Hydration, family and you
Jul29

Hydration, family and you

Hydration – does it make a difference if you don’t drink enough? I’m going to give you a typical case study that I have come across – a child, late teens who had constipation. Going to the loo was painful and they were feeling sluggish too – often tiredness prevented them concentrating at school too. It had been such a long term issue that it became a habit and they had almost got used to the symptoms. Because it was embarrassing, it...

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What’s the buzz around nutrition
Jul19

What’s the buzz around nutrition

What’s the buzz around nutrition? By Sophie Murray What’s the buzz around nutrition? Its always in the news – front page news links it every day it to another condition. This week I was reading about Alzheimer’s Disease prevention being linked to food once again in a tabloid paper. And not so long ago I was reading about children’s behaviour affected by what they eat. It seems that finally the message is coming through main...

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Tiers of debt explained
Jul19

Tiers of debt explained

Adoption Arena asks Jacob Rees-Mogg MP for Somerset and finance expert to share some insights into the issue of ‘money’.  I always say if your going to ask for advice, get it from the top. ‘Tiers of debt’ explained quite simply delivers understanding into an area of life that many of us find ourselves in, sometimes through no fault of our own.   Albert Einstein called compound interest the eighth wonder of...

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News and special offers
Jul16

News and special offers

Welcome to Adoption Arena News   Follow Adoption Arena events and news stories but do keep checking in to keep up to date with us.   June -  Official online launch of Adoption Arena Celebrate with us as Multi Award Winning Celebrity Hairdresser and World Record Holder Stuart Phillips is offering a cut and blow-dry in his swanky Covent Garden salon. Visit the homepage for more details. AND  Why not become an Adoption Arena...

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Win a Makeover with Celebrity Hairdresser Stuart Phillips
Jul16

Win a Makeover with Celebrity Hairdresser Stuart Phillips

Celebrate our Launch – Multi Award Winning Celebrity Hairdresser and World Record Holder Stuart Phillips is offering a cut and blow-dry in his swanky Covent Garden salon. You will be looked after by the man himself BUT it doesn’t end there. You will be offered: A full lifestyle hair consultation Shiatsu/Acupressure head and scalp massage in the comfort on his world renown state of the art shampoo beds. Cut and blow-dry...

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Adoption and beyond
Jul11

Adoption and beyond

Adoption and beyond: You’re not responsible for what you did as a child you are only responsible for what you do now. by Kayla Forde, comedy writer and producer  I had a really difficult childhood, but have chosen not to let it define me. And it is a choice as it took me a long time to realize that I could change my future and try to learn from a past that I can’t change. Sometimes as a person whose early life has not been the...

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It’s only TV
Jul10

It’s only TV

It’s Only TV: Behind The Scenes Celebrity Photoshoot Carrie and David Grant are a dream to work with and I often do their makeup for TV. On a recent photo shoot we were chatting about confidence and identity. Carrie made a really interesting comment about artists that applies to all of us, “The more you know yourself, the better your photos will be.” Knowing yourself is essential but what does that really mean? Well, David went...

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Foster Boy
Jul07

Foster Boy

Adoption Arena speaks to established international stand up comedian Gerry Kyei, about his fostering experience, he is ‘Foster Boy’. I became a professional stand up comedian in 2005 and it was through comedy that I met Joy Carter, founder of Comics for Adoption. As a foster child it immediately resonated with me and I am happy to now be associated with a cause that works to bring this subject to the forefront of people’s...

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Laugh at Adoption
Jul01

Laugh at Adoption

Laugh at Adoption: Really? Comedy and adoption on first appearance seem unlikely bed-fellows, and yet the link between the two is a essential. ‘You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humour in anything, you can survive it’  Bill Crosby   The adoption, fostering and care arena as we all know is fraught with difficult, tragic and emotionally complex subject matter, but humour makes these issues...

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