Category: Wellbeing

  • 30 Day Challenge: 5 minutes of planks everyday!

    30 Day Challenge: 5 minutes of planks everyday!

    Challenge Yourself! I decided at the end of January that it would be a good idea to force a habit of exercise and do something every day that is both hard and beneficial. So, the 30 day challenge was born – technically it runs for calendar months not strictly 30 days, but it still works. […]

  • Be a Person of Substance

    Be a Person of Substance

    I love to take my dog – Maya – for walks and she loves it when I throw for her and she fetches. A long throw really helps her open up the speed! As I took her for a walk this morning, I brought with us one of her ‘throw and chew’ balls. Much like […]

  • My Camino is over for now. I walked 255 km for ME/CFS

    My Camino is over for now. I walked 255 km for ME/CFS

    In January 2016, I committed to take my dog – Maya – on a really long walk and I committed to use the walk to raise money and awareness for more investment into the medical conditions: Myalgic Encephalitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and FibroMyalgia. My best friend and my daughter both suffer from forms of these […]

  • #MikesLongWalk: Join My Walk From Home

    #MikesLongWalk: Join My Walk From Home

    This Saturday – May 7th, my Long Walk on the Camino de Santiago will begin. As some of you know, I am doing this to raise awareness and funds for ME/CFS research (donate here if you haven’t: https://www.justgiving.com/mhsuttonlongwalk). I’m doing this long walk because I was inspired by my best friend Joel, who is fighting […]

  • Update 2: The sort of final route, other bits and being a rainbow

    Update 2: The sort of final route, other bits and being a rainbow

    I’m going for a 255km walk to raise funds and awareness for M.E/CFS and to, well, just walk. Read more about why I’m walking. My Final Route After much research and trying to navigate the various logistic challenges, my final route is San Sebastian to Santander. Covering a total of 255km and likely to last […]

  • I'm going for a walk

    I'm going for a walk

    The Short and Sweet Between May 8th and the 20th , I’ll be walking 214km 240km of the 815km long of the Camino del Norte – the northern route of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. I’d like you to support me and my selected charity and invite you to join me. Walking the Camino de […]

  • Are Netflix and other interval collapsing platforms dangerous to your mental health?

    Are Netflix and other interval collapsing platforms dangerous to your mental health?

    I just watched the entire Daredevil season 1 on Netflix in 3 days. Prior to that I watched the entire Arrow series in 4 days. And Agents of Shield?  I polished that off in 2 days. Before Netflix – I got into the Sopranos box set – that was a killer. Earlier today, my 6 […]

  • Take Back Sharing: Why #Uber , #Lyft and #AirBnB are not part of the sharing economy

    Take Back Sharing: Why #Uber , #Lyft and #AirBnB are not part of the sharing economy

    Sharing is… a babysitting circle When my wife was growing up, her parents  – like many young parents of the day – needed to organize childcare. They were far away from extended family and only had other young families around them. So they organised around shared needs – all the young families needed to have […]

  • Fab.com: It is a fucking startup and…

    Fab.com: It is a fucking startup and…

    I read the post that Fab.com’s CEO – Jason Goldberg – published on his Tumblr site and I sought and failed to find a way to comment directly on the post. From what I could tell, people can only repost – not comment – on posts on Tumblr? Anyway, as I read what seemed to […]

  • What I learnt from learning to manage depression.

    What I learnt from learning to manage depression.

    A few years ago I had cause to seek help to address chronic depression. I met with my GP and he offered referrals to either an NHS psychiatrist or a new service that was being run out from their surgery –  a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. Knowing that I didn’t really favour a route that involved […]