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Chris Jones  The real story behind writing a book about mental health πŸ“ πŸ—£ @mindcharity campaigner πŸ’­ Big thinker πŸ” Passionate do-er πŸ” Enthusiastic explorer

A few from last week. Admiring the Autumn colours whilst carelessly wandering through the mountains, up waterfalls, along rivers and into woodland. All happy places. 🏞

#berwynmountains #cadairberwyn #discovercymru #naturephotography #northwales #hikingadventures #hiking #wanderlustwales #northwalestagram #gooutside #naturelovers #landscapephotography #landscapecaptures #sky_brilliance #tree_brilliance #findyourepic #pistyllrhaeadr #mountainscape

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Drank my body weight in Guinness over 18 hours. I love this city. 🍻
#uarealive

It was just an idea that at the time seemed so crazy that it would be impossible to ever achieve.
Yet years later here I am still writing the book I hope will one day will change people’s lives.
The single most difficult thing I’ve ever had to do is fill these pages, because a lot of it is pure pain and emotion. I’ve had to relive memories I’d rather forget existed over and over so that I could share them. I’ve had to rip pages out and start again because my tears smudged the ink as I wrote. I had to let my demons out for what felt like an eternity just to fill one page.
But the hardest part about this is being honest with myself all the while. Honest about how I really feel, which is difficult to do when you’ve spent so long trying to hide those feelings in your past.
My advice to anyone else who can relate is to just talk.
Just speak.
Even if you think there is no one to listen, you will find comfort in your own voice when your heart and your mind hate each other... #WorldMentalHealthDay #MentalHealthAwareness #SuicidePrevention #EndTheStigma #MentalHealth #BookWriting #SeekingSophrosyne #SelfHelp #Autobiography #MentalIllness #Recovery #Depression #ReasonsToStayAlive #WritersOfInstagram #WritingCommunity #Inspiration #Mindfulness

When I’m very anxious I find the thing that calms me down the most is just getting lost somewhere in nature and practicing mindfulness. Paying attention to the small details around you helps to keep you grounded and focused on the present, and personally I seize the opportunity to learn about new things all the while. I spotted this little guy today, I think I’ve identified it as a species of Russula Atropurpurea but I could be wrong. Whatever the case, today made me feel a little happier 😊
#mindfulness #mycology #wanderlustwales #findyourepic #discovercymru #mentalhealthawareness #anxietyrelief #northwales #naturephotography #selfhelp #naturelovers #growwild

Personally I think wildlife photography is the best kind of photography, it’s so much more rewarding than landscapes or portraits πŸ˜ƒ just a few of the characters I saw over the weekend!
#redpanda #kestrel #greyseal #snowleopard #jaguar #asianleopardcat #wildlife #wildlifephotography #wildlifeplanet #naturephotography #animallover #ig_wildlife

The Norfolk Broads in all their glory featuring some amazing wildlife, within an hour I’d spotted marsh harriers, water voles and kingfishers!

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