Blog: Oh My Word

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” You might be familiar with that saying, it is one I often heard teachers say at school to reassure me/others when people were being nasty.  I think the idea is we were supposed to use that as a comeback when we were…

Blog: My Marathon Journey

Running has been a big part of my life for many years. I’ve been fortunate enough to run marathons in amazing places such as Paris, New York, Chicago and Berlin. I am not a particularly quick runner but I do it to support my mental health. I was due to run the Barcelona Marathon in…

Time to talk day 2022

3 February 2022 is Time to Talk day.  So this blog is simply to highlight that day and talk about talking. I want to include a quote from the home page “A small conversation about mental health has the power to make a big difference. We know that the more conversations we have, the more myths…

Blog: New Year, New Me? How about not!

So here we are in a new year. I just want to say don’t feel forced to join in with New Year’s resolutions if you do not want to. If than you year has inspired, you to set goals and make positive changes to your life then that is excellent. I hope you achieve everything…

Blog: Ready for a break

We are once again facing uncertain times, I for one am ready for a break in more ways than one. My mental health isn’t the best at the moment, I find the the run up to Christmas difficult, I lost my dad back in 2014 and I’ve found that I take a “dip” just before…

How To Cope If The Omicron News Has Resurfaced Anxiety, Anger And Despair

Up until a couple of weeks ago, the majority of us had never heard of ‘Omicron’, now it’s all over the news. Personally, I’ve found it quite difficult. Everywhere I look, it’s news about potential further restrictions, tests, booster jabs etc etc. There is a very good article from Huffington Post that covers ‘Things are…

Blog: Thanksgiving 2

Happy Thanksgiving to those celebrating.  Last year, I wrote a blog on Thanksgiving and the importance of gratitude in general. The message of ‘The act of saying thank you for small –and big –things that we do for each other, is a good way to demonstrate that you still appreciate somebody rather than assuming that…

Blog: Time Out

This week, I have taken a leaf straight out of James’ book and writing this from the beach in the Balearic sun. Travel is something that I have desperately missed over the last 19 months. It makes me happy. I have been fortunate enough to spend time travelling around the UK, when possible, throughout the…

#itsokaytotalk campaign

Hello World and Happy Friday Danny and I are proud to be supporting the #itsokaytotalk campaign, raising funds for the charity Andy’s Man Club.  This a great cause to support the mental health of men. My supporters badge arrived today – I’m very happy with it. It is okay to talk – it is not…