See Me Roar, Watch me Crumble

The Ice Maiden – that was my nickname in years gone by, given to me by ambulance staff attending the Emergency department  (ED) I worked in near Liverpool (UK.)  I was clearly a dichotomy; as to most (not all) of the junior staff I was “one of the nice ones”. The Ice maiden (also wolf…

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Momstipation

  Momstipation: noun: ‘A frustrating and often painful stalling of career options following the birth of children’ Symptoms include: Financial hardship, loss of confidence, deskilling, questioning of self worth. Career stagnation, underutilisation of experienced and skilled work force. Loss of an estimated $25billion in GDP. (The Gratton Institute 2014) Causes include: Difficulty in translation of…

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