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”

Consciously choosing life over work: how to find a balance

In my last two blog posts I’ve been talking about our relationship with work and how it affects our mental health. Generally speaking, the workplace has a huge impact on us – including our mental health. Working in a negative environment can be really detrimental. If everyone around you is demotivated or unhappy in theirContinue reading “Consciously choosing life over work: how to find a balance”

Being busy as a badge of honor – perceptions of work and how it affects our mental health

In a previous blog post I talked about how we define success at work, and the impact this can have on our mental health. It’s a long and complex topic which could be debated for hours, but I think it’s super important to take a closer look at it and ask ourselves some hard questions.Continue reading “Being busy as a badge of honor – perceptions of work and how it affects our mental health”