Failure: What can we learn from failing?

It’s true that you can learn much more from failure than from success, and it’s true that every successful person went through a series of failures before reaching the top, but still it’s very difficult to deal with. So what can we learn from failing? Thanks to the following guests for participating: Comedian, TV presenter,Continue reading “Failure: What can we learn from failing?”

Community: How do we build our communities?

Community is critical to our overall wellbeing and the decline of our connectedness is coming at the same time mental health issues are on the rise. Research from Washington State University found all ages suffer from social anxiety and FOMO (fear of missing out) which are correlated with low self-esteem and low self-compassion. However, communities will dissipateContinue reading “Community: How do we build our communities?”

Focused: How do we concentrate?

If there’s one thing we could all probably use a lot more of, it’s the ability to focus. But telling yourself to stay focused on a task, especially a mundane one, is often a lot easier said than done. So how do we stay focused? Thanks to the following guests for participating: Former top shoppingContinue reading “Focused: How do we concentrate?”

Healed: How do we heal from adversity?

If you’ve ever been through a highly stressful event or series of events, you’ve been through a traumatic experience. A feeling of helplessness, horror, and in some cases, the challenges of a serious injury (or the threat of one) are common after these events.  So how do we heal from adversity? Thanks to the followingContinue reading “Healed: How do we heal from adversity?”

Heartbroken: How do we deal with breakups and heartbreak?

Breakups are hard, especially when they come as a shock. It’s natural to go through a lot of painful emotions. Yet some creative artists are able to harness their experiences and transform this into something new. So how do we deal with heartbreak?  Thanks to the following guests for participating: Rosie Wilby, award-winning comedian, podcaster,Continue reading “Heartbroken: How do we deal with breakups and heartbreak?”

Sad: Why can’t we sit with sadness?

Freelance journalist Johanna Leggatt says: “Sadness is a reasonable response to the horrors of the world and the absurdities and disappointments of modern life”, and yet we tend to be averse to this notion, running in the opposite direction in a bid to pursue happiness. So why can’t we sit with sadness, and can itContinue reading “Sad: Why can’t we sit with sadness?”

Slow: How do we slow down?

If we could just slow down our lives, they would be a whole lot better. Aspects of modern life like the instant gratification of online shopping and the hyper speed of social media have contributed to burnout, a diagnosable condition that includes exhaustion, negative feelings and reduced effectiveness. So how do we slow down? ThanksContinue reading “Slow: How do we slow down?”

Resourceful: How do we utilise what we already have?

Being resourceful is the ability to find and use available resources to solve problems and achieve goals. And this is no different in mental health. According to a 2002 British Medical Journal, people living with a mental health issue and clinicians were using new strategies and sources for acquiring health information, including the Internet. PatientsContinue reading “Resourceful: How do we utilise what we already have?”

Hope: How do we stay hopeful?

When it comes to mental health, one thing I found that is incredibly powerful is the potential for hope. In a beautiful quote, American poet Emily Dickinson says: “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words — And never stops at all.” So when timesContinue reading “Hope: How do we stay hopeful?”

Peace: How do we stop worrying?

Constant worrying, negative thinking, and always expecting the worst can take a toll on your emotional and physical health. It can sap your emotional strength, leave you feeling restless and jumpy, cause insomnia, headaches, stomach problems, and muscle tension, and make it difficult to concentrate at work or school. So how do we take controlContinue reading “Peace: How do we stop worrying?”