Thursday, 24 October 2019

Grab Life By The Boobs with the CoppaFeel Campaign

This year breast cancer awareness charity CoppaFeel! launch their new campaign Grab Life By The Boobs, in celebration of their tenth year of talking boobs and educating young people across the nation about getting to know their bodies. 

Grab Life By The Boobs is a celebration of making the most of life and grabbing on to everything it throws at you - including life’s curveballs. The campaign was inspired by CoppaFeel! co-founder Kris Hallenga, who was diagnosed with incurable breast cancer at the age of 23. Kris was suddenly confronted with a choice: let life happen to her? Or grab on, and change it? 

Before her diagnosis, Kris was unaware that breast cancer could affect people in their twenties and knew very little about the disease. It struck her that there was little information out there for young people, educating them about the disease, how they could be looking after themselves and informing them that breast cancer doesn’t just affect women over 50. So Kris decided to change this. 

In the ten years since Kris & her twin sister Maren founded the charity, CoppaFeel! have talked boobs with young people across the nation, from schools to uni campuses, festival fields and a whole lot in between. But they’re not looking back to see how far they’ve come, they’re celebrating how they’ve helped change people’s futures. People like Heidi Elleray, who features in the campaign’s TV ad, said “I got involved in the campaign in the hope that it would help people understand that breast cancer can affect everyone, it doesn’t matter your age, gender or race, regular checking can make all the difference and that you can still rock it during treatment and come out stronger than ever!” 

 CoppaFeel! know that grabbing life by the boobs is more than just an attitude, it’s the best way of getting to know your body and putting the future in your hands. The charity’s research shows that those aware of​ CoppaFeel! are 58% more likely to check monthly than those not aware​[1], with significantly broader knowledge of the signs and symptoms of breast cancer​ [2].  

 CoppaFeel! ​hopes the new campaign will help to normalise checking and encourage young people to check regularly, empowering individuals to grab on to life and get to know their bodies. For more information, search: CoppaFeel​!​ Grab Life.  

 [1] CoppaFeel! Bilendi research, May  2019 wave [2]Those aware of CoppaFeel! Are much more likely to know all the symptoms of breast cancer and are increasingly aware of some of the lesser known symptoms. 79% of those aware of CoppaFeel! identified pulling in of your nipple as a sign, compared to 55% of people not aware. *CoppaFeel! Bilendi research, May 2019 wave

To find out more information about CoppaFeel! and how to check your boobs Click Here

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Twitter: @coppafeelpeople

Saturday, 12 October 2019

How to Grow Followers on Instagram 2019

A couple of years ago, Facebook was the most popular social media website out there. However, in recent years, with the increase in the use of smartphones and apps, this trend has shifted slightly. People still use the Facebook application a lot. However, it is no longer the kingpin of social media apps anymore. No, these days, the youth is more attracted applications like Snapchat, or more importantly, Instagram.

What is Instagram?

To those of you that have been living under a rock these past few years, in simple terms, Instagram is an application that you can use to share photos and videos. In recent years, half our lives are spent on the internet. With easy access to cameras, we like to capture every moment in a photograph. Apps like Instagram not only allow us to capture photographs and make videos, it now allows us to share it with our friends, family, and co-workers.
Basically, it is an application that lets you take pictures, tweak them up a bit with the many filters and effects available on the application and broadcast it with the world free of cost! The best part is that editing and posting pictures and videos is not all that Instagram has to offer, you can even send and receive messages and video calls through it. It is an all-rounder app that has everything to offer that any decent social networking site would.

What are your Instagram followers?

