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Posted 15.07.16 | by Rebecca Dawe

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It’s been an interesting past week, appearing in local newspapers and talking on BBC breakfast radio about hair loss and my book. Friends telling me that I’m in the paper was quite surreal, but didn’t bother me. However, I was extremely nervous speaking about hair loss on three counties radio. Partly because I’d never done it before, partly because it was live (and I was really worried about sounding like an idiot) but mostly because I had no idea what I was going to be asked (so it was quite likely I would look like a massive dick).

I know want I want to say, so I was really irritated with myself for feeling so nervous.

I have learnt that the only person that I need approval from is me. The fact that I couldn’t careless about what people think of my hair loss is hugely liberating. But this experience taught me that I still have a lot of work to do in terms of knowing that I am enough. It’s a waste of calories seeking everyone’s approval when I’m the only one that can actually give it.

After the show I needed reassurance, which I got in abundance. I reminded myself of all my own customers, trying on their new hair and needing everyone to confirm that it is good enough. They don’t trust it yet.

I did feel a little tongue tied at moments, particularly as the guy was very focused on the negative, and I’m no longer on that bandwidth. I now know, I coped well and I’m pleased with myself. I also know, that if I can give myself permission to accept what’s on my outside then I can do it for the inside too. Being comfortable is beautiful.

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