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Helping Others? Remember to Help Yourself.

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Helping Others? Remember to Help Yourself.

I am a huge fan of Audrey Hepburn, so beautiful, gracious, iconic and yet still a wonderful human being; evidenced through her humanitarian work which people with fame and fortune have the opportunity to demonstrate more easily than us regular people.  Everyday people living everyday lives, have to step up everyday to look after loved ones with little support, and little gratitude. Sometimes it's unnoticed how much effort is made to accommodate their needs. It's unappreciated how much you've adjusted your own life, routine and happiness to prop up theirs. And then, just when you think you can't take anymore,...

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Riding my Bike Now - It's all action Helen!!

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Riding my Bike Now - It's all action Helen!!

Today's quest out of my comfort zone was a bike ride. My dad resurrected my old one from 20 odd years ago as the kids were getting too fast on theirs for me to be on foot.   As I go almost daily to the Post Office in the car (it's about 2 miles round trip) I thought I could use the bike a bit more for some extra exercise - flab is harder to shift as I approach my, ahem .. 40's.   Anyhow, I couldn't make running club tonight so I did a little test ride while the...

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MIND Workshop

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MIND Workshop

Been on a little workshop tonight all about mental health organised by Oldham Community Leisure and MIND.  It was promoting mental health awareness and although short it was most informative. Bi-Polar, Schizophrenia, Depression and Anxiety, OCD, Stress. We have all suffered, if not ourselves we all know someone who has. The statistics are 1 in 3 / or 1 in 4, I can't remember, but either way it's got to be hitting close to home. Often it's hard to talk about, embarrassment is a big factor for many. Unsure of the way forward. Thinking that visiting a GP will lead...

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