Get your house in order

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

So how often should I blog about my mental illness?

I tried to objectively ask myself this question, but I don't think I could be honest with myself, not even in a whisper, perhaps because I am inherently biased. If I were to alter the question to—How often should I write about mental illnesses?—would the answer be different? If you're like me, blogging is a cathartic process,…

The GENIE Within

list: a series of items written together in a meaningful grouping. -ography: a writing about or a representation of a thing. I am a list-maker. I write lists that will easily fill up three-quarters of a side of A4 because I love the possibilities of what can be accomplished each day. I am a dreamer,…

If we talk Women, Sport and Media, will you run a mile?

Approaching 40, it's easy to think that I'm going to have to constantly justify why these adventures and challenges are taking place now, with children and responsibilities still abundant at home, no steady job, one career already behind me, when many organisations and initiatives appear to want to focus on supporting only those trying to…

Let’s start with now

2017. A new year, a new opportunity. My (main) New Year's Resolution will be to challenge myself to take on new adventures with new activities, but importantly, to keep all of my adventures at my own backdoor, in Wales. I'm calling this resolution #Challenge5Alive. You can find out more here! Here's a confession, though. The resolution…

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…

VIE (very important email)

There's a very important email petition going down at E4MH (equality4mentalhealth) HQ. A number of public leaders, presenters, authors, sports personalities, and educators such as Ruby Wax, Joanna Lumley, Norman Lamb, Alistair Campbell, Danny Boyle, Michael Morpurgo and Sir Steve Redgrave, amongst many more, are behind this strong message to government that we have an…

Pushing the Zone

A time warp moment. Just six weeks ago I could barely contemplate going for a run, and now I'm planning the challenge of my lifetime. How come I've gained so much ground in such a relatively short time? Where is the research that can follow this and report back so that it can be handed…

Compassion v Cynicism

Give yourself a pat on the back if you're taking a leap of courage to improve your situation and your health at the start of 2015. Whether it's a detox or a new training programme, doing an action will always reap more results than just thinking about it. I love new starts! It's always good…