The holiday season is a time that's meant to be one of celebration and festivities. For some however, that doesn't ring true. In our first Christmas episode, we discuss the various ways that the festive season isn't so picturesque and how to be okay with that.
When suffering with a mental illness, we often believe that we cannot exist outside of the labels and diagnosis. suffering from and living with a mental illness can be challenging especially with the debilitating effects that come with it. We have to however distinguish between who we are and the disease's effect on our identity.
On Sunflower Living, we love hearing and getting insight from different people- but, these insights are largely from women.
On this episode, our first male guest shares his perspective on mental health and the societal expectations men face of not being able to openly share their emotions. As a medical student he offers a front row seat to the male experience and how he navigates the university space.
Our guest on this episode shares calming coping techniques through practical mindfulness and how to focus on the present during an anxiety cycle.
As a psychology major and having worked with a telephonic counseling organisation, she shares a perspective from her own experience and that she’s applied in helping others.
While rumination can lead to a plethora of finds and self discoveries, there's also a tendency to spiral into past actions that make us less than comfortable.
Linky and Abile discuss their ruminative experiences and how to shut out the loud, negative voices that can escape in the process.
In a special episode, Linky and Abi talk to Tanya Lamb Dewar, an educational psychologist who works with young people.
Tanya shares about her own personal experiences with anxiety and sheds light on the tools that live inside every person to make the most out of their lives, despite the challenges that will come along the way.
Everyone’s Covid experience has been different. Being open to hearing how the pressures and stress of this season have affected a student’s life is shared in this episode. Londy speaks her truth and shares the adjustments she and her family have had to make.