100 years of women

My book review of 100 years of women in the dental profession by the very awesome Janine Brooks is in this months BDJ in Practice. We were fortunate to have Janine speak on this great topic at our conference in November. This book houses lots of stories of empowerment, lessons learnt and female role models to get you inspired and energised for the new year 💫

Practising gratitude

A simple but effective practise of gratitude is writing down 3 things you are grateful for and why. Have a dedicated journal to jot your gratitude reflections daily. To help remind you of your new habit, leave visual cues such as your journal on your bedside table.

Ultimate mindful morning routine

Have you ever tried a mindful morning routine? Morning routines are important in setting us up for the day feeling energised for the day ahead. In this video, I explore different elements of a mindful morning routine. Introducing these really made a big impact on my enjoyment of my morning. Definitely give it a go and customise yours to suit your interests.

5 mins mindfulness

A new video out now on 5 minutes of mindfulness: a guided body scan. This mindfulness practice is a great addition to your morning routine. Give it a go and once you get accustomed to it, slowly increase the time spent to 10 or 15 minutes. Simple yet effective in enhancing the brain’s neural pathways for focus and attention 💪🧠

What is well-being?

Happy new year! I hope you’ve had a great Christmas break. I wanted to share my first video in a series, kicking off with my definition of well-being. For me, real well-being lies in understanding our emotions, thoughts and values 💪🧠

Pushing boundaries

I came across an illustrator recently @aestheticsbynuha who is really pushing the conversation around women and diversity. Muslim women wearing hijabs have often traditionally been represented in the world of media as oppressed and meek.

It wasn’t until I went to university did I get a chance to meet many hijabi women. Even within the same culture,it was interesting to reflect on my own judgements. I was surprised to see how confident and balsy these women were! They seemed to really understand their values and were ready to have their voice out there. Certainly an inner confidence.

I love seeing artists reflect more positive and realistic narratives in mainstream media. We could definitely do with that more in a world often obsessed with differences.

Five feet apart

‘Five Feet Apart’ is the debut movie directed by Justin Baldoni. Its a beautiful exploration of what it means to be living with a chronic illness. It was inspired by real stories and thoughts of those living with cystic fibrosis. Justin’s hope for the movie was to shine light on the views of the dying in understanding how to better live.

I’ve been thinking of mortality more as I get older. I love movies like this for firstly opening the conversation around this difficult but important topic but also for content thats meaningful and hopeful. What would you do differently if you had a chronic illness? Are you taking time and moments for granted?