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I’m currently travelling around the US for three months and I had a realisation that I put onto my own personal instagram (@thejimihunt), it was that I’d had more compliments in my first week in LA than I’d had in my last year in New Zealand. It made me think about how often I compliment people… and the answer is ‘not enough’. Giving someone a genuine compliment brings a smile to their face, a smile to yours, lifts their self-confidence, enhances their mood for the day, gives them courage to compliment you or someone else and many other wonderful things. So why don’t we give more? What are we afraid

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There’s a smart man that I like called Simon Sinek and one of my favourite quotes of his is; “A community is a group of people who decide to grow together”. I want us to be a community and I want us to grow together. We already kind of are and kind of do but we could always do a little better. So I’m happy to announce a new monthly challenge series, #LMAchallenge. It’s pretty simply really, each month we pick an act or habit that would improve our mental health and make a decision to do it every day for a month. This months challenge is to go for

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Starting on December 1st, Live More Awesome is teaming up with our friends at the Women’s Collective to bring you #25daysofgratitude. Gratitude is a cornerstone to mental health and happiness and something that most of us don’t pay enough attention to. This time of year is busy and a time of rampant consumerism that can push us over the edge which makes it the perfect situation to take a little bit of time each day in order to make sure we look at what really matters in our lives. The practical benefits of gratitude have been written about for centuries and positive psychology has been talking about it since the late 50’s.

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We always feel so alone with depression. We feel like we’re the only ones in the world suffering and we feel like it doesn’t happen to other people. It does. It even happens to high profile people, like the Rock. Johnson appeared on a recent episode of Oprah’s show, Master Class, and opened up about his past struggles with depression. It’s so important that we talk about this more in order to reduce the stigma surrounding it and it’s even more important that men start talking about it as men are four times more likely to try and commit suicide. The Rock advocating people to ask for help is a fantastic step

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The World’s Biggest Waterslide is now our Annual Fundraiser and the tickets are now on sale for the 2016 event on the 12-14 of February out at Jonkers Farm, near Bethells Beach in Auckland. We’d love your support to help spread the word and help us sell out this event so that we can finally have some money coming into the charity to help make a difference in the way we think about mental health. Much love, Jimi & Dan.

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