Feeling lacklustre, or was it lost, I turned to one of my favourite self-care activities. Listening to a mind health podcast while vaguely sweating it out at the gym. I guess what prompted this was International Women’s Day (IWD). Looking at the many events and stories featuring amazing women, I experienced something I haven’t had […]
Doc gave you Licence to Chill. Can you?
Right. We are well into the New Year and it’s been all about my recent operation so far. On Jan 5th, I had surgery for endometriosis and to remove my swollen fallopian tubes. Might not sound like the best way to start the year, but you could also say that I was prioritising my health, […]
Self-care vs Stress Relief – What works for long-term Mental Well-being
Chocolate cake? Long walks in the park? Chillin’ on the couch? Would those be self-care or stress relief? Hey, I’m not one to argue semantics. Really. To each their own. So I’ll just share my totally personal response. Those are Stress Relief. Self-care to me denotes something bigger than an “escape” activity. Self-care almost seems […]
When being selfish is good.
Think of yourself first. That’s the message I am getting from my therapy sessions. And as the paranoid giraffe in my head reminds me to tell you not to misunderstand my statement, I feel compelled to explain myself first before I get accused of being… selfish. (And in doing so, undermining the point of my […]