Bonnie Ross attempts to unpack the complex emotion of ‘Love’ with some helpful definitions of what Love is not, reminding us that the most important Love of all, is the Love for one’s self. Illustrated by Erupt Prints. Continue reading Love Is
Our work environment can have a huge impact on our mental health.
Garance Camison tells of his experience working completely alone, and what you can do the next time you encounter a solo worker.
Illustrated by Andrew May. Continue reading The Solo Worker
The benefits of nature for our mental wellbeing are well founded. When it comes to the exploring the great outdoors, it’s tough to beat a hike to a mountain summit.
How about 282 of them?
We chat to David Lever – one of just 6000 ‘Munroists’ – who tells of his 52-year journey traversing spectacular landscapes and challenging environments, summiting all 282 Munros – Scottish mountains that each exceed 3000ft in height. Continue reading Mind Over Munros: Journey of 282 Summits
Becoming a parent can feel scary, regardless of your circumstances. Becoming a parent when you are still a child yourself, can be a whole new level of terrifying. Bonnie Ross tells of her own experiences as a teen mother, and why negatively judging young parents is not only unnecessary, but downright unfair. Continue reading A Window into the Life of a Young Mother
We’re often told to ‘step out of our comfort zone’, but what exactly does that mean? And is it always the best advice? Dani Crater explores the In’s and Out’s of this message, with beautiful illustrations by @Cadva Continue reading Comfort Zone: In or Out?
“I walk around, trying not to think too much.
As a result, I think all the time.”
A wild garden of feelings, thoughts and growth, Written and Illustrated by @Serious.Sharon Continue reading Learning To Live In My Wild Garden
What’s it like to live with anxiety? Lena Gaumann of In Monsterly Love shares her experience – from catching the bus to attending a social event, Anxiety is an invisible friend always along for the ride. Illustrated by Rose Newton of Rose Gold Illustration Continue reading Anxiety: My Invisible Friend
With so many life pressures stealing away our time, maintaining friendships can become increasingly difficult. Bonnie Ross shares how she defines a ‘good friend’, and the importance of prioritising these friendships over others that may be negatively draining us. Continue reading What Constitutes a “Good Friend”?
By Conrad Pugh Illustrated by Casper – @doomegg People see me with my chin up, but can’t see the fight my soul’s in. Think I’m in control but my thoughts are daily stolen. See smiles, joy and laughterbut can’t tell that there’s disaster. Constantly enslaved and well depression is my master. With will I try to fight this, but yet still I feel the urge. … Continue reading Poem: Fear
As school teachers across Aotearoa prepare to strike once again on May 29th, The Commodity of Care shares the reasons why teachers across the country desperately need our support. Words: Aubrey Orne-Adams, Illustrated by Claudia Marie. Continue reading The Commodity of Care