Women Ageing Happier And Confident (1)

As I approach another birthday, I have been in deep thoughts and reflecting over my life. I have had my share of ups and downs as it is all part of life. I was inspired ti start this series of blogs for June, by my mum aged 83. She is such a good role model and a tower of strength. I These days I really appreciate the moments we spend and the wisdom about life that she passes on to my children and I.

Right now in my life,my children are now young men, and I do feel it’s time to find me, and to start putting myself first doing things that make me feel good. I am at my happiest and I feel more confident about my future life.

In the next 30 days I aim to be here, sharing some o my life experiences and given you tips which I hope will help you too be be Happier and Confident as you make the most of everyday life.

If you identify yourself as a #WAHAC (Women Ageing Happier and Confident _ and would like to contribute to my blog or share links do message me,

It’s good to cry

Their have been times when I have tried to be strong and bottle up a lot of hurt and pain and their have been times when I have been so overwhelmed not know what to do, except to cry for days on end.

Researchers have established that crying releases oxytocin and endogenous opioids, also known as endorphins. These feel-good chemicals help ease both physical and emotional pain.

Crying is the body’s way to not only reduce emotional stress, but also process it. When emotions are held back, such as swallowing or holding back tears, the emotional energy gets congested in the body and can result in health issues.

Why crying is good for us.

  1. It Relieves Stress and lowers blood pressure.

2. Tears Remove Toxins and  stress hormones like cortisol that build up during times of emotional turmoil and can wreak havoc on the body. Crying is both a physical and emotional release that helps humans start over with a blank slate.

3. It Reduces Manganese a mineral which affects mood and is found in significantly greater concentrations in tears than in blood serum.

4. Crying helps us acknowledge the feelings we’re experiencing, and emotions motivate us to empathize, coordinate and work together to survive.

5.Crying is an important social function. It communicates the strength and nature of relationships, elicits sympathy and even assistance, and draws individuals closer to one another.

While the eyes of all mammals are moistened and soothed by tears, only human beings shed tears in response to emotional stress. So go on, feel better by having a good cry, and then wipe the tears dry, for tomorrow will be a better day.

Escape 2 Happiness Island during #Carersweek

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. It also helps people who don’t think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support – Read more here https://www.carersweek.org/about-carers-week/

For carers week, I am running my fun session – Escape 2 Happiness Island to feel good and relieve stress with like minded people. Using our imagination and all our senses we visit happiness island via zoom, where in 15- 30 minutes we enjoy ourselves with a selection of activities. Why not book a taster 15-30 minutes session for your group

Escape to Happiness Island is a practitioner-led wellbeing session lasting anything between 15 minutes and an hour, which is transforming the lives and outlooks of people.

The pure joy of these sessions is that they adapt to needs of the participants – each session is tailored live to the audience.

People leave these sessions ready to take on the world, filled with a new-found sense of lightness, a glow of happiness inside them that stays with them in their personal time and in their working life.

To sustain the positivity and benefits of the sessions, Genny Jones, discoverer and caretaker of Happiness Island, has developed a simple booklet, which every participant can take home and use as a passport back to the island!

To find out more about availability do email me and start encouraging everyone to start packing for a trip to Happiness Island today!

Benefits of the session

  1. Connect with each other in a fun way
  2. Relax and Unwind
  3. Relieve Stress
  4. Instant Feel Good
  5. Tips on maintain a positive attitude
  6. Fuel yourself with some feel good hormones
  7. Feel energised and positive

What to expect

The session is  fun packed and can include:

  1. Singing
  2. Dancing
  3. Laughter yoga
  4. Visualisation
  5. Relaxing through meditation
  6. Tips to help you sustain your daily dose of happiness

Before you join the session

1. Be open to have fun and feel good

2. Know its ok to be silly with like minded people

3. Come dressed for fun in something colourful or even fancy dress

4. On zoom you don’t need to put your video on, you can just use audio

BOOK YOUR SESSION DURING THIS CAER’S WEEK NOW.

You can also book directly here – https://bit.ly/31WDcHU

About Genny Jones AKA Confident Queen

Genny is herself part time carer to her parents and she understands the need for self care and making time for fun with others. Genny has over the years delivered her sessions for a number of organisations who run support groups as well as for individuals in a group setting.

Genny’s Awards and Nominations

Nominated for the ITV Meridian ‘Pride of Britain’ Award for the work she does helping people to feel happier. https://vimeo.com/75320740

Listed on Independent on Sunday List of top 100 Happy people in UK making a difference.

