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A Busy Woman’s Guide To Housewarming Gifts

A Busy Woman’s Guide To Housewarming Gifts

Your good friend just moved into her new apartment and you’re excited to see her new place! However, with work piling up in the office and the new yoga class you just joined, you simply do not have time to go window shopping for the perfect housewarming gift for her.

But, no fear! Picking a housewarming gift does not have to be as stressful as you think. With that, we have prepared a quick guide for you, especially befitting

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Career Tips & Travel Hacks For The Modern, Urban Busy Corporate Professional

Career Tips & Travel Hacks For The Modern, Urban Busy Corporate Professional

We often hear things like women who tries to voice out are viewed as alpha, aggressive; while women who don't voice out are asked to speak up. Having lived in UK, USA, India and now Singapore, The Busy Woman Project speaks to #girlboss Francesca Leighton, Senior Director of Sales - South East Asia & India at Nike, the leading athletic sports brand, with a male-dominated work environment.

What are some career tips when dealing with challenging situations? Do they differ

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Adaptogens: Let Food Be Thy Medicine. Fight Stress!

Adaptogens: Let Food Be Thy Medicine. Fight Stress!

For those that subscribe to the philosophy of "let food be thy medicine"; healing plants a.k.a. Adaptogens, help balance, restore and protect the body by increasing the body's resistance to stress and normalising the individual's physiological functions.

Read on to find out more about this elite-class of nootropics that can help your body cope with stress - bringing your body back into a balanced, healthy, optimized state.

These non-toxic herbs and roots have been used for centuries in

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Who has heard of Marie Kondo? Tidying, Decluttering and Breaking Free with the KonMari Method™

Who has heard of Marie Kondo? Tidying, Decluttering and Breaking Free with the KonMari Method™

Fear, anxiety, resistance and sometimes guilt/shame creeps up when faced with understanding limiting barriers and the task of tidying.

There is a profound relationship between material possession and the state of mind. Our internal states and attitudes may be reflected upon the attachment to possessions and the way we treat them.

Take a moment to look at your clutter. How do they hold you back from progressing towards your goals? How do they reflect your inner and outer world?

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Mindful Living and Living Your Truth with Actress, TV Host, Producer - Elizabeth Lazan, Singapore / LA

Mindful Living and Living Your Truth with Actress, TV Host, Producer - Elizabeth Lazan, Singapore / LA

Actress. TV Host. Producer. This talented multi-hyphenate Elizabeth Lazan, a FLY Entertainment Artiste, comes from an Italian/Chinese background. Bilingual and trained in basic Shaolin Kung Fu & Muay Thai Boxing, you can currently find this fit, global personality working on stage and screen in Singapore. Elizabeth graduated from The William Esper Studio (NYC) and has been working between Asia and the US since.

What are you busy with?

I just finished filming a guest role for a new Toggle

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[EVENT] Almost Bionic: Harnessing Technology & Mindful Living for Your Well-Being @ 1880 Singapore

[EVENT] Almost Bionic: Harnessing Technology & Mindful Living for Your Well-Being @ 1880 Singapore

The pace of life is quickening by the minute. Is it possible to continue working and living in the fast lane without compromising on your personal well-being? How do you make smart technology choices instead of being swept away by its relentless waves?

Learn about the latest technology, fitness, and mindful living & wellness hacks to add to your arsenal. Make your own hours and rules as you discern what works to help enhance your existing lifestyle.

Singapore, 30th August

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The Summer Guide: Get the Looks, Moves and Explore Hong Kong's Best Beaches & Junks, by our very own Beach Babe

The Summer Guide: Get the Looks, Moves and Explore Hong Kong's Best Beaches & Junks, by our very own Beach Babe

We all know the daily hustle can be exhausting and the worst part of it all, thinking about work after hours happens more often then we'd like to admit! Bringing too much work home can quickly get us down, make us anxious, sleep-deprived and just not someone fun to be around.

There’s nothing better than taking time to invest in yourself, show yourself some self-love and recharge on the weekends - especially during summertime! Here are some tips on

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Striking It Out With Serial Entrepreneur - Claudia Sondakh, Plentyfull Singapore

Striking It Out With Serial Entrepreneur - Claudia Sondakh, Plentyfull Singapore

With a passion for fresh food and conscious dining, the daughter of Indonesian businessman Peter Sondakh of the Rajawali Corporation, Claudia Sondakh is a powerhouse living on her own terms! The founder and owner of Plentyfull has created a dining concept in Singapore that presents healthy and flavourful dishes for the Asian palate.

Transiting from the Fashion industry to Food & Beverage (F&B), as well as stepping beyond her father's success, we speak to Claudia on courage and

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#teambusywoman shares: Self-Worth & Unlearning Limiting Beliefs - by Sisters in their Teens and 20s

#teambusywoman shares: Self-Worth & Unlearning Limiting Beliefs - by Sisters in their Teens and 20s

We all face different challenges at different life stages. Moving to a new city, being more self-aware, embarking on a career change...So how does one's mindset and beliefs determine the course of actions we take and how one reacts to the curveballs in life?

We hear from #teambusywoman Divya and Divina Samtani, sisters at very different stages of life, as they share an honest account on their own self-liming beliefs.

They've shone the light on their own - will

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Local Healthy Food Meal Delivery for the Busy Woman in Singapore

Local Healthy Food Meal Delivery for the Busy Woman in Singapore

Aside from fuelling our daily hustle, good nutrition - what we put in our bodies - is key to our health and energy levels! So what's a busy woman to do when there is simply not enough time to cook? (Or, if we're being 100% honest, not everyone enjoys cooking.)

