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Be Inspired – Ashleigh Evans – I invest in myself by working out

Growing up surrounded by gangs, drugs and violence, Ashleigh Evans had has fought against her environment to now give back to girls like her as a Head of Social Sciences at an inner-city secondary school. The biggest barrier that I have overcome has been my race and class. I believe unconscious bias is a significant …

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Be Inspired – Tattoo Artist, Dolly Plunkett on how she keeps a healthy mind and body

Dolly Plunkett- a tattoo artist! Dolly talks about her business, her motivation and her support system. Read on for Dolly’s story… Overcoming barriers… Trying to create a successful business as a woman and someone who was new to an industry that is predominantly male has been my biggest barrier. I think my stubbornness and drive …

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Be Inspired – Rania Turner-Ramadan on how exercise keeps her headspace clear

Rania Turner-Ramadan is Assistant Principal at Nottingham Girls’ Academy and this is her story.. Putting your happiness first… Unfortunately, the biggest barrier I have faced to date, was ‘dealing’ with my sexuality. Taking the decision to tell others, knowing that they wouldn’t be ok with it was one of the biggest and hardest decisions I’ve …

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Be Inspired – Deborah James, running and living with stage 4 bowel cancer.

We speak to Deborah James – Mum of two and cancer campaigner. In three years, teacher turned presenter Deborah James – best known as @bowelbabe – has gone from planning her funeral to hearing she’s cancer free and preparing to run the London Marathon in April. The coaching team at Her Spirit through Jon Cowell …

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Be Inspired – Justine O’Neill and how swimming helps her with anxiety and depression

Justine O’Neill Risk & Insurance Consultant for Zurich Insurance, she talks through overcoming a nervous breakdown, and how the Her Spirit community helps her. My biggest setback that I have overcome is severe Anxiety & Depression following a nervous breakdown in 2019.  I have had lots of counselling and medication. I still have a way …

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Be Inspired – Emily Wong and how being active helped her cope with breast cancer

In 2017 I discovered a lump in my breast that turned out to be cancer. I underwent weeks of scans and biopsies and the inconclusive results between them was excruciating. I had a husband and two children under the age of 4 and no family history of breast cancer. I had just started going to …

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Be Inspired – Jessica Lane and how she found a new love of swimming.

My biggest barrier has been losing my Dad very suddenly. This was the start of a time in my life that I found very tough. He died very suddenly without any illness or warning, I had a very young baby at the time and my family and support network crumbled under the understandable shock and …

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Her Spirit Partners with British Triathlon to support more women into Triathlon.

In 2020, women new to the sport of triathlon will be looking to get healthier and happier through taking part at the AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds on the 6 and 7 June through a partnership with Her Spirit and British Triathlon. With at least 50 women targeting the GO TRI for the first time, …

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Why we need to end our nations obsession with calorie counting.

I like millions of others heard the BBC news story this morning on the latest Loughborough University research on why ‘labelling food with “exercise calories” is a good way to tackle the obesity crisis in this country. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-50711652 For me it was like lighting the touch paper on why our nation’s obsession with calorie counting is …

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Her Spirit Together Podcast talks to Four time Olympic Medalist Rebecca Adlington OBE about motherhood, social media and the body conscious age we live.

In this candid podcast, Becky talks openly about being a mother for the first time and the instant guilty you feel when you do something for yourself. “I don’t understand why we do that as mums? It’s so hard to balance being a mum and I have learnt I have to look after myself. Exercise …

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