I was recently sent a photograph showing a group of Canadian police officers meditating and it really got me thinking. As a former police sergeant who now has a regular mindfulness practice could I ever see this happening in the UK? The more I thought about it the more it seemed like a great idea!
As we approach mental health week I couldn’t help reflecting on why I became involved in the business of personal wellness. See, I’ve always been interested in physical health and maintained a steady effort over the years to keep a good level of fitness. For many years however, I ignored my mental health believing I wasn’t one of the ‘weak ones’ who had to worry about such things. I was eventually proved wrong, of course.
In a society where a large number of men struggle with mental illness in silence because they find it hard to express how they are feeling, it’s always nice to see new forms of help. The traditionally considered non-masculine past-time of knitting is gaining popularity with men thanks to celebrity backing from the likes of Russell Crowe, David Arquette and Ryan Gosling.