Inspiration

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3 Steps to release your ex and make space for new

Struggling to get over your ex?  3 steps to release your ex and make space for new “Don’t worry, the first divorce is the hardest! It gets easier after that” was the counselling line of my friend who had gone through 3 divorces. He wanted me to feel better as…

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What they don’t tell you about Pregnancy!


Where do all the pregnant ladies go to dance?

There are a lot of words that are used to describe pregnancy. Magical, exciting, scary… and it is all of those things. But most of all, it’s personal. None of the many websites designed to guide women through gestation can cover all…

Faith: Evidence of Things Unseen

What is faith if it doesn’t endure when we are tested the most? This is the question I asked a mentee of mine (Adam) earlier this week, whilst he was trying to persuade me a long-standing project should end, be terminated…should cease to be. Adam was clearly demoralised, he’d lost…

Conscious parenting: 3 ways of lovingly disciplining your children

Conscious parenting: 3 ways of lovingly disciplining your children   In recent news, I read an article that reported how a 13-year-old girl had jumped to her death. Her father publicly humiliated her by posting an embarrassing video online to try and teach her a lesson in how he thought…

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Chicks Chat with Ernest Napoleon

Chicks Chat with….. Ernest Napoleon actor, writer and producer of the film Going Bongo set in Hollywood and Tanzania. It is the first ever East African film to be accepted by iTunes. Former TV presenter for the largest TV station in East Africa at the time (EATV). Ex DJ, later becoming a…

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Chicks Chat with Cherri Voncelle

Chicks Chat with…… Cherri Voncelle singer songwriter started out as a backing vocalist with Jessie J. She is one half of ‘Dora Martin’ and an incredible solo artist with a voice like honey…. London born Cherri has been dubbed the British female NeYo with  several albums under her belt including…

Your life is not a do-it-yourself project.

Your life is not a do-it-yourself project. 3 ways you can have more support in your life. ‘I have nobody to rely on’, ‘ there is no one to take care of my business’, I often hear these words from many of my clients who find life challenging because they…

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Interiors- Coffee Culture

Interiors: Coffee Culture Coffee houses in London are abundant. With so much choice the hunt is on for us to find not just the tastiest coffee, but the most inviting spaces in which to revive ourselves…Art & Coffee often go hand in hand, so it is not surprising that combining…

Chicks Chat with Emrhys Cooper

Chicks Chat with…. Emrhys Cooper, actor, singer and dancer. He works across the board from the stage to screen, small and big. Some of his credits include the upcoming new original series Vanity for Stylehaul, We Will Rock You, Entertaining Mr. Sloane, Desperate Housewives, CSI:NY, Person of Interest, Kushuthara: Pattern…

Progress is a Process not an Event

Progress is a process, not an event: think about how many times your life has unfolded at exactly the right time, place and pace. If we go all the way back to the beginning of our being – in utero – we didn’t need lungs to breathe, or stomachs to digest,…

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A Letter to My 11 Year Old Self…..

A letter to my 11 year old self…… Dear Me, You don’t know this yet, but you are going to be just fine. You will grow up to be successful, have true friends and look back at your childhood as happy. I know you don’t see this whilst you lay…

Chicks Chat with Vanessa Pellegrin

Vanessa Pellegrin, initially began her career as a journalist, specializing in investigative reporting, current affairs and sociological issues in Morocco. Her adventures have taken her to London via Spain and into Film production. She is now a highly regarded filmmaker, who’s latest film is entitled “ The Trouble with the…

Chicks Chat with Arnold Oceng

Arnold Oceng multi-talented Actor, MC and Music Producer whose career is going from strength to strength. His acting credits include Top Boy, My Brother the Devil, Adulthood, It’s a Lot, The Knot and recently playing Mamere the lead in ‘The Good Lie’ also staring Reese Witherspoon. We at Those London…

Chicks Chat with Goldy Notay

Goldy Notay, British Canadian actress of the stage, big and small screens. Her credits include Sex and the City 2, Beloved, The Town, Silent Witness and the lead ‘Roopi’ in Gurinder Chanda’s film It’s a Wonderful Afterlife. We at Those London Chicks are pleased that Goldy has taken the time out to have a chat with us. Thanks Karen for the interview. Was just looking at the…

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Can You Be LITTLE MISS POSITIVITY?

