My Not So Secret Diary


Please use these pages for inspiration…

It's not a how-to guide as such but hopefully some of the things that have worked for me will also work for you.

Look for motivation...

Getting out.

Fresh air is proven to help with mental health and wellbeing. Getting out doors is something that everyone, almost anywhere can do, even for a short time.
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The Bigger Picture

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When I first stopped drinking I thought the hard part would be giving up the wine itself. Once I'd started doing that, I'll admit, I did feel a bit cheated as I hadn't expected everything else to be so tough.


Family means everything to me. This is me with my husband and our children.
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There are a lot of people who run, and they all have different reasons. I was never one of them, until I started Couch to 5k a couple of years ago and have now run over six half marathons.

Running boosts feel good chemicals in your body dopamine in the body called endorphins, which help reduce the perception you have of pain, so instead of self-medicating with alcohol for example, your body can instead relieve some pain on it’s own.
Endorphins also trigger a non-substance related positive feeling in the body, which has become known as a ‘runner's high’.

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I write because I've been there, and I understand how it feels to be at war with yourself. You might like to read my blog posts here.
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