When you’re feeling low and dark Winter nights are closing in, and you’re craving not those good healthy complex carbs like vegetables and pulses, but the unhealthy white simple carbs, such as white bread, potatoes, chips, pasta, cakes, pastries and biscuits

When you're feeling low and dark Winter nights are closing in,
and you're craving not those good healthy complex carbs like vegetables and pulses, but the unhealthy white simple carbs,  such as white bread, potatoes, chips, pasta, cakes, pastries and biscuits ....
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Then keeping a healthy gut is super-important when you may not be feeding your gut with the best food choices.
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Probiotics are live bacteria found in fermented foods. Fermented foods and probiotics are proven to help gut health which in turn create your overall healthy body and mind.
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These include Kefir which is fermented milk and Sauerkraut which is fermented cabbage.
Symprove is also a probiotic.
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Then keeping a healthy gut is super-important when you may not be feeding your gut with the best food choices.
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Probiotics are live bacteria found in fermented foods. Fermented foods and probiotics are proven to help gut health which in turn create your overall healthy body and mind.
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These include Kefir which is fermented milk and Sauerkraut which is fermented cabbage.
Symprove is also a probiotic.
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Happiness

Happiness.
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I help my 121 clients to be the best versions of themselves they can be.  But that doesn't mean they have to look perfect, live a perfect life or have a perfect relationship to be happy.
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Happiness is a state of mind that is ever changing.  It's defined by the ups and downs in your life that create your happy moments. .
So for your happiness, don't compare and wish that you can achieve/ have what you see on others' Instagram posts. Your own happiness will be from your own life achievements and personal goals however small. .
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I help my 121 clients to be the best versions of themselves they can be. But that doesn’t mean they have to look perfect, live a perfect life or have a perfect relationship to be happy.
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Happiness is a state of mind that is ever changing. It’s defined by the ups and downs in your life that create your happy moments. .
So for your happiness, don’t compare and wish that you can achieve/ have what you see on others’ Instagram posts. Your own happiness will be from your own life achievements and personal goals however small. .
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This post on eating disorders ( thank you to @jayeazoff ) has many of the thoughts that I include in my UK school talks to kids ranging from age 7-17 and also their parents

This post on eating disorders ( thank you to @jayeazoff ) has many of the thoughts that I include in my UK school talks to kids ranging from age 7-17 and also their parents.
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My talks include social media-the positives and negatives, body image, comparison anxieties, bullying and exclusion, mental health and all issues to do with feeling good about yourself. .
I  was a celebrity stylist for over 30 years and now work with private and corporate clients with lifestyle, image and life change and have seen how the relationship with food and eating habits can affect people's lives, their mental health and well-being. .
I took a nutrition degree over the last few years to add to my expertise and knowledge of how to help my clients with a healthy balanced lifestyle. 
I want my clients to be the best versions of themselves they can be. .
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My talks include social media-the positives and negatives, body image, comparison anxieties, bullying and exclusion, mental health and all issues to do with feeling good about yourself. .
I was a celebrity stylist for over 30 years and now work with private and corporate clients with lifestyle, image and life change and have seen how the relationship with food and eating habits can affect people’s lives, their mental health and well-being. .
I took a nutrition degree over the last few years to add to my expertise and knowledge of how to help my clients with a healthy balanced lifestyle.
I want my clients to be the best versions of themselves they can be. .
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@channel4 TV’s “Bang on Budget” video clip showing one of my recent interior design and styling client kitchen projects as inspo

@channel4 TV's "Bang on Budget" video clip showing one of my recent interior design and styling client kitchen projects as inspo. .
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As seen in Mail on Sunday YOU Magazine

As seen in Mail on Sunday YOU Magazine. "21st Century problems? There's a mentor for that....."
Modern living may be throwing up dilemmas we've never faced before-but theres a new breed of therapist rising to the challenge. And they're just a click away.
The Confidence Coach...That's me..
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It's free to message or call me for an initial phone chat to see if I can help you to become the best version of you that you can be. .
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@youmagsocial @rory_photo
“21st Century problems? There’s a mentor for that…..”
Modern living may be throwing up dilemmas we’ve never faced before-but theres a new breed of therapist rising to the challenge. And they’re just a click away.
The Confidence Coach…That’s me..
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It’s free to message or call me for an initial phone chat to see if I can help you to become the best version of you that you can be. .
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@youmagsocial @rory_photo

Blonde again! with my wonderful very pregnant colourist

Blonde again! with my wonderful very pregnant colourist. 
Hoping that the baby doesn't come early!  @chanelnott 
As we get older the creamy tones of blonde hair are so important as hair colour should compliment, brighten and enhance your facial skin tones. .
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@chelseagreensalon

Hoping that the baby doesn’t come early! @chanelnott
As we get older the creamy tones of blonde hair are so important as hair colour should compliment, brighten and enhance your facial skin tones. .
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@chelseagreensalon

A selection of my favourite makeup brushes and products from @primark

A selection of my favourite makeup brushes and products from @primark.beauty .

