Monday, 19 June 2017

Global Women Making Things Happen

Last week Friday morning I attended the Global Woman Club's Breakfast held at the beautiful Savini at Criterion. I have been to this event a few times over the last year and once again, Friday was absolutely brilliant!

About Global Woman Club


Anna-Christina featured on the Global Woman Club banner

The aim of Global Woman Club is to connect professional and business women around the world, from different countries and backgrounds and even at different stages in their life, profession and business. It's a great opportunity for all women who want to speak and share their message with a global audience, learn how to pitch, to network and create partnerships.

We all have something in common: the drive and the passion to succeed in business or our chosen vocation. Global Woman Club helps women to build their confidence and belief that they can be successful in whatever they do. They help to build brands and create awareness about projects through their media platform.

Every month the Global Woman Club come together in London, at Savini at Criterion, have a delicious breakfast, network, promote and share values. It's an ever growing network led by Mirela Sula, the host and organiser and editor of Global Woman Magazine.

Anna-Christina with Mirela Sula, the editor of Global Woman Magazine

She's a pretty awesome lady! Always encouraging us to think BIG and create the life of our dreams. She's growing her empire around the world and her success reminds us, we can achieve, if we believe.

Club members are all given the opportunity to speak for a short time to the room. (first time attendees can sign up on the day and immediately enjoy the additional benefits). You can share your personal story, your mission and/or vision, and talk about your business. There is no set order for speakers, some prefer to speak earlier, others later.

After about an hour there is a break for a drink and you can pick from the healthy fruit plate, select a croissant or muffin, and engage with others in conversation. Then everyone gathers together for a group picture!

Anna-Christina with members of the Global Woman Club

It's a wonderful way to spend a morning, listening to so many inspirational stories. It's about building relationships and seeking mutually beneficial collaborations from a rich cultural diversity of women, successful in what they do and from such a broad range of professions and businesses.

I met Dawattie Basdeo at one of these events and we successfully collaborated on Nature's Rainbow Mindfulness Meditation for Teens album which has just been released, and I'm looking forward to more collaborations with ladies from the group in the future.

If you're interested in joining this club, have a look here: www.globalwoman.co/join-global-woman-club

The next event will be on 12th July - Business Woman Today - Tickets

Surround yourself with people who inspire you!

♥ Anna-Christina 

Anna-Christina with members of the Global Woman Club at Savini at Criterion

Thursday, 15 June 2017

My TV Appearance

This month I made my first TV appearance on the Ben Breakfast Show! I rocked up to Ben Television Studios on Tuesday 6th June after fighting my way through the rush hour on London Underground and some pretty horrible wind and rain in Tottenham Hale! I was invited with Dawattie Basdeo to do a live interactive interview about our latest project together, Nature's Rainbow Mindfulness Meditations for Teens album. The crew were brilliant and put us at ease straight away.

Anna-Christina and Dawattie Basdeo at Ben TV Studios in London
Dawattie Basdeo and I before the interview

At first, the thought of a 25 minute live interview seemed daunting but it went so quickly, I actually would have liked more time! Once the cameras were rolling, we didn't notice they were there and it was just us, having a discussion about why we created Nature's Rainbow and the importance of mindfulness.

Anna-Christina and Dawattie Basdeo live TV interview on the BEN Breakfast Show on Ben TV Sky Channel 182

It seems now more than ever before, people are looking to find ways to relieve stress and anxiety. We are living in challenging times. Parents and teachers are becoming more aware of the importance of introducing mindfulness, meditation and relaxation to young people and children. Schools are beginning to implement mindfulness into their programs and there are workshops and even retreats dedicated to mindfulness. It was wonderful to have the chance to speak about this on the show.

Composer Anna-Christina live TV interview on the BEN Breakfast Show on Ben TV Sky Channel 182

I think it was recorded so a link to the recording will be online soon.
I'll keep you posted!

♥ Anna-Christina 

You can purchase Nature's Rainbow here: https://magnificentmemagnificentyou.com

Anna-Christina and Dawattie Basdeo at Ben TV Studios in London
Dawattie and I feeling proud after our interview

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Time for the Mind

I was delighted when Dawattie Basdeo invited me to join her at the Mindful Living Show last week. The event was held at the Business Design Centre in London on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd June. It's a new event that offers a unique opportunity to learn more about the art of mindfulness and meditation and the different ways in which it can benefit your life.

Anna-Christina at the Mindful Living Show at the Business Design Centre in London

There were seminars and practice sessions with some of the greatest speakers, authors, teachers and minds in the worlds of mindfulness, meditation and relaxation including: Ruby Wax, Ed Halliwell, Vidyamala Burch, Sharon Salzberg, Dan Harris, Shamash Alidina, Dr Mark Williamson, Jenny Ewards CBE and Michael Chaskalson. There was also access to a range of features to inform, educate and inspire, allowing you to pick up tips from the experts to further your practice and gain a greater understanding of how mindfulness can impact all areas of your life.

Magnificent Me Magnificent You Stand and Anna-Christina at the Mindful Living Show at the Business Design Centre in London

Dawattie had a Stand for her Magnificent Me Magnificent You range and copies of Nature's Rainbow Mindfulness Meditations for Teens album were available.

Actually this was the first time I had seen the physical copies of the album myself and I have to admit, I felt very proud to see it! It's such a pleasure to be part of something that was not only brilliant fun to work on, but is also for a great cause too.

Anna-Christina with Nature's Rainbow Mindfulness Meditation for Teens album at the Mindful Living Show at the Business Design Centre

On Day One, there was a steady flow of visitors and I enjoyed meeting and talking to so many diverse, lovely people. In fact, everyone's positive energy created such a calming Zen like atmosphere, considering we were in a Business Centre, it really was a pleasure to be there. I couldn't experience any of the seminars but I did get to wander around every now and then to meet the other exhibitors.

Anna-Christina with fellow authors Dawattie Basdeo and Ruby Wax
with fellow authors Dawattie Basdeo and Ruby Wax


The lovely team of Happiful Magazine


Pete from Meditate Now


The wonderful Mantra Jewellery ladies




The Medicine Garden


Day Two was even better! ♥

Dawattie gave a half hour workshop on both days in the Demo Zone which was great because people had a chance to learn a bit more about the album and listen to samples of it.


Magnificent Me Magnifcient You demo by Dawattie Basdeo

The response to Nature's Rainbow was fantastic! At the end of the event, we were all given a tasty treat...

Nature's Rainbow Mindfulness Meditations for Teens album

It was wonderful to be part of the Mindful Living Show :-) A lovely venue, brilliant staff, well organised and great people involved which left you feeling uplifted, inspired and energised. We're planning to take part in this event again next year so I'm looking forward to returning to the Business Design Centre again.

Have a look on their website: www.mindfullivingshow.com
You can purchase Nature's Rainbow here: https://magnificentmemagnificentyou.com

Anna-Christina