Category Mental Health and Wellness

Online and over exposed: are we inviting the wolf to dinner?

The online world gives us an amazing ability. It allows us to bypass the traditional publishing gateways and move our own content online. From artist to business person, educator to entrepreneur, people of all kinds are creating the kinds of careers they want. PR and exposure is now freely available. But are we paying a high price for this exquisite online democracy? Does living in public have a downside? Instead

Continue reading…

Getting undone by your own ambition in the brave you world

The web is amazing. Its gives us the ability to self publish. It’s made our abilities and our talents visible through blogs and websites. Through social media, we can reach out to almost anyone. We can create a following. And be someone inspiring to a total stranger. But we’re also seeing a negative side to this. Where the world was a frontier and the enabled could move, we’ve shifted the goal posts.

Continue reading…

It’s not the internet’s fault you’re unhappy

Watching a few notable people run screaming from the internet recently has been slightly bemusing. I get it. Those of us who connected to social media on a regular basis are often in danger of spreading ourselves too thin. There is an addictive side to the internet where comments, likes and shares become something to covet. They begin to tickle that side of us that wants to be appreciated. It can translate into

Continue reading…

Resilience as a learned concept

There are a lot of people in this world who, for whatever reason, have depleted levels of resilience. You may not have been filled with a bucket of load and enthusiasm as a kid. Or you may have been, only to have life slowly tip the contents on the floor. It sucks to lose resilience for any reason because it’s like the padding against the blows of life. However, you

Continue reading…

Mental health and yoga

In this guest blog by Sarah de Graaff, we look at mental health and yoga and the relationship between the two. Yoga asks us to be whole. It cultivates an awareness of the interconnection in all things. And that’s why I run a studio that promotes mental health in yoga – because health is about accepting all parts of yourself, regardless of how they are labeled by others. Stigma is

Continue reading…

Is Facebook bad for mindfulness?

Could social media anxiety come from the simple idea that Facebook is bad for mindfulness? To some people, this may be a statement to dismiss. Others may be nodding their head accordingly, wondering at what kind of non-Einstein I must be to state the obvious. In mindfulness and much of psychologically based healing programs, we’re told to leave the past behind; to learn from the mistakes, heal from the pain,

Continue reading…