“People with PTSD have their floodgates wide open. Lacking a filter, they are on constant sensory overload. In order to cope, they try to shut themselves down and develop tunnel vision and hyper-focus. If they can’t shut down naturally, they may enlist drugs or alcohol to block out the world. The tragedy is that the... Continue Reading →
On this day in 2008, twelve years ago, I received the frustrating news that I’d once again been missed off the ‘Talent’ program for UKAthletics Funding. It seems this was my second year failing to be selected for this program (as per my silly Facebook rant - I have a love-hate relationship with these FB... Continue Reading →
Do you ever wish you could celebrate yourself the way kids do at every single achievement - big or small?! I was at the hairdressers this week and one of the women in the shop saw her son do something that obviously warranted celebration because she kept repeating this phrase with incredible enthusiasm: 'Clap for yourself. Clap for yourself!' When was the last time you clapped for yourself like this?
Are you afraid to fly? Here’s one of the beautiful things about flight: no matter how bumpy the ride, how packed the plane or claustrophobic the journey, no matter how long or far you travel, when you look outside, the view can override every fear, disappointment and anxiety. So, if you’re experiencing turbulence right now... Continue Reading →
Last week was filled with positive events I'm keen to celebrate here for posterity and simply to keep me (and you, my dedicated reader!) smiling. As I try to post these blogs every Wednesday with a #WellnessWednesday theme and because the latter end of last week was a little bit miserable emotionally (we all have... Continue Reading →
It takes me TWO HOURS to drive to training. I currently take this journey twice a week, so that’s a total of EIGHT HOURS of travel within the space of three days. I dread the journey every single time. But I still do it. Why? The destination is worth it! The value that I experience... Continue Reading →
So yesterday I got over a three-day hump in five minutes. The relief and restoration was so unreal, that I wanted to share in case you’re also in a slump that you’re struggling to get out of. Record, Write or Draw Your Feelings Share your heart – on screen or not. Record yourself. You can... Continue Reading →
There is always hope. That's the spiel I'm constantly spouting, anyway. But what happens when another major event is pulled from the competition calendar? What happens when another 'big' one bites the dust? Argh! Tbh, I was frustrated for a brief moment, gutted and then I moved on. Again, it was like...I expected it. How... Continue Reading →
If you're finding it as hard as I am to stay motivated to be your best self, check out my 3 top tips for boosting motivation in these frustrating times!