Her True Colours Calendar 2018

12 amazing women bare their souls in this inspiring limited edition 2018 calendar, raising funds for domestic support services.

Sharing intimate pictures and touching stories in order to empower and inspire women to be proud of who they are <3

Lorraine Brooks | Her True Colours Calendar 2018

Lorraine Brooks (pictured), Mum to Her Business Brew Founder, Serena Fordham, who also features in the calendar, tells us how she doesn’t feel worried about needing a bikini body.

“I chose to stage my photograph in a swimming pool because that’s the place where I have time to think while doing my workout a couple of times a week.

It’s the one place I can be away from my phone and the internet, with no distractions, and have time just for me.

I have loved swimming since I was a youngster, and hope to enjoy it for many more years to come. It keeps me active and makes me feel good about myself, and doesn’t make me worried about what I look like in a bikini anymore!”

As well as Serena and Lorriane, ten other brave women feature their stories and photographs helping to raise funds and awareness for Norwich based charity Leeway who provide domestic abuse support services and to show women they are beautiful just the way they are.

The calendar has been created in association with Inspired Women and the HER Business, Body and Life Conference which we’re holding on International Women’s Day 2018.

We’d love you to buy a copy of the calendar – it makes a great gift too and is just £9 posted. To get yourself a copy simply contact us and we’ll sort you out.

Giving back through business

Every quarter, Trusted Wills & Probate Ltd will be supporting a local charity, and I’m delighted to announce that our ‘Charity of the Summer’ is Robert Kett Primary School PTA.

On a personal note

I wanted to support Robert Kett Primary School because my children have recently started in Reception class, and they are loving it!  When my twins started at Robert Kett last September I had these wonderful ideas that I would join the PTA and support the school as much as possible – of course, life has gotten in the way, particularly with the growth of Trusted Wills, and sadly I haven’t been able to dedicate as much time as I would like to supporting my children’s school.

A couple of months ago, I read an article in the school’s newsletter informing parents that there had been vandalism at the school during the weekend, which saddened me as the vandalism did directly affect all of the school children, as well as my twins.  To then read another article couple of weeks later to say that it had happened again annoyed me, and this gave me the kick to approach the school and offer the support of a local business.

Hands up

My support

Whilst I am limited on time (looking after my family and my clients), I have been able to offer Robert Kett Primary School financial support.  I have pledged to the school that for every new appointment made in June, July and August I will donate a minimum of £10 (increased depending on the service) to the PTA.  This is not restricted to those who know about this offer or solely Wymondham – this is for every new client Trusted Wills gains during this period!

What you can do

If you have ‘make a Will’ on your to do list, why not make an appointment today and help a charity in the process?  If you already have your Will and Estate Planning sorted, tell your family and friends who may still need to do theirs.

Professional Solutions

My service

I offer appointments in the comfort of your own home and at a time to suit you, including evenings and weekends.  It is a process that can be dealt with relatively quickly, and it can save you hours of stress trying to figure out what is needed.

Most importantly it will provide you with the peace of mind, knowing that you have a valid Will in place, that won’t fail you or your family during their time of grieving.

To make your appointment, or for an informal chat, please feel free to contact me via email info@trusted-wills.co.uk or phone 01953 711 950 / 07972 212 355.

Natalie Chapman

My name is Natalie Chapman – company director of Trusted Wills & Probate Ltd, a wife to Darren and a Mum to our twins.  Read about how Trusted Wills & Probate Ltd was established

I have personally visited each of my clients and enjoyed my time getting to know each of them, listening to their stories and making sure I fully understand their needs.  If you would like to discover what my clients say about us, please feel free to read my client Testimonials.

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Making the Jump: From Fear to Fantastic


My life has been filled with terrible misfortunes, most of which have never happened  ~ Mark Twain

Do you ever jump to a negative conclusion?

Are you scaring yourself into not doing something that might be great for you? Whether a business opportunity or something personal? What if we go beyond feeling scared and turn that fear into excitement instead?

Many people I meet in my work are brilliant at conjuring up free fall ‘fast track to disaster’ films in their heads. For example, fear of driving, of being ill, or fear of failure. Anxiety and fears are very common things clients see me about.

“What if xyz happened?” is a common negative-focus question.  The intention is unconsciously on keeping safe. However, the emotional button marked ‘fear’ is pushed if you are imagining things going wrong.

My Bucket list fear

Recently a few of us at Her Business Brew were talking about a charity SkyDive in April this year, in aid of Nelson’s Journey, a charity supporting young people following the loss of a loved one.

A tandem skydive is on my ‘bucket list’. Up to now, I hadn’t found someone willing to take part with me (a make or break for me doing it). So I was delighted to hear Serena considering doing the SkyDive, along with Missy and a few others.  I felt a little uncertain, though pleased to have companions.  I’m jumping out of a plane with an experienced skydiver, so, my initial uncertainty and anxious thoughts calmed down somewhat.

However, a week or so later a ‘what if’ appeared “what if Serena and the others decide not to do it?” I thought, “What if I’m on my own?”  Rather than stew over this, I rang Serena to ask, relieved when she said she was definitely doing it.

Now I asked myself, “what if I have the best experience ever?!”

We need to mentally prepare, avoiding anxiety-creating “what if’s” – getting into an actively positive state is really useful for being at your best!

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Steps I recommend to prepare for an event or something important:

Visualise the important event as much time before as you can

Get into visualising the thrill/positivity of an experience. As much detail as needed. For me, the plane, the wind rushing, what I’m saying/ whooping! Seeing other people, thoughts on the jump’s meaning to me.

Write down a brief statement using positive phrases and verbs to accompany the visualisation – use all senses

For example, for me, “I’m seeing myself and my companions smiling.  I’m as free as a bird, the pull of air rushing through my arms and legs feels wonderful..  Now I’m floating gently, looking across the airfield, with the ground slowly rising up. Friends are waving, cheering and clapping. Feet on the ground now, I’m feeling amazing, I’ve done it! My thumbs are up, I’m saying “that was fantastic!”

Read the statement (& visualise) every night just before turning the light off and going to sleep

Repetition is necessary. Doing this just before sleep (or just as you wake) is when you are at your best, to absorb unconscious suggestion. Apply this approach to something you want to enjoy or have success at. This is one way of preparing and knocking any spiralling doubts out the window.

Will you give it a go? Maybe join me in skydiving for charity!



About the Author:

Angie Giles is an experienced hypnotherapist, counsellor and coach based at the Norfolk Clinic Complementary Healthcare Clinic, 38-40 Magdalen Road, Norwich, NR3 4AG.

Call Angie directly on 07773 610816 or email info@angiegiles.co.uk

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