Sholeen Lagadien

Sholeen Lagadien

Freelance Writer, Editor


Mental Health, Alternative and Complimentary Medicine


University of the Western Cape


I’ve found that cultivating a healthy mind is a daily endeavor. And it consists of a combination of taking care of your thoughts as well as your body—which includes your brain. It’s astonishing how an undernourished brain will contribute to an undernourished mind.

— Sholeen Lagadien


Sholeen started her career in magazine journalism as an intern writer at Shape Magazine, SA. She then moved on to become editor of two custom publishing titles. After a short stint as a copywriter at an advertising agency, she decided to pack up her life and go teach  English in South Korea. Thereafter, she transitioned into the book publishing industry where she worked as a managing editor shepherding several academic titles. Upon her return to writing, she has focused on health and lifestyle with a keen interest in mental health and alternative and complimentary medicine.


Sholeen holds a bachelor’s degree in English and Cultural Studies and is currently pursuing a qualification in ear acupuncture (Acudetox).

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