Firstly, DISCLAIMERS! I am not saying we all need to become therapists or psychologists and start diagnosing our family members with mental health issues, and highlighting traumas in our friends! I'm not saying that I am in any way a professional with the ability to diagnose or psychoanalyse anyone...like at all. What I mean by… Continue reading “Psychoanalysing” the People We Love
Let me tell you, in case you didn't know, it's okay not to know everything! It's okay to say, "I don't know enough about this to have an opinion!" Wow, what a concept! Today I'm talking about how we need to all take a step back and appreciate what we don't know as an opportunity… Continue reading You Don’t Know Anything! (podcast)
For a long time, I was called the "nice one" or people would say, "Siana is just so nice!" and it would upset me. Why? Because I saw nice as a synonym for boring, basic, dull. That I wasn't the funny one, the smart one, the cool one, the pretty one...just the nice one, and… Continue reading Why I Embrace Being Known as the “Nice One” Now
I've been angry and sad lately. Not in my personal life, because thankfully that's great, but with the state of the world and the negativity of the people in it. Today, I'm ranting about it all and seeing if we can be and see the light at all right now... Click to play! xx
This week has been National Suicide Prevention Week. If you or anyone that you know has been experiencing suicidal thoughts or hopelessness or suffering in any way, please reach out for help. Samaritans Hours: Available 24 hours. Call 116 123 https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/suicide/ https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan/ For Suicide Prevention Week, I wanted to talk about how we as a society… Continue reading National Suicide Prevention Week: What Do You Think About Suicide?
I have just finished reading Natives by Akala. I listened to it on Audible, where he read the book himself (always better when the author reads their own work if it's non-fiction, especially). I loved it! It was a lot to consume, hence why it took me a while, but he had a down-to-earth way… Continue reading Anti-Racist Book Recs: “Natives” by Akala
The term "Political correctness" makes me think of politics. But it’s not really about politics, is it? It’s about humanity and love and inclusion. Allowing everyone to feel comfortable. To allow everyone to belong; truly belong in their own world and communities. In her book Braving the Wilderness, Brene Brown calls "political correctness" something else;… Continue reading Let’s Stop Calling It “Political Correctness”
There's a lot we still don't know about the history of people of colour. Indigenous peoples. People who laid the foundations of our world, and had their lands and resources stolen from them with brutal murder, oppression and enslavement. But there is a lot to learn about our world and ourselves in discovering more in… Continue reading Mindset Shifts About Racism and Inclusion
Not everyone has the money for books or the time for lengthy reads, but we all can spare time to listen to podcasts and videos that are summing up a lot of what the books are saying. Nothing can REPLACE reading a book, but so far I've seen authors and speakers share their views and black… Continue reading Free podcasts and videos that help with anti-racism (that I’ve listened to or watched)
Want to open your mind and heart to see and feel and experience more in life? Here's how to open your mind and go further...