The Sober Club is OPEN!

 

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Sober Curious? Ditched the booze a while ago?

Do you now want to focus on health wellbeing and positivity?

Have you found yourself saying…”I will only have one drink”…but then you finish the bottle!

Maybe you’ve stopped drinking but are still feeling unhealthy, overweight or out of sorts….or you’ve woken up at 3am berating yourself for drinking too much?

The Opposite of Addiction is Connection

My new project is The Sober Club online community. Despite talking about holistic health on BBC Radio 2, writing five books including the number One Amazon bestseller ‘Imperfectly Natural Woman’ and running imperfectlynatural.com, there was one missing piece of the ‘holistic health’ jigsaw for me and that was ditching the booze.

I now encourage people to ask themselves not “Am I drinking too much?” but rather “Would my life be better physically and emotionally without alcohol?” I take a very positive approach and want the focus to be on health and wellbeing, passion and purpose.

In The Sober Club you can connect with others and have open conversations without any judgement. You can learn therapeutic techniques such as EFT (emotional freedom technique), get inspiration and support to make lifestyle changes and discover sober tools and tips.

Come along and learn how to set healthy boundaries around relationships and put yourself first….and much more!

90 day course

In The Sober Club you will get:

  • ‘Get the Buzz Without the Booze’ – 90 Day Online Course
  • Live monthly talks with me, and advice from leading health, wellbeing, and mindset experts.
  • Access to an exclusive Facebook community.
  • Mindset Buzz – Guided meditations, hypnosis audios and relaxation videos.
  • Nutrition and Fitness Buzz – Detox advice, recipes and exercises.

So many people find that once they have removed the Alcohol Obstacle they have a new perspective and want to increase their fitness, their mental wellbeing, set new goals and challenges. In the coming weeks we’ll bring you so many pieces of the Optimum Wellbeing ‘jigsaw’. There will be something for everyone whatever stage you are at. Its all about positivity and moving forward.

If this resonates with you The Sober Club has just opened up and there is not one but two special gifts if you sign up now, see below the hypnosis audio worth £9.99 courtesy of Ailsa Frank and an exclusive audio by Janey Lee Grace – How I stay motivated.  

To sign up go to www.thesoberclub.com

 

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BONUS: Get a free hypnosis download when you join The Sober Club: Ailsa Frank’s De-Stress Your Life (worth £9.99)

I have been alcohol free for over a year and it is no longer part of my life, it feels almost as if I have forgotten about it sometimes (which is great but also a shame not to bask more in the achievement!)   I love the sober club because I get to celebrate everyday with my new “tribe” the amazing “joy” of being sober and gives me a platform (via the FB group) to interact, support, encourage others.   I’m so grateful for the new connection the sober club provides!

Alistair

I’ve finally realized it’s not just about putting down the booze and staying sober, it’s so much more than that! It’s a mindset change, looking at everything as a whole, caring for both my physical and mental health.  The “Sober Club” website is FAB!! I am really enjoying working through the modules in the 90 Day course “Get the Buzz Without the Booze”. All Janey’s podcasts are there to listen to at any time, there is so much expert advice available on nutrition and fitness, and also some great tips on how to take care of, not just my body, but my mind too which I never had before.

www.thesoberclub.com

 

 

CBD Oil with THC or without THC? What is the Best?

Do you really know your CBD oil?

There has been SO much written about CBD oil in recent months and in my latest Janey Loves Platinum Awards we introduced a new category as we had some entries from brands with CBD oil skincare, CBD oils and even CBD infused chocolate!  There is of course controversy though, especially around which is best, the CBD oil with THC (which we think of as giving the ‘high’) or without. I asked guest writer Helen Bell to explain for us:

Over the last five years we have seen a great amount of growth with the CBD oil industry. Consumer interest is continuing to climb on the back of several high profile celebrities throwing therefore weight behind the product. As such, long has there been a myths and legends surrounding the use of CBD oil, potential consumers who may well benefit from the use of CBD oil are put off by the notion that all CBD oils contain THC. 

