#5in5forMind Update – The Psychology of Endurance Running.

My decision to run 5 marathons in five consecutive days, has a touch of the bonkers about it, and I’m the first to admit it does; I sometimes stop and ask myself ‘what the hell am I thinking?’  I can comfortably run a half marathon, but the thought of doing twice that distance in oneContinue reading “#5in5forMind Update – The Psychology of Endurance Running.”

Anxiety & The Brain, Part 10: Neurotransmitters.

Have you ever wondered what controls our mood?  What makes us feel happy, sad, or afraid? The answer is chemical messengers called NEUROTRANSMITTERS; they are key players in helping to understand anxiety, and the physical reactions associated with it. As we learnt in my blog Anxiety & The Brain, Part 5, the brain is madeContinue reading “Anxiety & The Brain, Part 10: Neurotransmitters.”

Depression & Positivity

At the moment I’m fighting a constant battle between depression and positivity; I can spend days with a low mood, which literally paralyses me to a point that even doing simple tasks is a challenge; I then get angry and very irritable. I haven’t really explored depression that much, I’ve spent most of my timeContinue reading “Depression & Positivity”

Mental Health Doesn’t Pick Sides.

Once again the UK is divided (where’s the head-in-hands emoji?), this time it’s about the viability of covid-19 lockdowns, and the battlefield, once again, is the media and social media. I’m all for people expressing views, but I still can’t get my head around the way people behave and talk to others, especially on platformsContinue reading “Mental Health Doesn’t Pick Sides.”

Looking for the Positives in the Storm.

It’s safe to say that 2020 has been a rather unique year.  You don’t need me to re-cap everything and I’m certainly not going to dwell on the negative stuff, instead I want to try and start the new year with a degree of optimism. I know some of you may not feel very optimisticContinue reading “Looking for the Positives in the Storm.”