Sunflower Living
Happy Recap!

Happy Recap!

January 12, 2021

We’ve survived 2020! While it's tempting to just run into the New year without looking back, Abile and Linky feel it is valuable to mine the lessons learnt from what Abile has coined, “the worst year of everyone’s life thus far."

Holiday cheer meets holiday dread

Holiday cheer meets holiday dread

December 24, 2020

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.

The disease doesn’t define you!

The disease doesn’t define you!

December 7, 2020

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.

Men have feelings too

Men have feelings too

December 4, 2020

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.

Techniques to calm anxiety

Techniques to calm anxiety

December 1, 2020

*Trigger Warning*

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.

Rumination

Rumination

November 29, 2020

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. 

Boundaries

Boundaries

October 21, 2020

Often in life we fail to set boundaries, and then drown under the expectations we've set and responses we've allowed. On our path to healing we need to start to get comfortable setting, communicating and sticking to our boundaries. 

Not seeing an end

Not seeing an end

September 17, 2020
***TRIGGER WARNING***
 
A fair warning to anyone who may be triggered by the topic of suicide: Please listen to a previous episode instead of this one. 
 
September is Suicide Prevention Month. 
In this episode, Linky and Abile delve into the delicate subject of suicidal ideation, what it looks like, what it feels like and what a loved one can do to assist a person in crisis.  
An Educational Psychologist’s Insights

An Educational Psychologist’s Insights

September 10, 2020

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.

A student’s perspective of Covid

A student’s perspective of Covid

August 19, 2020

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.

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