Tag: Bipolar Disorder

#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 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?

A step forward

Welcome to the first post for Fierce Mind since the travels of LEJOGLE almost a year ago. Since that adventure much deliberation, contemplation, reflection, and frustration has occurred over one simple question: so what happens next? The frustration angle, though perceived as a bit of a negative view for some, did in fact give rise to problem ...

Bright lights, dark faces

Bright lights, dark faces, a theatrical stage or an interrogation; which response will this be, paranoia or exhilaration? Tracing my thoughts back to the steep, winding climbs of the Berriedale Braes, the heady heights of the cliffs of Caithness, the storm into the harbour at John O'Groats where even the island of Stroma was hidden in ...

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 1

Brain Training for going into the Unknown Recently I was asked to come up with some words about how I am training my brain for my challenge to run 1680 miles across the UK and back again, when the furthest I've ever completed is (just) 32 miles in one day. My first thought was: am ...

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Just breathe

Some words need life breathing into them, others just drip off the tongue like honey. It's a peculiar time right now. Nothing appears to follow any order, routine, sequence or plan. Each day, in fact each hour, is a different story to tell, a different emotion heralding a seemingly different outcome. It's confusing. Keeping a ...

The Greatest Rant of All

So here's the thing; sometimes I am irritated by just about everything that is going on around me, a distraction so wanton and even ridiculous, that I can talk myself into a destructive stupor. This is an insight into what happens when a Mixed State begins to take hold, whilst I still have the presence of ...

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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 ...

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Mindful Adventures

Two words have revealed themselves to mean something very different to me over the past four weeks. I thought I understood adventure. I thought I understood what it meant to be mindful. We often hear that phrase (mostly from our parents or teachers), to be "mindful of that step", or "mindful of the traffic". And ...