May is mental awareness month in many parts of the world and I would like to bring you a selection of Mental Health Blogs 2019. The Mental Health Foundation, an organisation that is helping people to understand and sustain their mental health, is hosting Mental Health Awareness Week from Monday 13 to Sunday 19 May 2019. My blog is a little over a year old and for a while now I have… Read More

I recently shared an experience with a follower to show him that recovery isn’t linear; that although I appear to be doing well, there are times when experiences come back to haunt me, but my response is far better than it used to be. I wanted to do this as a tweet thread, but sometimes content warnings on twitter don’t work as the word count is too short and then before you… Read More

They usually take us by surprise, just like a shart. I remember my first encounter with panic as vividly as the first time I sharted as an adult (for those not familiar with this term, a shart is when you try to fart, but let poop out at the same time). Trigger Warning: Assault At the age of 15 I used to hang around with a small group of guys and girls…. Read More

Norway is the longest country in Europe, with approximately one third of the country sitting north of the Arctic Circle. You might think of Norway as somewhere with only snow and ice and while this is correct in winter, the summer opens up the country to green meadows, rocky mountains that cascade into the crashing ocean beneath. Adventurer and outdoor writer Ash Routen says Given it’s latitude and terrain you can pack… Read More

Asthma is a disease that affects people in different ways, at different points in their lives or at different points in the year. It can be triggered by an allergy, temperatures, humidity or it can just be there. I suffer with asthma. It has varied in severity from being able to run without using my inhaler, to being admitted to hospital and put straight on a nebulator and steroids. Depending on the… Read More