Why is it called The Lemonade Kart?
The old saying goes that when life gives you lemons you make lemonade and that there the Lemonade piece comes from. The Kart bit is a little more complex. Imagine one of the trams that you see in San Francisco, well I always imagined that The Lemonade Kart was a trolley that you could jump on if you are looking for a little positivity. You can hop on and off as often as you like.
Nationwide August 2021
Nationwide called out to visit The Lemonade Kart and talk to me about the How To videos that I was posting online. I started to make these videos during lock-down as something to do. They are tongue in cheek but at the same time. Not only did they give those that watched them something to laugh at but it gave me a focus to come up with a new topic every day. Click the link on to watch the segment for yourself.
Check out the newly created Resources Page
We have put together some resources that may be of help to you if you are struggling with your mental health.
Perhaps you might know someone that is struggling – you can refer them to this page.
One of the fundamentals of The Lemonade Kart harped back to my days playing rugby in CUS. I played in the front row and the stability of the scrum depended on the quality of the bind along with the strength and ability of the individual players. Therefore it was necessary for someone to speak out if they had an issue. Likewise it was also our responsibility as teammates to keep an eye out for someone who might be struggling and offer help.
We are all part of a team somehow, family, friends, work and in social terms.
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Things We Can Do For Our Mental Health
Exercise is a great way to improve your mental health. When we exercise we release endorphins which is the feel good hormone.
Meditation can allow us to slow down the brain and to become more mindful of our state of mind and our surroundings. There are many free guided meditations available on YouTube.
I have found Art to be extremely positive for my mental health. It’s possible to get lost in creativity and spend hours making something that only you could have made.
Music can engage the mind and take it away from thoughts that we find cause us anxiety. It is said that the brain can only focus on one thing at a time – what better way to distract it than by listening to your favourite music.
I have struggled with my own Mental Health Issues for a very long time.
My earliest issues would have become apparent as anxiety attacks when I was due to sit exams or something particularly difficult in school.
It was only in the last 15 or so years that I started to look for help, at that time there wasn’t as much spoken about Mental Health as there is nowadays.
I have spent the last 5 years doing what I can to raise positive awareness around the issues of Mental Health. I prefer to call it Mental Fitness.
What Other People Say
A lovely warm safe place to be reminded its OK to have a bad day and it makes us human.
Excellent platform for people to express themselves without judgement.
It does brighten my day. We are all so busy. We are all into our own stuff. So it’s the warm feeling when you read such inspirational words. It lifts ya right up