#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.”

Why Now May be a Good Time to Start Meditating.

Being in a prolonged period of stress and fear is exhausting, and it will be having a massive impact on your mental and physical well-being. An 8 year study of 68,222 adults (published in the British Medical Journal) found that even mild anxiety produces a 20% greater risk of death. Research also shows that negativeContinue reading “Why Now May be a Good Time to Start Meditating.”

Alastair Campbell: Depression & Me. Another Great Mental Health Documentary.

This was another great documentary by the BBC for Mental Health Awareness Week; and again, it was great to see a public figure being so open in sharing their struggle with a mental health issue. Like most words related to mental health issues, depression is wildly misused.  As we saw with Alastair Campbell, depression isContinue reading “Alastair Campbell: Depression & Me. Another Great Mental Health Documentary.”

Medication & Anxious Dreams.

Over the last few months I have started having some really bad dreams; I wouldn’t say they all felt like nightmares, but they all shared one thing in common, I experienced anxiety and panic in them to a level where I was paralysed (in the dream that is). I have experienced nightmares in the past,Continue reading “Medication & Anxious Dreams.”