Introducing… That’s mental

2019 was a great year for the blog. I’m so happy I carried on the goal I had set myself in 2018 to write two blog posts a month. After such success I couldn’t just give it up, and so in 2019 not only did I continue but I dreamed bigger and better, featuring storiesContinue reading “Introducing… That’s mental”

My last burnout

Or should I say, the last time I burnt out. I really hope it was the last but you never know, these things creep up on you… Nevertheless, I’d like to share the story with you and I took to video again to do so. Once again, it was the the usual “end of yearContinue reading “My last burnout”

Mental health: managing your emotions in the workplace

In October 2019 I attended the Women in Tech regatta, and was super excited to take part in 2 very interesting panels that inspired me to write. One of those was called “Hiding in the bathroom: emotions in the workplace and how to manage them”. It was moderated by the wonderful Lara Manqui and includedContinue reading “Mental health: managing your emotions in the workplace”

What is Normal? Reflections on mental health and the hospitality industry

Guest blog by Alex Haupt from 101 Gowrie. Editor’s note: at the end of September, I attended a talk run by Creative Mornings Amsterdam where Alex spoke on the topic “Muse”. He ended up talking quite a bit about mental health and I was really inspired by his presentation. Afterwards, I decided to ask himContinue reading “What is Normal? Reflections on mental health and the hospitality industry”

Real-life mental health stories: mental health in a leadership position

This blog post is part of an interview series for mental health awareness week. In this series, different people give their perspective on living with a mental health condition. In certain cases as with the interview below, people have had the courage to reveal their identity. This is brave, as it can be difficult and daunting. CongratulationsContinue reading “Real-life mental health stories: mental health in a leadership position”

Real-life mental health stories: agoraphobia, depression, alcoholism…

This blog post is part of an interview series for mental health awareness week. In this series, different people give their perspective on living with a mental health condition. In certain cases as with the interview below, people have had the courage to reveal their identity. This is brave, as it can be difficult and daunting. CongratulationsContinue reading “Real-life mental health stories: agoraphobia, depression, alcoholism…”

Reflections on dance and mental health

10 minute read. As some of you may know, when I’m not sitting behind a desk as a marketeer or communications professional, I’m most likely to be found dancing. It’s my number one passion, and a huge part of my identity. Over the past year I have gone through a journey, developing as a dancer.Continue reading “Reflections on dance and mental health”

A lifetime of mental health

Today on the blog, another real life mental health story. This time from yours truly. ☺️ For a while now I’ve been wanting to talk about the bigger picture of my journey with mental health, not just my most recent experience. Of course, my most recent experience (starting in 2012) is what triggered this blogContinue reading “A lifetime of mental health”

Finding the right work environment, when there are so many wrong ones

In previous blog posts or videos, I’ve talked a bit about a toxic work environment. And while I worked at Impraise, I got to study a lot about what makes a good company culture. Yet it only ocurred to me not so long ago that there is more than one type of negative or toxicContinue reading “Finding the right work environment, when there are so many wrong ones”