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26th February

Hello!

A big welcome if you are new to my newsletters!

It's the end of February! The spring bulbs in my garden are giving me my daily dose of happiness and joy. The season of new growth is here. My husband and I have big plans to create an English cottage style garden this year. How about you? Do you like planting? Have you tried growing something from seed? I spend most of my work breaks around my plants and seedlings.

Quote for the week: “There is only one success- to be able to spend your life in your own way.”- Christopher Morley

What does success look like to you? When can you say out loud that you have reached that point? Everyone has their own definition of success. It could mean financial security or having impacted lives or winning an award. Ask yourself what is success to you? Has it changed over time? What led to that change?

Book I'm currently reading: A More Beautiful Question by Warren Berger

Podcast recommendation: How To Show Up And Do The Work (Even When You Don't Feel Like It) with Seth Godin on The Marie Forleo Podcast. Watch it here.

In this podcast he talks about what stops us from achieving our potential, being authentic, tackling imposter syndrome and so much more! Seth says, “Creativity is an action, not a feeling. Your work is too important to be left to how you feel today.”

Book recommendation: ReWork by by David Heinemeier Hansson and Jason Fried

This book was recommended to me around 2 years back and it is one of the best books I have read. The straightforward language, short sections and relatable text make it a must-read for any aspiring entrepreneur. It is a minimalist manifesto that's profoundly practical. In a world where we all keep getting asked to do more with less, the authors show us how to do less and create more

Healthcare News in the UK: About 31,000 women in London are being offered "do-it-at-home" tests to check for early warnings of cervical cancer, as part of an NHS trial. It has been reported that women avoid cervical cancer checks due to embarrasment or cultural barriers. This trial will look into the practicality, efficiacy, efficiency and acceptability of home screening.

This is a big step as even with limited screening, around 3,200 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in the UK each year. That’s more than 8 cases diagnosed every day!

I hope and pray that we continue to develop home based preventative care and interventions. We need to remember that though Covid has killed millions in a year, there are hundreds of other conditions that take more lives across the world!

That's all for today. Hope you have an energising and restful weekend! See you next Friday!

Anjali



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