Guest Post – Mindfump

Thanks to Mindfump for allowing me to reblog his article on mental health issues.  Check out his blog at and if you need further encouragement on similar issues of mental health, self care, health, fitness and wellbeing, you can find some helpful posts on my blog under the relevant tabs / menus at the top of my page.



Can You Outrun Mental Health Issues?


During my 15 years or so of mental health issues I have done many things to try and avoid, change, take control and cure myself of my issues. The things I do are often misinterpreted as things like ‘he loves to travel‘ or ‘he just loves exercise‘ or ‘he enjoys other cultures‘. Now that is not to say those things are not entirely true but it’s never the reason I do the things I do.

For instance, the first time I tried to outrun my mental health was not by using my legs but by moving to a new city. I lived in the north of England in a very small, insular town which quite literally suppressed ambition, creativity and change. My idea was that it was the town’s fault. It was to blame. So I left and this pattern continued for the next 10…

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Stay Supported with a Blogging Group

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Did you know? Bloggers who participate in group blogs and blogging communities blog for longer periods of time than those who go it completely alone. After analyzing the history of thousands of blogs, our data wizards concluded: “People who write in groups are more likely to keep writing.”

While it’s easy to focus only on our own blogs and what we want to create, paying attention to the social aspects of blogging has myriad benefits — it’s an excellent way to get constructive feedback on your work, technical help, and stretch yourself as a writer (or photographer, or sketcher, or poet, or…). And being social generates friendships and views, which don’t hurt either!

Here are a few of our favorite ways to get involved with a supportive blogging community.

Home-grown help: The Blogging Meetup


Folks who participate in Blogging U. often find themselves eager to keep in touch with other bloggers taking the same…

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Weekly Photo Challenge – ‘Transient’ – The Transience of Nature & of Life…

Weekly Photo Challenge – Transient


A selection of 10 other Inspiring Entries to the Weekly Photo Challenge for ‘Transient’, (I’m sure there are many more 🙂 ) :

Weekly Photo Challenge: Transient

Weekly Photo Challenge: Transient

The ever transient clouds…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Transient 

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Adult Colouring in


Image from Johanna Bassford’s adult colouring book: Secret Garden.

As someone who struggles with anxiety and panic attacks, amongst other things, the dream of living fully is offset by the daily reality of having to manage the practicalities of these health conditions. However, I have found a huge health benefit in the practice of adult colouring in. I realise that some people find […]

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