Are Men in a Friendship Crisis?

“When it comes to banter, men are in their element. But that is no foundation for lasting friendship”. A very interesting article from The Guardian covering an intriguing topic of male friendship: https://amp.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2022/jul/09/when-it-comes-to-banter-men-are-in-their-element-but-that-is-no-foundation-for-lasting-friendship?utm_source=Newsletter%20Subscribers&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Mindful%20Monday%20%2F%20212%20%28W5Tz6C%29&triplesource=klaviyo&_kx=gPK0Lgfi8ip5qzFngUUwairf8tVuhWymvqzlPF5mFskbFyo46ycM1G2cYb62rTLg.KhZBMb

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…

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…

Men DO Cry

Man Up! Men Don’t Share emotion as its a sign of weakness! A man is less than masculine if he talks about how he feels! – these are just examples of the toxic stereotype of men. Its one that makes me feel very angry, as men often find do not come forward to seek help…

How to Create a Soundtrack for Your Life

It is no big secret that I’m not doing so great at the moment. But one way I have been coping through the last few weeks is music and singing. Sound, finding comfort in it, is really good for my mental health. I recently read an interesting article on creating a sound track to fit…

Get Active Month: Rest is prepation too

In just over a week I am aiming to compete my mental health 10k run. I am training for this event to make sure I am race ready for 1 May. I am following a workout schedule to prepare for this, but that does not mean that rest and recovery time has gone out of…

Better days blog: Knowledge

Hello I hope you had a great weekend. It was a nice change of pace for me this weekend. I ventured just a little further away from my village to a local country park where I have not been for a run previously. There was so much sunshine, spring flowers and a beautiful lake to…