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BBC Radio London with Salma and Lionheart

BBC Radio London with Salma and Lionheart.
22.30pm Thursday night.
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Chatting about how the perceptions of the perfect body and young women's positive body image has been dramatically and adversely affected with the advent of social media, especially over the last 10 years. . 
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Back in the day - in the 1970s, the decade in which my novel "Secrets in the Dark" is set - young women would have scrutinised their bodyshapes in the mirror, wishing they could have been slimmer, taller or even bigger breasted - looking more like their favourite model or pop star - and addressed their issues with a dramatic diet or some slimming pills. 

They never had the pressure of negative online peer judgement and the skewed perceptions of online reality versus real life,  causing comparison anxiety, unrealistic ideals of perfection and mental health issues. 



@bbcradiolondon
@palamedespr



@salmaandlionheart

22.30pm Thursday night.
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Chatting about how the perceptions of the perfect body and young women’s positive body image has been dramatically and adversely affected with the advent of social media, especially over the last 10 years. .
.
Back in the day – in the 1970s, the decade in which my novel “Secrets in the Dark” is set – young women would have scrutinised their bodyshapes in the mirror, wishing they could have been slimmer, taller or even bigger breasted – looking more like their favourite model or pop star – and addressed their issues with a dramatic diet or some slimming pills.

They never had the pressure of negative online peer judgement and the skewed perceptions of online reality versus real life, causing comparison anxiety, unrealistic ideals of perfection and mental health issues.

@bbcradiolondon
@palamedespr

@salmaandlionheart

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Sunday’s daily walk – finally wearing jeans, not leggings – and with clean hair too

One day each week wearing normal clothes seems to help mental wellness and even brings a tiny bit of the old normal back again into your life – even briefly.

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These are my video clip edits of the sights and sounds of mother nature that have helped my mental wellness and brought me joy over this last week of my morning walks

I haven’t added any commentary or music as the sounds of the birds and water were so lovely.

Enjoy

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#tbt How strange it seems now that being in the middle of a crowd in a field at an IoW music festival was the normal

Our new normal changes daily.

We have to be positive and live in the moment – not looking further ahead than tomorrow, creating our new normal with at least one planned activity a day to look forward to – apart from your one daily walk/exercise outdoors.

You could make time to:
Phone or video chat to someone living on their own.
Make a cake – however bad.
Try an online fitness class.
Have a dance in the kitchen
Get dressed
or just do a meditation.
It gives a purpose and structure to the day.and helps your mental wellness.
Stay safe and well

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Helping others at no charge during all our #coronaisolation – especially those who live on their own

Please message me here if you would like to talk to me on anything. I may do some ‘Instalives’ soon.
Please do share this post.

@keeping_fulham_afloat

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I always post an in-salon selfie when my hair is looking its post-haircut best.

I always post an in-salon selfie when my hair is looking its post-haircut best.  However this time the pic ended up accidentally being a video   as @andysmith_stylist hijacked the phone.
Lucy the westie x bichon wanted to be included. .
A great haircut makes you feel good and can renew self-confidence, self-esteem and positivity.
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@misslucy_lou
I always post an in-salon selfie when my hair is looking its post-haircut best. However this time the pic ended up accidentally being a video as @andysmith_stylist hijacked the phone.
Lucy the westie x bichon wanted to be included. .
A great haircut makes you feel good and can renew self-confidence, self-esteem and positivity.
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@misslucy_lou

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Thrilled No more publicly visible likes on Instagram now.

Thrilled  
No more publicly visible likes on Instagram now.
Finally a move towards helping mental health and comparison anxiety especially for teens.
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Be yourself
Don't compare 
Don't base your self-worth on others' online perceptions of you.
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Thrilled
No more publicly visible likes on Instagram now.
Finally a move towards helping mental health and comparison anxiety especially for teens.
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Be yourself
Don’t compare
Don’t base your self-worth on others’ online perceptions of you.
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Wednesday was National kindness day. . Do you know what's really going on in people's lives? Your friends? Your family?

Wednesday was National kindness day.
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Do you know what's really going on in people's lives?  Your friends? Your family? Your neighbours? Those you follow on social media? 
Would you like to know if your friends or family are ok?
Do you ask? 
Are you interested? .
Is what you see posted on Instagram the reality? Or is it an edited or filtered version of their reality? 
The version they prefer you to see and maybe you choose to believe.
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Do you believe everything you see? 
What is real and what is not? 
Do you compare? 
Does it give you comparison anxiety? 
Do you think you are not as successful, pretty, slim, rich, fit, popular as those you follow? .
Remember, nothing is ever as it seems.
Just as in @hotpatooties new book that I'm currently reading.  The story is so true. .
Every single one of us has stuff going on in our lives that we may or may not want to discuss. 
But it's always nice to be asked.
You can always say thank you and everything is ok. Or no it's not. And know someone is always there to listen to you.
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So reach out.
Be kind and understanding.
And never judge a book by its cover. 
You may be surprised at what lies inside. .
Btw- the photo is of myself and my son and daughter. .
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Wednesday was National kindness day.
.
Do you know what’s really going on in people’s lives? Your friends? Your family? Your neighbours? Those you follow on social media?
Would you like to know if your friends or family are ok?
Do you ask?
Are you interested? .
Is what you see posted on Instagram the reality? Or is it an edited or filtered version of their reality?
The version they prefer you to see and maybe you choose to believe.
.
Do you believe everything you see?
What is real and what is not?
Do you compare?
Does it give you comparison anxiety?
Do you think you are not as successful, pretty, slim, rich, fit, popular as those you follow? .
Remember, nothing is ever as it seems.
Just as in @hotpatooties new book that I’m currently reading. The story is so true. .
Every single one of us has stuff going on in our lives that we may or may not want to discuss.
But it’s always nice to be asked.
You can always say thank you and everything is ok. Or no it’s not. And know someone is always there to listen to you.
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So reach out.
Be kind and understanding.
And never judge a book by its cover.
You may be surprised at what lies inside. .
Btw- the photo is of myself and my son and daughter. .
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#nationalfitnessday. Age 64. . Its important to stay flexible as you grow older. . Not necessarily as flexible as myself

Age 64.
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Its important to stay flexible as you grow older.
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Not necessarily as flexible as myself as I have hyper-mobility which is not a good thing so I have to be careful to not over-stretch.
Especially as I had a hip resurface ( like Andy Murray) a few years ago.
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However exercising, stretching and moving every day, even if its just a 20 min dog walk will make a difference to your body, how you feel and also your mental health.
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Age 64.
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Its important to stay flexible as you grow older.
.
Not necessarily as flexible as myself as I have hyper-mobility which is not a good thing so I have to be careful to not over-stretch.
Especially as I had a hip resurface ( like Andy Murray) a few years ago.
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However exercising, stretching and moving every day, even if its just a 20 min dog walk will make a difference to your body, how you feel and also your mental health.
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