Episode 20: Creativity at Half Mast: Navigating Mental Wellbeing

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Welcome to episode 20 of Unfold with Kellee Wynne.  Today we’re taking a step back to being a little reflective.  

The Virtual Art Summit closes today and we’ve talked about it all month but today is also the last day of Mental Health Awareness Month and it’s an opportunity to talk about destigmatizing mental health and the conversations we have around it.  The USA started observing Mental Health Awareness Month in 1949 but it’s only in recent years that it’s become mainstream and this needs to continue and become part of everyday conversations.  

In this episode, Kellee shares her own journey with her mental health and how she addressed it, and how she continues to work on it.

  • The first step is to get support.  Some of us are simply wired differently and we need help to feel like we can cope - this can be through therapy or medication or a combination of both.  Your doctor will work with you and will advise you and the best options for your situation.
  • The second step is to get moving in whatever way feels good for you.  For Kellee, this means going hiking with nature which she also connects to her version of meditation.  She generally goes with her husband and dogs and this is a time for no electronics and an opportunity to immerse herself in the experience.   
  • The last step is for especially those in my community - to make art in a playful manner.  Have fun with it.  

The world needs our creativity. Get the support you need so you can be centered so that you can create your art and bring beauty to the world.

Kellee finishes this episode with a tip. A practice she learned from her Reiki instructor, Patty. Go outside, remove your shoes, and just stand on the grass and be. Let that connection with the earth flow through you. Try it and DM me and tell me how it felt.

Visit the show notes for the list of all the artists featured and also links to all the episodes Kellee mentions. These are interviews she’s done with some of the artists in the summit and if you haven’t already, I’m sure you’ll enjoy the listen.

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