#5in5forMind Update – Postponed to 2022.

It’s been a big decision to make, but I have decided to postpone my marathon challenge until next year. While the injury to my achilles is feeling better, it’s still not 100%, plus I have pain in my right hip and lower back as well now; while I’ve tried to convince myself otherwise, I’ve comeContinue reading “#5in5forMind Update – Postponed to 2022.”

Is There a Mental Health Bandwagon?

The other day I was talking to someone about the work I do, and one of their first comments was along the lines of “A lot of people seem to be jumping on the mental health bandwagon”. It wasn’t said in a negative, patronising way, I think it was more just a common phrase weContinue reading “Is There a Mental Health Bandwagon?”

Exercise for Better Mental Health.

With my 5 in 5 marathon challenge, I’m encouraging all of you to get out and exercise as a way of improving your mental wellbeing.  We all know about the benefits of exercise to our physical health, but less is known, or understood about how exercise helps our mood, and how it can aid withContinue reading “Exercise for Better Mental Health.”

Plans, Hopes and Dreams for 2021.

As I mentioned in my last blog, I am going to try and enter 2021 with an air of optimism, and that means focusing on things that I can have some semblance of control over.  A lot of my plans will still be pandemic allowing, but as with this year, it’s about being adaptable soContinue reading “Plans, Hopes and Dreams for 2021.”

The Mountain – Laura Ding-Edwards

If the mountain seems too big today then climb a hill instead if the morning brings you sadness it’s ok to stay in bed if the day ahead weighs heavy and your plans feel like a curse there’s no shame in re-arranging don’t make yourself feel worse if a shower stings like needles and aContinue reading “The Mountain – Laura Ding-Edwards”