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A raw vegan experience


A few weeks ago, Team UNITED (so, just me) took up a raw vegan challenge – basically five days of eating in line with a raw vegan lifestyle. According to the internet, “raw veganism” is also sometimes referred to as “absolutely awful”, which we found to be more accurate.

The back-story is that when it comes to food and nutrition, about the only things I am confident in are broccoli and water. Everything else seems to be the most amazing thing ever, and dangerous, at the same time depending on who is telling the story. With this in mind, for …

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The difference between communication and message exchange

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I must confess to being one of those emailer’s that starts most emails with a greeting of some description and some manner of corresponding well-wishes, e.g. “Hi wife, I hope you have enjoyed our time together as a married couple”, before getting into the crux of the message (which usually ends with “…it was like that when I found it”). In a professional environment though, I have been part of many discussions about how to best communicate with colleagues, and on numerous occasions been advised that not only are pleasantries unnecessary, but are inefficient as the “hello, hope you are …

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