Mental Health Matters

MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS. I’m feeling passionate on this. We’re all affected. So here goes…
 
On social media, on blogs, on all our channels, ALL us have a ‘seat at this table’. We all have an opportunity to help. Through our businesses, our voice, our influence.
 
Sometimes it’s okay to put aside text book marketing and being told what you should create on social media. “Tell us about this and tell us about that.” Of course, marketing is marketing and certain processes do work. BUT…
 
I champion, thrive, and (literally) live off outside-the-box ideas, creating change, attention, excitement and purpose. Marketing is about making things happen, not about ticking a box because that is what a social media planner/person/textbook told you…

Continue reading

It’s time for you to bloom and to flourish

Mental Health. A taboo that is finally being spoken of more. Words such as depression and anxiety either get used either far too cautiously due to the feeling of being unnecessarily embarrassed or as to not offend, or far too flippantly which can take away from the meaning and genuine insecurities surrounding the circumstances involved. As someone who understands and appreciates such descriptive words (through my own experiences as well learning from other people’s journeys) it’s important to ensure you’re following the right bloggers/influencers and using appropriate tools when it comes to all things mental health. Here on Flamingo Monroe I don’t try to be any kind of know it all or hardcore “influencer”, I justly try to be myself.

Via Instagram, I recently became friendly with Anna of Mama’s Scrapbook. Her frequent and highly amusing Instastories keep me rather entertained when I’m forcing myself to have 5 minutes of downtime to drink my morning coffee. I hope I don’t sound stalker-ish – I follow lots of bloggers and personalities and enjoy watching all their instastories! Anna is an accredited and experienced BACP Psychotherapist, a mother to two young boys, has a great eye for interior design, uploads Instagram posts providing confidence, guidance and reassurance to all and she also writes her blog – which has a strong focus on mental health and lifestyle.

She’s recently started a business venture with a close friend – bringing together her psychotherapy knowledge and her friend’s graphic design credentials, they’ve created Blöm Cards. Blöm [Bl – Om] is derived from the Scandinavian Word ‘Blomstre’, meaning to bloom, to flourish….

Continue reading