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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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YOUR WORKPLACE WELLNESS WORKSHOPS

Earlier this year I delivered a Your Workplace Wellness Workshop for UK Flooring Direct @uk_flooring_direct I am delighted they have invited me back to share even more insight and tools from My Wellness Toolbox with the team later in May, as part of the company’s Wellbeing Month. Click here to find out more about Your Workplace Wellness Workshops  #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek #WellbeingMonth #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth #BreakTheStigma #Wellbeing #MentalHealthAwareness #MentalHealth #WellbeingAtWork #mentalhealthatwork

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“I am so proud I didn’t believe the lies that anxiety fed me“

This was me 7 years ago. Only a couple of weeks away from giving birth to my first baby. We had no idea what I was having. I was apprehensive like most parents to be yet also very excited. It hadn’t always been that way.Just one year earlier I didn’t even know if I should ever have children. I didn’t think I would ever be good enough. Years before Anxiety had been quite clever at convincing me I would fail. That fear had grown in me over several years and had got quite stuck. Friends, even strangers, would ask “So, when do you think you’ll have children”... “Will you be next?” ...a huge lump of fear would spring up in...

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FRIDAY FEELS LIKE... DISCONNECTING!

YOUR WELLNESS TOOLBOX DAY 92 / 365 FRIDAY FEELS LIKE... DISCONNECTING! I know, I know... I’m always rattling on about the importance of connecting, picking up your phone and connecting with friends and family. I’m not replacing any of that, this is about also connecting with YOU.Sometimes we need to take time to put the phone down, stop the scrolling, disconnect from our external world and spend time reconnecting with ourselves. For many this can be an uncomfortable thing to do. We are so used to spinning plates, running on auto-pilot fuelled by adrenaline, chasing our tails, ignoring our own needs... pushing our emotions further down. So today I encourage you, even it’s for 5 minutes, to disconnect from your...

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