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Here’s some extended thoughts around the topics I’ve been covering lately.

Each post about mental wellness is just one facet of a huge topic so remember to take them all in context together.  There are no magic bullets and very few quick fixes but these are my three big concepts.


1. Mental wellness issues are a reasonable response of the body to life’s stresses
2. We are all somewhere on the stress spectrum, good and bad

3. There are so many tools in the toolbox to deal with these issues

If you are worried about your or someone else's mental health, the best place to get help is your GP or local mental health provider. However, if you or someone else is in danger or endangering others, call police immediately on 111.

Or if you need to talk to someone else:

• Samaritans 0800 726 666

• Depression helpline: 0800 111 757 (available 24/7)
• Lifeline: 0800 543 354 (available 24/7)
• Suicide Crisis Helpline: 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO) (available 24/7)
• Youthline: 0800 376 633
• Whatsup: 0800 942 8787 (1pm to 11pm)

Kia Kaha



March 27, 2020

Have you ever wondered why you can’t constantly feel your socks on your feet? Or why it’s easier to listen to something with your eyes closed?

Our brains are bombarded with information constantly.  If we paid attention to everything we would literally go crazy trying to...

March 21, 2020

Too much information can impact your Mental Wellness.

It’s ok to unplug.

I don't think I have ever had so much news going through my head as I have at the moment. To describe this season as information overload doesn't begin to sum it up.

Being on the other side...

June 13, 2018

Well my friends, I checked my Instagram before I started writing this and I begun to see  how fabulously spectacular everyone else’s lives look, compared to my humble existence today.

Sensational filtered food shots, glamorous selfies out on the town, an endless parad...

June 7, 2018

My Dad used to say 'eat your vegetables, they'll put hair on your chest.' I'm not quite sure how that was supposed to be a motivating factor, but I definitely used that saying as an excuse to not eat my Brussels sprouts!
But do you remember the old saying 'you are what...

May 30, 2018

Mental wellness means staying healthy in our brain which links inextricably with the rest of our body. Anti-depressants come in many shapes and sizes and help to keep us in balance - yay!

Maintaining our hormone and chemical levels helps our whole selves to function s...

May 16, 2018

If you care for someone who is dealing with Mental Wellness issues, here’s some encouragement for you!

WHAT YOU DO IS AMAZING. It may not seem to be appreciated, (depressed people can struggle to show their gratitude ) so let me say, your small things make a big differe...

May 9, 2018

Part of living an abundant life is taking care of our own Mental Wellness.  

I get to do some cool things as an artist, like walk the red carpet at the music awards, :) but I have to admit that i have a love/hate relationship with it.

I get out of the stretch limo (yay)...

May 2, 2018

Part of our mental wellness is identifying and speaking up when our minds and bodies are not doing so well, but what about the other side of the coin? What about the things that we love, that make us go Mmm-mm!
If we ignore the signals that give us a sense of well-bein...

May 2, 2018

Don’t feed the seagulls! :)

Peace-pickers...they circle our heads, they swoop in, they steal our peace, crumb by crumb.

Like scavenging seagulls, peace pickers are thoughts, ideas or words that trigger panic, fear or stress. They press on our bruises and pick away at...

April 18, 2018

Believe it or not, Hollywood has got me thinking!

A lot has happened recently with personal stories finally being told. It’s a positive move forward for those with such painful past experiences, to be heard and acknowledged.

One of the causes of Mental Wellness issue...

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