A for Anxiety

A poem about running away from anxiety, creating mindful adventures, fighting the stigma, and battling your inner demons.

Fierce Bright Star

What I understood about my journey to diagnosis and beyond, after running 1800 miles across the UK, came out (unexpectedly, I must add) in the form of a poem. I meant to say this poem during my TEDx Holyhead talk in April, but I was too nervous and overly worried that I'd stumble over my own…

Inktober

Greetings and welcome to October! (n): The month of magical changes in nature, when greens turn to reds, oranges and yellow. Ghosts, witches and ghouls come out to trick us for treats. Clocks are altered, pumpkins flourish, and skies darken more quickly than we'd like. It's also the month of the daily pen and ink…

What I wish my illness could do in my absence

Go for a run in the hills Climb a mountain Watch the sunrise from a hilltop Smell the wild flowers Camp under the stars Take a shower & wash my hair Brush my teeth Write a story Illustrate my thoughts & ideas Listen to music, sing & dance Do yoga Meditate Call somebody Step outside…

Our Life’s Purpose

World Mental Health Day 2016 My thoughts on the effectiveness of day-specific awareness days flickers like a seismograph machine needle at a time of intense activity. I simply cannot make up my mind, so let me share some thoughts to see if sharing can help. I awoke with a little bit of dread this morning. Today, in…