LIFESTYLE: RADIATING HAPPINESS

Its one thing to have a feeling of happiness but to radiate happiness to people around us is something we need to practise. Happiness is one contagion we do understand, the more we radiate happiness the more people want to be with us and more opportunities flow towards us.

Now doesn’t that sound good ?

Yes when you devlop the light within you and radiate the energy outwards it becomes a ripple effect. The best of you brings out the best in others. Can you imagine if this thought process spread throughout the world . What an amazing place this would be !

True happiness comes from our true self not our physical self, of limiting body , thoughts,fear and emotions. The true self is limitless and lies in the silence wisdom and grace that can be found in meditation. It has no bounds and is infinite. So you can tap into as much happiness that you choose.

Tune into your own thoughts and recognise how you are really feeling. The n notch it up a few levels on your “mood-o-meter” when you surrender to the joy and focus on the good things in your life and recognise that the bad moments are just distractions treat them as positive life lessons. Even forcing a smile releases endorphins and changes your mood in an instant.

DEPRESSED PEOPLE LIVE IN THE PAST

ANXIOUS PEOPLE LIVE IN THE FUTURE

HAPPY PEOPLE LIVE IN THE PRESENT

Deepak Chopra expresses some Do’s and Dont’s in order to radiate happiness.

  • DO express appreciation in others.
  • DO be open to the other persons truth. Respect their point of view.
  • DO wear a smile
  • DO share your laughter
  • Do contribute to the joy of another
  • DO turn your inner happiness to an outer activity
  • DON’T make other people feel wrong. As your self judgement decreases so should judgement of others.
  • DON’T draw attention to how much you have changed and how happy you now are as it arouses distrust.
  • DON”T point out how unhappy someone else is. They are doing the best they can from their own level of awareness.

Psychologically studies show that positive behaviour spreads virally to others.

As more people see the change and the light in you those closest to you will see a new radiance , a new kind of lightness and vibrancy.

LET’S CHANGE THE WORLD TOGETHER !

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: THIS IS ONE INFECTION WE DON’T MIND CATCHING ! STAY HAPPY AND CARRY ON.

Mwah Mwah

JOJO XXXXXXXX

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MIDWEEK MANTRA

THOUGHTS, TASKS AND INSPIRATION TO ENLIGHTEN, STRENGTHEN AND GUID YOU THROUGH THE WEEK.

THE PATH TO FULFILLMENT

Discover Your Own Path

DURING LOCKDOWN AND OUR PERIOD OF ISOLATION HOPEFULLY MANY OF YOU HAVE HAD AN EXCITING JOURNEY OF SELF DISCOVERY. WE MAY NEVER HAVE THIS TIME AGAIN WHERE WE ARE FORCED TO STAY HOME AND THE WORLD OUTSIDE HAS CLOSED ITS DOORS. I KNOW FOR MANY OF YOU THIS HAS BEEN A DIFFICULT TIME BUT I HOPED YOU USE OUR MOST PRECIOUS RESOURCE (TIME) WISELY.

THIS PERIOD OF QUIET REMINDED ME OF DEEPAK CHOPRA’S PATH TO FULFILLMENT AND THERE IS NOT A BETTER TIME FOR ME TO SHARE THOSE WITH YOU.

“TO BECOME ENLIGHTENED, STOP RUNNING ALL THE TIME AND BEGIN TO WALK. ONCE WALKING. SLOW DOWN AND STOP. THEN LOOK AT WHO YOU REALLY ARE !”

SO JUST RELAX AND LET GO.

THERE IS NOTHING TO STUDY,MEMORISE OR LIVE UP TO………..JUST LET GO.

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP : REMEMBER WALK SLOWLY THROUGH LIFE AND TAKE TIME TO STOP OFTEN TO SMELL THE ROSES. THIS COULD BE YOUR AH HA MOMENT.

