AS I rebuild the site I will be adding more to this page, some serious and some entertaining. I hope you enjoy at least some of them. John.
Who could develop a page about addiction and not include 'Nuggets' this short animation explains addiction on a level that often can't be put into words. It's obviously appreciated by many as it has had over 23 million views - blimey.
Ever seen something on social media that really jumped out at you. I saw this from Allan Kehler - Building Better Mental Health and really related to what he had written. When I wrote the first sponsor manual it was because others persuaded me it maybe a good idea and the book book may save one life, when I pushed the publish button I didn't sleep for days. Thanks for the permission to post Allen.
The following content may contain topics related to suicide or self-harm.
Here's what Allen wrote about doing this rather great TEDx talk.
"Facebook reminded me of an interesting memory from
one year ago. I remember receiving this red mat in the
mail so that I could rehearse my TEDx talk. I also
remember how absolutely terrified I was throughout this
entire process. Rehearsals in front of the TEDx
committee was an entirely different level of stress,
and it pushed me well beyond my comfort zone.
After delivering my talk, I remember saying,
"I am never going to do this again. Ever!"
And I meant it.
Recently, I received a message that was only a single sentence.
"Your talk saved my life."
I sat with that.
Suddenly, all of those sleepless nights and days full of anxiety were worth it.
When we are able to move through our fears, our impact is limitless".