2. Mental Health and Work

When you are used to waking up every morning and having a job to go to for at least a full eight hours where you are totally focused on doing work you will get some recognition and sense of self-worth / value and /or identity from, suddenly not having this can be very depressing indeed.

1. What is mental health?

“Currently, mental health is often viewed only as mental health issues, and is seen as a sign that we’re ‘broken’ and need ‘fixing’. It shouldn’t be this way. Mental health issues are an incredibly important part of the mental health conversation, but they aren’t the whole conversation.” – James Routledge

Mental health: A personal journey

Recently I attended a London Writers Salon-hosted online interview with entrepreneur and author James Routledge, founder of Sanctus – a start-up he set up due to the mental health issues he struggled with as a result of his first failed start-up, having found there was nothing in place to offer the help he needed. IContinue reading Mental health: A personal journey

In the Limelight: Casting director, salsa performer and teacher Magda Sobolewska

“My dance performance experience is similar to my casting work, because when you are dancing on stage, you get into character – that is the bit of acting I enjoy.”

Grief Trilogy / A Grief Shared

For those feeling overwhelmed with personal or climate grief — or for those with a deep sense of solastalgia (loss of place), time out in nature is essential

MAGNIFICENT MAGNA: The Philosopher-Dancer

“It’s the way I think about things that has helped me succeed, so I want to share that, because I think a lot of people are struggling now with uncertainty, and they need to feel empowered.” — Magna Gopal

Connection in the time of social d(ist)ancing

Thanks to the abundant creativity, generosity, vibrancy and innovation of the international salsa community, keen dancers like me have been able to get our fix 24/7 during lockdown, with round-the-clock sets from some of the world’s very best salsa DJs streamed live on via the CoBeatParty Facebook page – including the world’s very first online-only salsaContinue reading “Connection in the time of social d(ist)ancing”