Womens Empowerment

Launching a Women's Network

Dr. Donna Connor | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Tech
Dr. Donna Connor

I'm really hopeful that as we, and others, continue to build these networks we can create coaches and mentors that will bring through the next generation of budding young scientists and engineers

Morning Coffee

Corinna Halloran | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

Despite a less than comfortable life down below, we're all pretty excited for the next couple of days. Around 2100 tonight we're due to reach the top of Sumatra (finally!) and begin our journey through the Malacca Straits. The Malacca Straits are like a busy marine highway and we have a narrow path to scoot through, which also includes fishing boats and shallow waters.

Seven Positivity Hacks For a Genuinely Happy 2015

Annie Ashdown | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

It's such a waste of time and energy to focus on what is going wrong and what you don't have. Remember: if you pay attention to something, it grows. You need to send your attention to where you want it to go and starve your negative thoughts until they die.

The Life of Pi

Corinna Halloran | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

As we sail together across the largest Bay in the world, it is very apparent that no sea is too big to cross and no mountain is too tall to climb--our sense of adventure and our communal love for racing are at the heart of our story.

What Women Can Learn From Going 'Wild'

Bridget Harrison | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Bridget Harrison

What is it like to wake up alone on the other side of the world, with only your sense of self for company? What kind of confidence do you gain from meeting strangers, perhaps those who don't even speak your language, but still finding a common ground and a joke to share?

Gybe-Off

Corinna Halloran | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Corinna Halloran

It's been all eyes on the horizon for the last six days. For some of the boats, such as Team Brunel, Dongfeng, and Azzam, it's been like this the whole race since Alicante. However for us, in all honesty, it feels somewhat new.

Enough Is Enough: Why Too Much Motivational 'Stuff' Is Not Good For Your Career or Business Development

Carol Stewart | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Carol Stewart

You have to get to the root cause of what is holding you back. You could spend millions chasing your dreams but unless you deal with the root cause, you will be making someone else richer whilst you stay the same.

The Next Chapter

Corinna Halloran | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

And so it begins again! Yesterday, Team SCA, plus five other sailboats, set off for the 4,600 mile race to Sanya, China, in leg three of the Volvo Ocean Race. It was a day of mixed emotions including excitement, stress, happiness, and a twinge of sadness...

We Have Arrived

Corinna Halloran | Posted 21.12.2014 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

It's a very interesting time here in Abu Dhabi as we break down the leg. The important thing to remember is that this is all a time for the benefit of the team and the race as a whole. So, watch out, Team SCA is coming back on 3 January with a fighting vengeance as we navigate our way through tricky seas to Sanya, China!

Sticking Together

Corinna Halloran | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

If you've watched any of the Volvo Ocean Race video content (you can find a bunch of ours on the Team SCA website), you'd most likely gather that out here it's 100% carnage 100% of the time. However, this can be a bit deceptive as generally, especially in the last few days, for us it's been far from carnage.

Life at an Angle

Corinna Halloran | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

Life on board is finally beginning to look "normal" again. For the last four days (although it feels like more!) we've been living a flat life. Cooking, changing, sleeping, and eating were all incredibly easy. Yes, it's been excruciatingly hot so life hasn't been that easy, but you are easily spoiled by flat water, no wind conditions.

Boiling Point

Corinna Halloran | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

Despite the sunshine and no wind, it's pretty 'extreme' out here as you attempt to stay healthy in these extreme conditions. Nonetheless, it is vital to stay at 100% as you need your body to be a machine to help get the boat through.

Three Ways to Plan an Empowering Birth

Natasha Batsford | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Batsford

A few weekends ago I was having coffee with a friend. We have a lot in common, not least of which is that we are both caesarean section mamas grieving the loss of the birth we deserved. "I'm thinking about siblings" she said, "do you think it's worth trying for a VBAC?" It was a simple question; but the weight of it hung between us, sodden with emotion.

