Category: Creativity

#MHAW17 What more can be done? Part 4

When depression takes hold, you are a much better sheep than an independent voice. It's not so awful an idea that someone should be there to support your physical exercise therapy so that you can begin to recover emotionally and mentally too. Perhaps it just needs a prescription....? #MHAW17 #mentalhealth #fiercemind

#MHAW17 What more can be done? Part 3

"We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone."—Ronald Reagan. A quick scan across the political and social landscape and you might recognise that things aren't hunky dory. The divide between classes feels ever wider, those that can afford therapy and those that don't have much of anything; issues that existed in the time of Dickens still exist today. So how do we bridge that divide? #MHAW17 #MentalHealth #FierceMind

#MHAW17 What more can be done? Part 2

We all have a story to share that may be the lynchpin for someone else's enlightenment. We all have a way of expressing how to support, and how to receive that support effectively, so the opportunities for making a change to our model of compassionate interaction is infinite! Read my story of The County Line Man, the contrast between (I want to say good and evil, but that's simply childish I'm told, so we'll go with...) aware and not-so-aware. Just one of many anecdotes from LEJOGLE that have altered my view of this world. If you could do one thing each day to strengthen your awareness of the matters of mind, the health of your mind, would you do it?

#MHAW17 What more can be done? Part 1

"The human species thinks in metaphors and learns through stories."—Mary Catherine Bateson. When it comes to improving how we maintain our mental wellbeing, first we have to get a clearer picture of what that really means. Are stories the answer?

Running up those hills

With less than two weeks to go until this running adventure begins, I thought it time that I put something together from the many videos I'd curated during this recent back-to-running journey. As Kate Bush says it: "If I could, I'd be running up that hill." I am blessed with the chance to explore and run ...

Brain Training Part 2

Following on from Brain Training Part 1, I've put together some techniques that I personally use to a greater or lesser degree (depending on variables such as intensity of project and current mental episode). Some people naturally focus while others need a little nudge to know where to begin. I admit that when I first ...

Pledge for Parity

Once a year (I'm pretty sure it is only once) there comes a time when it is acceptable, and even encouraged, to stop and think about how women have made a difference to society since (for some, long perhaps before) their emancipation. "International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, ...

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When the Wizard came to Wales

It's like a dream come true. I'm training at the gym, working to strengthen up my core, my glutes, my knees, my arms and my back because weak buttocks can ruin a runner (I read that in a book), and I don't want a weak butt. And while I'm set with my morning and mid-run ...