Chatting to author Jessica Sanders about body image and her new book Love your Body

Apr 09 2020

Throughout my career I have met lots of extraordinary women. One of these is new author Jessica Sanders (Love Your Body) who is on a mission to empower young girls and women to love their bodies. She is a 26-year-old self-love advocate and social worker and has studied gender at a postgraduate level. Reading a magazine article about girls undergoing labiaplasty surgery for purely superficial reasons triggered Jessica to reflect on the powerful influence that society’s narrow, manufactured idea of beauty had on women and girls.

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Book of the month: Climate Rebels by Ben Lerwill

Mar 31 2020

There is no need to explain how serious the coronavirus pandemic is. While the world has stopped and we are stuck indoor in self-isolation, from the safety of our homes, we watch as the air clears in China, as Venice’s canals shimmer an emerald green full of dolphins, as the plane-free blue skies are full of singing birds, as the ozone hole is repairing itself. As a society, we have been on a trajectory that was simply not sustainable. As humans have retreated, nature is flourishing. Mother nature has been crying out for help for some time and now is showing us that she can recover, when given the chance. A new non-fiction hardback, Climate Rebels, by Ben Lerwill, covers the personal journeys of those humans from around the world who have dedicated their lives to fight to save our planet. Climate Rebels is a beautifully illustrated collection of 25 inspiring true stories and London Mums have voted it book of the month for April 2020. 

From Greta Thunberg and David Attenborough, to lesser-known heroes such as turtle-protector Len Peters and the poacher patrollers The Black Mambas, these stories are proof that one person’s actions can grow into something big and powerful, that can help change the world.

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The best self-aid books for 2020

Jan 22 2020

Professional consultants to sort us out in life-changing times can cost a fortune and you cannot just go for one session. Although I have used life coaches and mentors in the past to guide me at crossroads at various moments of my life, I am also a great believer that we can help ourselves if we are strong-willed and confident that we can make a success of our life. I need to be the first person to believe in myself in order to succeed. I am at a crossroad now and I have used self-aid books to help me figure out what to do with my life. Here’s a selection of my favourite self-aid manuals, interesting reads that have made me approach things from a different perspective. I hope this post can help other people out there. 

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