Stigma of Mental illness means I’m an Impostor when I succeed

  Those that know me or follow me on Twitter will be aware that I ran my first Marathon in April this year raising almost £500 for the mental health peer support group I founded despite managing invisible long term conditions of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Schizoaffective Disorder (A mix of Schizophrenia and Bipolar). I’m proud of what I…

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Setting Myself SMART Goals

So the year 2017 is almost coming to a close again.  A lot has happened for me this year and so I review the year at a time of calm quiet reflection (Well almost!). Before beginning 2017 I started by setting some SMART goals which I have revised as circumstances have changed during the year.  I use SMART goals to…

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Southend 10K Classic

I completed the Southend 10K Classic on Sunday 1st October 2017 placed 516th out of 1246 Runners in 54 minutes and 3 seconds.  I found this very challenging as I was unwell before for a period beforehand.  I completed three 10KM's Races and the Southend Half Marathon this year raising £395.42 for Rethink Mental Illness who I support and support…

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