Your Health Is Your Wealth

Our mental health, like our physical health, requires consistent care, attention, and cultivation.

And In honour of it being 'Mental Health Month'

Today, I thought we could delve into 4 key areas of our lives that can greatly impact our mental state (positively or negatively);

- Connection 

- Getting Uncomfortable

- Time Alone with Your Thoughts

- The Stories We Tell Ourselves.


The sense of connection we cultivate—to our work, ourselves, others, and our environment—plays a pivotal role in our mental well-being.
Work: When we engage in work that aligns with our values and interests, we feel a sense of purpose and fulfillment. It's more than a pay check—it's a connection to our goals, passions, and dreams.

Self: Connecting with ourselves is about understanding our emotions, thoughts, and motivations. Self-awareness is the first step toward growth and change.
Others: Humans are social beings. Healthy relationships with friends, family, and our community provide support, love, and a sense of belonging—bolstering our mental resilience.

Environment: Whether it's nature, a cherished home, or a favorite coffee shop, feeling connected to our environment promotes calmness and a sense of grounding.


Stepping out of our comfort zones is where true growth happens. This concept applies physically as well:

Exercise & Movement: Regular physical activity has been shown time and time again to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression. Exercise releases endorphins—our body's natural mood lifters.

Hot/Cold Exposure: Practices like hot yoga or cold showers can strengthen our mental resilience. The discomfort experienced is a form of stress, but a controlled, short-lived one that can improve our response to stress overall.


In our fast-paced world, time for reflection can be a rarity. Yet, it's essential for mental health.

Meditation: Regular meditation can reduce stress, increase self-awareness, and promote emotional health. It's a practice of observing our thoughts without judgment.

Journaling: Writing our thoughts and feelings can provide clarity, encourage self-discovery, and serve as a therapeutic outlet for emotions.

Breathwork: Conscious control of our breathing can help manage stress and anxiety. It's a tool for calming our minds and grounding ourselves in the present moment.


Our self-perceptions shape our reality. The narratives we form about ourselves and our circumstances can uplift or dis-empower us.

By cultivating self-compassion and challenging negative thought patterns, we can rewrite these stories. Self-affirmations, cognitive-behavioral techniques, and mindfulness practices can be particularly useful in this endeavor.

As we explore these four pillars, remember: mental health isn't a destination, but a journey. It's about progress, not perfection.

I invite you to incorporate these practices into your daily routine and observe the positive impacts they can have on your mental state.

Until next time