Mental Fitness isn't that hard or complicated; you just have to turn up a little bit every day. Same goes for walking the entire length of the country...
This is less an ‘idea’ and more of a compulsion. After spending over 10 years working in mental health I’ve seen a lot of fundraisers and awareness raisers, hell, I’ve put them on! And sure, we still need more of them… But… What we really need is action!
And it doesn’t have to be complicated. We know scientifically and anecdotally that we can improve our mental health outcomes with some simple and FREE tools, understandings and exercises. We just have to DO them!
Connection is a big part the Mental Fitness puzzle. Connection to ourselves that results in self-awareness, self-esteem, self-compassion and self-love. Connection with the land that teaches us to regulate our own nervous systems so we can deal with the crazy world around us. And Connection with each other, the understanding that we are not alone and we can help each other be better.
That is what this adventure is about; encouraging and inspiring CONNECTION.
I dare you to come and connect with me.
So What Now?
Here are some things that you can do...
Read more about the adventure and its ‘Why’ here.
Come WALK WITH ME!
It could be a section, a day, an hour… For some of it you don’t even need to walk! You can run / bike / skateboard / wheelchair / unicycle / catch the ferry / kayak / white water raft!
You can bring your work colleagues, friends or family. Or, you could just come by yourself and connect with me.
This page will give you more information on when and how you can make this happen.
Be the change you want to see in the world…
If you actually want to see change you have to be it. Here is A PDF of things that you can do to better connect with yourself, the land and others. Challenge yourself, then you can challenge others.
CONNECT with ME!
If you have questions, or ideas (I love ideas) on how this could be better, if you want to be involved in some way, if you know a brand or media outlet that might want to help, if you think your expertise might make this whole then better… Then get in touch!
There are a few wonderful people who have asked how they can contribute monetarily to this project – there are two main ways;
You can donate to the Te Araroa Trail so that they have more funds to maintain the trail so we can all enjoy it for connection.
You can ‘Buy Jimi Dinner’ to help offset some of the costs of his journey.
Both of those things can be done HERE.