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Overweight – Part two

What did I do today? Today I visited Tollymore HotRock Climbing Wall in Bryansford, Near Kilcoo, Castlewellan and Newcastle areas of the Mournes and Down. I did an instructional course with Mountaineer and Expert Climber Jonny Parr, It isn’t 20 minutes from Newry, Hilltown, Warrenpoint Burren, Downpatrick, Rostrevor, Rathfriland and many other towns in the Mournes area. Where Did I do It We arrived at the Tollymore Outdoor Centre with over 50 years of Mountain Sport, they are the leaders

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Overweight – Part One

As part of the overweight Module 1  –  I explore how Climbing, Walking, Moving, Outdoor Pursuits, etc… can help! with your overall Mental Health and productivity and GUT BUSTING efforts aside from regular training. Combing this with an attempt to improve my movement and do something for myself, I wanted to move away from the Personal Trainer, Gym, Bootcamp, arena, where an increasing friendly community of people silently compete against each other about who can do the most burpees or

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PewDiePie Mental Health Week

What is this Video About anyway? This video shows that even a very popular online Celebrity can talk about the “taboo” of mental health, faced by millions of people, by his own admission, even the hugely popular PewDiePie can open up about general mental health issues and show an other side to himself that is dark, yet strong. What is this PewDiePie video about? PewDiePie (Felix Kjellberg) is about a very popular Youtuber, he has one of the biggest subscribed to channels on

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#EmergingProud – Breaking Down or Breaking Through?

#EmergingProud – Breaking Down or Breaking Through? A few months ago I had the pleasure of being introduced to a lovely lady called Nicky Hayward. I had welcomed her into Hydro-ease with Lee and Debs from a charity based in England. We discussed the potential of delivering our unique approach to people living with the symptoms of trauma as part of their organisation. Recently I had qualified and been accredited in Havening – www.havening.org – a pyschosensory approach to trauma recovery permanently

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Its been a Quick 20 Years … and in the mean time, Everything has Changed.

  It’s been a Quick 20 Years … and in the mean time, Everything has Changed. Well this weekend could not come quick enough. On Friday night at 11.15pm I was a VIP at the cinema to watch the long awaited sequel to Trainspotting. Originating from Edinburgh and living through the Trainspotting era, personally sharing a pint with Irvine Welsh, and knowing so many “real” people who could have easily played the characters, I was not disappointed. The cast lived

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The Magic is in the Salty Water

The Magic is in the Salty Water I have been asked on a few occasions over the years to write a book detailing my experiences and the learnings I have taken from them to inspire others. So I am writing this blog to condense and give an overview of how reliance, determination and an inner knowing that “Surely my life is about more than this” kind of attitude can be the vehicle of change and the perfect “pill” for those

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No Home Internet in January

No Home Internet in January Are you wise? Why would you do that? What’s wrong with you? Don’t be stupid. I could never do that. You won’t be able to do it. These are just a few of the comments and questions that I received when I mentioned to people that I will be switching off my Home Internet for the month of January. It just goes to show how reliant the world is on the Internet. 2016 for me

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Movember and Mental Health

Movember and Mental Health. Today is December 1st 2016 and I decided to sit down with Eóin Lennon, a friend of mine, and also the web designer of both Fit Mind Matters and the other company that I am involved in Platinum Training Institute Over this past few months of discussing my ideas for Fit Mind Matters it led to a lot of conversations in regards to Mental Health. Eóin was very interested in my plans and every so often I

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Fear of My Own Voice

Fear of My Own Voice. Wow, yesterday was a total eye opener. As part of the other business that I am involved in (Platinum Training Institute) myself and my business partner Naomi spent most of the day with a couple of Awesome Videographers (AandRBelfast). All we had to do was explain the key points of what we offer as a Health and Fitness Education provider. Sounds Simple right??? That’s what I thought. It took 3 hours in total to get

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Having had many years of mentoring clients successfully in the Health and Fitness Industry, I then decided to follow my passion helping others to discover Happiness, looking after their Mental Health and Well Being.

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