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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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 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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#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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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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