Breaking up these myths surrounding THC and its inclusion within CBD products is partially what this article is about. In that manufacturers are recognising the need to produce CBD oil products that do not contain the psychoactive substance of THC. As for many employers there is still a stigma around the consumption of THC in the workplace. But what is THC and who does it produce this psychoactive effect?

What is THC?

THC otherwise known as tetrahydrocannabinol, is another chemical compound which makes up part of cannabis plant or industrial hemp. THC is psychoactive element of these plants which activate certain parts of the brain to affect pleasure, memory, perception and several other areas. 

This happens when the Cannabinoid receptors located in the brain come into contact with the THC which activates these receptors thus producing those associative effects that you come to expect from the consumption of THC. 

How Does THC Affect The Body?

As mentioned these Cannabinoid receptors activate in the brain and in turn trigger the release of dopamine. This creates euphoria in the user. Other areas of the brain such as the hippocampus are also affected. This gives users a harder time to process information as this is the area responsible for collecting and storing new memories that you form. 

Thus, many dislike the idea of losing some form of cognitive control over their bodies and as such refuse to consume or touch CBD oil than contains THC. 

Therefore having a range of products which cater to both markets is the most appropriate option for manufacturers. So we are seeing a widening range of products that contain only CBD oil and no THC for those who wish to benefit from the CBD without having to deal with the side effects associated with THC. 

But What Is Better CBD Oil with THC or CBD oil Without?

Well it is really down to personal preference, if you are someone who wishes to take CBD oil while at work we would suggest sticking to CBD oil which does not contain it.  THC free oils  it could keep you relatively cognitively focused meaning you can go about your day in the usual way.

However, if you are someone who enjoys the effects given by consumption of Marijuana then legal CBD oil with THC might be for you. With the psychoactive compound still present in the CBD oil it will give you that feeling of euphoria which is otherwise known as a ‘high’.

Watch My TEDx Talk!

I’m SO excited to share my TEDx talk with you ‘Sobriety Rocks’ from July 13th at TEDxNorwichED, Europe’s only full day TEDxED event.

 

 

I really hope you watch and enjoy as I share my experience of battling with the wine witch to find that I’m amazed that no-one told me before how freaking fantastic a life without the booze can be!

 

I’d love to share the message far and wide so please like it, add a comment and share!

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HOT NEWS!

We are creating a special Flourish Platinum Awards pop-up shop at Hello Love to raise funds for the charity and give you the opportunity to buy some of the amazing awards entries!

9th to 15th September from 9am – 6pm

Closed Wednesday 11th September 10-2 for our private Janey Loves 2019 Platinum Awards winners event.

Join us for a week showcasing the most Non Toxic Healthcare brands of the moment. A week of sustainable & Organic Cosmetics, Makeup & Skincare.

Free from Parabens, Phthalate, SLS, Mineral Oils, Pesticides, Fertilisers & other Chemicals.

Some of the brands you can browse, sample and shop:

AEOS – ClockFace Beauty – Alteya Organics – Lucky Cloud – Scence – Inlight Beauty – Tabitha James Kraan – Silvan Skincare – Organically Epic – Steenbergs – Go Natural Organic Skincare – Pure and Light Organic Skincare – Wellbeing Bristol – Incognito – Soapy Skin – Rhythm of Beauty

The pop-up is taking place at The Hello Beautiful spiritual home which is situated at Hello Love, Bloomsbury. 62—64 Southampton Row, London.

SEE YOU THERE!

www.hellolove.org

 

Six Classic Interview Questions You Must Ask Yourself About Your Brand

I remember back 25 (ahem) years ago when I was training to be radio broadcaster, we were taught to always speak to ONE person…never say ‘all you out there!’ and when interviewing guests, we were taught the classic standard interview questions that all interviews are based on.  They are of course the 5 ‘W’s …and a H…

Who?

Why?

What?

Where?

When?

…and How?

