Karen Baker (Street Articles Author)
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My history is chequered - well more of a plaid! - and I am happiest pulling the threads of experience and reweaving them. My writing is usually quite personal. I live in the UK and have been a university lecturer (business and marketing) and a training consultant. The latter position required extensive writing activities as the team was responsible for writing courses around a given brief. Latterly I qualified as a homoeopath and ran my own practice for several years.

What it is to Be A Real Individual
Some people have the courage to be truly themselves. In this day and age there is an emphasis on ' being yourself' yet observation tells its own story. Most who assert their so-called independance and individuality find themselves - also-rans - running with the herd, all slaves to the tyrannies…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Creativity   Jan 18, 2012  
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Blocks to Happiness - Find the Golden Nugget Of Joy
If we are all gifted with inner joy, logic dictates it must be waiting, buried, behind the shadow. The deep emotional shadow which reflects a lifetime of negative thinking - and we're all prone to that! - actually deprives us of our birthright. We have a right to joy and…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Happiness   Jan 09, 2012  
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The Futility Of Guilt - Why it Should Be Banished
There are broadly two kinds of guilt trip. The one taken after felonious acts, when the lives of others are seriously and negatively affected and the petty guilt trip which is non-productive and injurious to the self. How often have you heard people admitting to feeling guilty about a sharp…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Happiness   Jan 02, 2012  
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Lend Me Your Ear - the Art Of Listening
True conversation is a two way process that engages the art of listening. Apparently now a lost art, lstening just doesn't enter into a lot of agendas. The result? - no dialogue, just two parallel monologues from which nobody gains because no listening is involved. Believing that if you can't…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Happiness   Jan 01, 2012  
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The Value Of Confusion
Clear, incisive thinking is invigorating and leads to decisive action which can move mountains. When it happens, that feeling of invincibility carries us forward and we claim it for our modus operandi forever and a day. Never again to plumb the depths of muddled thinking and indecision! Never again to…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Happiness   Dec 31, 2011  
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Harness Your Creativity - And Fly
Before you read the main article here, try this puzzle. There is only one solution and you will find it towards the end. The puzzle: take six match sticks and arrange them to make four equilateral triangles (equilateral meaning sides of equal length). There's a possibility you've already come across…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Creativity   Dec 29, 2011  
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Happiness Cannot be Bought
The purpose of advertising is to alert the populace to the existance of products and where to buy them. It is important to remember that advertisers, wishing to maximise sales and profits are inclined to offer enticements and promises beyond their remit. "We're not selling a product, we're selling a…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Happiness   Dec 29, 2011  
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Giving A Speech? Avoid the Pit - Manage Your Fear Of Public Speaking
Public speaking is something some of us get to do some of the time, while many have to do it all the time. The one shared link – part timer with veteran - is that flurry of fear before the performance. Actors - quite famous ones – maintain that the…
By:  in  Writing and Speaking  >  Public Speaking   Dec 19, 2011  
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Long Live Grammatical Correctness (an Apostrophal Rant)
Assailed, once again, by a plague of apostrophes, like locusts, over the fruit and veg in yet another market, I despair. The humble apostrophe - so ill-used - hits back in the only way it can. Amid a sea of bean's, potatoe's, apple's etc, it becomes a burr under my…
By:  in  Writing and Speaking  >  Writing   Dec 16, 2011  
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A Stitch In Time? - Knit for Health
I missed out, to a certain extent, on the swinging sixties ... the sex, the drugs, most of the rock and roll (in spite of a crush on Paul McCartney). Most of that passed me by - but then in 1967 I was only ten. Yet, occupied for the decade…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Emotional Freedom Technique   Dec 16, 2011  
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