When you join Instagram or make an account on it, the first thing you are going to need is followers. Instagram is no fun without followers. Your followers are basically those people that you add as friends to your account. These are the people who can see what you are posting and can like and comment on your pictures and videos. The more followers you’ve got, the more likes and comments you are bound to get on your profile.
How to get Instagram followers in 2019?
Let’s face it, if you are on Instagram, you know one thing is evident. Instagram is no fun without a good following. The more followers you have, the more popular you seem in front of all your friends. However, gaining Instagram followers in 2019 isn’t as simple as it once was before. Due to the many new internet security rules and details, you can no longer buy bot accounts to follow you. So the question arises, what are some foolproof ways to get Instagram followers in 2019?
To name few, here are some that might help you increase your popularity!
      Use Hashtags and Location tags!
If you are using Instagram then you know that a lot of people follow hashtag trends when posting anything on the app. While you are posting anything, use the relevant hashtags so that you pop up in the searches of anyone looking up the particular hashtag. Not only will this increase your likes, but it might also even help you gain more followers. Locations tags are also important. If you go anywhere special, drop a picture of that place on your story with the location tag. This again will help you connect with those that have visited and liked the same location as you!
      Get your profile branded!
If you are even mildly popular and find yourself successful on Instagram, get your profile verified! Many young people these days have found success on Instagram. You’ve heard about girls becoming Instagram models, and not to mention some boys even using their Instagram feeds for various purposes. There are many meme accounts and DIY accounts on Instagram too. Most of these accounts have a large following and solid fan base. If this is the case with you too, then go ahead and get your account branded and verified so that that little blue tick mark appears next to your account name every time someone searches it up. Verified accounts show up at the top of search results and have a way of attracting more followers naturally. They are more trusted therefore people don’t think much before following them.
      Switch from private to business!
If you are simply a private account owner looking to increase your following, there is an easy trick to this as well. When you make an Instagram profile, by default your account is private. This way, you can screen through who you want to add on your profile by accepting and rejecting the accounts that request to follow you. However, Instagram also offers an option where you can switch your private profile to the public. Through this, anyone that visits your profile can simply follow it without having to wait for your approval. This too can help you increase your number of followers easily.
      Sponsor in Instagram Ads!
Instagram has become a very competitive market place due to its immense popularity (over 1 billion users monthly!). From time to time, you will come across many different types of sponsored advertisements while you are scrolling down your feed. All you have to do is sign up to be a part of these advertisements and become a brand ambassador of sorts. Then Instagram does all the leg work for you and you start appearing other people’s feeds with whatever product you are sponsoring for. This will attract the brand’s customers to not only the product they have to offer but also to your profile, in turn, earning you your much-desired followers!
In conclusion:
So there you have it. These are some fail-safe ways to increase your following in the new year ahead. Facebook is fast becoming a thing of the past, therefore people are leaning towards using Instagram and Snapchat. If you are one of these people, then follow these steps and make your profile as popular as it can get. Also, our agency SocialStudio could help you gain organic and targeted followers, increase your engagement and brand awareness! Enjoy Instagram to the fullest by sharing your world with as many people as you want!

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Is swiping left really going to get you the partner of your dreams?

Tired of being single? You're probably tired ...of being tired... of being single? Correct?

Yes, that's actually you and thousands of others across the globe! Wait! So surely this means you all just need an effective way to find each other, seen as you are all on the same mission! Problem solved? Right?

Ah, but where can all the good singles go? It seems many have flocked onto dating apps in the past few years which has become a booming industry for the app creators - great for the creators! Yey! Yet half of the people using these apps are all still... tired of being tired... of being single! So what's the real problem here and further more, what is the solution?

Most 21st Century singles have got to the point where they can easily list all the crazy names of all of the dating apps they have tried out over the years from tinder and plenty of fish to happen and hinge... where do they find these names?! 
These serial dating app down loaders can all explain how each dating app works, what it means to swipe left or right on someones face and also give detailed (sometimes hilarious, sometimes scary) accounts of hundreds of dates that they have been on and encountered via these apps. Yet somehow they are all still shockingly tired of being tired... of being single!

Dating reviews on select websites are definitely a helpful way to see what people are saying about their experiences and to see which apps and sites are actually doing their job. On the right sites you will also come across genuine, mature and encouraging success stories (yes, shocks, there are actually real happy couples out there) who have met online and left the site in an actual relationship like this eharmony in uk review about one of the few sites that uses an effective interpersonal relationship questionnaire to find out what you are really looking for in a relationship, using your answers to assess your compatibility with others on the site; consequently giving you a much higher chance of finding your perfect partner!

I mean let's face it, people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds have caught up with this millennial lifestyle; working a full time job while building a small business on the side, whilst taking on freelance jobs on weekends to fund the dream alongside being a single mum or dad with young kids on the go, making sure that we somehow pick up a lean, mean and green smoothie during the school run and definitely squeeze in a quick pilates class before bedtime. All of this to be one step closer to something that, if you squint your eyes and tilt your head a little to the right, can look like something that resembles happiness! 

So where on earth should we all find the time and energy to actually go out and meet people! Surely swiping left or right during a train commute, in between a quick power nap, is the easiest way to find true love! It's tiring just reading it all.

Ask yourself, if you truly do not have the time to find love in the first place, or to fill out a proper questionnaire online about your wants and needs in a relationship and confirm these to yourself (as most people do not even know what they want) will you ever have the time to actually participate in the relationship that you are so desperately seeking? The answer needs to be yes, you will make the time possible because you are worth-it. (Thanks Loreal).

