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    10 Ways to Cope with Difficult Times S:4 Ep: 1

    We are arguably at the worst time in this corona virus pandemic. The highest number of people are dying daily. We are being told to not socialise, shops and businesses are being closed, we cannot live life as we would normally, all to protect us from the impact of the virus. Many will not have had to deal with such upheaval and change in their lives before and therefore will not have the tools to deal with such difficult times. Therefore, this episode offers ten ways that you can work on calming the mind and dealing with difficult times. I make lots of book recommendations, so be sure to be…

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    Could you be on the Time to Glow Up Podcast?

    After a short break, recording will resume. If you have been through major adversity such as an illness, a divorce, grief etc.. and you are now thriving despite that experience, get in touch! Contact me via the Time to Glow Up Podcast page on Instagram or scan the QR code. NB: Not everyone who puts themselves forward will feature on the show.

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    Yogafit Retreats April 2022

    Yesterday I returned from my second working visit to Yogafit Retreats in Ibiza and just like the first one (last October), I can already tell you it has been transformational. I’m still processing it all, and will come back soon to tell you about thoughts I have had upon reflection. In the meanwhile, I just thought I’d share with you a tiny sample of the journey. If this looks like something you’d be up for, there is another Ibiza trip coming up on 23rd – 30th October 2022 and I shall be there. Use my link to book, to get a 5% discount (the discount will be applied at the…

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    At the End of Deep Suffering is Joy

    Each time you are thrashed with the pain inflicted by another and self, you are forced to dig deeper into the well of darkness and despair. With each recollection of angst, you tumble further down. You’ve been blamed, shamed, bullied, wronged, perpetually told you are not good enough, labelled ‘ugly’, had your intelligence written off as ‘freakish’, been held by the throat because you dared to stick up for yourself, had your vulnerability twisted, wrung and squeezed for narcissistic pleasure, felt the wrath of jealousy and envy, had one of the world’s deadliest diseases steal a part of your body, held your dying young, faced the ultimate rejection, picked what…

  • Inspiration

    The Sea Dip Challenge

    Upon my working holiday to Yogafit Retreats in Es Figural, Ibiza as a fitness presenter. Lindsay-Jay (the all fabulous wholistic powerhouse that co-heads up the retreat) challenged all to do something out of our comfort zones. My challenge to myself, was to do the organised sea dip challenge first thing in the morning. I had actually chickened out the first morning as I opened the hotel room door at 7:50am and it was not only dark but cold (how dare Ibiza). The second morning however, I felt compelled to go as I promised my daughter. She has very high expectations of me. 🙂 On the beach I was joined by…

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    My Glow Up.” From Grief to Greatness – Shelly Palmer. Ep:4 S:5

    I had the chance to catch up with one of the busiest ladies in fitness, Instagram celebrity Shelly ‘Fabulicious Fitness’ Palmer. We had an intimate conversation about how she dealt with the loss of a baby. Listen to find out how the TV programme Minder, helped to catapult her out of her sadness and into a fulltime career where she gets to share her wisdom with other women. Want to share this with others? Tell them they can listen via the website: www.timetoglowup.co.uk or download the Apple Podcast or TuneIn Radio apps or Amazon Music. Search for: Time to Glow Up and don’t forget to subscribe to automatically receive new…

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    Conversation with ‘Dear Sis’ Authors. S:4 Ep:4

    Have you read the book ‘Dear Sis’? It is a series of short stories about childhood from black women. When I picked it up, I was immediately captivated – simply because never before had I heard stories like these from black women on such a scale. I admire them for sharing their cautionary tales about parental abandonment, resilient yet vulnerable mothers, boyfriend troubles, social services and so much more – there is so much to learn from! Immediately I invited 4 of the co-authors (Abigail Ohemaa Afriyie, Edith Wiredu, Monica Frempong & Lucy Ahatty) to speak about their experience. Listen to their fascinating journey to produce this book. Oh, and…

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    “I’m Proud.” Black Sci-Fi Fantasy Author Sandra E. Carter. S:4 Ep:3

    In this episode, I speak to author of ‘Kettorah and Autumn Scrolls of Light’ Sandra E. Carter.   From her early beginnings as a rap artist in Birmingham, to now an established writer, Sandra frankly describes her fight to overcome her learning disability to go on to become one of the 4% of Black writers in the sci-fi fantasy genre. Definitely an inspiring listen. Want to share this with others? Tell them they can listen via the website: www.timetoglowup.co.uk or download the Apple Podcast or TuneIn Radio apps or Amazon Music. Search for: Time to Glow Up and don’t forget to subscribe to automatically receive new episodes. https://ia601501.us.archive.org/35/items/im-proud.-black-sci-fi-fantasy-author-sandra-e.-carter.-s4-ep/Final%20Edit.mp3Podcast: Play in…

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    “…Terrified but Went for it Anyway” Yvette Browne S:4 Ep:2

    I was so blown away and humbled as I heard Yvette Browne’s journey from an unsupported child with rock-bottom self-esteem to an at-peace, confident woman taking risks to reach her potential. Throughout her life she has battled: teachers who called her ‘thick’, her dyslexia, anxiety and major self-doubt. However, despite her challenges, she always found a way to tune into the quiet but persistent whisper that told her ‘I know you’re scared but take the risk anyway.’ Yvette is now a highly sought-after therapist with a book on the way. She feels more self-assured than ever. Trust me, everyone needs a little Yvette in their lives. If you’re looking to…

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    21 Lockdown Glow Up Activities to Improve your Mood S:3 Ep:5

    England is experiencing yet another lockdown and people are feeling that Covid 19 Anxiety. Somehow, mentally it seems people are feeling this one more than the first. So, what can you do to stop feeling lonely, bored, frustrated, sad etc? I (Rebbecca Hemmings and host of the podcast) have come up with 21 different activities you could be doing from, playing with new hairstyles to pleasing yourself – yes I wrote it; we’re all grown here. There will be something you can indulge in to help make the days more manageable, I promise. Listen via the website: www.timetoglowup.co.uk or download the Apple Podcast, Amazon Music or TuneIn Radio apps. Search…