December Messages of Gratitude for Team Quiet

December Messages of Gratitude for Team Quiet

Welcome to our messages of gratitude for December from Hayley and Stacie to Team Quiet. This month we’re focusing on gratitude for the part that everyone played in the Quieteers Christmas Celebration last Thursday. The event didn’t quite go to plan and there were things outside of all of our control that we hadn’t accounted…

Blue Health and 5 Ways of Wellbeing with Michele

Blue Health and 5 Ways of Wellbeing with Michele

At the first Million Mile May clean on Perranporth Beach, Quiet Connections Community Coordinator Michele caught up with Surfers Against Sewage to explore connection between environment and mental health. This interview was first published on SAS.org.uk. Hi, I’m Michele from Quiet Connections, and today, I support people who see themselves as quieter, more sensitive or…

Meet Stacie; Your perfectly imperfect Community Coordinator

Meet Stacie; Your perfectly imperfect Community Coordinator

What stops you from sharing yourself with the world?  For me, it’s the fear of rejection. Built on that are the fears of failure and the fear of being seen for who I am; digging deep beneath it, it’s believing I’m unworthy and undeserving; all topped off with a dollop of feeling not enough. A…

What’s the biggest challenge of entrepreneurship that no one talks about?
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What’s the biggest challenge of entrepreneurship that no one talks about?

Speaking at Cornwall Business Fair alongside Sally Heard, CEO from Cornwall School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE), I opened up about the hidden challenges of social entrepreneurship: feeling like you’re not good enough and don’t belong here. The imposter experience is something I think the majority of us have experienced, be that in our careers or personal…

What’s it like to feel socially anxious? [video]

What’s it like to feel socially anxious? [video]

Do you feel anxious in social situations? Do you think people are watching you and judging you? You’re not alone. Stacie, Gemma, Hayley and Sarah discuss feeling socially anxious; avoiding university; the fear of job seeking; and feeling like no one else understands. This video is part of Falmouth University student, Verena Wegmann’s social anxiety campaign, sharing the…

Stacey’s story: How alcohol assisted me to feel more social and exciting

Stacey’s story: How alcohol assisted me to feel more social and exciting

As far back as I can recall, I’ve always found it challenging to be in groups of people. I remember feeling much happier and secure with one friend at a time, one person to focus my attention and energy on rather than a crowd of several differing opinions, personalities, voices and energies. At secondary school,…

Hayley’s story: Why I avoided all the good things in life

Hayley’s story: Why I avoided all the good things in life

My Story I have always been the ‘quiet one’. The one that doesn’t speak. As a child, I was described as painfully shy and that is exactly how it felt for me… I hated going to school. I would never volunteer to answer a teacher’s question. But, of course, you don’t have to –you just hear…