in your organisation

Read the full article here

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Weekly Wrapup

We’re already neck deep in the weekend, and in the words of Winnie the Pooh, mine started with ‘a smallish nap or two’ after which I dragged myself and three helpers to the farmers market to buy fresh produce. I’m always overjoyed by the savings I find at the markets plus I love the atmosphere.  

To wrap up the week, here are my top 5 finds curated for you because I know you’ll find them super useful.


Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Cake with Whipped Ganache – by Vanilla And Bean

Vegan fudgy, dark chocolate cake goodness that even non-vegans will die for. Find the recipe on Vanilla and Bean


The trick for reading a book a week

Reading nonfiction books is one of the most expedient ways to remain engaged with the newest trends and thinking in your field. However, this is a big challenge in an already overloaded schedule. This Harvard Business Review article provides some tricks for reading a book a week while in a cramped schedule and being actively engaged with the material in a way that allows your mind to retain a great deal of information.


How Startups Can Be Empowerment Tools for Women

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image credit: shutterstock

This article from Entrepreneur discusses how start-ups are bridging the gender gap at the CEO executive level. 


Real-Life Solutions for Tiny Kitchens by Better Homes & Gardens

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image credit: bhg

Small kitchen cramping your style? Don’t allow this! Check out this article from BHG on how to creatively make a small kitchen function like a big one and set yourself free. 


Homework Help – Managing It With Multiple Kids by Planning With Kids

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Are you snowed down or simply overwhelmed with managing homework in a busy schedule with multiple kids? This article from Planning with Kids has excellent practical ideas which you will find useful.