Monday

Monday. .
Good morning.
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Forward with strength and positive mindset.
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Good morning.
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Forward with strength and positive mindset.
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Happy Chinese New Year 2019!

Happy Chinese New Year 2019! .
Gung hay phat choy! .
Looking forward.
Never back.
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May all your wishes and aspirations for this year come true.
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Gung hay phat choy! .
Looking forward.
Never back.
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May all your wishes and aspirations for this year come true.
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Sunday’s thought for the day

Sunday's thought for the day.
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On social media and especially on Instagram "Likes" can = Acceptance and self-worth to many on here.
Be like Tom and be your own person. 
Be unique.
Don't compare yourself.
Your individuality is what makes you special.
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On social media and especially on Instagram “Likes” can = Acceptance and self-worth to many on here.
Be like Tom and be your own person.
Be unique.
Don’t compare yourself.
Your individuality is what makes you special.
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Sometimes when you’ve been ill in bed with the worst flu for 5 days, then getting dressed in a vibrant colour and venturing out into the world and meeting friends just for a couple of hours can be the best recovery tonic medicine

Sometimes when you've been ill in bed with the worst flu for 5 days,
then getting dressed in a vibrant colour and venturing out into the world and meeting friends just for a couple of hours can be the best recovery tonic medicine.
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The mind is a powerful tool. .
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The mind is a powerful tool. .
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Hairloss and thinning hair can be devastating and demoralising to women of all ages

I’d forgotten that I’d been a Schwarzkopf brand ambassador a few years ago for their hair loss product myself so this is a short clip of me from their ad campaign back in the day.
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I am posting about hairloss today as one of my young women clients was very concerned at the amount of hair she was losing.
I did a lot of research and consulted a trichologist with her. One in London I can highly recommend if you need one esp as she looked at the person holistically. She was reassuring and super-helpful.
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Here are some suggestions to help prevent further hair loss.
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Never brush or use a tangle teaser when hair is wet as it is more elastic when wet and can stretch and break off more easily.
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Never pull hair back tightly with thin hair elastic bands, always softer thicker ties and loosely.
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Use natural shampoos and conditioners, .
Use as little direct heat( dryers, tongs, straightening irons) as possible.
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Don’t massage the scalp where there is hairloss, it will make it worse not better.
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If colouring try to use natural hair colour products, if bleaching ask your colourist for the lowest possible peroxide % in the mix
And never let your colourist over colour or overlap the colour each time. Leave as long as possible between appts to allow for root regrowth.
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Hair loss can happen at any age post pregnancy, menopause, at times of severe stress or trauma (and of course with chemo). Also from lack of iron (anaemia) lack of vit D, over- exercising, underactive thyroid, lack of vit B , autoimmune disease, dramatic weightloss, PCOS and hormonal inbalances.
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Please have a full blood test to check if you do have vitamin or mineral deficiences and you can then supplement. If possible include a hormone check too.

Remember the mind is a powerful tool and positivity is key.
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Age is just a number!

Age is just a number!
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Here is my 96 year old auntie,
me age 64, 
and @misslucy_lou The Westie x Bichon dog. .
Women of all ages can still be naturally beautiful, with no filters applied to enhance or manipulate.
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Beauty comes from within and shines out when you're happy in your own skin, together with confidence, positivity and positive body language. .
Being fake isn't beautiful.
Being real is. 
Be the best you can be in your real life.
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Love yourself and believe you are worth it.
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Embrace all life has to offer and grab it with both hands and be grateful for everything you have. My 96 year old auntie does and is the funniest and most irreverent person I know.
And she still likes to dress stylishly and glamorously whenever she goes out, always with makeup and definitely lipstick.
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Here is my 96 year old auntie,
me age 64,
and @misslucy_lou The Westie x Bichon dog. .
Women of all ages can still be naturally beautiful, with no filters applied to enhance or manipulate.
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Beauty comes from within and shines out when you’re happy in your own skin, together with confidence, positivity and positive body language. .
Being fake isn’t beautiful.
Being real is.
Be the best you can be in your real life.
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Love yourself and believe you are worth it.
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Embrace all life has to offer and grab it with both hands and be grateful for everything you have. My 96 year old auntie does and is the funniest and most irreverent person I know.
And she still likes to dress stylishly and glamorously whenever she goes out, always with makeup and definitely lipstick.
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Last day Day #7 @grayshottspa

Last day
Day @grayshottspa .
First day in the gym with personal trainer John.
You will see my efforts in future posts...
A mix of HIIT and strengthening exercises particularly for the quads.
The glutes and hamstrings and core and are working well together from my pilates fitness..
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And...
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What was it that French man Jann Moix wrote today about women over 50 being too old to love? And that women in their 20s are the only ones worth dating.
Well I'm 64 and still going strong so he's talking a load of old tosh.
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First day in the gym with personal trainer John.
You will see my efforts in future posts…
A mix of HIIT and strengthening exercises particularly for the quads.
The glutes and hamstrings and core and are working well together from my pilates fitness..
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And…
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What was it that French man Jann Moix wrote today about women over 50 being too old to love? And that women in their 20s are the only ones worth dating.
Well I’m 64 and still going strong so he’s talking a load of old tosh.
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Invest in yourself

Invest in yourself.
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We all say we haven't got the money or the time to invest in ourselves, especially at this time of the year.
Maybe it's a weekend away, a holiday abroad, time just for ourselves, an escape, a retreat, an experience, somewhere to learn a new skill or simply taking time out to stop and understand more about ourselves and what we want from our lives.
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But making time and finding a way to do this can often make you happier, more successful and more fulfilled in your life and ready for an exciting new 2019 year ahead.
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So go for it.
Make yourself your priority like I just have done.
You're worth it and everyone around you will benefit as well.
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We all say we haven’t got the money or the time to invest in ourselves, especially at this time of the year.
Maybe it’s a weekend away, a holiday abroad, time just for ourselves, an escape, a retreat, an experience, somewhere to learn a new skill or simply taking time out to stop and understand more about ourselves and what we want from our lives.
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But making time and finding a way to do this can often make you happier, more successful and more fulfilled in your life and ready for an exciting new 2019 year ahead.
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So go for it.
Make yourself your priority like I just have done.
You’re worth it and everyone around you will benefit as well.
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