Howdy all, It may not have escaped your notice if you're a regular reader that posting on this here corner of the web has well, dropped a little bit in recent weeks. Things are different to how any of us imagined them four months ago, let alone a year ago. Some people are dealing with … Continue reading Mindful Me.
Evening everyone, Been a while since our last normal post. Strange to call it that in this time, but hope you're all keeping safe and well and staying home. Like a lot of things at the moment, Walk&Talk4Men, the men's walking group I'm part of, has had to clear it's diary of walks for obvious … Continue reading Walk&Talk4Men goes virtual
Hello everyone, It's been a strange and sad old weekend, and yet somehow it feels a bit longer than that. Then again, that always seems to be the way when a massive loss happens. Most people reading this post from the UK will already know, but for any international readers among you, the sad news … Continue reading Kindness first, always.
Before you read this blog any further, there's a music video I want you to watch. https://youtu.be/DgmoYgpMNX8 This video, from 2011, was by bestselling girl group The Saturdays, for their hit single 'My Heart Takes Over', filmed out in Iceland. To most people, it just seems like a standard pop video for a slower ballad … Continue reading Being open: an evening with Frankie Bridge
So if you caught our posts last week, you'll know that Walk & Talk 4 Men, the walking group we're part of - or WAT4M as we call it for short round here - teamed up with Mind, the national mental health charity for a very special event yesterday afternoon. We descended on the beautiful … Continue reading #MindfulMonday at Hylands Park: The Lowdown
Hello one, hello all. Hope you've all had a good Sunday in this glorious September sunshine we've had today. It's been a while since we posted about our involvement with Walk & Talk 4 Men, the walking group we joined earlier this year that's helping to change the conversation around men's mental health and wellbeing … Continue reading A walking and talking update: #MindfulMonday
Some of you who read my review of the BBC's excellent A Royal Team Talk: Tackling Mental Health a couple of weeks ago will recall my mentioning about a new walking group that's just been founded in my fair home county of Essex - and which I am a member of. It's called Walk & … Continue reading Spotlight: Walk & Talk 4 Men
BBC One devoted fifty minutes of its schedule on Sunday evening after the 10 O'Clock News to a programme featuring several well known footballers talking. Nothing new there, you would think. Except this time, it was of real importance, as they opened up a conversation that has long been needed in such a primetime slot. … Continue reading Why ‘A Royal Team Talk’ is the most important TV show you’ll watch this year
So last month on this blog, with #ProjectHappyJanuary, I spoke about some positive things to do to encourage positive thinking and good mental well being. With the mental health charity Time To Change holding the fifth annual Time To Talk Day to raise awareness of and encourage the discussion of mental health issues today, it got me thinking. … Continue reading Why it absolutely is Time to Talk