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Women Rising

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Women across the world rose in solidarity once more this International Women’s Day. This year the UN Women’s theme is ‘Empowering women, Empowering Humanity’. Improving health, education, work and peace in women’s lives benefits families, organisations and nations. This month, March 2015, marks twenty years since the first Beijing Women’s Conference and its global Declaration for Action. The…

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Dancing Diva

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Dreams of dancing filled my childhood as pictures of ballerinas cluttered my walls.  In a large family there was no time for indulgences such as lessons.  But when a school friend and her grandmother took me to see Margot Fonteyn and Rudolph Nureyev dance Giselle in 1964, I was entranced.  Standing my stocky ground, I finally convinced my…

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Sweet Dreams

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Sweet dreams are made of ….. what? Even Annie Lennox of the Eurhythmics wasn’t quite sure. Although her comment that ‘everybody’s looking for something’ may hold some clues, according to the latest take on Freudian dream theory from South African neuropsychologist, Professor Mark Solms. He was drawing on new neuroscientific research about the function of dreams.I heard Professor…

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