Tag: Depression

#45) Elise Christie

Photo credit: Martin Holtom It’s difficult finding a genuine reason to dislike Elise Christie. Her quirky personality, motivational Instagram posts and relative humbleness despite her immense talent all serve to make the short track speed skater highly endearing. She is a journalist’s dream too,… Continue Reading “#45) Elise Christie”

#10) Kate Cross and Sarah Taylor

“I didn’t really know what my purpose was when I was getting out of bed.” “I didn’t see any purpose in my life anymore, I’d stopped playing cricket and actually once I stopped playing cricket, life got worse. ” These are the words of… Continue Reading “#10) Kate Cross and Sarah Taylor”

Why Movember Is So Important To Me

And there we have it, the beloved beard has been sheared off once again. The temptation to leave it as a whopping great ‘Walrus’ ‘tache – à la Merv Hughes circa 1993 Ashes – was very high but that would be cheating. Every year… Continue Reading “Why Movember Is So Important To Me”

What A Difference Two Days Make

It’s always so hard starting one of these posts. I may have just undertaken an entire year’s training that focused on how to write an effective piece that grabs the attention, but not one in the first person. How do you do it? To… Continue Reading “What A Difference Two Days Make”

Still Living in the Dark Ages

Jonny Wilkinson is a rugby legend. Everyone agrees – those old enough to remember his heroics, those who can’t and even our great enemy from whom he ‘stole’ the 2003 World Cup. There is one person who doesn’t hold this view though – the… Continue Reading “Still Living in the Dark Ages”

Depression in Sport – still a long way to go

Last week, former professional footballer Clarke Carlisle admitted that his collision with a lorry back in December was no accident; it was an attempt to end his life. Such incidents involving professional sportsmen and women are, worryingly, becoming more common but Carlisle’s story is… Continue Reading “Depression in Sport – still a long way to go”

The Greatest Battle

It was once a taboo subject and to be associated with it was a fate almost worse than death – those affected were treated differently to everyone else, stigmatised, humiliated and traumatised just because no-one could physically see what was wrong with them. Even… Continue Reading “The Greatest Battle”