Mental health is in a way mental wellbeing. This is about our emotions, feelings, thoughts and ability to solve problems or overcome difficulties. If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll be very familiar that I spend a lot of time (most weekends) in the Bavarian or Tirolean alps. Since moving to Munich, I have realised that in a lot of ways that my my mental health has improved because… Read More

Can you fail at something you can’t control? Is it failure if you learn from it? If you stay safe as a result of not pursuing something, is it failure? These are questions that I asked myself during a June trip to Alta Badia in the Italian Dolomites. During the month of June, it is often still spring above 2000m. There are still substantial amounts of snow, especially in the north faces…. Read More

If you are helping a loved one who is suffering with anxiety, it can be tough to know how to support or what words to say. You will be doing your best to support them, and that is great. With this, it is good to be mindful of things that don’t help. As part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2019, I tweeted and asked my followers “What are the most unhelpful things… Read More

If you are helping a loved one who is suffering with anxiety, it can be tough to know how to support or what words to say. You will be doing your best to support them, and that is great. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, the rate of anxiety among LGBTQ+ community is approximately 2 times higher than those of straight or gender conforming counterparts. That said, anxiety does… Read More

Practising Mysore Ashtanga (the traditional way of practising Asthanga yoga) has changed many peoples lives and mindsets for the better. The teachers I have been lucky enough to practice with have inspired many to make positive changes in life. Through showing people the power of having a committed, dedicated practice. From that, life off the mat starts to change too. Thats the magic of Ashtanga yoga. Its been the practice that I… Read More