Abseil Europa Hotel Belfast for AWARE NI

Abseil Europa Hotel Belfast for AWARE NI   Ah sure Why Not? Today I decided to take part in the Abseil Europa Hotel for AWARE NI on Sunday 20th May. AWARE deliver mental health and well being programmes into communities, schools, colleges, universities and workplaces. These programmes Mood Matters programmes, Living Life to the Full, Mental Health First Aid and Mindfulness. Click on any of the links to find out more. I am very luck to have recently been added to the AWARE team as a

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Is Suicide Selfish? – Let Paul Tell You

Is Suicide Selfish? – Let Paul Tell You I have known Paul Oldham for quite a while now and we have worked with each other in various areas – but the main area we always focus on is Mental Health. That is what Fit Mind Matters is about after all. I am very proud that Paul has asked me to be one of the Directors of Alchemy Fitness Therapies to help out wherever I can. It is a very Inspiring

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31 Days of Learning

31 Days of Learning I hope January has been kind to you and 2018 is inviting you to be the best version of yourself. At the end of December I read that training matchmaker were running a challenge called LearnuaryNI and I thought “Hmmm that looks interesting” I am constantly being introduced to interesting, informative, obscure and random leanings through life and the lovely people who come into Hydro-ease. On a daily basis I share my pearls of wisdom, or

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Insecurities

Insecurities This is the time of year when we start to look forward to the New Year and what kind of resolutions we want to make. So, it’s not surprising where most of the marketing will be aimed… People’s Insecurities I think you know what I mean? You will be sent Quotes and Questions such as: – Do you want to be at the same stage of life next year?  – Do you want next year to be your best year

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Too Much Self-Improvement

Too Much Self-Improvement In today’s world we are bombarded with self-improvement tips,tricks,books,social media posts,videos,podcasts etc etc etc Nothing wrong with that, Right? Well, In my opinion – Yes. Too much of anything isn’t good. I am all for striving to be the best version of yourself but it’s the quick fix self-improvement that I have a problem with. Basically, with the amount of content out there in this subject, it can actually make people feel that their life sucks and

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The pressure to do too much…..

I love setting goals and making to-do list as they keep me focused in all aspects of my career and personal life. Recently I have become aware that these lists have actually become counter productive and instead of motivating me, they have made me feel nothing but overwhelmed. In the workplace, I have noticed that more and more people are feeling like this and no matter how hard they work, they are still staring at a massive to do list

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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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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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