My next book – Crown of Confidence

Their was a time in my life when I lost my self esteem and confidence to the extent that I could not even look at myself in the mirror as I let the negative words of people sink me to an all time low.

I am happy that with time and support from others ove a 5 year period, I embarked on a journey of developing my inner and outer confidence which I have now captured in this my  2nd book Crown of  Confidence.

My book Crown of  Confidence contains simple practical things which helped me to become the more confident and happier person I am today and I do hope it will inspire and encourage you to be the best version of yourself.

My book will be available in June in time for my birthday.

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My second children’s book – I can still play football

The aim of my book is to help children like Abu the character in my book to get greater self-esteem and confidence and identify with characters that “look like me” and open them to a  world of possibilities.

This is my second book in my “I Can” series of books and is aimed at children aged 5-8 years old.  I am inspired to write the book to help raise funds for a charity Melqosh Mission and it’s founder Faith Okrafo-Smartwho over the last ten years has dedicated her time, energy and effort to give hope to those who have been affected by the war in Sierra Leone, espcially those whose legs, arms and lims where amputated.

 

The book is about a young boy Abu  who thought he would never be able to play football again with his friends. This was his favourite sport until a car accident crushed his leg. Unfortunately, part of the leg had to be removed. His biggest journey was learning to get along without his leg- he used crutches to help him walk again and that was alright. But he really wanted to play football with his friends again.

 

 

You can pre pre-order the book which costs £4.99 and some of the proceeds will be going to help the charity Melqosh Mission and my Confident Children holiday and half term project.

Just email me  genny@confidentqueen.co.uk books available from 9th April

 

USEFUL LINKS

“When he’s out there he’s not a child with a disability – he’s just a kid playing footy”  Perth father of two Rob Geersen  Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3146725/When-s-s-not-child-disability-s-just-kid-playing-footy-Australia-s-AFL-team-children-special-needs-sees-play-alongside-peers.html#ixzz5A2hrhGCq

 

http://www.disabilityfootball.co.uk/Amputee.html

 

World Book Day with Confident Queen

On world book day, I personally feel children should dress up  as character that reflect our diverse community, and we can do that by also making sure the books children read reflect this. Raising my children I remember one of my son’s coming home one day from primary school upset because he had dressed up as a character from one of the books, and a few of the children had laughed at him and said to him that he could not be the character because he was black. I must admit I was quite upset and decided to do something about it through my book and researching more about it.

 Useful articles

https://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/2015/feb/27/world-book-day-dress-up-children-of-colour

Confident Queen – Confidence Builder

I created my personna Confident Queen as a modern day superhero, who helps children and adults to build their self esteem and confidence.

I was then inspired to include Confident Queen in my  first Children’s Book  “I can blow up a balloon with the aim of using the story to teaching children aged 5-7 how to be confident and not give up when trying to do things.

Confident Queen’s outfit

I can blow up a ballon book

The Story is about a young boy who could not blow a balloon and how Confident Queen teaches and equip him with a special Gift of Confidence box which has special things he uses to help him feel more confident to blow the balloon.

Confident Queen on world book day.

For world book day i encouage children to dress up with some of the Confident Queen accesories and sing and dance to the fun confidence song I wrote.

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About world book day

This is the 21st year there’s been a World Book Day, and on 1st March 2018, children of all ages will come together to appreciate reading. Very loudly and very happily. The main aim of World Book Day in the UK and Ireland is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own. http://www.worldbookday.com/about/

 

To Book Confident Queen, just complete this enquiry form!

How to put on your Crown of Smiles #BlueMonday

Blue Monday

This  middle Monday  of January according to researchers is Blue Monday, the most depressing day of the year which is  based on some scientific caluclations which takes into account things like the weather, the fact that we are recovering from christmas,  worrying about at our debts from overpsending at christmas etc.

As a happiness spreader, I really don’t like this idea of linking depression or sadness to a particualar day. I want to encourage you instead to try and make it a habit of having a reason to smile each day. Start with being grateful and thankful you are alive to see another day.

 

WHY I CREATED CROWN OF SMILES

I created the idea of Crown of Smiles after recovering from  a period when I hit rock bottom, and  lost my smile, self esteem, and confidence.  I was very sad and depressed and at times felt like given up hope as I could not see the light at the end of the tunnel!

MY BOOK CROWN OF SMILES

 When i rebuilt my life, I decided to use my experiences to help others feel happier. Crown of Smiles is also the name of my self help practical book about being happy with tips to help you develop  your self belief, and  recognizing  that from adversity can come creativity, confidence and clarity. Please email me for a kindle copy or you can buy the hardback from Amazon.