UNTIL NEXT TIME

MWAH MWAH XXXXX

JOJO XX

STYLE LIST : APRIL/MAY 2020

A SPECIAL EDITION OF THE STYLE LIST AS WE HAVE BEEN IN LOCKDOWN AND NOT VISITED ANY RESTAURANTS OR HOTELS OVER THE LAST SEVEN WEEKS. SO WE HAVE DECIDED TO BRING YOU OUR LIST OF THE MOST ICONIC AND STYLISH THINGS THAT HAVE BECOME IMPORTANT TO US DURING THIS PERIOD. WHO LIVED UP TO EXPECTATIONS IN THE TIME OF CRISIS.

BEST BEAUTY PRODUCT

Undoubtedly the biggest beauty dilemma has been hair colour and root coverage. We will never take our hairdressers for granted again. Coronavirus has seen the death of so many blondes ! With this in mind our hair hero product must be MAGIC RETOUCH. Which I personally could not have lived without a quick spray on my roots and lasting until the next wash. Perfect. I certainly would not have been brave enough to attempt to dye my own hair and was strongly advised by my Hairdresser NOT to touch it under ANY circumstances.

L’Oreal Paris Magic Retouch £8.99

BEST COMPANY

Where would we be without Amazon ! Everything I needed I could get on Amazon with very little wait on delivery times. Even toilet rolls !!! The one time there was a slight delay (4 day wait) Amazon issued a gift voucher. Outstanding service and decide to be on the Style List for keeping us in beauty and pamper products as well as food when the big Supermarkets failed us. Amazon keep us much tax as you want if it allows you to continuously improve your business and make our lives a lot easier. You were with us every step of the way.

Thanks For Being There

BEST TV SHOW

The stand out show of the lockdown that had all my friends and neighbours thoroughly addicted was the NETFLIX Show ‘MONEY HEIST’. A hugely successful show which made stars out of its Spanish cast. It is a must watch but be warned you WILL become addicted. This was something to look forward to every evening to escape Coronavirus news and nothing much else on TV. Don’t miss out !

Money Heist ‘Dalis” Netflix

BEST FASHION STATEMENT

Well girls come on the new fashion trend that everyone is wearing has to be THE SURGICAL MASK. Worn correctly covering both the nose and mouth and changed regularly. Black is the new white but orange could now be the new black. Wear it with style and purpose. By time this goes to print could well be mandatory. So learn to love them Stylistas !

Surgical Masks A Feature of All Our Lives

BEST PERSON

This has to go to the NHS and all frontline staff. I am sure we will all agree. But lets not forget the Teachers, Posties, Dustmen and everyone else who has kept calm and carried on . We thank you and we applaud you all .

Clapping For All Our Heroes

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: HOPEFULLY BY JUNES STYLE LIST NORMAL SERVICE WILL BE RESUMED. I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO THANK ALL MY NEIGHBOURS FOR ALL THEIR HUMOUR AND SUPPORT. YOU MADE BE LAUGH AND TOUCHED ME DEEPLY WITH YOUR LOVE AND GENEROSITY .

MWAH MWAH


JOJO XXXXXXX

MIDWEEK MANTRA

INSPIRATION,IDEAS OR SIMPLE TASKS TO BOOST YOUR MIND POWER AND STRENGTHEN YOUR POSITIVITY TO GET YOU THROUGH THE WEEK.

TODAY WE HAVE A SIMPLE THOUGHT……….

WINNERS AND LOSERS

Rise To The Top

REMEMBER THESE WISE WORDS

“A LOSER SEES A PROBLEM IN EVERY ANSWER . A WINNER SEES AN ANSWER IN EVERY PROBLEM”

SO TODAY MAKE SURE YOU ARE A WINNER !

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: THINK LIKE A WINNER, BEHAVE LIKE A WINNER ! BE CONSISTENT BECAUSE QUITTERS NEVER WIN AND WINNERS NEVER QUIT.

MWAH MWAH

JOJO XXXXXXX

BEAUTY : ……..AND BREATHE

Breathwork is the new buzzword in the world of beauty. Deep breathing can result in mental, emotional and physical benefits. 80% of us are breathing incorrectly so a Breathwork class can train you to intentionally change your breathing pattern. Consciously breathing with intent. Many of you , I know perform Yoga on a regular basis and will be familiar with Prana breathing deep breathing through the nose.

