Why Volunteer

Why Volunteer

Thought of the Day As most of you are aware Valleys Steps are a charity, and I like a lot of people have benefited from completing their Stress Control and Mindfulness courses. I, like most deal with stresses on a daily basis, however, using meditation and considering...
That Was TriBethlon

That Was TriBethlon

Well, that’s it. The biggest challenge I have ever faced for charity is over. TriBethlon: two 10K races and a mountain walk over three consecutive Sundays. It all started with the Cardiff 10K on Sunday 2nd September. This wasn’t my first 10K race, but I normally...
Anxiety Attacks and Mindfulness

Anxiety Attacks and Mindfulness

When I first started learning about mindfulness, it felt like such a breath of fresh air to discover you don’t always have to buy into what your thoughts are telling you. That your thoughts are just images and words in your mind, and no matter how scary or worrisome...
Outdoor Mindfulness – A Picnic in the Park

Outdoor Mindfulness – A Picnic in the Park

I got the email on a Friday morning in June. As part of celebrations for Volunteer Week, Valleys Steps were holding a picnic for their volunteers in Ynysangharad Park and details were attached. My mind reacted something like this: Oh, I’d love to do that, but…I...
Negative Self Talk!

Negative Self Talk!

I was asked to write a blog and my first thought was ‘what am I going to say?’. I scrolled through numerous documents and blogs hoping that inspiration would hit me. I sat for about an hour pondering what I could write about and then it suddenly hit me… Negative...