I really enjoyed creating and giving this talk for both women and men in this organisation.
I love to inspire and motivate.
22.30pm Thursday night.
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.
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.
It’s never too late to start a new career even at age 65.
I had been recommended to try Dr Rasha’s clinic in Mayfair.
I was temperature checked on arrival, the reception staff were behind screens and wearing masks, and masks were obligatory in the waiting areas and for therapists.
The clinic was extremely professional, clean and somewhere any new anxious client would feel completely confident and comfortable, in these post-lockdown Covid times, to go to be treated.
Here I am in pic 1, all masked up, with the lovely owner- Dr Rasha aesthetics physician and clinic director, and in pic 2 here I am after my facial with my 65-year old happy shiny face that loved the professional tlc and pampering it had just received.
I will be revisiting again very soon. Thank you for my lovely afternoon.
(Btw, this isnt an ad, I only write and post about places and products that I believe in and make a difference to my life and may inspire others).
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
or just do a meditation.
It gives a purpose and structure to the day.and helps your mental wellness.
Stay safe and well
Will do another chat , Q&A towards the end of the week with Nesse
in advance of our joint class on Monday. .
The class will be aimed at all ages young and old- she is young and I am old.
Whilst Nesse instructs and demos, I will be sharing the class with her onscreen as her pupil – adapting some of the exercises for those who are older or less fit. .
We will also be focussing on re-aligning our posture and spinal mobility from so many hours spent sitting in front of screens.
Nesse is a great instructor and irreverant and funny with her chat
Hope you can join us.
The next class is 10am Monday morning.
Please do let us know if there’s another time of the day you would prefer.
Maybe evening – 6pm – better for you? .
The website to book in for the next zoom class is at:
The pics are Nesse left and top right, and bottom right- me
Nesse is a brilliant pilates and barre teacher.
I am 65 and try to keep myself fit and healthy.
In life before Covid19 I spoke on radio, TV and in schools and organisations on mental wellness, social media, positive body image, first impressions and healthy eating (I have a nutrition diploma) health, beauty, lifechange and personal image and style. (I was a celebrity stylist for A list stars for 30 years) .
Nesse and I are going to be chatting together at 10am tomorrow –
and answering your questions on any subjects you ask us:
From menopause to men,
Healthy diet or current lifestyle dilemmas
pilates to positivity.
… and more.. .
before Nesse and I host a Zoom fun Pilates class the following Monday for anyone who is age 50 plus and would still like to keep fit. .
Look forward to 10am tomorrow.
A date for your diaries.
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Core strength and tummy.
Let me know what I can do next to inspire or entertain?
Fashion, nutrition, recipes, healthy lifestyle, a live, read an excerpt from my own book, another book etc
Message me please