@bbc5live @emmabarnett

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Chatting about age- and being real on BBC5live at 10.50am this morning with Emma Barnett.
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Why I no longer feel the need to fib about my age even when I reach another milestone birthday. Looking in the mirror each morning isn't always the best as i still feel like my younger self inside but the mirror tells a different story.
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When we were in our teens or twenties,  we aged ourselves up to appear more wordly and maybe to be taken more seriously by those older than us especially for career advancement.
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However when we reached our 40s and onwards we fibbed and lopped years off to remain as long as possible in the previous decade.
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Now that we look after ourselves better with a healthy lifestyle and diet, nutrition knowledge, fitness and beauty regimes, we can look our best and be proud of how we look naturally whatever our age.
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I'm proud to look the way I do in my 60s.
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Of course I would like to look like I did when I was in my 20s but I'll settle for being the best version of how I am now.
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I've had amazing life experiences in my 60plus years and two wonderful children. 
Ive no need to fib any longer.
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I want to inspire women of all ages.
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Chatting about age- and being real on BBC5live at 10.50am this morning with Emma Barnett.
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Why I no longer feel the need to fib about my age even when I reach another milestone birthday. Looking in the mirror each morning isn’t always the best as i still feel like my younger self inside but the mirror tells a different story.
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When we were in our teens or twenties, we aged ourselves up to appear more wordly and maybe to be taken more seriously by those older than us especially for career advancement.
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However when we reached our 40s and onwards we fibbed and lopped years off to remain as long as possible in the previous decade.
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Now that we look after ourselves better with a healthy lifestyle and diet, nutrition knowledge, fitness and beauty regimes, we can look our best and be proud of how we look naturally whatever our age.
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I’m proud to look the way I do in my 60s.
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Of course I would like to look like I did when I was in my 20s but I’ll settle for being the best version of how I am now.
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I’ve had amazing life experiences in my 60plus years and two wonderful children.
Ive no need to fib any longer.
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I want to inspire women of all ages.
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Do you have a “happy place”?

Do you have a "happy place"?
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Mine is on the beach, riding the local riding stables pony Casper.
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Being at one with a horse by the sea, with whom you have a rapport and a mutual trust is such a special and priviliged time.
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It's easy to understand how interacting with a horse or a dog can help those with special needs, autism or mental health.
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We all need metime and downtime from the stresses of everyday life and especially an escape from social media, being judged by others and mobile phone addiction. .
When everything in life seems currently to be so turbulent, unsettled and uncertain, a short escape from day to day reality is revitalizing and reboots a positive mindset.
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Mine is on the beach, riding the local riding stables pony Casper.
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Being at one with a horse by the sea, with whom you have a rapport and a mutual trust is such a special and priviliged time.
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It’s easy to understand how interacting with a horse or a dog can help those with special needs, autism or mental health.
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We all need metime and downtime from the stresses of everyday life and especially an escape from social media, being judged by others and mobile phone addiction. .
When everything in life seems currently to be so turbulent, unsettled and uncertain, a short escape from day to day reality is revitalizing and reboots a positive mindset.
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Roll on Summer

Roll on Summer. .
Positivity and gratitide is so important.
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We should never wish time or life to move on as every moment we have is so precious
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some lovely sunny weather together with a shift in the current energy surrounding us, creating positive things to happen in all ways would be a good thing. .
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Positivity and gratitide is so important.
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We should never wish time or life to move on as every moment we have is so precious
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some lovely sunny weather together with a shift in the current energy surrounding us, creating positive things to happen in all ways would be a good thing. .
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The most favourite, special and wonderful women I love most in my life

The most favourite, special and wonderful women I love most in my life .
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My daughter Bella
@bellacampbell1 
My 96 year old auntie Sylvia
My cousin Fran
@warner.francine 
My son's girlfriend Shannon
@shancrgn  .
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My daughter Bella
@bellacampbell1
My 96 year old auntie Sylvia
My cousin Fran
@warner.francine
My son’s girlfriend Shannon
@shancrgn .
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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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