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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…

  • Podcast

    “…abused, sectioned & diagnosed… but nothing is forever.” Latoya Brobbey – S:3 Ep:3

    This is a must listen for all. Hear socialprenuer Latoya Brobbey as she speaks candidly about her journey through abuse, divorce, being diagnosed used with bipolar disorder, being sectioned and more. Knowing that Black people in the U.K. are 4 times more likely to be sectioned under the Mental Health Act compared to their White counterparts, this interview allows a rare look into what life is like for someone who has felt the full force of the U.K. mental health system and survived. Latoya beautifully offers an insight into her world when life got all too much and shares how she flourishes with love despite her troubled past and ongoing…

  • Podcast

    Ask the Experts: Lockdown Hair & Beauty Tips S:2 Ep: 8

    Why shouldn’t I use Dax on my scalp! How do I get rid of ingrowing facial hair? What can I do with these hangnails? These were the type of questions, I Rebbecca, the host of the Time to Glow Up Podcast, had for my gorgeous guests: Yinka Amure – The Beauty Teacher, Monica Frempong of Official Hair 2 the Throne and Nicola Christopher owner of Niksology Clinic. Being part of Kubi Springer’s The Boss Squad (a branding mentoring programme), we found that we become instant friends during the pandemic. Join in the camaraderie as we chat, laugh and educate on all things hair and beauty. Find the ladies online… Nicola…

  • Podcast

    Time to Glow Up Quiz

    Host and founder of Time to Glow Up, Rebbecca Hemmings leads this fun quiz all based around the concept of the glow up. Test your knowledge on all things related to transforming glowfully. This includes questions on health, fitness, personal development, beauty and fashion. Play on your own or with friends. You can do it over Whatsapp, Zoom or have a House Party. How ever you do it, it’s sure to bring a smile on your face and some tips to advance your glow up.  https://ia601509.us.archive.org/12/items/time-to-glow-up-quiz/Quiz%20Final.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Email | RSS

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    Your June Sarpong Moment Awaits You

    For those who do not know, I am a former tv and radio presenter. I worked as the presenter for the Wassifa Caribbean Show on Big Centre TV ( a local West Midlands based channel) and presented the Drive Time show on News Style Radio community radio station in Birmingham. I share this photo (taken in 2018) when I was in the midst of my recovery, I was blessed with an interview with June Sarpong MBE at her ‘Diversify’ book launch. Though I was filled with crippling anxiety and nerves, I knew I was on the way back because I was back doing something I loved immensely once again and…

  • Podcast

    The doctor gave me a death sentence; I climbed Kilimanjaro. Sophie Grace Holmes

    Ultra-endurance athlete, fitness model and speaker Sophie Grace Holmes was born with the (often) life-limiting disease cystic fibrosis. At age 19 her doctor told her she would was going die very soon. Now aged 29, Sophie is proving that having a determined mindset, a full appreciation of life and by taking consistent action to stay healthy and well, anything is possible. Listen to her incredibly inspiring journey on this episode. Keep up with Sophie’s journey here. NB: this episode was recorded a day after the TV presenter Caroline Flack sadly took her own life. Reference is made to this but her name was not mentioned. https://ia801409.us.archive.org/14/items/sghinterviewfinal/SGH%20-%20Interview%20-%20Final.mp3Podcast: Play in new window…

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    “I didn’t Beat Cancer to be in this Mundane Job” Rachel Johnson S:1 Ep:5

    Be inspired by how Rachel dealt with the brutalising effects of radiotherapy to treat her head and neck cancer at age 28. Losing her hair and having a blistered and burned face from the radiotherapy, left Rachel a virtual recluse but she found a way to rise again. Hear and be inspired by her remarkable bounce-back story https://ia601408.us.archive.org/12/items/rachelsinterviewfinal/Rachel%27s%20Interview%20-%20Final.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Email | RSS