Exposure: be body kind

The theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is body image, a topic that many of us have likely self-quarrelled with to some degree or other. And if you’re like me, it’s an issue that will have long roots reaching far back into your earliest memories. I was a tender five-year old dreamer and I remember feeling shame for my body. I was told I looked like a boy, much to my chagrin and my proclamation to the contrary. I was wearing a cute sleeveless tunic dress in blue with flowers. My hair was a pixie crop, the way…

Running with Bipolar: go your own way

Part 2: In the beginning all routes have the potential to stir up the wonderful running relationship between yourself and your body: that is the magic of running. Yes, the world of running is alive with options, consequences, choices, alternatives. Let’s try to narrow these options down a little. I can’t guarantee the full repertoire of route options to explore, but here’s what I know.