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I love to write and have devoted time to my little book – and put my heart and soul into it.
I volunteered for MIND in 2005-2007 and it was an incredible experience.
– So, I’m donating 50% of my proceeds to this amazing charity
– Published on Thurs 31st Jan 2019!
I would be grateful if you showed your support, and even more blessed if you purchase a copy/copies!
Thank You xxxx
Alcohol. Dancing. Alcohol and Dancing.
This was my favourite combination back in the day. I would just get into the ‘Zone’ and go for it on the dance floor.
Was I completely happy?
Well, at that present moment, I was carefree, music blaring, and with friends; having a fantastic time; no commitments other than buying the next round; being ‘Fun’.
So yes, I was ‘happy’.
However, as time moved on, I started to feel like I was on a comedown after drinking – feeling The Bad News Blues coming my way. Not so Fun. Pretty depressing, actually. I also didn’t really know who I was in general; not really; and it took years of ‘experiences’ and dealing with issues to get to my content place.
So, I quit alcohol in 2012, and haven’t had any since!
I’d quit a few times in my life – taken a healthy break – sometimes for a few months; and then gone back to it. Whilst alcohol-free, I’d be in bars not really knowing how to express myself being sober, because in a way, that’s what dancing is, isn’t it? Expressing Yourself, and as you express yourself, you feel vibrant; alive.
Until as time went on, I just forced myself to get up; and just breathe, laugh and dance. Sometimes I just couldn’t do it – so I’m truly sorry to those who had to be around me at that time! – there was too much going on in my head; and I’d talk myself out of just shaking-it (physically and mentally) and living in that moment. However, these days I always do it no matter what – going wild with a glass of water, Orange Juice, or my one of my favourites at the moment – Elderflower, Lime & Tonic – and it will be this way, now and forever.
So, 4 things I’ve learnt:
Just get up – as quickly as you can – in fact, be the first one to get your groove on
Let your creativity flow – release those stagnant blockages and feel that lively energy
ALWAYS get your coat from the cloakroom at least 30 minutes before the bar/club is going to shut
YOU Call the Shots x
It was another honour to be featured on Laura Jane’s stunning website!
Laura is a talented Model, Writer & Make-Up Artist, and is always inspiring me. I am privileged to be answering questions with her, regarding our healthy lifestyles.
How did we both get to meet?
Laura: “I cannot remember the first time that I stumbled upon Neeta’s Instagram, but I remember thinking that she was amazing at yoga”.
Neeta: “Virtually! – Laura gave me a lovely comment on Instagram, Autumn 2016, and then we kept liking and commenting on each others posts from there. Hopefully we can meet soon – as we both LOVE eating, red lipstick, fitness……and libraries!”
What do you find you like best about each other?
Laura: “I really admire Neeta’s story. She has overhauled her life and has changed her career to follow her passions. Her determination and desire to go for what she wants, makes me want to push for my dreams as well. As a person, she comes across as genuine and sweet. Really, I would call her a friend”.
Neeta: ” I love Laura’s business woman vibe – she’s a Model, Writer, and Makeup Artist. She draws me in with her posts – especially the ones involving her poetry. There’s always a positive message and they always involve Health & Fitness – physical, mental or spiritual”.
When did you first make health and fitness a priority?
Laura: “For those that have read my previous posts, you are most-likely aware of my dieting battles. I think it was after I came back from my holiday in Miami, that I gained loads of weight and felt really bad about myself. Eventually, something snapped and I quit dieting and researched nutrition. I learnt how to cook and made very slow adaptations. It took a year to see the physical change that I wanted.”
Neeta: “When I was 22 – by joining a Gym. Although I was still partying! More recently I’ve taken it to another level by incorporating the mental aspects too, and trying to have a more focused Mindset”.
What’s your not-so-clean weakness?
Laura: “I have a huge sweet tooth – cookies, chocolate and ice-cream. I also love breakfast foods – pancakes, waffles, french toast etc – luckily there are healthy ways to make these!”
Neeta: “Jam & Cream Scones – I can eat a LOT of these. A LOT”.