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Blue Chameleon - Kicking Off The Cobwebs

Blue Chameleon

Blue Chameleon - Kicking Off The Cobwebs

I’ve had to take some time out these past few weeks.  Overwhelming stress and anxiety due to wedding plans, work, family, and the almighty money got too much for me and I crashed.  Avoided social media, messages, eye contact of any kind.  I put it all down to boredom or being cooped up in the house while everyone was on holiday.  I couldn’t afford a holiday this year because every penny spare goes on the wedding at the moment.  With mounting bills and time closing in, I wasn’t feeling excited, I was feeling fearful.   As it was the summer holidays,...

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That's What She Said - I Am Not Weak

That's What She Said

That's What She Said - I Am Not Weak

I suffer from panic attacks. I’m not ashamed to admit that, mainly because I know I am in good company. I had them for years before I realised they were panic attacks. The first time I had a big one I remember going to the Doctor not knowing what had happened and my Doctor explaining to me that it was a panic attack. If you suffer from them yourself you know panic attacks vary from person to person. Mine definitely aren’t a daily occurrence but my anxiety is ALWAY present. They also have varying levels of severity. For me, they...

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Just Be...Inspired - Marie Donnell

Interview Just Be...Inspired YouTube

Just Be...Inspired - Marie Donnell

"At the end of the day, you have to be who you are, you have to be true to yourself, or you'll never be happy." In this episode of our 'Just Be...Inspired' series, makeup artist, eyelash extension stylist, maker of amazing faux dreads and confidence builder Marie Donnell talks to us about her style, about finding the confidence to be herself and about how her works helps her clients feel more confident. Thank you for sharing your story with The Just Be Revolution Marie. Check out Marie's incredible makeup, eyelash extension and hair extension work on her websites and social...

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That's What She Said - Hand Me My Pom-Poms

That's What She Said

That's What She Said - Hand Me My Pom-Poms

Competitiveness is not in my DNA. I have never been the sort of person that thrives on using others as a ladder to the top. I feel like there is room for everyone, and everyone has something different to bring to the table. For example: As a makeup artist I run into a lot of other makeup artists, some are supportive and collaborative and others can be catty and downright nasty. That sort of mind frame does not compute in my brain. As makeup artists we all have different styles and passions and I always find it refreshing to watch...

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Life With The Squidlet - Rites and Responsibilities

Life With The Squidlet

Life With The Squidlet - Rites and Responsibilities

When I was a teacher, boys’ education was a big focus of mine.  Spurred by an incredible day of learning with Steve Biddulph, and gaps in my own learning about what it meant to be a male in my own upbringing, I sought to try and be a positive influence for a lot of the young men that came through my classroom.  Sometimes this resulted in advice, sometimes a sympathetic ear, sometimes tears.  Like so much of teaching, you just never knew where things were going to go, but I would like to think that for a lot of those...

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