After attending guided breathwork classes in LA I can honestly say I am much more focussed on my breathing in my everyday schedule and am reaping some noticeable benefits (see below) and i would recommend you to take at least a one:one class with a specialist. With a plethora of new breathwork classes/apps there is no shortage of choice and certainly no excuse for not giving it a go. This could change your life.

Breathwork classes either as a group or one to one have recently seen a surge of popularity and participants are reporting significant benefits. lets face it once we have had one class it is , at least something we can practise at home 24 hours a day.

The correct way of breathing is deep in the diaphragm and not in the chest so your chest and shoulders should be relaxed and not move at all. Engage the abdomen and extend as you INHALE. Using the abs to then decompress to expel the air. This is called BELLY BREATH. You actually have to engage the mind too as this does not come naturally at first.

We all breathed correctly when we entered the world if you watch a baby you will see they automatically breath deep into the abdomen as we get older and life takes over we start to take shallower breaths as stresses and strain of everyday living takes its toll.

BENEFITS OF BREATHING CORRECTLY

BODY……… Deep breathing can reverse the ‘flight or fight’ response that we are naturally conditioned to, where our breathing speeds up and releases a surge of stress hormones eg cortisol and adrenaline. By controlling this stress reaction blood pressure can be lowered, more oxygen is delivered into your body which in turn removes carbon. The immune system is boosted. Energy levels are raised and the mind is calmed.85% of our energy amazingly comes from the breath. Even pain can be relieved.

SKIN………Clearly oxygenating our cells is a key factor in beautiful skin. That is why we spend billions each year on creams, serums and facials. But the best way of oxygenating our cells 24/7 is ….yes you guessed it…….by breathing correctly. The lymphatic system is boosted leading to a disposal of toxins. This slows down the ageing of the skin and has skin healing benefits. There are also claims that it improves Eczema.

WEIGHT…… Correct breathing aids weight loss. Well these reports maybe slightly exaggerated. However if you have an overeating problem caused by stress or emotional trauma or past baggage and breathwork calms you down then I can see there maybe a correlation. Breathing correctly can balance things out.

INSOMNIA…I use my new developed breathing skills to aid my sleep at night. You will be astonished at how rhythmic deep breathing and consciously slowing the breathing right down can rapidly send you into a deep sleep with no other aids.

SPIRITUALITY..

The breath and more importantly the concentration of the breath is instrumental for the fusion of the mind and body. Your contact increases to the subconscious mind and allows the mind to find stillness and serenity. Concentrated breath of course is fundamental to meditation and cannot be achieved without mastering this at the outset. Harmony can be restored.

BREATHING SPACES

Breathpod – Group workshops or 90 min personal sessions. Shoreditch E2 breathpod.me

The Shala- a whole range of classes and workshops . West Norwoood South London theshalalondon.com

Thebreathingroom.co.uk offer on line courses as well as 121 sessions and workshops across London.

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP : TRY A CLASS SOONER RATHER THAN LATER FOR A BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE AND EVEN A LONGER LIFE.

MWAH MWAH xxxxxxxx

JOJO

MIDWEEK MANTRA

INSPIRATION, IDEAS AND TASKS TO GET YOU THROUGH THE WEEK WITH STRENGTH AND POSITIVITY. KEEPING YOUR MIND FIT AND HEALTHY.

DROWSE AND BROWSE

WE LIVE IN A WORLD WHERE WE ARE CONSTANTLY STRIVING FOR MORE, PUSHING OURSELVES TO ACHIEVE. GOAL SETTING, TARGETS AND THEN SETTING NEW GOALS AND TARGETS. EVEN IN THIS MAGAZINE AIMED AT PEOPLE IN LATER LIFE I STILL ENCOURAGE YOU TO SET NEW OBJECTIVES.

BUT AS I WRITE THIS WE ARE STILL IN LOCKDOWN WHERE TIME HAS LOST ITS URGENCY. EVEN THOUGH I KNOW MANY OF YOU ARE STILL WORKING TO BUSY TIMETABLES THERE HAS BECOME A DEGREE OF FELXIBILITY THAT IS RARELY AFFORDED IN THE WORKPLACE.

