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#tbt to January 2020 It could be the same post 2 years on but a differemt journey that I’ve just

to January 2020

It could be the same post 2 years on but a differemt journey that I've just been on...

Small steps.
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When life is tough don't give up.
It's easy in January to make all those unrealistic  resolutions and set yourself up to fail.
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So start your journey with small steps.
A step by step change of thinking.
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It could be that you want to:
Change your life.
Become fitter, healthier.
It could be anything........
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Start each day when you wake up to be grateful for 3 things in your life. That way the day will begin  on a positive note.
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Remove any negativity and replace with positivity and the possibilities of what you can achieve with each of those small steps.
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Be the master of your own destiny.
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Photo by @rory_photo 
'Amazon women' Vintage top by Kenzo





#self-esteem

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Small steps.
.
When life is tough don’t give up.
It’s easy in January to make all those unrealistic resolutions and set yourself up to fail.
.
So start your journey with small steps.
A step by step change of thinking.
.
It could be that you want to:
Change your life.
Become fitter, healthier.
It could be anything……..
.
Start each day when you wake up to be grateful for 3 things in your life. That way the day will begin on a positive note.
.
Remove any negativity and replace with positivity and the possibilities of what you can achieve with each of those small steps.
.
Be the master of your own destiny.
.
.
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.

Photo by @rory_photo
‘Amazon women’ Vintage top by Kenzo

#self-esteem

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Today I was the motivational speaker for @virginmedia on empowering women in the work place

Today I was the motivational speaker for @virginmedia on empowering women in the work place .
I really enjoyed creating and giving this talk for both women and men in this organisation.
I love to inspire and motivate.
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I really enjoyed creating and giving this talk for both women and men in this organisation.
I love to inspire and motivate.
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#tbt to #lockdown1 in the Summer when I was sitting in my sunny garden finishing the final edit of my

to 
in the Summer when I was sitting in my sunny garden finishing the final edit of my debut novel :
Secrets in the Dark - now available on Amazon on kindle and paperback.
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If you fancy an escapist read then you may enjoy my book which will transport you back to the Chelsea in - then the epicentre for and unlikely friendships. Where it's now cool for posh privileged girls to mix outside their social circles. 
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When two such teenagers meet and form a close and sisterly bond, their worlds are unexpectedly and suddenly torn apart  as they each suffer personal traumas. Needing to escape London to hide their shameful secrets, they embark upon individual rollercoaster journeys of extreme highs and lows that take them to and the - where are sex is a commodity drugs are a way of life and a life optional.
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"Would you tell your best friend your darkest secret of it could change your life?"
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If you enjoy it - please do let me know and I would be even more thrilled if you can also then spread the word.

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If you fancy an escapist read then you may enjoy my book which will transport you back to the Chelsea in – then the epicentre for and unlikely friendships. Where it’s now cool for posh privileged girls to mix outside their social circles.
.
When two such teenagers meet and form a close and sisterly bond, their worlds are unexpectedly and suddenly torn apart as they each suffer personal traumas. Needing to escape London to hide their shameful secrets, they embark upon individual rollercoaster journeys of extreme highs and lows that take them to and the – where are sex is a commodity drugs are a way of life and a life optional.
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“Would you tell your best friend your darkest secret of it could change your life?”
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If you enjoy it – please do let me know and I would be even more thrilled if you can also then spread the word.

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The art of layering to keep warm and still stylish for outdoors dining

The art of layering to keep warm and still stylish for outdoors dining.
Everything from my own wardrobe from past seasons...
Wearing:
H&M long sleeve t-shirt
M&S cashmere sweater
JOSEPH furry gilet
ZARA cardigan
ZARA jeans
RiVER  ISLAND boots 
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Everything from my own wardrobe from past seasons…
Wearing:
H&M long sleeve t-shirt
M&S cashmere sweater
JOSEPH furry gilet
ZARA cardigan
ZARA jeans
RiVER ISLAND boots
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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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My personal Covid lockdown story out this week ( written by myself) on the online website www

My personal Covid lockdown story out this week ( written by myself) on the online website www.femalefirst.co.uk-  in the books and authors section.
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How my debut novel "Secrets in the Dark" came to be finished, edited and published as a result of being ill with the virus and in self- isolation from my family and friends from March onwards.
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It just goes to show that even when faced with challenging circumstances always remain positive and never give up. 
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It's never too late to start a new career even at age 65.
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@femalefirst_uk

femalefirst.co.uk- in the books and authors section.
.
How my debut novel “Secrets in the Dark” came to be finished, edited and published as a result of being ill with the virus and in self- isolation from my family and friends from March onwards.
.
It just goes to show that even when faced with challenging circumstances always remain positive and never give up.
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It’s never too late to start a new career even at age 65.
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.

@femalefirst_uk

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My debut novel ‘Secrets in the Dark’ has just been bagsied to read by Luna the cat before her human

My debut novel 'Secrets in the Dark' has just been bagsied to read by Luna the cat before her human even started to read it. 
 
The book is just published and available on Amazon as a Kindle or paperback.

I hope you will enjoy it as much as Luna and if so - I will be thrilled if you can spread the word on Amazon rated reviews and any social media.

Synopsis:
The Kings Road, Chelsea in 1970’s London is the epicentre for fashion, music and unlikely friendships - where it’s now cool for posh, privileged girls to mix outside their social circles. When two such teenagers meet and form a close and sisterly bond, their worlds are unexpectedly and suddenly torn apart as they each suffer personal traumas. Needing to escape London to hide their shameful secrets, they embark upon individual rollercoaster journeys of extreme highs and lows that take them to Paris, Los Angeles and the South of France, where men are rich, sex is a commodity, drugs are a way of life and a glamorous celebrity lifestyle is optional. 

‘A gripping page-turner that I just couldn’t put down.’

‘Ceril’s vivid descriptions of life on and around the Kings Road Chelsea in the ‘70s transported me back in time.

‘Absolutely immersed myself into this book, the twist at the end took me utterly by surprise.’



#1970's

The book is just published and available on Amazon as a Kindle or paperback.

I hope you will enjoy it as much as Luna and if so – I will be thrilled if you can spread the word on Amazon rated reviews and any social media.

Synopsis:
The Kings Road, Chelsea in 1970’s London is the epicentre for fashion, music and unlikely friendships – where it’s now cool for posh, privileged girls to mix outside their social circles. When two such teenagers meet and form a close and sisterly bond, their worlds are unexpectedly and suddenly torn apart as they each suffer personal traumas. Needing to escape London to hide their shameful secrets, they embark upon individual rollercoaster journeys of extreme highs and lows that take them to Paris, Los Angeles and the South of France, where men are rich, sex is a commodity, drugs are a way of life and a glamorous celebrity lifestyle is optional.

‘A gripping page-turner that I just couldn’t put down.’

‘Ceril’s vivid descriptions of life on and around the Kings Road Chelsea in the ‘70s transported me back in time.

‘Absolutely immersed myself into this book, the twist at the end took me utterly by surprise.’

#1970’s

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