Of course having worked in radio and TV as an interviewer for over 20 years and having interviewed thousands of people, I can honestly say that those words never come to mind and even if an interview was conducted using them as a framework, they wouldn’t be in that order. However, when teaching a ‘How to Market Yourself’ workshop recently I shared these words with the delegates to help them ensure that they are prepared to be a great interviewee.

There’s no doubt you need absolute clarity on:

Who you are (you are the brand!)

Why you do what you do – what’s the emotion behind your work?

What exactly do you do, what are your key messages?

Where is it happening? – geographical info if it’s an event, or online etc.

When? – if it’s a launch or date related event.

How do you work – how do you deliver your product / service?

So I’d urge you if you haven’t already, to do a practice run for if you’re asked those questions, prepare your answers and practice answering those questions (say it out loud, it’s muscle memory!) a few different ways so that you always sound spontaneous and not scripted.

Ask Yourself …

But here’s another use for these words, as I coached a client privately I realised that she was finding this preparation for being a great interviewee step tricky,  not because she hadn’t quite honed her key messages or got her tongue around how best to describe her ‘USP’, that’s quite normal, but it was because her business had grown organically, she had almost fallen into it by accident because she had a real passion for helping other people and so retrained as a coach but hadn’t ever done the business plan or mapped out the strategy.

It’s true for so many ‘heart centred’ businesses, we just find ourselves with our own business often by accident, clients get recommended and suddenly we’re off!  Sometimes it’s a while before we can take stock and recognise that we may have created something that wasn’t exactly what we wanted.

So I’d urge you in addition to having your answers ready for the media, to take a long hard look at those questions in relation to how you feel about your work and the way your business works.

Ask yourself

Who:

Who am I?  This can be a big one, in the case of my client she wasn’t altogether happy being visible as ‘the brand’, she was hoping to hide. Really be honest about whether you’re prepared to gain confidence and to put your head above the parapet and be seen. You can also ask the questions ‘Who are my ideal clients and what is it that I can assist them with? and ‘Who do my products or services best serve?’

Why:

Why do you do this work?  This is sometimes referred to as the ‘Why that makes you cry’, if you do have a heart centered business really be honest with yourself about this one, it’s unlikely you are doing it purely for money, but make sure that you aren’t blocking yourself from being financially abundant (often the case!)

What:

What exactly is your USP? What is your business in a sentence and what’s your point of difference?

Where:

Where do you usually work, and where are your clients or customers? This should be an easy one!  Though if it’s currently one to one with clients, it might get you thinking how you could leverage your time and reach more people globally by offering Skype sessions, writing a book or creating an online programme.

In the words of the great Mark Zuckerberg – he apparently asked this before implementing any business idea – ‘Does this make us grow?’

When:

When is it happening?  This question could help give you clarity on what you hope to achieve and by when, if you’re planning to write a book, even if its self-published – set yourself a deadline, it ensures you get cracking!  If you’re launching a new product or programme prepare your marketing schedule ahead of the launch date.

How:

How does it all work together? Ask yourself how you will do it all? How do you access the help you need? Ask yourself ‘Is there something I still need to learn? Do I need more training, a partner or a joint venture?

Be willing to recognise you may need support, hey even Batman needed Robin! (not a spoiler for the new movie!)

Rocketing out of Despair

It’s everywhere, and Rocketman is on a different planet to other recent biopics. It’s a must see in my opinion for anyone who wants hope that there is a way out of whatever situation they are in.

The film is set against the backdrop of Elton’s addictions, in a group therapy session (where Elton played by Taron Egerton, sits resplendent in a devils costume complete with huge feathery wings and a cap with horns) reveals that he is an addict.  The scenes, interspersed of course by spectacular clips of Elton performing, take us back to his childhood where his mother is strangely distant, his father is seemingly not interested in him, and only his grandmother seems to want to nurture the burgeoning piano playing talent.

This lack of affection means Elton is painfully insecure and it’s not until he changes his name and creates a new identity for himself that he can really feel successful, but as life spins out of control he is eventually forced to take a rain check on the partying and head for rehab.

