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This is where we post our thoughts about Action Cures. 

The Action Cures Experiment has happened. What did we learn?

On Friday 25th January 2019, the Action Cures Experiment launched. It was designed to be a 30-day Mental Fitness Tracker, created to help users crowd out negative or anxious thoughts with actions (It was an experiment in the truest sense, we had no idea if it would work!). What was it all about? Action Cures…

Action Cures are for loved ones too

Over the last 6 months I’ve written quite a bit about Action Cures. It is/they are my answer to the depression, anxiety, and imposter syndrome I’ve dealt with over the last ten years. I know that I’m not the only person that has to cope with these things — pretty much everyone appears to have their challenges….

What’s going on with this experiment?

Preparations for the Action Cures Experiment are now well underway. Here’s a little recap of the story so far… Action Cures is the mantra I use to keep me thinking positively, keep me active, to keep me moving forwards. Over the last 10 years or so, I’ve been overwhelmed by anxiety and depression. And the…

What is the Action Cures Experiment?

In the last week, 59 people have signed up to be guinea pigs for the Action Cures Experiment. And 20 of them have also taken the time to email me and share what their Action Cures are. I’ll be honest, I didn’t expect so many people to respond. I’m quite overwhelmed. It does reassure me…

Join the Action Cures Experiment… today!

Action Cures is the mantra I use to keep me thinking positively, keep me active, to keep me moving forwards. By filling my life with Action Cures I believe I can crowd out the negative thoughts that, at times, can lead my mind to places I can’t bear to be in. It isn’t easy, and…

Why did I walk to Brighton?

I walked to Brighton a couple of weeks ago. I live in London, so that’s 100km door to door. Two of us walked together. Me and my friend Tim. It took three days. You can do it quicker, but we took three days. Pretty much everyone I told before and after about the walk have…

Running, mental health and a graph

I started writing about Action Cures to talk about, and remind myself, that the cure for depression is action. By filling my mind and body with good, positive actions, I believe I can crowd out the negativity which, like rain water in a fissure, finds its way in and starts breaking up its host (i.e….

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If you’ve read these articles before you’ll know that I’m filling my life with Action Cures (parenting, working, running, making, writing). You’ll also know I’m doing it to crowd out the negative or anxious stuff that often muscles it’s way into my head given half a chance. And, amazingly, a few folk have read what…

Action Cures and building resilience

This article comes you from my good friend Tim. He’s an absolute legend —he’s a lover of music, geographer-by-training, and founder of the awesome Gather Outdoors. I heartily recommend you sign up to his newsletter here for regular outdoors goodness or here for a truly uplifting Instagram experience (and as I talk about here, the…