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Swimming turned my health around. Don’t close down an essential service. October 16, 2020 - The closure of swimming pools in the latest lockdown is a short-sighted move on the nation's wellbeing.
A lined page of a notepad, with shorthand outlines on it How to pass 100wpm shorthand October 2, 2020 - Level up your shorthand practice with these tips.
A notepad is on a wooden table and has a pen resting on top of it. On the pages there are lots of shorthand notes. On the left hand side of the photo is the corner of the shorthand exercise book. On teaching myself shorthand September 30, 2020 - A dawning realisation hit me earlier this year: I'd never passed my shorthand exam.
To all the lockdowns I could’ve known before June 16, 2020 - This series of short vignettes are re-imaginings of what lockdown could have looked like in my previous homes, in other times.
Image by Content Pixie on Unsplash Could work-related chronic pain be our next big health problem? June 3, 2020 - A survey on working at home through lockdown could be foreshadowing a huge problem for our desk-based workforce.
Why Taika Waititi’s Oscars rant was no joke February 14, 2020 - Why is his anecdote of suffering from work-related chronic pain being labelled as “hilarious”?
What swimming has taught me about freelancing January 31, 2020 - Staring up at the ceiling while trying to quieten my mind after a rough week, it dawned on me that freelancing is a lot like swimming.
Woman rolling dough Why there’s no shame in a second job October 23, 2019 - Working a second job to support your career doesn't mean you've failed, it's a sign of resilience.
Woman wearing headphones and using mobile phone The best podcasts for freelance writers September 19, 2019 - Headphones at the ready - these are the podcasts I love listening to as a freelance writer
Women laughing Learning to love networking as a freelance journalist May 17, 2019 - Unless you're an extrovert, I'm pretty sure the idea of networking sends a lot of people somewhere on the spectrum of panic. But last night, that all changed.