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This year has taken its toll on us all in one way or another; we’ve all felt the brunt of several lockdowns and the year anniversary of Covid-19. One thing I’ve certainly struggled with this last year is body image. I’ve touched upon this briefly before but not so much from a personal perspective. One…

Challenge 7, 8 & 9: Great North Run Solo and 8K With A M8

I decided to do challenge 7-9 over the course of July – September as we were given 78 days to complete it. However, I did add challenge 8 halfway through! The rules of this challenge were to complete 40 runs (or walks) in 78 days; as someone who hates running I can definitely confirm I…

Challenge 6: Food For Thought

Nothing like being 4 months late ay?! Apologies, as always, sometimes time goes by and I genuinely don’t feel able to or in the mood to write. However, the challenges have still been going ahead! June’s challenge was a food related one – I decided to give myself four letters a day across a period…

Ben vs Relationships

There are many aspects of life in which anxiety can manifest and create difficulties. For me, romantic relationships have more often than not been a trigger. I used to think a few years ago that maybe I just hated relationships; maybe I wasn’t meant to settle down. But as I’ve grown up and learnt more…

How Do I Explain?

How do I explain that I need to stay in control? Or I will feel dread in the pit of my stomach; that I’ll start to unroll. How do I explain that I always need to be prepared? For all the outcomes, the possibilities; no ‘what if’ is spared. How do I explain why being…