Goals, Recovery

Moving Forward – My first 5km

Over the past 3 months I have been facilitating a wellbeing support group for a local mental health charity. A small bunch of wonderful people show up every 2 weeks and support one another in improving their wellbeing. It is a highlight of my week, observing the power of peer support and celebrating  peoples’ passion and commitment to their own recovery journeys.

In our last group session we discussed the benefits of exercise on our mental health, of which the research is extensive. Continue reading “Moving Forward – My first 5km”

Recovery

The Amalgamation of Me

Amalgamation: the action, process or result of combining or uniting.

Turning 30 earlier this year stimulated a great deal of reflection upon my life so far. Recalling major life events, losses, experiences and relationships as a new decade approached.

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Recovery

 What is Normal?

“It is no measure of health, to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society” – Jiddu Krishnamurti.

This quote has always spoken to me. Especially on the days that I have struggled to get on with all that has been expected of me.

In the video below, Physician Gabor Mate discusses the concept of ‘being normal’ and how the values held by our society can greatly impact our emotional and mental health, along with our definitions of what ‘normal’ is.

Most prominent to me is how as a society we value human beings.  The tendency in most modern capitalist societies is to attribute a person’s value based on what they can both consume and produce as opposed to who they are.

I would be keen to hear any thoughts you have about this video, and how you believe as a society we should be valuing ourselves and others?

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