Thanks for joining and supporting the S H I N E Challenge - a fun and free 10 day journey between 17 - 26 June, 2016.
I created this challenge because we all want to be healthy and happy, we want to thrive. Yet I know the struggles we face daily when it comes to looking after ourselves stopping us from being our best. With so much going on in our lives, self-care can easily fall down the list until it drops off. We're so busy trying to be everything to everyone else, and constantly switched on, that in no time at all we wind up super stressed, overwhelmed, disconnected from ourselves and depleted. That's not a healthy or happy place to be.
Mental illness affects 1 in 4 adults per year and 1 in 2 will experience a mental illness within their lifetime. Anxiety is the most common condition. Depression affects 350 million people and is now the leading cause of disability globally. These staggering facts and figures tell us that now is the time to be proactive about our self-care and make the choice to live 'well'.
We are highly privileged to be able to make that choice. Others aren't as fortunate. They live in poverty and crisis, without access to enough food, water or sanitation. While we are struggling to 'thrive' they struggle to survive. As a social entrepreneur, I am passionate about making a positive impact in the world. I want to empower everyone I reach to do the same. It's my mission to help people understand why self-care is essential and how they can increase their happiness and wellbeing. In doing so, I am also raising awareness and funds for those who don't get to make a choice.
If you enjoyed taking part in the S H I N E challenge and learned something new, please donate some spare change as a thank you. We have a goal of raising $500 to positively impact the lives of those in poverty. Helping us to help others is something to smile about!
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Thanks for supporting The Wellbeing Collective to make the world a healthier, happier place.