In the end we all make time and prioritise the things that we truly want out of life! So how about allocating yourself a little time to truly putting yourself out there with more than just a screen swipe between yourself and your next relationship! Broaden your horizons, swap Netflix for stepping out into the world and seeing who's out there, use a real dating website that offers more than just a face and a few quotes to bring you face to face with the perfect partner and take comfort in knowing that they are out there searching for you too!

Article written by Crystal Emmanuel of Celebrity Creations Management

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Thursday, 3 October 2019

Musician Spotlight: Interview with Gabbi Music

1. When and why did you start playing?

My music career started when I was a little girl. I started playing violin when I was 4 years old. I saw little violin players on television with famous teacher Geza Silvay.

Young violinist Leena Rasanen started to teach me and during the years I was in good music schools in Finland, where I’m from. Music became the most important thing in my life and it’s part of my soul these days.

2. Which instruments do you play?

Violin is my main instrument but I sing and play the piano too. Of course over the years I’ve learned to play other instruments.
I’ve been teaching music in elementary school over 15 years. Violin and piano are my best instruments, others I haven't really mastered yet.

3. What was the first tune(s) you learned?

Oh boy, that’s a hard question. I believe I’ve hummed many melodies when I was a little girl. I’ve always loved listening to music and I really don’t remember my first tunes. Many first melodies are from classical music, because I have classical training. But these days I enjoy many different genres.

4. What are you currently working on?

I’m studying music business certificate in UCLA, Los Angeles. These studies are dynamite! So many great professionals teaching us the secrets of the world wide music business, what could be better than that?

I’m also working on my first original songs with amazing producer Chris Big Flores. When I have time I do modeling, this is a awesome city to do all those creative things. I am hoping to find good connections, so please reach out to me if you’re interested in a collaboration.

5. You recently relocated to Los Angeles? 
How do you like the music scene there?

Yes, I moved to Los Angeles four months ago. This has been so awesome, feels like home to me. The music scene is very diverse and so much is going on all the time. I love this active city where you can find whatever you like to listen to.

6. What has been your biggest obstacle since coming to the United States?

I believe the hardest thing is to find the right people to collaborate with. This is a big city and so many opportunities. I guess there has to be a little bit luck too to be in the right place in the right time. On the other hand this really is the place for big dreams. Just have to stay positive.

7. Do you feel the music scene is accepting of International artists?

United States music markets are really diverse. It’s really hard to say yet how international artists get publicity here. Of course it’s easier for bigger stars, but I feel people are more interested in good produced music, not so much where it’s coming from. Personally I believe that nationality can’t be the obstacle if you make good music. The language of music is international. I find it so encouraging that you don’t need to understand another person’s language, you can still make together.

8. What skills/personal attributes are most important to being successful?

I think I would be a millionaire if I knew the answer to that, but there are of course well known facts how to be successful. You need to develop your skills, practice, practice, practice and practice. You have to believe in yourself and things you’re doing. And you should never give up!

9. What is the importance of the connections you make? 
How can you utilize them?

Connections with the right people are really important. In general I feel that music collaboration is sharing feelings from one person to another. I am hoping to find other musicians, producers, singers, so we can enjoy music together and also create new beautiful things.

10. Where can fans find you on social media?

Gabbi Music Official Website

Gabbi Music on Instagram

Gabbi Model on Instagram

Gabbi Music on Facebook

Gabbi Music on Youtube

Thursday, 26 September 2019

Free Event: Royal Docks Community Conversation - 28/09/2019

In Collaboration with 5e's & ANKH Place; Join The Docks presents...

Royal Docks Community Conversation

Royal Docks Community Conversation Engagement and Involvement Event; Mind the Gap! 
Saturday 28th September 2019

FREE for Newham parents, carers and children 
The Royal Docks are engaging on the area's development
We will be holding three (3) Focus Groups
1. Children and Young People;
2. Parents/Carers and Residents;
3. Organisations and Services.
Researcher and Facilitators will support the Focus Groups using Slido to capture views

To Register for free attendance please click here
About this Event
The Royal Docks is on an exciting journey. 
As an Opportunity Area and London’s only Enterprise Zone, The Royal Docks and surrounding area is set to become a leading example of regeneration. Several plans are in development to ensure growth in this area benefits local people, the economy and environment.
It is important that local people sit at the heart of these plans. To ensure that everyone can have their say, please join our consultation event for young people, parents, carers and residents impacted by SEND, where we will focus on your ideas for public realm, local economy, cultural activities and connectivity in the Royal Docks, Beckton Riverside, Custom House and Canning Town.
This will be followed by activities, panel discussions, networking and Q&A on supporting children with SEND.
There are lots of opportunities to get involved.

