Suzi Dixon

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Is It January Yet? In My Head, Yes...

(0) Comments | Posted 21 December 2014 | (12:38)

It has been said that depression is dwelling on the past, while anxiety is worrying about the future. But it's hard not to worry about the future when the whole world seems to be on fast-forward. Easter eggs in shops in February; Christmas tunes on the tannoy since October; now,...

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Spending Christmas Alone? You're Not Alone

(0) Comments | Posted 16 December 2014 | (11:57)

I'm quite full of Christmas cheer this year, compared to how I've been in the past. I've accepted that panic buying crowds make me, well, panic so I'm avoiding the high street; I've accepted that money is tighter than in recent years so I bought all my presents in November;...

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Christmas Time Beside the Seaside

(0) Comments | Posted 23 November 2014 | (12:36)

Think of Santa, think of the seaside? Most people don't! But Bournemouth residents (buoyed by the council's ambitious plans) enjoy winter as much as our scorching summer, with tonnes of Christmas fun for kids of all ages.

This will be my fourth Christmas back in town and I'm usually a...

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An Open Letter to Rob Kardashian

(0) Comments | Posted 6 November 2014 | (18:56)

Dear Rob,

I, like you, gain weight when I'm depressed. I comfort eat. I comfort drink (alcohol). I crave carbs. I loathe exercise.

I spent more time in the dark than outside in the light in 2014.

But, one thing I've learnt from two or three 'down days' in my...

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Do What You Love, Love What You Do

(0) Comments | Posted 8 October 2014 | (15:17)

The latest tragedy in formula 1 - Jules Bianchi's horrific crash - has made me think - why do people do this? Why do people go to work somewhere that can harm, heal, or kill?

The answer is - because you can't not. If you love what you do, you...

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Is the Night-Life No Life for a Lady?

(1) Comments | Posted 27 September 2014 | (18:42)

As ladies across the land check their make-up, lash-on their lashes, shoe-on their highest heels and head out for a Saturday night, stop and think - what are you actually going out for?

I get asked a lot why I still go to nightclubs even though I'm 35 and attached....

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Working Is Good for Your Wellbeing

(0) Comments | Posted 16 September 2014 | (11:47)

It comes as no surprise to me to read the annual report from Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies that states more must be done to help keep people with mental illnesses gainfully employed. The 70 million working days lost to mental illness last year cost £70-£100billion to...

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We Need More Digital Angels

(0) Comments | Posted 28 August 2014 | (13:40)

While the Electoral Reform Society despair at the ever-expanding House of Lords, I am delighted at the addition of seven new female peers. David Cameron is bringing young, tech-friendly women into the House of Lords; they have been dubbed Dave's Digital Angels in some parts.

This can only encourage young,...

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Tough Love? A Guide to Controlled Crying for Babies and Frazzled Mums

(0) Comments | Posted 22 January 2013 | (07:30)

Controlled crying? Self-soothing? No, we're not talking about the best way to handle 'Blue Monday' - moreover how frazzled parents can best get a good night's sleep.

Research by American psychologists, published earlier this month, studied the sleep patterns of 1,200 children from birth to three years. Marsha Weinraub, professor...

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How to Get a Proposal in 10 Days

(0) Comments | Posted 17 December 2012 | (12:32)

December is the peak month for wedding proposals and women across the country will be undoubtedly shaking any jewellery-shaped presents under the tree for a clue. But it is a fine tightrope to tread between being a hopeless romantic and being overly pushy. So how to you secure that proposal...

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Beautiful Bournemouth

(1) Comments | Posted 29 November 2012 | (13:15)

Don't let winter keep you away from our marvelous seaside town. There is lots to keep the tourist and locals happy in the milder months and December, in particular, is the ideal time to get swept away by the unique atmosphere of Bournemouth.

Suzi Dixon, who runs,...

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Top Tips for a Winter Getaway

(0) Comments | Posted 27 November 2012 | (16:18)

Are you a winter sun hunter or a ski thrill seeker? If you think you can't afford your annual winter break, I may be able to help you cut costs.

The great getaway sales are on and there are some excellent deals to be had. Top locations for warm weather...

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Could You Handle a Three-Day Wedding?

(0) Comments | Posted 22 November 2012 | (12:30)

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel certainly don't do things by halves. Their Italian wedding turned into a three-day extravaganza at the beautiful Borgo Egnazia resort last month, leading to a debate over whether a one-day weekend is enough for 2013 brides.

"We have noticed a rise certainly in extended wedding...

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