The Effects Of Living With Mental Health – Guilt

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The effects of mental health are numerous, in most cases there is no one aspect of your life that it does not effect in some way be it in a big way or a small way. For me one such area that I struggle to deal with is the guilt that I feel for the […]

Man Down…Not Man Up….

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Warning if you ever speak with me face to face and ever utter the words “man up” or “its all in your head” be prepared for a swift and probably very angry response, there are very few sentences/phrases in the vocabulary of others that cause an adverse reaction, but when it comes to male mental […]

Me & My Depression…The Medication

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I discussed my diagnosis in another post called Me & My Depression…The Diagnosis, and I am making a kind of mini series out of it ha! So this post is about the next steps from being diagnosed – the first step was medication. In the last post I talked about how I ended up at the […]

Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in!

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This week in the life of Chris Evans has been a mixed bag of everything really! Cycling was going really well – my head was in the right place and my body was used to cycling on consecutive days again, till Wednesday morning when about 5 miles in my crank arm fell off completely! Now […]

Me & My Depression…The Diagnosis

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Since I have started this blog I have tried numerous times to write a post about who I am, what my condition is and how it affects both me and those around me. I have struggled to convey this into words in a way that is readable and also would make sense to others – […]

Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike… Unless it’s winter!

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Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike…(John F. Kennedy), John was obviously not saying this when he was cycling into a gale force headwind with a side order of driving rain at 6pm on a cold winter’s evening, as let me tell you it’s not pleasure that springs to mind but exhaustion. […]

Miles, Sores & Repairs….

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Week one of the mission to get myself back on my bike has not been a resounding success if I am being completely honest….in no small part to a certain part of my anatomy not quite used to being back on the bike. Not my legs strangely they were feeling OK with back to back […]

New Year New M….

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Here I am its New Year and all the “New Year New Me” pseudoscience has begun, YES I say it every year, yes I make promises every year I cannot keep. A Facebook post makes me chuckle rather loudly which reads “People choose the most depressing month to give up shit they love….”, it is true […]