Visit the Royal Docks website for more information and to find out about other consultation events
to get involved online.

Sunday, 22 September 2019

Spotlight Article: Meet Judith Peluccini the Mindset Coach Transforming Minds

Meet Judith Peluccini the Mindset Coach transforming minds through transcending conventional thinking.

Judith Peluccini is a Speaker, Writer and the Founder of Fingerprints Coaching, dedicated to helping people shift their mindset to live life consciously and by design. She helps people lean into their fear, break negative limiting beliefs and build self-confidence to purse their goals. A certified life coach with over 15 years in the corporate world and successful coach in one of London’s largest & successful online coaching Academy, London Real Academy.

FingerprintsCoaching is the transformational place best known for helping people achieve results quickly through challenging the conventional way of thinking. They do this through helping individuals silence the mental chatter, re-frame their old story; thus reshaping their mindset to create the ability to design a new life, welcoming those dreams and aspiration and living a fulfilling life.

Join Judith Peluccini at Olympia Beauty Show Education Club on Sunday 29th September 2019 for the Peace, Wellness and Profits Half Day Masterclass where she will be holding a session called: "Your life only begins when you choose and take action"

You will learn the following within her masterclass segment: 
Understanding your victim mindset

How to get out of the victim mindset
How to take your life to the next level 
Choosing the mindset you want for the life you deserve

You will also get one day special deals on Judith Peluccini's:

Online Coaching Series
5-week 1:1 Coaching Sessions
& More!

Get your tickets now to the Peace, Wellness and Profits 4-hour Masterclass featuring Speakers including Viola Edward, Judith Peluccini, Eryca Freemantle, Crystal Emmanuel and Karen Dawn Hutchinson!

Use the promocode: Breathwork333 to get 10% off tickets

Friday, 20 September 2019

Life-changing Transformations: The Victoria Everest Story

I’m Victoria. I believe in life-changing transformations and I empower women to make them, through my talks and coaching.

Being a part of your transformation – from your big wins to your tiny a-ha moments – is an honour.

Seeing you begin with a belief – no matter how small – that things can change, helping you reconnect with yourself, supporting you in making lasting changes and celebrating with you several months down the road – when your well-being, happiness, success and self-belief has skyrocketed... is the best job in the world...and it’s my job. 

I’m a mum to a gorgeous little boy called Tai and the proud owner of a delightful puppy called Kaiyah.

Love, kindness and playfulness are central to my life (along with daily trips to the park, holding my breath while my son practices parkour, trips to the Science Museum and regular conversations about how to save the planet, Roblox and Minecraft).

My favourite time of day is first thing in the morning. I love the quietness and magic of being awake before everyone else in the house when the world feels still; sometimes it feels like a secret not everyone knows about.

Being in nature revives my soul. I adore camping, mountains, deserts and beaches; on the weekends we spend time with friends and family around a fire in a native tipi -it's my favourite place on the planet.

Cooking to uplifting and slightly trashy pop music totally rocks my world.

I’ve navigated several life transformations myself. Coming through tough situations wiser and stronger is how I roll.

I’ve transitioned from a successful IT career in my 20's to motherhood and entrepreneurship in my 30's.

I am proud to say I have been mentoring women than 13 years, creating powerful personal transformations.

I’ve summoned the courage to leave an unhappy marriage and have flourished.

I’ve healed from allergies and eczema using diet alone.

I know that true change takes time It also requires presence, commitment, persistence, guidance and support.

Most of all, making the decision to change while balancing a busy and demanding life, takes courage.

Every transition I’ve been through has been supported by the love, patience and wisdom of people who’ve been there before and know how to make change happen.
Now I’m offering that support to you.

I need everyone to understand that I love food! I am a massive foodie and really enjoy cooking and eating food from all around the world. I have never denied myself the enjoyment that comes from a delicious meal or said no when offered the dessert menu.

Yes, I’ve always struggled with my weight but it took me a while to really understand how my body image had taken over my sense of self-worth, relationships with others and critically my ability for sustaining happiness.

Here is my story.

I decided to make a change.

With my mum’s encouragement, I joined a gym. It may have taken me two months to actually go there, but I still joined. Within those two months, though, I mentally prepared myself for a fitter, healthier life.

I did a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) in health studies and nutrition, I researched the nooks and crannies of health and fitness and I did blood tests for DNA profiling.

