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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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Taking that Leap Of Faith with Jasmine Chong, Founder of Yoga Lab, Singapore

Taking that Leap Of Faith with Jasmine Chong, Founder of Yoga Lab, Singapore

With over 100K followers on her social media and 4 yoga studio locations across Singapore, plus a new barre studio - Barre Lab, this beautiful & vibrant #fitspo yogi and entrepreneur shares with us what drove her to leave her finance career - pushing past any limiting beliefs and taking that leap of faith to pursue her passion for yoga and wellness.

In conversation with Jasmine Chong - founder of Yoga Lab & Barre Lab; home to an amazing team

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As a modern Superwoman, do you need supplements?

As a modern Superwoman, do you need supplements?

We live in the era of the rise of the “SUPERWOMAN", where "superhumans" and doing it all are being praised and applauded.

The role of a woman has extended far beyond the kitchen. Women today, are now capable of having demanding, high flying careers while fulfilling the roles of a mother and a wife at the same time.

Let’s not forget that stay-home mothers may even be working twice as hard due to the increased pressure from society for

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Mindset: 5 Movers & Shakers on Self-Limiting Beliefs and Reaching Your Goals

Mindset: 5 Movers & Shakers on Self-Limiting Beliefs and Reaching Your Goals

Do you tend to second guess yourself? Or perhaps, hold yourself back from amazing opportunities because of self-doubt and that inner demon telling you that "you're not good enough"?

Age. Fear of failure. Guilt. Shame. Societal & family pressures.

We are firm believers that we create our own destiny. Lady luck may favor you with chances and open up pathways for you; but if you never take that leap of faith (or that little step, really) and get one foot

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Fear, Breathe, Heal with Ana - Founder of Forrest Yoga

Fear, Breathe, Heal with Ana - Founder of Forrest Yoga

When was the last time you honored your inner self amidst the fast-paced society we live in - largely driven by noise, speed, fear of missing out (FOMO) and perhaps, an artificial urgency of the digitally connected world.

Are you aware of the triggers that cause you to react in a certain, emotional way? Or are you masking your problems & pain by packing your busy schedules? We speak with the Founder of Forrest Yoga, Ana on little steps to

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#teambusywomanshares: How Do You Deal With Stress?

#teambusywomanshares: How Do You Deal With Stress?

On 9th June 2018, we celebrate Global Wellness Day (GWD). The purpose of this social project? To ask ourselves the question even if only for one day, “How can I live a healthier and better life?”

One of the main aims of GWD is to be free from the stress of everyday city life and bad habits. Busy women of all ages and lifestyles manage a gazillion things everyday, and stress is inescapable. We all know that daily stress, if

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Wiring Your Brain For Success: How to Overcome Limiting Beliefs & Tackle the Subconscious Mind

Wiring Your Brain For Success: How to Overcome Limiting Beliefs & Tackle the Subconscious Mind

What’s the subconscious mind anyways?

The function of your subconscious mind is to store and retrieve data…and, more, importantly to keep you safe.

Our subconscious mind is the program that’s always running in the background. Shaped from a young age through childhood and past experiences, many of these programs can contain beliefs that are disempowering (“I’ll never be good enough”), self-sabotaging (“I don’t deserve to be happy”) and limiting (“I’m too old, it’s

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WTH is...Sexual Wellness? Does Size Always Matter?

WTH is...Sexual Wellness? Does Size Always Matter?

SEX. INTIMACY. Awkward? ...Shame? Sexual Wellness is an important & normal part of everyday wellness - your health & wellbeing. Yet, conversations around this still remains taboo!

We speak with former consultant turned Sexual Wellness Advocate and Sex & Relationship Counselor + TEDx Speaker Erin - ...because sex, sexual wellness, love, intimacy, relationships impact our physical, emotional, self and relational happiness 🙏🏽.

Read on and let's explore the conversation together, shall we?

female anatomy

What is sexual wellness to you?

First, I want to

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In Conversation with Kayla Itsines - Top Global Fitness Influencer, with 9.6 million Instagram Followers

In Conversation with Kayla Itsines - Top Global Fitness Influencer, with 9.6 million Instagram Followers

Who is this fitness phenomenon who rose from being a personal trainer to stardom by leveraging on social media to build her brand and the largest female fitness community?

  • She's 26.
  • Born & lives in Adelaide, Australia.
  • The personality & face behind Bikini Body Guides (BBG); developed alongside her fiancé Tobi Pearce.
  • BBG includes 28-min workouts & nutrition plans - available online.
  • Has multiple hashtags with over 2m posts each, and lots of transformation before-after photos #bbg #kaylasarmy #bbgcommunity.
  • Created
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The Hype Over Meatless Monday

The Hype Over Meatless Monday

A plant-based diet is purported to lower cholesterol, reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure and certain cancers. Even the Duchess of Sussex, Meaghan Markle has shared that she sticks to a vegan diet on weekdays to upkeep her health and fitness.

Along with predominantly religious practices found in Asia, especially in countries like Thailand and India; other aspirations like wanting to live more consciously and reduce an individual’s carbon footprint, as well as taking a stand

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I Want To Break Free - developing your self-awareness & letting go of what's not yours.

I Want To Break Free - developing your self-awareness & letting go of what's not yours.

‘Comfort zone’ (noun): a place or situation where one feels safe or at ease and without stress.

Wait, doesn’t that sound perfect? Safety and no stress – aren't those what most of us strive for?! Why then, does comfort zone have such a bad rep?

As already shared by The Busy Woman Project Expert Brett, when it comes to training, stepping out of your comfort zone is your highway route to peak performance (and hence, peak results). But, going beyond

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