🏄🏄♀️ Founded at Bondi Beach in 2013, the @OneWaveisAllitTakes community has now spread to more than 100 beaches in over 20 countries, giving 10,000 people the chance to speak openly about mental health — The Duke and Duchess of Sussex joined OneWave’s ‘Anti Bad Vibe Circle’, as people of all ages shared their experiences of mental health issues. To turn the tide on stigma surrounding mental health issues, OneWave is encouraging people to share their experiences of living with mental health issues and the power of opening up using #OneRoyalFluroWave. #RoyalVisitAustralia #Australia #Sydney #Bondi #BondiBeach
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Pregnant Meghan and Prince Harry – who married in May – hit Sydney’s Bondi Beach on Friday (19.10.18) as part of their tour of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, and she told Charlotte Waverley, 35, about her sleepless nights, and how her pregnancy feels like “having jet lag”.
Charlotte – who is also pregnant – told the Daily Mail newspaper: “Meghan told me that pregnancy was like having jet lag. She said she was up at 4.30am this morning doing yoga in her room as she couldn’t sleep.
“It’s a bit of a double whammy for her, she said, as she has both the baby and the jet lag to content with.
“We both talked about how you feel jet lagged even though you have not travelled anywhere.
“Even in her jet lag she got up to do yoga this morning at 4.30. Physical activity like yoga and surfing is so good for healing your mind.”
The royal pair met a group practicing yoga on the beach, and one of the locals, Nio Poniatowski, 25, told how Meghan loves to take part in the physical, mental, and spiritual practice because it keeps her “grounded”.
She said: “Meghan said it was her ‘leveller’, it’s what keeps her grounded, like surfing does for us. She said it was her escape.”
Meghan, 37, and Harry, 34, sat in a circle with a community surfing group called OneWave, which raises awareness of mental health, and the royal couple shared a big hug with the group members following a discussion about psychological well-being.
Surf instructor Sam Schumacher, 31, said: “The circle time was great. Two or three of us shared our personal stories.
“This visit will really raise the profile of what we are trying to do and the fact that mental health doesn’t discriminate.
“It can affect anyone and that we all need to try and look after each other.
“I can see the passion in their eyes.”
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