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Continuing my posts on mindfulness, the five senses, and mental health awareness while tagging along #thesunshineproject (see in previous posts) I would like to focus on hearing today. I always used to believe that hearing was not as important a sense in my life as seeing, for instance. I was wrong though. Whether it is hearing diverse concert of birdsong outside my Bangalore home every morning or rainfall or Coke Studio renditions or this, the powerful, soothing sussuration of the sea, I underestimated the myriad pleasures hearing brings into my life. If I am feeling anxious or restless (or usually both at the same time!), I locate so much calm in hearing a favorite song or focusing on the falling of raindrops. What do you like to hear when you are stressed or feeling in low spirits?

Al Seeb Beach

We're in Nimbin right now shooting a little documentary with @yourmatetom3

We did a live stream. It was hilarious.

Nimbin HEMP Embassy

Anyone who has been impacted by mental illness either themselves personally or through loved ones whom have suffered from such debilitating ailments should read this. Read my words of strength and hope to know that you are NOT alone in this fight. Share it with someone who needs itโ€”you might just save a life. #themighty #suicide #suicidal #suicidalthoughts #suicideawareness #suicideprevention #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillness #mentalbreakdown #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthadvocacy #depression #depressed #depressionquotes #theresalwaystomorrow #itgetsbetter #hope #anxiety #eatingdisorder #eatingdisorderrecovery #neda #blogger #writersofinstagram #freelancewriter #kristensimonelli #journalism #writersnetwork


Friends, I need your support! I would really appreciate it if you nominated me for @themightysite Mental Health Heroes of 2017. LINK IN BIO. Now, I may not be a Demi Lovato or Prince William but I think it's necessary for regular everyday mental health advocates to be spotlighted as well. Of course, if I never get rewarded for my work that's totally fine. I'm not going anywhere. That said, it would not only be an amazing honor for me but it would also validate the community that we have here and wouldn't exist without you. Let's make our voice be heard!!! **Deadline is December 25th. Feel free to share**

Mental Health on The Mighty

"I find two opinions are better than one, particularly if one is mine." -Sister Monica Joan, Call the Midwife
I have to remind myself, from time to time, that I am my own greatest ally. I have all the say over the choices I make about my health. In fact I have all the say in all the choices I make. It is also empowering to note that I even have all the say in my reactions to everything happening around me. I am the most powerful person in my life. And there's something pretty special about realizing that.


Today, 16th of December, marks the debut of the Advocacy of Mental Health Awareness and Empowerment in Nigeria, Africa and Worldwide by Drlemzy.
Today, the importance and value of Mental Health has been underestimated, misunderstood and outrightly ignored.

Why Mental Health?
Health is an encompassing state of physical, social and Mental well-being. The absence of any one of those, leads to ill health and poor living.
Mental Health is a state of wellbeing that involves our emotional, psychological and social wellbeing. It affects how we think, feel and act. It also helps to determine how we handle stress, relate to others and make choices.
Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence, through adulthood.

Globally, over 800 000 suicide deaths every year are caused by mental-related disorders.
The average individual is uncomfortable about the talk of "suicide". He does not understand it.
The average african sees the word "mental" as a problem. He is uncomfortable with it's usage. It is seen as a word of "abuse".
Sadly, irrespective of thses views, over 7 million nigerians are suffering from depression.
More than half of them do not understand what they are going through. A greater percentage are unwilling to discuss it.

The Advocacy for Mental Health is all for creating awareness about the importance of Mental Health, and empowering of individuals who have been broken, oppressed or damaged. Also to educate the general public, on the importance of building up your mind; taking utmost care of it, as you would your body.

#mentalhealthadvocacy #mentalhealth #health #doctors #medicine #africa #africans #nigerians #nigeria #healthylifestyle #thinking #thoughts #mind
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I donโ€™t know why, but I find that my depression and anxiety flares up at this time of year. I just remind myself to keep on keeping on. Itโ€™s just a dip in the rollercoaster that is life #depression #anxiety #depressionandanxiety #gad #mentalhealth #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthsupport #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalhealthadvocacy #mentalhealthwarrior #mentalillness #mentalillnessrecovery #mentalillnesssupport #mentalwellbeing #keepinkeepingon


I shot my video journal with Caitlan today. It was somewhere between a regular journal and an interview about life so it opened my mind to new possibilities! I want to eventually have deep discussions with random strangers I encounter on my journey and when we recorded this I felt like I moved a lot closer to that. I think I'll be able to share a lot more conversations and insights from amazing people with you guys this way because it's far less intimidating than the full sit down interview with multiple camera angles and equipment distracting the subject. I still want continue to shoot the professional immersive ones for the documentary but I'm excited to experiment with new things. It was a great chat too. We talked about how travelling has impacted her personal growth. Tomorrow, 7am, on the main channel if anyone's interested. I do have a second channel now that is yet another outlet for me to stretch myself and push the boundaries a bit more without any pressure to produce the results I feel I need to for my main channel. Growing, learning, expressing.

Pottsville, New South Wales

I fucking love Summer!

Pottsville, New South Wales