Archive for November, 2010

Express yourself and feel powerful Today!

Monday, November 29th, 2010

A new way of looking at frozen smiles, feelings and thoughts. Please read on…

This message was from a lovely ecademist, who asked me to post blogs dealing with tough times. “It’s been a tough year so any blog posts you have to deal with winter and a tough year that would be ideal!”. So while travelling to enjoy a magical weekend in freezing London exploring Borough Market and the impressive Shard Building and Windsor Castle in the crisp sunlight (read more below) this article about expression put me back in touch with my Smile!.

If you see an expressive face as emotive and human then muscle- paralysing Botox might not appeal. As Botox has become such a wide spread practice among so many from all walks of life. Lynnette Yong, a Harley Street doctor, says “since restricting movement in multiple facial sites you simply cause lines to occur elsewhere. Muscles are designed to be flexible”.

Most people want to look good for their age and less tired. Here is a confidence boost without botox.

One writer who tried Botox did’nt like the reduced facial expression and has decided not to use it again. “Expression is such an important part of human interaction – study after scientific study proves it – that I would rather accept my frown lines than have them be a barrier to communication”. Why not enjoy instead a full range of surprises and scepticism that brows can express?.



How do you reduce lines and wrinkles?.

Enjoying great company – I was lucky enough to have this special invite to see some of these spectacular sights in London and Windsor and they really did put a smile on my face.

I would highly recommend you take a trip if you haven’t already seen them??.

The Shard London Bridge finally on a full thrust


Free things to do in London  via Helen Wallis


Living in London guide via Helen Wallis

Windsor Great Park

What a contrast and what spectacular sights. Even the “hot ginger and honey” drink prepared in the Borough Market, warmed you up from inside.

Smiles all round, as everyone dressed in hats, scarfs and layers to keep out the north wind.


What did you do over the weekend?


Carolyn Williams, helping you find ways to re-energise you for your business?


Breathing new life into business. I provide social media campaigns for small business owners & entrepreneurs to help increase their followers, advocates and leads using social media.



HOME where the heart is….

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010


Realness  this morning as stiff upper lips quiver in the cold frosty temperatures. Thank God for witty posts on our favourite social media networks.

Lovely Milton is obviously disgusted as a businessman and parent to two University students, by adding his comment @SOCIAL EQUALITY & JUSTICE seems to have almost disappeared !!!

Motivated contributors giving solutions, many I’ve heard before attending Chamber of Commerce and Guest panel debates from key people, who run companies and businesses that succeed.

Top down and Bottom up

You can’t treat people like shit and expect them to turn into capable employees overnight!

As I continue to motivate employees in what seems a downward spiral of how employees are treated from above and how ‘little’ the above are succeeding / winning their hearts and minds.

Here for me is where social media provides us all with a platform to engage in the truer picture.

“it’s always good to have someone who’s going through the same kind of thing!

Yet another breakfast gift comes into my inbox.

Photography and video courtesy of Alun Morris Jones of

We are all part of the solution. We are all part of the outcomes. Have your say. Let’s keep contributing on these platforms?.

Two earlier Business relevance blogs:-


Nostalgic Gifts #Sparkle Personal Development

Friday, November 5th, 2010

Summer is over and I’m flooded with memories. Sometimes I love it, when I’m back in my childhood and I can almost smell barbecued mackerel and the sight of lobsters, my dad would catch and cook as a summer holiday treat for us all. Memories of being in awe, seeing him take off in a light aircraft, from Fairwood common, Swansea mixed with sadness because both my parents passed away some years ago. .

Deliberately practising positive reminiscence and positive reinforcement can increase our sense of well-being says Professor Fred Bryant of Loyola University.

Become more mindful of the present says Bryant ‘It’s about telling yourself this is a moment worth remembering’ In Bryant’s research using mental imagery was more effective than using physical mementos as a memory aide. Pay attention to the colours, the smells, the sounds and especially to what you’re feeling. The stronger the emotional link, the easier we find it to rekindle that memory later.

The final stage of the process is being able to remember those experiences, says Bryant. “It needs to become almost habitual” …If we felt that way before, in happier times, perhaps we will feel that way again. It gives us hope.

During this voyage of self-discovery, I’m reminded and grateful for the positive reinforcement gifts received today through Social Media.

“Chocks Away” – Best seller on Amazon written James McBrearty, the twittering tax man.
This quote – “Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”
Another Quote – “Do more than just sit online all day, get out, network face to face, meet peeps live”.
A personal recommendation – For blog brevity with maximum personal development challenge, I recommend #FF @LifestyleOnline
An invite to attend Penny and Thomas’s Digital Boardroom.

Reminiscing and positive reinforcements can improve our happiness and self-esteem.

What gifts have you received today?.

Happy Friday!.

Carolyn, helping you to #Sparkle with Confidence on Social Media