Finalist of the Happy Team Award at the National Happiness Awards

To book an introductory chat: – Email: relax@happinessIsland.net

Give yourself a pep talk

I woke up this morning feeling a bit overwhelmed with so much going on and felt like just staying in bed.

I turned and tossed for a few minutes and my inner voice was saying to me – “go on get up and seize the day” I ignored this for a while, but as I heard the birds singing outside my window, I felt the urge to  get up and do my morning routine which includes praying, meditation, reading something inspirational, being grateful and exercising my chuckle muscles. I then went through my to do list and prioritised my day, and decided to write this blog to encourage you too.

Check your plans for the day and prioritise, making sure you have time for feel good breaks throughout the day. I love this daily reminders and hope they will help you too.

I hope your day goes well.

Laugh out Loud for #WorldLaughterDay

World Laughter Day is celebrated on first Sunday of May every year to spread happiness in the whole world. This year, it will be celebrated on Sunday 2nd May. It is a day to raise awareness about laughter and its many healing benefits especially at this time of the COVID 19 pandemic which is raging across places like India and people are in desperate need of some hope and happiness. In these dark and challenging times like these, laughter or humour can be uplifting and bring hope to the people. “ #WorldlaughteDay2021

World Laughter Day is important because it reminds people to stop worrying about small insignificant things and learn to laugh off their problems, facing them head-on. Let’s take a look at how laughter improves our physical and mental health. “

I encourage you to take even a minute to laugh just for the fun of it – Laughter is the best medicine and is good for the soul.


Check out my Escape 2 Happiness Island sessions to feel good and relieve stress.

Escape to Happiness Island is a practitioner-led wellbeing session lasting anything between 15 minutes and an hour, which is transforming the lives and outlooks of people.

The pure joy of these sessions is that they adapt to needs of the participants – each session is tailored live to the audience.

People leave these sessions ready to take on the world, filled with a new-found sense of lightness, a glow of happiness inside them that stays with them in their personal time and in their working life.

To sustain the positivity and benefits of the sessions, Genny Jones, discoverer and caretaker of Happiness Island, has developed a simple booklet, which every participant can take home and use as a passport back to the island!

To find out more about how Genny Jones can put smiles back on the faces of your staff, volunteers, tenants or colleagues, just give her a call and start packing for Happiness Island today! relax@happinessisland.net

100 minutes dance challenge #CaptainTom100

About Captain Tom 100 – “During the pandemic Captain Tom stepped up to support the NHS Covid-19 by taking on his famous walk and inspiring millions to donate. We are offering the chance to raise funds in the spirit of Captain Tom for the charity of your choice.”

I have chose to do 100 minutes of dancing to help raise funds for single parent Charity Gingerbread who has helped my children and I since 2003 and have been helping so many other #singleparents. Since 1918, they have been at the forefront of shaping policy and services that support single parents and our continued support will help them to continue to do more amazing work.

Note from Gingerbread

“At Gingerbread, we think single parents do a brilliant job. We’re the leading charity working with single parent families, supporting, advising and campaigning with single mums and dads to help them meet their family’s needs. 1 in 4 families in the UK are now headed by a single parent, however many single parent families continue to experience poverty, disadvantage and stigma. By supporting Gingerbread, you’ll be helping single parents across the country to receive expert advice, practical support, as well as get their voices heard.” https://www.gingerbread.org.uk/what-we-do/about-gingerbread/

To donate please check my Just Giving Page – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/gennys-captain-tom-100-challenge-for-gingerbr

Tips on how to be a Confident Single Parent

I have been a single parent since 2003, and during that time I have had some very dark moments when I felt that their was no light at the end of the tunnel. There have been times when I felt like a bird trapped in a cage with no way out. There have been times when I felt like a bad mother when the children where playing up, when people made negative comments about single parents and when I could not afford to buy my children the latest toy or clothes.

Their have been other times when I have felt confident and happy, when I have celebrated my achievements and that of my children thanks to the help, support and encouragement of family, friends and organisations such as Gingerbread, The Samaritans, Mind, Premier Life Line, my Church and the Grand Gravesend. With their help and support I have been able to overcome a lot of the obstacles I faced and now when I look at my children, I smile because despite it all, they have come out very well.