 How to put on your Crown of Smiles

untitled1.   You can either make a crown of smiles, or you could just imagine you have an invisible Crown of Smiles.

2.    As you put on your Crown of Smiles on your head, imagine you have a jar of happy oil which is being poured over your head.

3.   As the oil goes through every part of your body, from the top of your head to the sole of your feet, imagine your body tingling as you experience inner joy which lightens up your face with a beautiful smile.

3.  You can mow  start to move your body doing your happy dance as you say say “WooHoo BoomBoom I feel good”.

 

 

 

 

 

Smile even when someone does not smile back! #WorldSmileDAY

World Smile Day  is the First Friday of October each year and was created by Harvey Ball a commercial artist from Worcester, Massachusetts who created the smiley face in 1963. It is a day devoted to smiles and kind acts throughout the world. http://www.worldsmileday.com/index.php/article-index/item/373-about-world-smile-day

 Smile even when someone does not smile back!

Yesterday I went to a very uplifting event in London, and everyone looked happy and smiling, except one lady who just looked miserable. I made eye contact with her a few times, and she just seemed to stare at me as if to say “ oh for goodness sake stop smiling”. This really did bother me.

Think about it – Do you always smile back at people? If you don’t, then think about it. Chances are you’re thinking about something else, or are distracted or don’t even see them. Same with other people. Remember that most people are friendly by nature, but right at that moment when you smile at someone, you never know what’s really going on in their heads, so don’t think or worry about it.

Continue to smile, continue to say hello, and when someone does not respond in kind, go on and share the smile with someone else.

Go out and share a smile

In this world where there are a lot of people suffering, lonely, living on the edge, frustrated and having no purpose, the least we can do is to share a smile – smiling is contagious and when you share it with someone it can change their mood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finding Inner Peace

Finding Inner Peace

Inner peace is where you have a sense of harmony, emotional well-being and fulfilment in your life despite any challenges you may be going through (money, relationships, loss, etc). You can achieve inner peace by practising acceptance of yourself and the world around you, engaging in things like prayer, mindfulness, and meditation.

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Accepting Your self

Acceptance of yourself is crucial to the promotion of inner peace because it enables us to be okay with what is currently happening no matter what the circumstances. One way to practice acceptance of your life is to be grateful for what you have instead of focusing on what you do not have

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Give up control over things you can’t change

We cannot control what others think, feel, or do so try to focus on what you can change.

 

Focus on right now through mindfulness

Mindfulness can help increase inner peace. Mindfulness is being aware of the current moment, the here and now, instead of thinking about the future or the past. Thinking of the past may lead to depressed mood or regrets, and thinking about the future can increase anxiety and worry. Being completely present in the current moment can increase your feelings of contentment.

Click here for some free resources http://www.freemindfulness.org/download

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prayer

 

Most people in times of crisis tend to pray sometime in panic or utter desperation. Prayer for inner peace for me helps to calm my mind, gives me  clarity, and inner peace. At times, when I feel so stressed and not know what to do I just say “ Oh God help me and give me the strength and wisdom to go through this”

Find out more http://www.living-prayers.com/petitions/prayer_for_inner_peace.html

 

 

Meditation

Meditation is the art of finding peace and happiness within by using simple methods of calming and stabilising our minds. Modern life can be stressful and busy. Most of the time we are carried along by the force of emotions, habits and conditioning and end up feeling tired and stressed by everyday life. Practicing meditation can change this. Meditation can help bring about a natural sense of peace and well-being that can extend to every aspect of our lives. People who meditate regularly tend to sleep better, handle the ups and downs of daily life with more clarity and ease and relate to others with more compassion and warmth.

Find our more http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/alice-grist/meditation-for-begginners_b_1366406.html

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Over to you now.

Today take time to  either pray, meditate and practise mindfulness to help you have inner peace. The more peaceful you are, you will be able to smile more and also share your smile with others.

 

My book – Crown of Smiles – Practical tips to regain your smile

Order now £4.99 genny@confidentqueen.co.uk

 

 

 

 

Read a book day #CrownOfSmiles #ICanBlowUpABalloon

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On this  Read a Book Day, it’s not compulsory to read a whole book but the day serves as inspiration to people to read a section of a book they particularly enjoyed, to read with children, to donate a book to a children’s school library, or to host a book reading party.

https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/read-a-book-day/

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Please check out by books

Children’s Book – I can blow up a balloon ( teaching children to be confident) £4.99

Email your order genny@confidentqueen.co.uk

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Adult Book – Crown of Smiles ( Practical tips to regain your smiles)

Email your order genny@confidentqueen.co.uk

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Crown-of-Smiles-Practical-tips-for-getting-your-smile-back-and-be-happy-/322246060585?

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