“Stay at home, Mum”: Nadine’s Story – on opting out of a career path & valuing a mother’s presence

Work-Life Balance Profile #16: Nadine* You can listen to the episode of ‘A Fine Balance – The Podcast’ based on this blog entry by clicking here. Introduction to Nadine’s Profile Writing a blog about how differently individuals strike a balance between “work” and “life” has brought me into contact with many working mothers from acrossContinue reading ““Stay at home, Mum”: Nadine’s Story – on opting out of a career path & valuing a mother’s presence”

Soli’s Story – “Sunny-Side Up, Please”: Self-Care for Caring Professionals, Finding Balance in Mid-Life & Staying Positive When the Course of Motherhood Doesn’t Run Smooth

Work-Life Balance Profile #7 – Soli Lazarus I grew up in a family of teachers; my late grandfather was a retired Headmaster, my mum was a primary school teacher, and my brother undertook his teacher training qualification while we were both still living at home. So I know first hand how much work, and role modelling, takes placeContinue reading “Soli’s Story – “Sunny-Side Up, Please”: Self-Care for Caring Professionals, Finding Balance in Mid-Life & Staying Positive When the Course of Motherhood Doesn’t Run Smooth”

Lockdown 2.0: The Next Chapter

Stuck at home during the first Coronavirus lockdown, I noticed that many of the podcasts and articles I enjoyed listening to and reading mostly covered stories of people celebrated for their impressive accomplishments and accolades. It started to get under my skin that this was a narrow representation of success. What about those people whoContinue reading “Lockdown 2.0: The Next Chapter”

Tahmid’s Story – Ethnic minority beginnings, burnout and career change

Work-Life Balance Profile #4 – Tahmid Chowdhury It seems serendipitous that my latest Work-Life Balance Profile should be ready for posting today, at the tail end of National Inclusion Week 2020. In it, Tahmid Chowdhury touches on how coming from an ethnic minority background has influenced his work/life choices. He also talks openly about hisContinue reading “Tahmid’s Story – Ethnic minority beginnings, burnout and career change”