SO THIS WEEK DARE TO ERASE YOUR SCHEDULE JUST FOR ONE DAY.

JUST DROWSE AND BROWSE JUST ALLOW YOURSELF TO POTTER DO NOTHING EXCEPT NAP, THINK, LIE ON THE SOFA, FLICK THROUGH SOME MAGAZINES OR READ A GREAT BOOK. TRY TO HAVE SOME SILENCE. NO TELEVISION. MAYBE SOME GENTLE MUSIC. IT IS VERY RARE THAT WE AFFORD OURSELVES THIS LUXURY BUT LOCKDOWN IS A PERFECT OPPORTUNITY. YOU WILL BE AMAZED HOW REINVIGORATED YOU WILL FEEL, READY TO FACE THE WORLD AGAIN. TAKE THE PRESSURE OFF FOR ONE DAY.

SO KICKBACK AND CHILL FOLKS !!!

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: THE ART OF DOING NOTHING SHOULD BE PRACTISED REGULARLY. JUST BE DONT DO.

MWAH MWAH XXXXX

JOJO

LIFESTYLE: CREATE A HOME OFFICE

As many of us have been forced to work from home over the last month and we still do not know when the lockdown will end, we may be looking for some inspiration for your workspace at home. This could be an alcove, a cupboard under the stairs, a corner of a room or some of you could be lucky enough to have a dedicated room already as a home office. Who knows ? When lockdown is lifted it may become a more permanent and suitable arrangement for you to continue working from home so why not start planning a fabulously stylish office where you just LOVE to go to work everyday.

COLOUR SCHEME

Light or neutral colours make a space look larger. You certainly don’t want it too dark and cosy or you will fall asleep !! keep it clean and tonal. The simple Scandinavian look is very on trend right now. Walls, ceiling and shelves in the same colour works very well which allows you to add some of your personality and a pop of colour with accessories.

Light or neutral colours make a space look larger. You certainly don’t want it too dark and cosy or you will fall asleep !! keep it clean and tonal. The simple Scandinavian look is very on trend right now. Walls, ceiling and shelves in the same colour works very well which allows you to add some of your personality and a pop of colour with accessories.

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WINDOW TREATMENTS

As much light as possible is preferable to keep you alert but it is important to reduce any glare on your screen. Shutters make a good option or venetian blinds as they let enough light in whilst giving you the option to adjust to minimise glare. They also maintain the clean lines of your office scheme.

LIGHTING

Try to position your desk by a window to enable as much light as possible. Too bright lighting can cause headaches and difficulty concentrating. Softer lighting to minimise the blue light from computer screens is a better idea and a good desk lamp for when you are burning the midnight oil !

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STORAGE

Filing cabinets and storage boxes are where you can add some of your personality either go bright or just keep it tonal with the walls and floor depending on which look you are opting for. But check out some of my ideas below.

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DESK AND CHAIR

You may opt to save your statement pieces for your desk and chair. A statement desk does not have to be about colour there are some super stylish natural wood or stone desks around that are real art pieces. Be sure that both are ergonomically suitable. When seated your feet should be flat on the floor with a 90-120 degree bend at the knee. The top of your screen should be eye level if not this is easily remedied by standing your screen on some books etc to raise it up higher. the desk height should enable your elbows to be close to your waist and body.

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ART

Place some art on the walls that mean something to you and reflect you as a person. Art is very subjective so it has to be a piece that you LOVE to look at. That inspires YOU. Even memo boards or calendars can be artistic . How about purchasing some chalkboard paint and designing your own wall workboard. This can create an ultra modern image.

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ACCESSORIES

Add some bold and stylish accessories to make the space yours that accent your personality. Items that pull the look together. Find some ideas below.

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JOJO ‘s STYLELIST TIP: NEVER UNDER ESTIMATE THE INFLUENCE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS ON YOUR PRODUCTIVITY AND MOTIVATION. TAKE A FRESH LOOK AT YOUR WORKSPACE TODAY. THIS MAY BECOME YOUR FOREVER WAY OF WORKING.

MWAH MWAH XXXXX

JOJO