Last month I wrote a piece for Voxel Hub about dealing with individual trauma at a time of collective trauma, and I’m really grateful for the number of comments and positive feedback I received across social media as a result. It clearly resonated and demonstrated how common it has been to struggle with personal crises and perspective through the pandemic. A comment from a friend that particularly struck me read: “Last year …
Way back in July, I blogged about the different platforms enabling performers to carry on entertaining audiences remotely throughout the pandemic, using technology at a time where venues across the world sadly shut their doors.
Since then I have, albeit almost accidentally, immersed myself in the world of online gigs, hosting and supporting a series of music and comedy events on Zoom. I’ve been involved in over 60 shows, each of which have had special, memorable moments for the act and audience alike.
I was invited to speak at this online panel organised by the University of West England: “Mental Health Panel Discussion – “Switch it off” – the media, a global pandemic and its impact on us”. Join us!
The culture that did not work well in “normal times” definitely does not work in the lockdown times. Whatever “natural” ways of connecting with other people we had, we mostly lost it. What does it mean for the “we-care”?
Here are my few tips on using Strava to cultivate human connection in the times of pandemic
How do we tell if a brand is ethical or even more than that: actually kind?
The Coronavirus-enforced lockdown presents a really difficult challenge for our individual and collective mental health. Being isolated in this way stops us from doing a lot of the things that keep us well, like being physically connected to friends, hobbies and the outdoors – and this withdrawal can exacerbate feelings of anxiety, loneliness and low mood.
Many of us will now be spending a significant amount of time in front of screens and will have reverted to digital alternatives in an attempt to retain some sense of normality. Such an increase in online activity in itself comes with its own impact on our wellbeing, so here are some ideas and tips for keeping ‘well’ online and managing our digital usage sensibly throughout this weird time
Here is a quick list of light Zoom recordings just to remind you all that we can use this technology to connect, work but also to relax. Enjoy, here are my personal favourites.
How can we use social media to reconnect with nature? Here are my few tips.
Here is how I apply positive psychology to minimise the impact of social isolation when working from home.