Do you live in the land of happiness, wrapped up in a bubble of positivity where your life is stress-free, no crisis, no worry?  Once you’ve stopped laughing at the question I’m guessing that you and 99% of the women in this country would answer “No!” But we often feel…

Chicks Chat with Max Beesley-Part 2

This is the second part of our Chicks Chat with Max Beesley  multi talented Musician, Actor and Composer. Seasoned percussionist & pianist who has worked with the likes of George Micheal, Paul Weller, James Brown, Incognito, and of course his great friend Robbie Williams. With an incredibly busy acting career…

Chicks Chats with Max Beesley – Part 1

Max Beesley multi talented Musician, Actor and Composer. Seasoned percussionist & pianist who has worked with the likes of George Micheal, Paul Weller, James Brown, Incognito, and of course his great friend Robbie Williams. With an incredibly busy acting career to boot…almost too many credits to mention both here and…

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The Walk of Pride

Before moving to LA I lived in Manhattan for a few years, I had a teeny apartment on 71st and Columbus and life was a ball! I was booking lots of dance work, partying like it was 1999 and was enjoying being single for the first time in 6 years…

Chicks Chats with Nancy Cruickshank

Nancy Cruickshank, wife, mother, serial entrepreneur and self confessed beauty junkie. She has previously led Telegraph Media Group (TMG) where she spent two years focusing on growing TMG’s digital propositions and revenues organically. This included Telegraph.co.uk which today attracts over 50 million users a month! Nancy has worked in the…

Tooting Arts Club’s Sweeney Todd is back!

Since publishing our original Chicks Chat with Rachel Edwards, (see below) Tooting Arts Club enjoyed huge success with their highly acclaimed production of Sweeney Todd. We are so pleased to say Sweeney Todd returns for a run at a pop-up space ‘Harrington’s Pie Shop’ in London’s West End! Tooting Arts…

Chicks Chat with Bobby Holland Hanton

Bobby Holland Hanton, multi award winning Stuntman in some of Hollywood’s finest action films. The winner of three Sag Awards for his work in Inception, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows and Skyfall. His credits include The Dark Knight Rises, Thor, Captain Philips, Maleficent, Game of Thrones, Jupiter Ascending the…

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Mindful of time

Mindful Of Time “How long?!” I said, as I was literally thrown back in my seat with shock. “Yes, eighteen to twenty four months” he repeated. This was how long my consultant estimated the process of my treatment and surgery to take. I had so many thoughts running through my…

Gemma Oaten on Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Eating Disorder Awareness Week. Well, It’s that time of year again. Where did the time go? I remember my Dad always saying “The older you get the quicker time flys Gem!” He’s so right. Makes me realise how long a journey it’s been. To get to this position I’m in…

Mum Knows Best – Books in the Bin

I’m going to let you in on a little secret… Before I had children I thought it would be easy. Having read several books on parenting and the importance of establishing routines before said precious gift arrived, I thought I would nail it. Truth is, I didn’t find it easy…

Chicks Chat with Fiona Gillies

Fiona Gillies, Mother of two, Actress and Producer at Scoop Films along with Micheal Mueller and Raj Sharma. She has starred in a number of productions across a wide range of media. Scoop Films have successfully produced a number of feature Films including ‘City Slacker’ staring Tom Conti and Fiona…

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Ever Feel Like Your Not Good Enough?

Have you looked in the mirror before going into work and felt like you’re not good enough? Do you feel like your appearance is being judged by your colleagues, possibly even your friends? Are you on your guard wondering what they may be thinking about you? You may be wearing…

Chicks Chat with Maria Williams

Maria Williams is an award-winning Executive Producer with 20 years experience in radio.  At BBC Radio 4 she was Deputy Editor of ‘Woman’s Hour’, before launching ‘Saturday Live’, winning a Sony Gold. Working independently, she is currently running Comic Relief 2015 for BBC Radio, and is the founder of Sound…

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Debt and Relationships- When Things Go Wrong

Debt and Relationships Right about this time of year is a time a lot of us are dreading. We can all imagine the sound of credit card bills hitting the doormat with an ominous thump, a reminder of how much we’ve spent over the holiday period last year. And what’s…

Egyptian Cotton

Egyptian Cotton The first person I smooched and really fancied after my big love was a friend from Denver who had just moved to NY. We’d enjoyed some mild flirtation in the past but never anything more as I was in a relationship and he was a modelizier. www.urbandictionary.com I…

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A Different Reality

A Different Reality This is my third piece for Those London Chicks about my experience of cancer and I feel drawn to write about perceptions. If I had to name the area of my life which has changed the most, it would be of my perceptions; of everything, including my…