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Under pressure

This week is Mental Health Awareness week and the theme for this year is stress. Stress has probably been one of the biggest triggers that has caused issues with my own mental health. Stress is a necessary evil as part of our human makeup as it helps us survive but unfortunately in the modern world … Continue reading Under pressure

The art of kindness

In another great guest blog from Zoe Thompson of Phoenix Life Coaching, Zoe discusses the art of kindness and what impact it can have on you. If you want to find out more about what she does and how she could help you, have a look at the details at the end of the post. … Continue reading The art of kindness

The importance of gratitude

In another guest blog from Zoe Thompson of Phoenix Life Coaching, Zoe discusses the importance of gratitude and how it can help you. If you want to find out more about what she does and how she could help you, have a look at the details at the end of the post. This week the … Continue reading The importance of gratitude

In My Darkest Hour

Last weekend we had a rare night out without the kids as it was Elaine’s birthday. To make full use of the free time, we went out for a curry and then on to the cinema. After much deliberation, we had decided to see ‘Darkest Hour’, the true story of the start of World War … Continue reading In My Darkest Hour

A Place For My Head

I’m not going to lie, the last week or so has been a struggle. January is a difficult time of year for me.  It is a natural period of self-reflection which is never a good thing for someone who spends too much time in their own head, it reminds me of one of the most … Continue reading A Place For My Head

Isolation

This is a blog that has been coming for a while but I’ve struggled to find the right words when I’ve tried to put my thoughts on paper. It’s a particularly apt topic at this time of year so I’ve tried to get it finished. One of my biggest struggles as I start to feel … Continue reading Isolation

Thank You

As the first year of the Foundation draws to a close, it is time to reflect on what has been a successful year. Over the year, we have managed to raise awareness of mental health issues, raise our profile and follower numbers and raise some money to help with the fight against mental illness. There … Continue reading Thank You

Regret

Total Warrior soon seemed to have come around again and as we got closer to the day of the event it became evident that I wasn’t going to be as prepared as I would have liked. I’d been struggling with a knee ligament injury for a couple of months that needed rest (not sure how … Continue reading Regret

Before We Disappear

The events of the last couple of months have further highlighted one of the biggest problems that we currently face. If things continue as they are we run the risk of having a missing generation, the likes of which won't have been seen for many years. The events have also highlighted that the stigma is … Continue reading Before We Disappear

Natural Blues

This blog originally appeared on my original blog site 13 July 2015 and was written for a Blurt campaign about what depression looks like to individuals. Even though it's a couple of years old, the message is still the same so have a read if you missed it. Here it is ... What depression looks like … Continue reading Natural Blues