When I studied Positive Psychology online with the University of Pennsylvania I was really taken with the work of Cathrine Gyldensted who says “Consuming and producing news reports have a substantial negative emotional impact on both users and journalism professionals. This is a concern for both the journalism profession and for society. Does positive reporting and positivity have a place within already existing foundational values and ethics in journalism?” from that point I have been very conscious of what I read, seeking out Positive news. I was very excited to discover Isabella and Us and their Positive Wellbeing Zine for Mums.
Hi Emma, welcome to No Mum Is An Island. I am a great believer that no mum (or dad) should have to do everything herself, we can’t possibly know it all, and we need all the support we can get, there is a wealth of information out there to help us upgrade our parenting experience, to make our lives easier and this website is a hub for just that! We love that you have upgraded your life by understanding that celebrating the positives rather than focusing on the negatives has a massive impact on our mental health and wellbeing.
You know about the importance of mental health through your own experience if Post Natal Depression. One in three mums suffer from PND but it seems so many people do not discuss it. Can you share with us your story?
You have really turned this experience into something to help others please tell us more about The Positive Wellbeing Zine for Mums.
Being a mum is tough and often so much of what we do, read and buy is for our little ones. We often get put to the bottom of the pile. But it’s so important that as a mum we take time for us, time to re-charge and time to just be us. So I’ve put together a Zine that is just for mums, all about mums and designed by a mum.
It is really lovely the Zine is physical as so many mums want to get away from their phones. This also means you get to include many beautiful illustrations. What is your favourite part of the magazine?
You have created a Positivity Hub for mums with the Hashtag #WinningAsAMummy can you tell us more?
On your Self-Care Mummy Blog series, you share lots of great advice. Why is self-care so important as a mum.
I know it’s talked about a lot and it can often feel like it’s an extra thing to do but we can’t pour from an empty cup. We can’t look after those around us, without making sure we look after ourselves too!