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New Year – New You? How to keep up with your new year resolutions past the month of January

It’s a familiar pattern isn’t it? We start the New Year with the best of intentions and all sorts of plans, ideas and goals, most of which fall by the wayside before we even get to Valentine’s Day! Here are some tips to help you keep your levels of motivation high and your goals more achievable; Don’t be too ambitious! David Allen said; “You can do anything, but not everything”. If you have a whole list of resolutions or goals, take three of them at a time and work on them first. Breaking your list down will stop you from becoming overwhelmed. Write your goals down. Researchers from Harvard Business School found that writing goals down was one of the key actions of successful people. A written intention represents a commitment on your part to achieve the goal, and this gives you more power and determination. Strive for balance- Try to have a mix of resolutions or new things you want to implement. Often it can be all about work or health, but it’s better …

The Last Word: Yeliz Ertam, owner of Therapy

Hi I’m Yeliz. My first experience of East Dulwich was when I joined Therapy as a work experience girl. My journey at Therapy grew almost every year, from salon assistant to now the owner for the past year! How long have you lived in the area? I live in Peckham, however for the past 12 years I’ve worked in East Dulwich on Melbourne Grove, so this feels like home to me. I spend more time in Dulwich than Peckham and it’s not so far, which is always handy. I spend most of my time here! What brought you here? My work placement when I was 14 brought me to the purple shop tucked away from the high street. I like to call it the hidden gem, Therapy on Melbourne Grove, and since then I haven’t gone anywhere else and I believe I don’t have any plans to move anywhere any time soon. What has changed most during that time? Quite a lot has changed since I’ve been in this area, there are a lot of …

The Dulwich Charity lunch raised a fabulous £1,941 for Link Age Southwark.

The lunch, now in its 16th year, is held every December and is a fantastic way for local business men and women to meet up and get in to the festive spirit. This year the lunch was held at The Palmerston, who kindly closed the pub for the event. Over 58 local business men and women got together and had a great Christmas party. The organisers enjoyed great support from local businesses who donated prizes for the raffle and came along and enjoyed the day. A big thank you to: AA Graphics, Acorn Estates, Alcander Limited, Amanda Greatorex, Around Dulwich, Around Orpington, Aquarius Golf Club, Cafe G, The Clipper, Daisylets and Sales, Darren Littler Mortgages, Dolce Vita Catering, Glazer Delmar, Gymboree,Healthy Habits, Helen Jermyn Photography, House of Colour, House of Tippler, The Illusioneer, Inspiring Change Coaching Limited, James Barber, Jane Lyons, Little Blue Fish Web Design, MAC Support, Marcus Bishop Accountants, Martin Lea Photograpy, The Palmerston, Patrick Myers Photography, Pro Beauty Clinic, Property In, Push Studios, SE Magazines, SE22 Piano School, Satoria Lab, Suzanne James …

Become a Beanstalk reading hero in 2018 and help ensure no child is left behind

Could you help transform the prospects for a child through the power of books and stories? Literacy charity Beanstalk has launched a new campaign for 2018 to highlight the extraordinary difference members of the community in London can make by volunteering in primary schools to support children who struggle with reading. The work Beanstalk’s ‘reading heroes’ carry out will improve the lives of children that need extra help to prevent them from falling behind at school and to bring enjoyment into reading. For over 40 years Beanstalk has recruited, trained and supported reading helpers in primary schools to provide one-to-one support where it is crucially needed. Many children across London still leave primary school not having met the expected standards of reading which can lead to all sorts of problems in later life. By working with children who have either fallen behind with their reading, lack confidence, or struggle with their fluency or comprehension, Beanstalk’s reading helpers can make a significant difference to their future prospects. Their one-to-one sessions twice a week with the children …

Around Dulwich: January news

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a happy and peaceful break. After a month of over-indulgence, it is quite a relief to know that I do not have to look at another mince pie for the next 11 months. The tin of Quality Street has been recycled (ok, both of them) and the wine fridge has been well and truly emptied! Over the next few days, I plan to slowly wean myself off the Christmas music, dismantle the tree and retire the tinsel back up to the loft. After a month of excess, I could not feel more ready for January to come. Although, this doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy all the festivities at the time. The East Dulwich Christmas Cracker certainly got everyone in the festive spirit with an exciting array of entertainment from local bands, choirs and performance groups, exclusive offers from local traders, a wonderfully seasonal North Cross Road market and the return of the Children’s Christmas Treasure Hunt. The Dulwich Charity Lunch in aid of Link Age Southwark was …