Apart from clicking on the 'Healthy Food' category on Deliveroo, Food Panda, Honestbee, what are some other meal preparation & meal planning services that are customisable according to your everyday

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In Need of a Retreat? What to Lookout For in Your Next Escapade

In Need of a Retreat? What to Lookout For in Your Next Escapade

Like hustling at work non-stop isn't enough, you come home to a sink full of dishes and a mountain of laundry to be done. Your friends don't call you busy bee for nothing!

If you’re feeling frazzled and not quite sure where your mood will take you next, then it might be time for a retreat. While many feel that they aren’t skilled enough to go on a yoga retreat or that a wellness retreat is an indulgence

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Asian Female Olympic Weightlifting Gold Medalist? BELIEVE. ft. Sopita Tanasan & Her Strength Coach

Asian Female Olympic Weightlifting Gold Medalist? BELIEVE. ft. Sopita Tanasan & Her Strength Coach

2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro - she competed at the 48kg weight class and won gold. A 92kg snatch and a 108kg clean & jerk, totalling a whopping 200 kilograms!

Meet Sopita Tanasan, a Thai weightlifting athlete and her coach Brett Taylor - The Busy Woman Project Expert and Thailand's National Team Strength & Conditioning Coach.

Hear how meditation plays a big part in Sopita's practice when faced with stress and how this power duo work together to

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WTH is... Leaky Gut Syndrome? Is It Causing Your Bloating?

WTH is... Leaky Gut Syndrome? Is It Causing Your Bloating?

Sounds gross? Sounds like an uncontrollable release of waste matter from our nether region? Well, though it definitely isn't that, it is not any better either!

A condition that is not typically diagnosed, Leaky Gut Syndrome refers to the "permeability" of our small intestines. As the lining of the small intestine becomes damaged, toxic waste products and bacteria "leak" through the intestines and enter the blood stream - this can cause an autoimmune response in the body including inflammatory and

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Have A Difficult Problem? Understand The Root Cause with 5 Whys Approach - used by Toyota Motor

Have A Difficult Problem? Understand The Root Cause with 5 Whys Approach - used by Toyota Motor

Why are you stuck? What's holding you back? Do you have a tough problem to solve - in your career or at home? Is there a hurdle that you can't seem to overcome no matter how hard you try? Maybe it's making a presentation at work? Or maybe you're looking to date, but just can't seem to put yourself out there?

"Ask 'why' five times about every matter." - Taiichi Ohno, Former Executive Vice President of Toyota Motor Corporation

With

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Picks of the Week: Why We Owe It To Ourselves To Spend Quiet Time Alone Every Day // Different Ways of Thinking — That Aren't All About Positivity

Picks of the Week: Why We Owe It To Ourselves To Spend Quiet Time Alone Every Day // Different Ways of Thinking — That Aren't All About Positivity

This week's collection of readings from around the world, influencing our mindset, growth, health, well-being, lifestyle and community.

MINDSET: 5 Different Ways of Thinking — That Aren't All About Positivity

You think: I’m not happy where I am, but I don’t know what to do next. What to think instead: What have the past 12 months taught you?...To kick-start this, focus on the positive and what can you dial up — a new hobby that came into your life?

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#teambusywomanshares: Going solo, the best way to travel?

#teambusywomanshares: Going solo, the best way to travel?

There she goes (solo) again. You've heard this before - the amazing, life-changing stories created when your fellow globe-trotter girlfriends travelled alone; how empowering and transformative it was...and, the freedom!

We got our #teambusywoman community member Peiling to share with us her experiences, as well as some tips on how to get over the fear factor and travel alone for the first time!

I have been travelling solo for many trips now. It’s one of the most liberating

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Sisu - The Finnish Secret to Courage, Stoic Determination & Resilience

Sisu - The Finnish Secret to Courage, Stoic Determination & Resilience

Who's familiar with the Danish concept - Hygge; Swedish way of moderation - Lagom; how about this Finnish concept - Sisu? We speak to Anna Ratala, Head of Slush Singapore on this guiding principle to many Finns. This trait of grit & tenacity not only shaped the fate of the nation during the Winter War; it also continues to penetrate the locals' daily lives.

Of course, we had to ask Anna for some tips to discovering this inner strength and

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Nutrition For New Mothers - Eating Happy

Nutrition For New Mothers - Eating Happy

Eating healthy and well is key for the everyday busy woman; but what about the new mommas managing on 3 hour sleep cycles, who need to ensure they are getting the right nutrition for both themselves and their baby?

Without a doubt, the priority for every new new mom is to make sure she feels happy and capable.

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Everything else - caring for her baby, making healthy food choices, managing a realistic sleep routine and having (somewhat steady) energy -

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Get Fit In Time For Your Wedding Day...And Stay Sane!

Get Fit In Time For Your Wedding Day...And Stay Sane!

Everyone wants to look good, feel good and significant occasions can give us that extra push to want to present our best selves to the world! Especially so if the photos and videos from walking down the aisle will be passed down from generation to generation.

Now let's be clear, we're all for body positivity and firmly believe that every woman (and man) should be confident in their own skin. But if one could relinquish ANY remaining self-esteem issues, and

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Cramps? Moody? Anxious? Working With Your Hormonal Cycle and Tracking Your Period

Cramps? Moody? Anxious? Working With Your Hormonal Cycle and Tracking Your Period

The levels of our hormones changes with each menstrual phase. Many of us have rather negative relationships with our period; often relating the cycle to PMS - mood swings, fatigue, breast tenderness, bloating, food & sugar cravings - and inconvenience during the time of the month.

Growing up with cramps and pain was (and perhaps, still is) taken to be normal. Ingesting pain killers, old advice to not drink 'cooling' stuff , herbs from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Medical Certificate leave

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