I was struck by the anxiety portrayed in this film, despite the immense wealth and notoriety he was deeply unhappy, He was finally able to reinvent himself though and has been sober for 28 years, he said in an interview that six months before he got sober, he gave away or sold all his possessions, he said he must have had a premonition that his life was going to change.   Change it did and Elton said in a recent interview about the film,

It’s a film about Redemption, about asking for help.  I was ashamed of myself, but  didn’t want to live like that, I wanted to become a good person, the person I didn’t know.  The  message is  if you are in a bad way, ask someone for help, It’s difficult asking for help, but my life since I got sober has been quite the most amazing journey, I don’t have to wake up feeling like I don’t want to wake up’.

It’s a story of reinvention passion and a sort of salvation and as the final song I’m still standing says he’s a ‘true survivor’  I got to see it first at a press screening and it was lovely to see Zoe Ball there too, here we are – sober sisters!

If the movie encourages one person to ask for help for their anxiety, addiction or depression it will have done an amazing job.  It reminded me of how important our families really are, in my podcast episode I speak about my own experience of family constellations, and how it changed my relationship with my own mother, in every family there are entanglements and past trauma that can still be having an impact on the present.  If you are interested in this work check out www.familyconstellationsherts.co.uk Its life changing work.  The lovely thing about this movie is that Elton is able to forgive at the end, and I hope it’s not too much of a spoiler to say he is finally able to hug his younger self.  The film is about much more than a rock n roll lifestyle which eventually crashed out, its much more about finding who he really was, As someone said recently on facebook (and I’m mortified that I can’t credit him or her cos I can’t find it again) ….

‘The goal isn’t to be sober, the goal is to love yourself so much that you don’t need to drink’

Rocketman (15) is out now

 For anyone considering ditching the booze check out the Selfcare for the Sober Curious events, free monthly events in London with the charity My Yard with inspirational guests. https://bit.ly/2YHqfxT

Check out the Podcast Alcohol free life for some inspirational guests

 

 

Super Exciting Announcement Tedx

As an author, presenter and speaker I have always (like so many of the clients I’ve coached) wanted to do a TEDx talk. I applied right at the last minute on a whim really and I am thrilled to say I was selected from hundreds of applicants to be part of TEDxNorwichED. It’s Europe’s only full day TEDxED event.

I’m talking Saturday 13th July and I’m told tickets are likely to fly out of the door, they go on sale at 7.30pm tonight.

There is a Facebook live event tonight around 7.30pm to meet some of the speakers, I will join in of course and you’d be welcome to look in on their Facebook page @tedxnorwiched

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE>>>

 

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And what am I talking about?

Well the title of my talk is ‘Sobriety Rocks’ – Who knew! I’m sure many of you have seen my posts, blogs and events I’m running such as next Monday’s ‘Selfcare for the Sober Curious’ event. I want to encourage people who know or suspect they might feel better physically and emotionally without alcohol in their lives, to recognize that there is a whole new world waiting. I really have been amazed to discover, ( to quote Catherine Gray’s bestselling book title) ‘The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober’.

Of course, I am passionate about holistic living so my take on it all is to inspire people towards mindful drinking or quitting and then focusing on good nutrition, ditching the toxins et al.

I’d love to see you there, or if not, of course you will be able to watch it live online.

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Attract Clients on Instagram (How to!)

I Interviewed Inga Deksne recently, she’s a brilliant Instagram expert who can show you how to generate customers AND money using Instagram. I put to Inga a lot of questions that I know many of you have, some of you that currently use Instagram and also from those of you who are reluctant/fearful to get on board with it.

 

Are you a member of my Facebook group The Media Hub? – if you are not a member then come on over and take a look – it’s where I share and offer occasional press leads.

 

Instagram is an amazing way to promote your brand so do join my Facebook group for free and catch the video interview and Q&A to get some important tips.

