Wenesday was National kindness day

Wenesday 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 lovely smiley photo is of myself and my son and daughter.
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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 lovely smiley photo is of myself and my son and daughter.
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I mostly work with lifestyle clients consulting and advising on personal brand, image and style But often also on interiors

I mostly work with lifestyle clients consulting and advising on personal brand, image and style
But often also on 
interiors. .
This is the brilliant new Karndean flooring in the top floor of this Fulham house.
I am so impressed with it as it really does look and feel exactly like wood. .
It's from the Karndean Korlock range and the colour is Texas White Ash.  It has accoustic foam backing for soundproofing and is especially good for top floor bedrooms and apartments. .
I' ve always been an engineered wood flooring advocate for my interiors styling clients until now.  I think I may just have had my head turned by Karndean. 
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The photos are of the master bedroom and dressing room.
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@karndeandesignflooring @karndean_uk
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This is the brilliant new Karndean flooring in the top floor of this Fulham house.
I am so impressed with it as it really does look and feel exactly like wood. .
It’s from the Karndean Korlock range and the colour is Texas White Ash. It has accoustic foam backing for soundproofing and is especially good for top floor bedrooms and apartments. .
I’ ve always been an engineered wood flooring advocate for my interiors styling clients until now. I think I may just have had my head turned by Karndean.
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The photos are of the master bedroom and dressing room.
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@karndeandesignflooring @karndean_uk

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I want my social media feed to inspire and motivate all women with positivity and reality-no filters

I want my social media feed to inspire and motivate all women with positivity and reality-no filters.
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So sometimes it's necessary to step back temporarily from posting on social media- 
To regroup, 
To regain one's own inner strength and positivity again 
in order to be able to inspire others. .
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So sometimes it’s necessary to step back temporarily from posting on social media-
To regroup,
To regain one’s own inner strength and positivity again
in order to be able to inspire others. .
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Final day of my 5 day fast-mimicking Prolon diet

Final day of my 5 day fast-mimicking Prolon diet.
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From tomorrow, I will be eating predominantly vegetables and slowly re-introducing protein with fish and chicken back into my daily diet.
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As my 65th birthday approaches,  I felt it increasingly important to take stock of my health, returning to healthy eating and regular exercise as it had all gone pear-shaped during the Summer.
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Friends say to me "but you look fine as you are" you don't need to lose weight" but visceral fat ( the internal fat around your organs can also be inside a slim or even skinny person.  Also we all know that to look good we need to FEEL good as well.
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Visceral fat is a type of body fat that can’t be pinched or seen with the naked eye, and it surrounds vital organs, including the liver, pancreas and kidneys. Keeping levels of visceral fat can reduce the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, the onset of type 2 diabetes and many other illnesses.
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From tomorrow, I will be eating predominantly vegetables and slowly re-introducing protein with fish and chicken back into my daily diet.
.
As my 65th birthday approaches, I felt it increasingly important to take stock of my health, returning to healthy eating and regular exercise as it had all gone pear-shaped during the Summer.
.
Friends say to me “but you look fine as you are” you don’t need to lose weight” but visceral fat ( the internal fat around your organs can also be inside a slim or even skinny person. Also we all know that to look good we need to FEEL good as well.
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Visceral fat is a type of body fat that can’t be pinched or seen with the naked eye, and it surrounds vital organs, including the liver, pancreas and kidneys. Keeping levels of visceral fat can reduce the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, the onset of type 2 diabetes and many other illnesses.
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With Dan, @sportsperformance86 Hard taskmaster My HIIT weekend cardio workout

With Dan, 
@sportsperformance86 
Hard taskmaster 
My HIIT weekend cardio workout.
Still alive...just.
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Boxing, kick-boxing, squats, walking lunges, bear crawls.
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This is what you do to keep fit when another birthday is looming....
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Still alive…just.
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Boxing, kick-boxing, squats, walking lunges, bear crawls.
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This is what you do to keep fit when another birthday is looming….
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The beginning of a detox week

The beginning of a detox week.
First meal of Monday, 16 hours since the last meal on Sunday evening. .
Day started first thing with mug of hot water, lemon and ginger.
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Expresso coffee mid-morning.
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Sauerkraut and a small glass Kefir before the main meal of the day: 
Organic 2 egg omelette, salad leaves, smashed avocado with chillies, and drizzle of olive oil and some chopped parsley.
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Cup of 'white' not green, herbal tea at tea-time.
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At around 6pm this evening's supper is a large cup of chicken and vegetable bone broth. .
Then a 12 hour fast until Tuesday.
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First meal of Monday, 16 hours since the last meal on Sunday evening. .
Day started first thing with mug of hot water, lemon and ginger.
.
Expresso coffee mid-morning.
.
Sauerkraut and a small glass Kefir before the main meal of the day:
Organic 2 egg omelette, salad leaves, smashed avocado with chillies, and drizzle of olive oil and some chopped parsley.
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Cup of ‘white’ not green, herbal tea at tea-time.
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At around 6pm this evening’s supper is a large cup of chicken and vegetable bone broth. .
Then a 12 hour fast until Tuesday.
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Normal schedules now resumed after the Summer break

Normal schedules now resumed after the Summer break.
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Back to work, to pilates, to healthy eating and to posting regularly on Instagram. .
Hope to inspire and motivate you to look and feel your best whatever your age. No filters or apps.
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To be yourself and unique.
Not to compare.
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@absolutestudios

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Back to work, to pilates, to healthy eating and to posting regularly on Instagram. .
Hope to inspire and motivate you to look and feel your best whatever your age. No filters or apps.
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To be yourself and unique.
Not to compare.
. .

@absolutestudios

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