I took it seriously because, to me, I realised it was not just about a physical transformation but a mental shift. I knew for me to actually stick to a change, I would have to break down many years of ingrained habits and thoughts as well as the ‘fitness’.

The first workout class I ever did was a type of high-intensity resistance training. I had unknowingly thrown myself into the deep end. Suddenly the same pangs of embarrassment and shame from school PE lessons came over me. I felt uncoordinated, I couldn’t catch my breath, I felt like everyone was staring at me and I felt my eyes prick with tears. So I left after ten minutes.

I’d be lying if I said the next class was better, or even the tenth class. But something inside me had shifted so I was determined!

After the fifteenth class, I managed to stay for the entire lesson. I started feeling this euphoric rush of energy and strength every time I would finish a workout and I became addicted to my own progress.

Alongside classes, I was lifting weights, staying more active and eating a clean, nutrient-dense diet.

I decided that I was worthy of the time and commitment I was putting into myself and I could see results. 
After four months, I had lost a lot of weight and after six months, I was a size 8 and 8.5 stone.
But the story doesn’t stop there.

I was expecting that once I had lost the weight, I would feel energised, healthy, happy and switched on; but I didn’t feel great.

I looked at myself and saw a shocking difference. I had lost my natural curves, the parts of me I actually liked and felt like a watered-down version of my true self.

Not only did my physical appearance not live up to expectation, but mentally I was also overworked.

Previously I had looked down on excessive gym-goers and classified them as vain neurotic people who committed too much of their life to the ‘body beautiful’. Now I had to ask myself if I had fallen into that trap.

I knew I needed to seek balance so that all aspects of my life were being catered for. 

I knew I wanted to be a good mother to my son, a good partner and a committed employee in my new job, but most of all, I wanted to feel content with where I was at. So I cut my unnecessary hours at the gym, I focused on building back my curves and making health and fitness a component of my life, rather than my whole life.

Previously, my mind was stimulated and productive at work, but my body was lagging behind. Now, these three parts are in complete alignment, which has allowed me to continue making progress in a holistic and balanced way.

I am not going to say that this has been an easy road! Temptation is everywhere and that little voice in my head that tells me to spend an extra hour in bed rather than in the gym is still with me most mornings. But I’ve built up a level of self-discipline that is I did it by realising that I needed to connect my mind, body and soul.

So now I want to share my experience with the world. Why? Because unlike a lot of fitness influencers you see on social media not only am I a qualified health coach, I’m a very busy working mum. 

I’m just like you and I get it.

I also feel like I’m pulled in a million different directions and being able to even find the time to work out isn’t always easy, but I’ve managed to implement techniques that allow me to perform at work, as a mom, as a partner and in my own health and mental care.

I am building a global community of strong, empowered women who are after efficient results and a holistic approach to health and fitness. I am leading working mum’s towards a healthier, happier life, that doesn’t involve hundreds of hours at the gym or restrictive diets (because, really, which mother do you know has time for that?). 

I share my personal techniques and habits that have transformed me from size 18 to a comfortable, maintainable size 10 and a much happier human being. If you can connect to this story, I would like to work with you. 

To show you that you are a person in your own right and entitled to be the woman you have always wanted be without limitations.

Follow my journey on social media and let me help inspire the change you’ve been praying for.

This is not the end of your story and it certainly isn’t mine. Let’s get fit and do this TOGETHER.

About Victoria

Victoria Everest leads the way in the world of wellness. Every element of her brand is infused with power and transformation - and is grounded in the belief that self-love is the first most important step in each and every wellness journey.

Victoria takes an innovative and holistic approach to exercise and nutrition that works with your body, not against it. She will help you create a beautiful body by focusing on your health and happiness.

Balancing the four core pillars of mindset, nutrition, movement and sleep, we’ll teach you to listen to your body to feel amazing.

Victoria is relentless in her pursuit of excellence, she has integrated advanced scientific research with unrivalled care and compassion for the perfect balance of health and vitality.

Victoria is trusted to give honest, personalised and expert well-being advice for a happy and healthy life.

Victoria's Blueprint

Using the Four Pillars of Health, I strive to uncover the most beautiful you and develop healthful habits to elevate your Mindset, Movement, Nutrition and Sleep.

Once your mind and body are working in perfect harmony, you’ll develop an intuitive knowing that will streamline your transformation. In short, you’ll become an expert of your own wellbeing, and create a blueprint for the joyful, healthy life you deserve.

I MINDSET Any change that happens in the body happens in the mind first. 

II MOVEMENT Movement is medicine.

III NUTRITION Nourish your body, don’t count calories. 

IV SLEEP Sleep is where the magic happens.

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