I was browsing in Primark Oxford st and checked out their new beauty products which apparently have had a recent significent financial investment. 
I was really impressed with their makeup brushes which I then bought for a transgender MTF client so she could experiment with her newly learnt makeup application techiques, taught by me, with these brilliant inexpensive makeup tools.

The brush prices ranged from £1-£2.50 and were excellent in both texture and balance between softness and firmness for application and blending away.

The key to a good make application is blending and blending away. 
Its not all about countouring as seen in so many airbrushed insta MUA posts. 
It's so important to be able to blend away,  especially for a trans girl who may still be covering her remaining beard growth during her laser/electrolysis/hormone treatments with layers of concealer products,  foundation and powdering to set.

However blending away is important for all girls whether it's eyeshadow, foundation, concealer or blusher.
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The brushes shown here include double ended brushes:
Angled eyebrow brush
Eyeshadow and concealer brush
Apply and blend brush 
Foundation and concealer brush
Powder and finish brush 
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Blender sponge
Mattifying powder
And an artist palette of eyeshadows.

Great makeup tools for starting out.
Total £29! ( i doubled up on some of the brushes for my client)
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I was browsing in Primark Oxford st and checked out their new beauty products which apparently have had a recent significent financial investment.
I was really impressed with their makeup brushes which I then bought for a transgender MTF client so she could experiment with her newly learnt makeup application techiques, taught by me, with these brilliant inexpensive makeup tools.

The brush prices ranged from £1-£2.50 and were excellent in both texture and balance between softness and firmness for application and blending away.

The key to a good make application is blending and blending away.
Its not all about countouring as seen in so many airbrushed insta MUA posts.
It’s so important to be able to blend away, especially for a trans girl who may still be covering her remaining beard growth during her laser/electrolysis/hormone treatments with layers of concealer products, foundation and powdering to set.

However blending away is important for all girls whether it’s eyeshadow, foundation, concealer or blusher.
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The brushes shown here include double ended brushes:
Angled eyebrow brush
Eyeshadow and concealer brush
Apply and blend brush
Foundation and concealer brush
Powder and finish brush
And
Blender sponge
Mattifying powder
And an artist palette of eyeshadows.

Great makeup tools for starting out.
Total £29! ( i doubled up on some of the brushes for my client)
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Loving my July haircut with @andyatagency Thank you xx

Loving my July haircut with @andyatagency Thank you xx.

My last haircut till September. My hairdresser Andy's client sitting next to me at the salon said she had dress envy. So sharing with you that my white lace dress came from Zara last summer and was on sale too. 
Btw I've always found that for both myself and often for my lady clients age 60plus shorter haircuts that frame the face, often at jawline length, can act as an instant facelift helping us look 10 years younger.
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My last haircut till September. My hairdresser Andy’s client sitting next to me at the salon said she had dress envy. So sharing with you that my white lace dress came from Zara last summer and was on sale too.
Btw I’ve always found that for both myself and often for my lady clients age 60plus shorter haircuts that frame the face, often at jawline length, can act as an instant facelift helping us look 10 years younger.
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My healthy version of the ” full English” breakfast

My healthy version of the " full English" breakfast.

Complex carbs take longer to digest than simple carbs helping you to feel fuller longer with less blood sugar spikes keeping your energy levels constant. Especially when you got up to work at 5.30am and feel like you've had a whole day by midday! 
2 organic eggs (protein) fried in Waitrose bought organic butter, ( good fats) organic multigrain and wholewheat bread ( complex carbs) from the local bakery.
Streaky Duchy of Cornwall free range bacon ( protein)
Wilted spinach ( great spurce of iron)
Avocado (oddly it's a fruit and is also full of good fats )
Some fat in your diet is good for you and also helps you feel fuller longer. .
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#,lifestyle

Complex carbs take longer to digest than simple carbs helping you to feel fuller longer with less blood sugar spikes keeping your energy levels constant. Especially when you got up to work at 5.30am and feel like you’ve had a whole day by midday!
2 organic eggs (protein) fried in Waitrose bought organic butter, ( good fats) organic multigrain and wholewheat bread ( complex carbs) from the local bakery.
Streaky Duchy of Cornwall free range bacon ( protein)
Wilted spinach ( great spurce of iron)
Avocado (oddly it’s a fruit and is also full of good fats )
Some fat in your diet is good for you and also helps you feel fuller longer. .
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#,lifestyle