Last week I made the commitment to practice mindfulness every day for 100 days. This week has involved reading lots about mindfulness, educating myself and attempting to start with simple meditations. Easing myself in gently (maybe a little too gently!) The number one thing it has shown me (which I guess I already knew, just … Continue reading Mindfulness | Week One
For those who follow me on Instagram you will have seen that I am coming to the end of my #100daysofhappy where I would post one pic each day of something that made me happy that day. However there have been a lot of unhappy days over the challenge. In fact I have to say … Continue reading 100 Mindful Day’s
Mental health is a complex thing. It can improve over time and it can get worse quite quickly. Sometimes it does both at once, everything gets better and you feel better than you have in a long time but then something else can slip. Notice I said ‘slip’ and not ‘relapse’. I talk about anxiety … Continue reading The Fear of Losing Someone
Having been in the depths of depression and anxiety for a third of my life it was hard to see a way out. For those of us who have experienced this for a period of time it is often hard to remember life when you felt ‘OK’, hard to remember what ‘normal’ feels like. Recovery … Continue reading How Do You Know?
You have discovered the freedom that running brings. You have a pair of trainers. You have a running watch. You are that person who runs past their house 3 times just to see the time on your watch tick over to the nearest mile marker. You are a runner. You have discovered that two wheels … Continue reading To Tri or not to Tri?
An ultra marathon. Why would anyone want to do that? Some people aspire to completing a marathon one day, just so they can tick 26.2 miles from their bucket list. "I'm training for a marathon" is usually met with "wow that's amazing, what time are you hoping to do it in? I could never do … Continue reading But why would you want to do that?
Black and white. Hands up who is a fan of 'Fifty Shades of Grey'? Then why are so many of us caught up in the black-or-white, all-or-nothing mindset? In order to get from black to white there are many shades of grey in between. So why do I / we struggle to see this middle … Continue reading Black | White | All | Nothing