2nd guest speaker talk this week For Mental Health Week The topic is Body Image and Social Media For BNP Paribas Leasing Basingstoke

2nd guest speaker talk this week
For 
Mental Health Week 
The topic is
Body Image and Social Media 
For BNP Paribas Leasing Basingstoke.
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I love doing these speaker talks for organisations or schools.
If I can inspire or change the mindset even of just a small percentage of my audience it's all worth while.
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I want both women and men to aspire to be their unique best selves, to not aspire to be like the images that they perceive to be the reality on Instagram social media posts.
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I'm wearing:
A current season £29.00 Zara dress.
I replaced the plastic red belt it came with, with a Gucci one.  I like to mix affordable High street with occasional Designer accessories.
Orange ballet shoes Zara past season.
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@bnppleasing

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I love doing these speaker talks for organisations or schools.
If I can inspire or change the mindset even of just a small percentage of my audience it’s all worth while.
.
I want both women and men to aspire to be their unique best selves, to not aspire to be like the images that they perceive to be the reality on Instagram social media posts.
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I’m wearing:
A current season £29.00 Zara dress.
I replaced the plastic red belt it came with, with a Gucci one. I like to mix affordable High street with occasional Designer accessories.
Orange ballet shoes Zara past season.
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@bnppleasing

My wardrobe is eclectic and comprised of clothes bought randomly over many years

My wardrobe is eclectic and comprised of clothes bought randomly over many years.
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How I chose to wear the mix of clothes each day depends on my mood.
Sometimes it's a baby pink day. 
It's whatever makes me feel good.
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The moment I look at my choice of outfit and put it on, if it doesn't fill me with joy, then it's off with it straight away and a different outfit chosen. 
It doesn't have to be expensive, designer or even special.

But each outfit always has to flatter and fit my body shape and colouring.
Make me feel good the moment I put it on.
And 
Most importantly...
Love what I see in the mirror as a whole
with no judgement or critique of my body.
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No one is perfect.
Imperfections are what make me and you unique and special.
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Next week is mental health week 
And I will be discussing positive body image
In three public speaking engagements.
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How I chose to wear the mix of clothes each day depends on my mood.
Sometimes it’s a baby pink day.
It’s whatever makes me feel good.
.
The moment I look at my choice of outfit and put it on, if it doesn’t fill me with joy, then it’s off with it straight away and a different outfit chosen.
It doesn’t have to be expensive, designer or even special.

But each outfit always has to flatter and fit my body shape and colouring.
Make me feel good the moment I put it on.
And
Most importantly…
Love what I see in the mirror as a whole
with no judgement or critique of my body.
.
No one is perfect.
Imperfections are what make me and you unique and special.
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Next week is mental health week
And I will be discussing positive body image
In three public speaking engagements.
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With the brilliant Bryony Gordon after her open, honest and funny talk in the first of a series of ” Live Well” inspirational talks at the Hurlingham club

With the brilliant Bryony Gordon after her open, honest and funny talk  in the first of a series of " Live Well" inspirational talks at the Hurlingham club.
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Loved Bryony and her no filter approach to life and being true and authentic to who she is.
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That "we should all be kinder to ourselves"
And "We should say NO more often" 
Were two of Bryony's thoughts that resonated most with me. .
Most women are so self-critical and often feel they are not enough. But they are and should allow themselves to be who they are. 
That is why Bryony's Instagram is always real and never filtered and so is mine too- hopefully to inspire women of all ages.
Never to try to be something they are not. 
Be individual and unique.
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Great to meet you Bryony and have a chat at the end. .
I really enjoyed listening to you talking spontaneously with no prompts, with your energy and joie de vivre and how you now embrace life sober and grab it by the balls.
 @bryonygordon .
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@hurlinghamvenue

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Loved Bryony and her no filter approach to life and being true and authentic to who she is.
.
That “we should all be kinder to ourselves”
And “We should say NO more often”
Were two of Bryony’s thoughts that resonated most with me. .
Most women are so self-critical and often feel they are not enough. But they are and should allow themselves to be who they are.
That is why Bryony’s Instagram is always real and never filtered and so is mine too- hopefully to inspire women of all ages.
Never to try to be something they are not.
Be individual and unique.
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Great to meet you Bryony and have a chat at the end. .
I really enjoyed listening to you talking spontaneously with no prompts, with your energy and joie de vivre and how you now embrace life sober and grab it by the balls.
@bryonygordon .
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@hurlinghamvenue

Sometimes you have to step outside your comfort zone

Sometimes you have to step outside your comfort zone. Today I did.
I like to practice what I preach....
as they say:
"Walk the walk and talk the talk".
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Now age 64 I am priviliged to be part of an upcoming ad campaign featuring real women.
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Launching February 2019.
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Watch this space.
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Thank you @janine_witherspoon mua for such a lovely natural make-up.
Today I did.
I like to practice what I preach….
as they say:
“Walk the walk and talk the talk”.
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Now age 64 I am priviliged to be part of an upcoming ad campaign featuring real women.
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Launching February 2019.
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Watch this space.
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Thank you @janine_witherspoon mua for such a lovely natural make-up.

School talk today Royal Russell School, Croydon, Surrey @royal_russell To 100 pupils in year 12

School talk today 
Royal Russell School, Croydon, Surrey
@royal_russell 
To 100 pupils in year 12.
Boys and girls age 16/17.
On Body image and confidence.
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Realised that my jacket is coordinating with the school colours! 
Btw my jacket is from Zara 2017 .
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Boys and girls age 16/17.
On Body image and confidence.
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Realised that my jacket is coordinating with the school colours!
Btw my jacket is from Zara 2017 .
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@schsgdst After my Body Image and Confidence school talk to 500 girls age 11-17 this morning at Streatham & Clapham High school for girls

@schsgdst 
After my Body Image and Confidence school talk to 500 girls age 11-17 this morning at Streatham & Clapham High school for girls.
With the deputy headmistress and head of pastoral care Gillian Cross.
What a welcoming and inspirational school for young women who would like to make their future individual mark on the world. .
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With the deputy headmistress and head of pastoral care Gillian Cross.
What a welcoming and inspirational school for young women who would like to make their future individual mark on the world. .
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