Paula Toledo is an impassioned TEDx, WE Day, Movember speaker, writer and poetic storyteller. She leverages her blog, music and social influence to raise awareness for mental well-being practices such as Play, Curiosity and Wonder to nurture ‘psychological fitness’.
‘H.A.T.S. Off’, her proprietary self-referred, mental well-being social prescription, encourages people to incorporate Humanity, Arts & Awareness, Travel (Discovery) and Sports and Recreation into their daily wellness routine.
Paula’s background as an artist and marketing professional, working for Fortune 500 companies, combined with her personal tragic loss of her husband to mental illness and suicide have all led to the purposeful life and business she leads today. Paula shares hope by facilitating mental well-being practices at home, in schools and in corporate environments. She supports social prescription; the use of arts and true social and heart-felt connections, as a way to promote mental well-being and mitigate feelings of isolation, depression, and anxiety.
Paula has been a featured at WE Day, Movember Canada, the Dukes and Duchesses of Sussex/Cambridge Mental Health Charity, ‘Heads Together’, and as a regular Mental Well-being correspondent on Global TV Montreal. She is also certified by the Canadian Mental Health Association as an Advisor of Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace.
‘You Are Not a Burden’, What It is Like to Love Someone Who Lives with Depression’ ~ Spoken Word Poem by Paula M. Toledo - the video was posted on Facebook on Oct 8, 2018 and has already been seen 6,300 times and shared over 100 times.
WORK WITH ME
Storytelling l Writing l Keynote Speaking l Facilitating
Whether co-writing children’s storybooks for clients, journalistic style social responsibility pieces for corporations, or writing Where Discoveries Meet Gratitude for my positive mental well-being blog Ode to Wonder, I share many sources of inspiration for kindness, compassion, mental well-being practices.
I have been hired as a Content Writer, a Copywriter, a Speaker, Emcee and have facilitated Corporate Brand Development through Brand Voice, Envisioning & Social Responsibility Strategizing and contributed to Human Resource mental well-being initiatives.
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