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TUESDAY TALKING TOOLS… KINDNESS… AND TURNING SOCIAL MEDIA OFF FOR A WHILE!

This morning I woke up and before I got out of bed I made the mistake of taking a quick look on Facebook as I had some notifications. There were so many posts steeped in passive aggression and lacking kindness. So much judgement and little empathy. What happened to understanding we are all individuals, we all are making decisions based on our own experiences, fears and struggles. Be kind always. …and the kindest thing I did for myself today was hit “unfollow” and switch social media off for a while. Always makes a positive difference. Have a lovely day ❤️

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ARE YOU READY TO ACCEPT YOURSELF AGAIN?

  TUESDAY TALKING TOOLS… ACCEPTANCE OF WHO WE ARE… This picture of my 15 year old self popped up the other day and it made me quite reflective… and grateful GHDs were finally invented! 😅😂I wondered what advice I would give to my 15 year old self…I wondered if I should warn her that within 2 years life would be filled with anxiety and panic attacks but there were so many tools she could call upon. I wondered how I could encourage her not to change for anyone. To continue to be her true authentic self as she is awesome just as she is. I wondered if I should make her realise weird is good. It makes her unique. I...

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TUESDAY TALKING TOOLS… ONE TOOLS ALWAYS LEADS TO ANOTHER…

I was super lucky and very grateful to receive an Apple Watch for my birthday. I know that it brings a few cons (it’s another thing I need to remember to switch off at times) yet after just a few weeks I am also realising quite a few benefits especially on my physical health and emotional well-being….🚶 It’s encouraging me to walk… and talk more. 💥 I set a goal a few weeks ago that I would like to hit at least 10k steps per day. This watch keeps me posted on progress. At 7pm last night I hadn’t quite met that goal so I went for a spontaneous walk. That actually led me to walk another 5k. 📱 On...

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WHAT DO YOU NEED TO ACCEPT ABOUT YOURSELF TODAY?

YOU ARE UNIQUE AND IT IS WONDERFUL. Thomas is 7 years old and last weekend we spent at least 9 hours together in the car driving to and from our happy place. This led to some great conversations, including a chat about his eye and the little dark line he has... his coloboma. This is a very rare eye condition that occurs in one in 10,000 births. It is a gap in part of the eyes structure. It can have zero impact on eyesight yet for some can be the root cause for blindness. Fortunately, as far as we know Thomas’ eyesight has not and will not been impacted by this. I remember when Swifty (husband) spotted the extra dark line...

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“SELF-LOVE IS KEY TO HEALING”

This week on the Solihull Radio ‘The Wellness Wednesday Show’ I chatted to Claire Jones, founder of the Self Love Salon. Claire has been a hairdresser for 20 years and launched the salon to combine her passions of hair, wellbeing and sustainability. Claire has written a wellbeing diary soon to be published and also has created a self-love salon community to help others on their journey to feel beautiful inside and out.Listen on demand via this link https://www.solihullradio.com/on-demand/episode/2ae66f27/the-wellness-wednesday-show-050521

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