Neil Read to walk 171 miles for My Black Dog Charity

Walking trails, running from point to point, focusing on time, splits & calorie intake are things many of us have some relation to. In the past year theres been a shift to Fastest Known Times (FKT’s) & personal projects, with deeper relationships to the land these athletic feats are undertaken on, with wide spread race…

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Minds In Action

Movement has always been part of my life The role it plays has increased in magnitude in the past 16 or so months. Whereas previously splits & structure formed the reason, now, any form of movement carries weight, however monotonous the same loop may feel at times Breaking out of 4 walls; hearing, seeing, smelling……

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Some closing thoughts on Mental Health Awareness Week & finding support

As mental health awareness week draws to a close, please remember every day is worth of being aware of your own and others mental health. Putting aside a small amount of time to give yourself or a friend some TLC, be it a chat, drink, walk, run, ride, game – what ever suits the day,…

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My Black Dog is

My Black Dog is Looking inwards is not an easy task. You may uncover things you don’t like, aren’t proud of, wish were different. Like hearing your voice when speaking into a microphone or seeing a video, do I really sound like that, why is the pitch & tone different to what I hear when…

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Mental Health Awareness Week – My Take

For those who’ve been willing to read the letters I fumble together over the years, making it to the bottom of what are increasingly becoming time consuming bodies of text, you’ll know mental health is a topic, a subject, a series of linked experiences I can talk in depth about. Stigmas are being overcome, however,…

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2020 – Thank you to you, the readers

Thank you To the readers, the browsers, the scrollers, scanners & those of you who landed here by mistake. Those who think I talk utter garbage, to those who went on to find a series of words, a paragraph, a feature useful. Those who wanted more & those who wanted less. It’s been an odd…

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Roam4 x Mind 32

30 days of Movember is very much still alive I’ll be honest, November was hard mentally. I went in aware that the lack of daylight & being limited to households meant another period on my own, with the hope the challenge would give me a focus. It did some what, it wasn’t totally put to…

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30 Days of Movember – The Challenges

The moustache is no more Carving away the weeks of top lip facial fuzz, forged over the beginning of the Autumnal season, it feels almost fitting to cast it into the sink to mark the start of another challenging lockdown period. For, being in the south of England, well midlands, East according to some maps…..…

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World Mental Health Day 2020

World Mental Health Day If you’re like me & watch Steel Panther’s what day is it updates, you’ll know every day of the year is 132 versions of something day, to me it’s become oversaturated & lost meaning for all bar a few specific days Outside of bad DIY haircuts, I think this is my…

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A smile can hide a lot – Mental Health Awareness Week

It’s all too easy to hide behind a smile All too easy to take someone else’s at face value, dismissing gut instincts or choosing to side with their down playing of the situation. This week hasn’t been easy I posted on Monday that it is currently Mental Health Awareness Week, a timely reminder, highlighting our…

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