World Mental Health Day takes place each year on October 10. Created in 1992 by the World Federation for Mental Health, this day seeks to bring awareness to the worldwide mental health crisis, which has been in existence for far longer than I have been alive. I’m usually not a fan of a commemorative day. 24-hours where… Continue reading Thoughts on World Mental Health Day 2020
Today, September 10, is World Suicide Prevention Day. This day, conceived by the International Association for Suicide Prevention, aims to bring awareness to the many lives lost annually to suicide and how we might help reduce this number. In the UK, the statistics are grim. Suicide is the leading cause of death for men under… Continue reading It’s World Suicide Prevention Day
Being a yoga teacher, it's no surprise that I love yoga. It not only makes me feel physically strong, but it's been a key part of maintaining my positive mental health in lockdown. But enough about me! There's loads of research to back up my personal experience. Here are just a few of the reasons… Continue reading Why Yoga is Good for Your Mental Health
I get it, when most people hear the words self-care they can't help but picture a supple-bodied, problematic white woman soaking in a luxurious bath of manager's tears sniffing on some Pumpkin Spice candles sipping a glass of Californian Rosé. That's not to say that this isn't self-care, but this is a very myopic interpretation… Continue reading Ways to Radically Self-Care
Last year I had the privilege of spending a week at the European Conference on Positive Psychology and was thrilled to hear so many exceptional educators, clinicians and practitioners reaffirm, though various talks, research presentations and workshops, how valuable it is to integrate the tenets of Positive Psychology into daily life. We could all do with a bit… Continue reading Practicing Positive Psychology in Your Daily Life
In today’s chaotic, uncertain world, it’s understandable to feel anxious and pessimistic about the state of things. A global pandemic, climate change, multiple humanitarian crises, political upheaval, and conflicts around the globe are just a few of the many pressing issues sapping our good vibes. However, practicing positive thinking does not mean ignoring these realities,… Continue reading The Power of Positive Thinking
I've been doing Pranayama for years, but mostly integrated with my yoga practice. It wasn't until recently that I tried what many call breathwork and it was transformative. Literally. My hands transformed themselves into cramped-up lobster claws and I felt like all of the earth's gravity was pushing down on me, trying to squish me… Continue reading Why Breathwork?
Yas! You don't have to get a fancy, expensive membership to a bijou yoga studio or drink green juice made in a fancy press to invest in your wellness. In fact, your investment doesn't need to be financial at all. WARNING: This is not some quick-fix blog where I tell you to just drink water… Continue reading Free Wellness Practices for Everyone!