Multiple Pathways to a Woman's Orgasm

Kathy C. Maupin MD | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kathy C. Maupin MD

It was years ago that Dr. Komisaruk and Nurse PhD, Beverly Whipple, found the neurologic pathways by which women are able to orgasm. These discoveries gave women the "right" to talk about the different ways they could climax, and validate their experiences scientifically. How can it be that a "true" scientific study, such as the one cited by the London Daily Mail, could be so wrong?

Warning

Corinna Halloran | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

Warning: life out here is not for the faint hearted. I'm not going to sugar-coat it: the last few days have been tough - really tough. I'm shocked I have kept my food down, but only with the help of medicine and choosing my editing time wisely--others have not been as lucky

Drop These Four Words and Set Yourself Free

Magdalena Glistak | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Magdalena Glistak

When I got to my 30s, I grasped what were the most dangerous words that had been incorporated into my vocabulary.Realising that has set me free. Free from the invisible bondage that was limiting me and preventing the inner light from shining through.

Sloppiness Is a Gender Issue

Tony Crabbe | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Crabbe

I work with a leader who is sloppy: a bit disorganised, he forgets things and at times drops the ball. He is also extremely successful and admired. The thing is, his sloppiness is interpreted (accurately) as big thinking and creativity. It occurs to me that I don't know any women in senior positions who are also sloppy and successful; that bothers me.

'Women Fashion Power' Exhibition at Design Museum Does Not Always Get Balance Right

Victoria Sadler | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

The Design Museum's new exhibition Women Fashion Power examines how female fashion has changed in line with emancipation and showcases examples of how powerful women have used fashion to define and enhance their position in the world. But by including the word 'power' in their exhibition title, I can't help but feel the Museum has set itself up for a fall.

Sibling Rivalry

Corinna Halloran | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

As Team SCA settle into life on land in Cape Town, and make the most of spending precious 'down time' with family and loved ones, one of the crew has discovered that there's nothing like a bit of sibling rivalry to keep her fearlessly fighting off the competition!

How Getting Naked Really Did Make Me Feel Empowered

Sheila Hageman | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sheila Hageman

Over the years since I left the adult industry, I have hidden my body away. I covered up. I got more conservative as befits a mother, or so I thought. And I lost some of my sense of self. I lost some sense of myself as a beautiful, sexual woman. I lost connection to a certain part of myself.

Incredible!

Corinna Halloran | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

If we had to sum Leg 1 up in a single word, it would be 'incredible'. In the 27 days between Alicante and Cape Town we really did see a bit of everything. There were good days and bad days; it was up and down, windy and light, sunny and raining. A true test of our abilities as a team, and an amazing way to begin this epic journey.

Seven Reasons Why Some People Will Never Succeed

Annie Ashdown | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

There are no short cuts to any place worth going. Making changes that are tangible come from yourself. Ask yourself this: 'Am I on the right route to get to where I want to be or am I aimlessly wandering around, stuck because it's safe and familiar?' Do you have a strategy for your life? Do you know the rules of the game and have a map, a plan and a timeline?

Live Fearless

Corinna Halloran | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

After a very exciting end to the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race, Team SCA has finally docked in Cape Town for some much needed 'down time'.

The Age Race - Be Fabulous at Any Age

Tobi Olujinmi | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tobi Olujinmi

The idea of getting older and entering a whole new decade can be daunting when the focus is on attempting to adhere to social standards determined by age. However, when we do away with the sets of lists and various expectations, which are age dependent, we are able to embrace where we are and look forward to where we are going.

Fat Isn't Funny - When Two Become One

Lynne Parker | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lynne Parker

I have not done this quickly either and the project is very much ongoing. Four months or thereabouts in, the benefits of being more like my former trim self are beginning to become apparent. Along with the jeans a plethora of other favourite garments banished to the nether regions of my wardrobe are now reinstated for everyday wear.