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We are often encapsulated in thoughts about what we need to prepare, or do tomorrow. What we need to do at work or thinking about what we need to do now to achieve our 5 year goals. Rarely are we in a state of mindfulness. Mindfulness is being in the present moment and paying attention to all our senses and our surrounding environment in the present moment. How can we do this… Read More

As we get ingrained in our day to day lives. making ends meat and looking after dependents, our own mental health is something that is often overlooked. I noticed this when my parents were caring for my dying grandparents; they carried on working, supported my Brother and I, cared for my Grandparents (with the help of my Auntie & Uncle), but it was evident that they stopped doing a lot of things… Read More

I have been asked numerous times if people with Anxiety should be doing certain mountain sports and the words of Tirol Info sum up my thoughts; “Never try to climb a mountain without being prepared”. This doesn’t just mean taking extra loo roll, spare knickers or additional snacks. For people with Anxiety, this means extra preparation such as being comfortable that you can manage your anxiety outdoors or even on a vertical… Read More

The outdoor can provide us with somewhere we can get away from the stresses and strains of everyday life, or even for a holiday. Sometimes it isn’t easy for people to just get outdoors, especially if you suffer with Anxiety. Adventuring with Anxiety can seem daunting, but it is possible! I have suffered badly with panic attacks and generalised anxiety and I had to work with a therapist to be able to… Read More

It had its hands around my throat, was stirring the contents of my stomach, playing drums on my heart and brushing my mind with a feather duster making it all fuzzy. How can something do all these things simultaneously?