Tag: Mental Health

#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?

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 ...

Rolling South

I started this blog post less than a week ago and I'm so very glad I didn't post it. If there's something I'm learning (intermittently), it's that I cannot always rely on my own advice and judgement. Much to my own dismay. My opinions, my feelings, my emotions are not merely clouded, they are cloaked 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 ...

1000 miles

I appear to have overlooked my 1000-mile mark of running since returning to the game towards the end of September. When I think about it, that's a lot of running! It's also nothing short of a miracle when I know that right up until the day before beginning to run again, I couldn't contemplate leaving the house ...

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 ...