Endgame

York Triathlon is on the horizon and the days are counting down. Over the past few weeks things have not been going entirely to plan. Plan is obviously a loose term given my history of turning up at events woefully underprepared, but I did have some idea of what I wanted to work on in … Continue reading Endgame

Born To Run

It’s not the first time I’ve decided to take on a challenge despite being unfit and unprepared and I’m sure it won’t be the last (much to the dismay of my long-suffering wife Elaine). On 14 July I’ll be taking part in the City of York Triathlon that takes place at York Sports Village. To … Continue reading Born To Run

From Out Of Nowhere

I recently posted a picture of myself on social media that got a surprising reaction. It wasn’t the usual post that you see of someone posing with their shirt off showing their abs (mainly because mine are hibernating for winter), a cat doing something hilarious or an amusing meme from a popular TV show. It … Continue reading From Out Of Nowhere

Just A Girl

Lessons learnt from Captain Marvel Last week I finally made it to the cinema to see Captain Marvel which had taken a while, but I wanted to see it before Endgame hit the big screen. If you haven’t seen the film and don’t know the plot, it might be worth bailing now as there might … Continue reading Just A Girl

Let It Go

This year I’ve been doing a lot of work to try and improve myself. As you may have read in some of this year’s previous blogs, I’ve started journaling, meditating, practising box breathing, established a morning and evening routine and have been trying to read or listen to at least a chapter of a book … Continue reading Let It Go

Someone Like You

A ‘like’ on Facebook was my last contact with Dan. It was before you could react with a ‘wow’ or a ‘love’, which is what his art work deserved. Dan posted this lovely Goldcrest picture, which he’d created using a digital painting app, on 19 January 2014. Later that day, he took his own life. … Continue reading Someone Like You

The Way I Tend To Be

I started listening to an audiobook today as part of my learning process to become a better person. The book is called ‘Love Yourself – Like Your Life Depends On It’ by Kamal Ravikant. I saw someone recommend it so thought I’d give it a try. It’s not the sort of book that I would … Continue reading The Way I Tend To Be

May I Have A Talk With You

I’ve touched on this subject before a couple of times on my original blog but as it’s something that I feel like I’m now in a position to explore a bit deeper and it is such an important subject, it felt worth bringing it up here. I’ve also had some recent experiences that have brought … Continue reading May I Have A Talk With You

Into The Groove

We all know that a good self-care regime is one of the things that helps us get through when the dark cloud of depression descends on us. There are a lot of good resources out there to help including The Self-Care Project and 365 Days of Self-Care written by Jayne Hardy of the Blurt Foundation … Continue reading Into The Groove

I Will Remember You

Following the 5th anniversary of Dan's passing, here is the original blog I wrote about him that was when the seeds were planted of trying to raise awareness in his memory. I was already blogging about mental health but the events of 19 January 2014 changed everything. Even though it doesn't always help my own … Continue reading I Will Remember You