Category: Mental Health

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Get your house in order

Sometimes your own thoughts are all you need to move forward.

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A for Anxiety

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

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I’d like to feel safer whilst road cycling

The road bike came out of the shed for a special appearance: my first commute in quite a while. Ok, so it was just a couple of miles to my destination, my rucksack full of clothes and notepaper, some snacks and water. I was heading to a workshop taster session with ION Leadership on what mental toughness means. Without a car and living in … Read More I’d like to feel safer whilst road cycling

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Mind: how you struggle

Can the impact of your willingness to support and defend others who are facing a discrimination, prejudice, social belittling, that does not directly affect you, be measured?

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 words. So I let it hang there in the back … Read More Fierce Bright Star

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World Mental Health Day 2017

Spreading the word on the Mental Health Media Charter The tweet for mental health champions was put out only last week, and I answered the call. Not because I consider myself a champion of anything (except perhaps a champion of calamity and chaos), but because I am passionate about improving our input/output around all that is mental health, and mental illness. Note, the two … Read More World Mental Health Day 2017

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haiku ii

passing the long day

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What I wish my illness could do in my absence

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haiku

breathing empty sighs

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Our Life’s Purpose