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This is the video of the Second Bean Shower; Beans for Mind.
I hope some things I say at the end perhaps strike a chord and hope that you enjoy!

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Bean Shower 2. Mission Accomplished.

I felt the pressure! – I had some bad pre-match nerves. Maybe you can have a bit of sympathy for not being overly psyched about having beans poured over my head. Cold and sticky.

However, I thought of the cause. I thought of how it’d be okay afterwards. My friends were wonderfully supportive. To get words of encouragement really meant a lot. I spent a lot of my life without friends nearby, living in a countryside area. Maybe I didn’t value my friends enough before. Having a strong support base is so important to achieve.

Buzz Killington almost struck again – Last time I did a Bean Shower I kind of interrupted a romantic moment for one unfortunate couple. This time, to my horror, there was an after-wedding ceremony walking through the park as we arrived. Everyone with not a hair out of place. I’m sure it’s for the best that they were just about finished when we arrived. 

Things I’ve Learned

Accept fear and nervousness as natural to our lives. Use it as positive energy. You get nervous when you’re about to do something big where there’s big risk, but where there’s big risk, comes big reward.

I love my friends. Okay, so this may sound soppy. But seriously, all the words of encouragement and support today really drove me on and gave me energy when I had doubts. Thank you so much.

Video coming shortly…! (Superb camera work by Oliver Thomas).

After the interest in the first Bean Shower I’ve decided to host another one so more people can see the action live!

The purpose of the Beans For Mind campaign is to show people that no matter how stigmatized or silly you may feel you look, there is actually no harm in showing your emotions and opening up to someone.

Going to the doctors, or just speaking to someone you know and trust… Either way, if you feel you may be suffering from depression, talk about it. Raise the issue & you’ll be on your way to doing something about it!

 

 

 

 

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I watch a lot of “ted talks” on ted.com, where you get to see inspiring speakers talk about some of the latest big ideas in the world of creative thinking.

Here, Jane McGonigal talks of her site Superbetter. It’s a great website that sets you little goals to achieve that you score points for achieving. You get +1 mental resilience for thinking a happy thought or +2 physical resilience for doing a star-jump! 

There are step-by-step guides, from the very simple beginning of how to do practically anything.
Check out the video and the website, and discover how you can become Superbetter. I’m enjoying it so far.
I’m Level 4 with 75 overall resilience 😉

There’s more to this video than me showing off my crotch (unintentionally) & and pajama bottoms.
Deets about the Bean Shower & stuff.

Depression is such a difficult issue to talk about. Where do I start? Who do I talk to? What can I do?
These questions at first can be so difficult to answer, that you give up trying to look.
However, there are plenty of people out there, young & old, who can help you out no matter what.

I’ve spent my Saturday & Sunday dressed up as a Dragon in support of Fresh Start Wales at the Caerphilly Big Cheese Festival (http://freshstartwales.co.uk/).

There’s something about a Dragon with hairy legs that people just seem to love. Even Dr. Dawn from Embarrassing Bodies seemed to enjoy a little hug.

6 months ago, if you had said to me I’d be dressed as a dragon all day, making people laugh and smile, if you said I would be doing that then, I would have laughed. I wouldn’t believe it would happen. That shows how far I have come, but there is so much further for me to go, but hopefully you can come with me or just follow my journey, from Bean Shower to Dragon Dressing.

There’s so much we’re capable of. I am doing a lot of this work as a way to prove to myself that my life is to be lived and not spent ill with sadness.

Join me on my journey. Come to my Bean Shower at Cathays Park, Cardiff on the 8th of August, 12:30 & support those suffering from and battling out of depression. This is definitely a case of the more the merrier.

Thanks all for following my blog so far, and hopefully we’re closer to branching out and really making a breakthrough, to help Cardiff, Wales & the World hyho!

Wednesday 8th August @ Cathays Park, Cardiff – 12:30

BYOB, bring your own beans (if you want, you can add them to the bean bucket going over my head.)

This event will be supporting Mind Cymru – A charity that really helped me out when I was running out of options.

http://www.mind.org.uk/mind_cymru

Check out the event page on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/events/340278242721664/

24 Daily Habits

Take the time to read thechangeblog.com
Some sound advice and easy tips to implement to make a great change to your life.

Many users describe Cymbalta Duloextine as “poison”.

I do wonder who has genuinely been helped by this “SSRI”.
A quick search of forums online and I find the rare comment in support of the drug.
Having taken Cymbalta Duloxetine 30mg for 3 months, then 60mg for 2 weeks (the side-effects were unbareable) – My opinion is that all the drug did was increase my anxiety and nervous tension – I ended up twitching and doing unusual things on this drug. It was a horrible experience, and it was the drug I was using when I started to cut myself.

Can we please stop using this “plastering-over” approach – One tablet fixes all solution to our issues? I have been issued with Duloxetine, Pregabalin (One I do reccommend – helped me sleep), Prozac, Citalopram and a few others I can’t remember the name of.

Use your problems as an opportunity to speak out, try not to take tablets to cover up your feelings even more!

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