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
Hey, Yvie here, whilst I’ve got your attention, what are your thoughts on my endurance projects? I’m looking to creatively collaborate to further the message that a mental illness is not the end. If you’re happy to get in touch, just head over to the Contact page and write me a note. Warm wishes, Yvie x
The Final Day
A side note
Physical Endurance Challenges vs Emotionally Creative Challenges
What would you consider to be tougher? Personally, I’ve found they’re as hard as each other. Although, I found it easier to run the length of Britain twice than I did to write a book.
Each challenge is helping me to push the limits of my potential, whilst raising money for mental health charities. I’m no daredevil, I am afraid of spiders, and heights and deep water turn my legs to jelly, but I am a firm believer in the personal benefits of feeling the butterflies and ploughing on anyway. I am also passionate about throwing out our old mental health support system and way of thinking, and replacing it with one that spotlights humanity, parity and community projects.