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The Imperfect Blog — mental health

Wrapping up 2020

Kristina Freeman

Tags mental health, resilience, savouring, wrapping 2020

Wrapping up 2020

How to say goodbye to 2020 Highlights from an unexpected year We release our 2020 Impact Report   How do we wrap up this extraordinary year? How do we get meaningful closure on what has been, for some, an incredibly uncomfortable, challenging and nerve-wracking year? To reach the holidays in a broken heap would be the final insult - so let’s not do that! Instead, we’d like to share how we plan to kick off 2021 with some juice left in the tank.  At Grow Your Mind we think the answer lies in savouring. By savouring, we actively ensure the positive...


The key to student wellbeing is...

The key to student wellbeing is...
It turns out that there is a key ingredient to effectively boosting the wellbeing of students in a sustainable and powerful way.

Thank you Michelle Obama for waking me up to how I am feeling

Kristina Freeman

Tags emotional intelligence, emotional literacy, mental health, parent wellbeing

Thank you Michelle Obama for waking me up to how I am feeling

I am Kristina Freeman, the co-founder of the wonderful Grow Your Mind, a mental health social venture and I am also an acupuncturist. My days are often filled with writing, reading, talking and dispensing tips and treatments to help support physical and emotional wellbeing. Lately however, I have realised how very far I am from practising what I preach. This realisation came from listening to Michelle Obama acknowledge she is experiencing a form of low grade depression. This was a serious AH HA moment ( not the 80s band though that would have been fun). It was a wake up...


Making parent wellbeing a priority during this next big change

Making parent wellbeing a priority during this next big change

Parents...we can almost hear the Eye of the Tiger theme music play as you rose to the challenge. You may have armed yourself with ways to stay calm during a pandemic. Perhaps you read our emails about nurturing the mental health of your children. We can see you, cape billowing out, hands on your hips, sweatbands on, ready for COVID 19.

However, times are a-changin. Rapidly. Again.

 


We aren't getting out of here alive

Alice Peel

Tags gratitude, mental health, positive education, resilience

We aren't getting out of here alive
An invitation to make the switch from adaptation to celebration.
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