When I was completing my Masters Degree in Psychology (Educational and Developmental), I found myself drowning – between navigating difficult life experiences, completing my degree and adding part time work on top of that, I became completely consumed. Sadly, it’s not an uncommon experience.
It devastates me to see people suffering unnecessarily, and often just because they haven’t found the right tools, strategies or perspectives that suit them, or their challenges in life. Everyone is unique – a one size fits all strategy just doesn’t cut it. Advocating for the use of mindfulness and compassion (including other wonderful stress-management techniques) and making them beautiful, accessible and relatable is what continues to inspire the development of The Mindful Collective.
After I had started getting my own business in motion, it was time to take my personal self-care to the next level. Ever since Year 10, I had a picture of a grey Italian Greyhound wearing a pink sweater on my vision board. Pet dogs are fantastic for wellbeing at home, as well as in a therapy room.