Mental Health Awareness Month
May is Mental Health Awareness Month! In this episode, Linky and Abi talk about the importance of having this month as chronic mental health sufferers, the nuances of the mental health space and the information and understanding it brings. We continue to be a voice in ending the stigma surrounding mental health and mental illness.
12 May 2021
Not even on our worst enemies: Anxiety
In this episode, we have Lindelani Mbatha as our guest. Sharing his mental health story, he takes us through his upbringing in rural Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa, his thoughts on why what we do for a living is the least interesting part about a person and shares a rare glimpse into the depths of his anxiety. In an unexpected twist, he becomes Sunflower Living's third co-host! Be sure to check out his podcast Radio Browser on Spotify, Apple Podcast and wherever you listen to podcasts and you can follow Lindelani on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @lindelanimbatha.
31 Mar 2021
The power of resilience
Often we're so hard on ourselves and struggle to see all that we have overcome. In this episode, Linky and Abile tackle resilience, its many facets and challenges, and various lessons that can be mined from both of those avenues. They also have a good laugh about similar ideas that they share!
18 Mar 2021
Shame and all its friends
It’s always difficult to admit what provokes shame in a person. In this episode, Linky and Abile discuss shame, how it manifests, the instances that can bring shame to the surface and how we can grow despite our own shame, and the shame placed on us by others. Share your thoughts with us on Facebook, Instagram or send us an email. See: Linking Arms by Purposeful Living podcast mentioned in the episode.
2 Mar 2021
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A dive into coaching and positive affirmations with Lolita E. Walker
Our first guest for 2021 is Lolita E. Walker! A phenomenal woman who describes herself as a change expert. In their conversation with her, Linky and Abile learn about the importance of being and resting in your power, checking up on your strong friends and the importance of authenticity. As a coach Lolita works with individuals and teams to bring out their best selves in every aspect of their lives. You can check out her podcast "Coaching, Cocktails and Conversations" where she shares her insights and encourages people to live a life of purpose.
18 Feb 2021
Body talk is quite a hot topic in the public domain. In this episode, Abile and Linky talk about their own experiences with body dysmorphia, triggers around it and how it is they came to accept their bodies despite the different obstacles, opinions and setbacks they’ve encountered along the way. We want to hear you from! Share your feedback on Facebook, Instagram or via our email.
2 Feb 2021
5 Hopes for 2021
We aren’t new year's resolution people, but it is still a tradition a lot of people hold dear to their journeys in life. We crafted 5 questions each that we ask each other about what it is we are hoping for in 2021. We share how we’ve come to understand forgiveness and why it is we choose love.
21 Jan 2021
We’ve survived 2020! While it's tempting to just run into the New year without looking back, Abile and Linky feel it is valuable to mine the lessons learnt from what Abile has coined, “the worst year of everyone’s life thus far."
12 Jan 2021
Holiday cheer meets holiday dread
The holiday season is a time that's meant to be one of celebration and festivities. For some however, that doesn't ring true. In our first Christmas episode, we discuss the various ways that the festive season isn't so picturesque and how to be okay with that.
24 Dec 2020
The disease doesn't define you!
When suffering with a mental illness, we often believe that we cannot exist outside of the labels and diagnosis. suffering from and living with a mental illness can be challenging especially with the debilitating effects that come with it. We have to however distinguish between who we are and the disease's effect on our identity.
7 Dec 2020