I’ve spent a lot of time working with addiction recovery charities over the last few years, and, as I was working on a project this morning, it inspired me to share some of the books I’ve read - and some on my TBR - on the topic. There really are some powerful, honest, inspirational, humorous … Continue reading 10 Books on Addiction and Recovery
Behind Newcastle United Foundation’s #BeAGameChanger mental health campaign and the brand new football-themed meditation track
TW: suicide. A film about grief performed by Chris Connel
A review of Mark Lanegan's powerful memoir, Sing Backwards and Weep
I usually reserve my political anger for Twitter. But this isn't political any more. Or at least it shouldn't be. It's much bigger than that. And I believe that every single family has many stories that will blow Cummings' lame and privileged excuses out the water. I am writing about just one family. My family. … Continue reading EVERY family’s experience of lockdown will expose the privilege in Cummings’ weak excuses
I realised that, whilst I might not have felt anxiety like this since 2015, the world hasn't experienced anything as significant as Covid-19 since WWII.
Anxiety can happen to anyone...even my 'should've been a reality TV star' friend Paul
A very personal blog post about body image and poor self esteem
Who made up the rules about what illnesses or symptoms should be shameful?
Today I ran 2.5km. A few years ago I wouldn't have wanted to post that. 2.5km is so lame! And I'm not going to pretend that I did it in some kind of super-fast speed either. I'll be upfront - it was an average of 6 minutes 23 seconds per km. Perhaps I'd be better … Continue reading Do run, run, run