Request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/themediahubhostedbyjaney/

 

Inga’s course is a Masterclass for all things Instagram and right now you get it at just £97 – an incredible price. Here’s what it’s all about:

 

If you are a business owner who use or want to use Instagram for business you need to understand that growing number of following without solid foundation and strategy will be getting you numbers but not the results. The Instagram Success Habit Lab teaches you not only how to get followers but what you need to have in place if you want to bring customers and make sales from your Instagram activities.

It differs from any other courses because it teaches not just about how to use Instagram but how to integrate it into your day-to-day life so you can maintain a consistent presence.

Should you consider this course?

If everyone keeps telling you that you should be on Instagram but you feel that it is another chore for your busy day then this course will help you plan and organise your Instagram activities.

If your Instagram feed looks like a family photo album where you share your cute kids’ pictures or food you ate, they may get likes but they don’t bring customers, if you want to learn how to use Instagram for business then this course is for you.

If you feel confused what to post on your Instagram feed to attract new clients then this course will show you how to plan your content and how to behave on Instagram to attract new customers.

This course is NOT about how to get 10000 followers in 30 days, it’s about how to use Instagram as a profitable business tools. If the vanity metrics are important then this course is not for you. However, in May, we will be focusing on growing your followers at least to 1000 followers.

Special offer – if you join now you will also get additional live trainings and support in the group, it will be available only for the first 100 members for the first 100 days

https://member.highimpacthappiness.com/course-landing/

Join us for Self-Care for the Sober Curious

Join us for another free event on Monday evening May 20th in London.

If you’ve decided to cut down or quit drinking or you are just ‘sober curious’ we run an event for you ‘Self Care for the Sober Curious’ is a free event in London hosted by the charity My Yard, there will be alcohol free drinks and vegan nibbles, and we’d love you to join us for this next one!

Happening Monday 20th May 7pm at The Jago in Dalston London.

Our special guest is Hypnotherapist and author of ‘Cut the Crap and Feel Amazing’ Ailsa Frank, and Dr Richard piper from Alcohol change U.K. and there be lots of time for Q&A.

It’s free (donations to the charity are welcome) but you do need to book via eventbrite using the link below

REGISTER HERE>>>>

Follow me on instagram @janeyleegrace and the charity @myyard.org.uk to find out about the next one.

See you there, if you have any questions let us know!

Ditch The Toxins – Meet Me at Flourish Festival

*** FLOURISH FESTIVAL***
Live NonToxic – Mind Body and Spirit
10-16th June 2019

London based art duo Kevin Helton & Jane Hutchison, Founders of personal sustainability venue HELLO LOVE, have created the first Flourish Festival to raise awareness of NonToxic Practice™, a style of living designed to prevent and heal degenerative disease such as cancer through the targeted removal of all toxic substance from daily life.

 

There will be a week of workshops and speakers, on Mind, Body & Spiritual Detox techniques, Food, Wellness, Neuro Science, Spirituality and psychology.

I will be speaking about ‘Ditching The Toxins’ on Tuesday June 11th at 5-6:30pm

Other speakers will include— Zoe LVH Founder of turmeric based product brand Wunder Workshop, Jade Shaw Out of Body expert, Tamu Thomas Founder of lifestyle brand Live Three Sixty, Jessica Huie MBE Author of Purpose and Kris Hallenga Pride of Britain Award winner and Founder of breast cancer awareness charity CoppaFeel.

Featured Events include:

  • The Death Café —An invitation to reframe and talk about death in an open and honest way.
  • Releasing the Fear —Featuring Kris Hallenga founder of CoppaFeel.
  • Healing Stories—Real life stories of people who have healed from terminal illness by Hello Beautiful Founder Jane Hutchison
  • How to Find Purpose — Author Jessica Huie MBE shares her story of discovering purpose beyond society’s accepted notion of success
  • How your Mind can Help Your Body — Author Dr David Hamilton talks about the Placebo effect and how people have healed from illness and disease

Tickets start at £15, Festival pass £100
To Participate Visit:www.hellolove.org

I’d love to see you there!