Interview with a Mad Girl

Interview with a Mad Girl

As an avid runner and someone who has been quite vocal about my dealings with mental health I jumped at the chance to meet Telegraph journalist, author and Prince Harry’s new BFF - Bryony Gordon. Her latest book, ‘Eat.Drink.Run’ promised to be an account of how training for the London Marathon kick-started a journey of recovery for someone who suffers from OCD and depression. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that there was actually very little narrative on running within the book. Instead, it is a story of positivity and of finding hope in the midst of crippling mental health struggles.

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How far should you go to get away from it all?

How far should you go to get away from it all?

I became hooked on retreats a few years go, after venturing out to Portugal one summer to indulge in a weeks worth of yoga practice. There’s something about taking a trip on your own, meeting like-minded strangers and learning to embrace new things that makes retreats feel a little bit like a holiday club for adults! It’s a voyage of discovery and most importantly a chance to destress and restore balance to your life. 

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Is there life after boxing?

Is there life after boxing?

So I’m completely done in. Emotionally raw, exhausted and burnt out. After a continuous stream of over twelve months training for a boxing bout that never materialised I feel lost and ready to give up on the sport altogether. With so much of my life involving sports and a need to always be driven by the next goal, its hard to contemplate life without that competitive edge. But I cant even remember the last time I just sat down and did nothing, just took in life around me. With a family, a new career and blogging in what spare time I have, is it time to give up on being the best at everything? Can my next challenge really be to live without a challenge?

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The secret of our shores

The secret of our shores

Jersey Recovery College turns one year old this month, having helped 330 students during the course of 2017, all facing difficulties with their own mental wellbeing. Established as a centre of education, rather than therapy, the College looks to teach individuals methods they can use on a daily basis to help with depression, anxiety or social issues that come with mental illness. One of their most popular courses, the Sea Swimming programme, has enabled many to reconnect with society, offering them a safe environment to explore the benefits of swimming in Jersey's shores. 

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A gym with soul

A gym with soul

If you’re anything like me, whispers of a new gym opening in town will have been getting you a little titillated of late. It’s a small Island, so the idea of a modern gym pushing our fitness into the future is much like the second coming of Christ! With so much transition towards healthy living and investment being made in mental wellbeing as well as physical exercise, it was about time we had somewhere that catered for every element of our holistic demands. Club Soulgenic does this and so much more, it’s THE home to health, meeting the needs of dynamic and very busy millennials. 

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Who to follow in 2018

Who to follow in 2018

This Christmas, me and my friend decided to give someone the gift of Instagram. We set up an account for her, gave her a snazzy profile and then handed over the reigns to her new-found life. With 800 million users now on the mobile photo sharing network, Instagram is one of the fastest growing social media platforms out there and rightly so, it's great fun! But, it can be hard to find those feeds you really want to follow, the picture that really is a perfect fit for your life.

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