Here are some of my tips which I hope will help you to become a Confident Single Parent. Start everyday with the intention of having a good day knowing that whatever the day unfolds you can handle it, and ven if you can’t it’s ok for tomorrow is another day. Your children will grow up and they will be a credit to you.

I am so proud that I was able to write this my self improvement book sharing a bit about my journey of being a single parent. I alo and share tips on the practical things which helped me during these years. I hope they will help you too. Get your signed copy now from this link https://ebay.us/bHdhpw

How to be a woman with Unstoppable Confidence

This course is for you, if you are in need of regaining your confidence to bounce back from set back and take control of your life. The course is also for you too, if perhaps you want to do something, but fear is stopping you. This course will help you to unwrap the Gift of Confidence which is within so that you can have the courage to take a leap of faith and take action which will lead you to achieving your goals and aspirations.

Course Module : Put on your Crown of Confidence  and be unstoppable

Module1 :  The confidence assessment – Just how confident are you?

Module 2: Believing in yourself – What do you need to believe in yourself?

Module 3:How to overcome your negative thoughts

Module 4:How to overcome negative comments from others

Module 5:How to feel confident all of the time!

Module 6:Your confidence plan – How to lead a great, confident life

GIFT OF CONFIDENCE TOOL BOX

During the course, you will make your own Gift of Confidence Tool Box with items you can use and refer to on a regular basis to help you maintain your happiness and confidence levels as you go through your amazing life’s journey.

BENIFITS OF ATTENDING THIS COURSE

*You will be inspired and energised

*You will be more positive and believe in your self

*You will have tools and resources to help you in your journey of being more confident

*You will be able to achieve more and live a life of limitless possibilities

*You will have your own Gift of Confidence Tool Box with  tips and things to help you sustain your confidence and happiness levels.

COURSE FORMAT

Book Half Hour  free consultation – email me now genny@confidentqueen.co.uk

Attend Workshops of two hour durations face to face or online for 6 weeks

Attend 1day’s intensive workshop online one day course 10am to 3pm

Attend 2 half day workshop 10am to 1pam

Purchase the training course and study at your own pace with support from me Confident Queen

CONFIDENT QUEEN GENNY – your Confidence builder and trainer

I deliver my the course loaded with my training as a life coach as well a my own life story of a time in my life where I suffered low self esteem and confidence so much that I could not look at myself in the mirror. This was because I let the negative comments of people drag me down into a period of depression and anxiety. Delivering this course is a way of  helping you to overcome challenges you may be facing and to be inspired as you focus on a better and brighter future. I have used the course materials by life coach Sean Mcpheat over the years for various organisations and individuals. I have also been able to add my own real life examples of occasions where I have had to unwrap my Gift of Confidence; one of those occasions being when I appeared on Britain’s Got Talent.

SOME OF MY AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

The Life Changers Award, a Global Women Innovators and Inventors recognition for Gift of Confidence Programme, as well as a certificate of Achievement from Barclays Bank Trading Awards which celebrate those individuals who have overcome adversity and use their experience to help other,

Please complete the form below and let me know your requirements.

March into the new month with Confidence

Confident Queen activities for #WorldBookDay

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 writing my books and researching other authors.

‘Confident Queen’ is a fun loving modern day superhero who helps children to unwrap he Gift of  Confidence which is within them by using the contents of her special ‘Gift of Confidence’ toolkit which contains a creative array of items which can help to boost and maintain a child’s confidence from childhood through adulthood. Research in numerous fields including Education, Health, Psychology and Sociology, highlight the importance of confidence building in our children and young people and Confident Queen is on a mission to do just that.”

Confident Queen appeared on Britain’s Got Talent in April 2012 and was able to wow the audience with her fun outfit and got everyone singing “If you are happy and you know it clap your hands”. Since then she has delivered a lot of happiness and confidence sessions for schools and community centres!

Confident Queen on world book day.

“For world book day i encourage children to dress up with some of the Confident Queen accessories and sing and dance to the fun confidence song I wrote. Here are some photos of children dressed up in their various accessories.”

Listen to me reading my book – I can still play football

https://soundcloud.com/genny-jones-1/childrens-story-i-can-play-football-again

Sing along to my Confident Child Song

https://soundcloud.com/genny-jones-1/confident-child-with-confident-queen

Make your Gift of Confidence Tool Box

https://confidentqueengenny.com/2019/09/04/gift-of-confidence-box-for-children/

About world book day

On World Book Day each year, 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 for your school or children’s programme, just complete this enquiry form!

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