Walk and Talk for Mental Health

Second in the series of Walk and Talk for Mental Health, during mental health awareness month.

It is time for change.

Time for us to be open and honest about how we are feeling and what we can do to allow ourselves to feel more confident in speaking openly to others and having discussions about our own mental health.

 

Walk and Talk for Mental Health – Part 2 from Think Travel on Vimeo.

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The Environment Now – Bothy Three

Let’s take a walk into the world of nature and explore how we have less of a physical connection with our surroundings and more of a connection with others on social media. Nature is not something we can control. Filmed in the beautiful location of the Isle of Skye in the Lookout bothy.

 

The Environment Now – Bothy Three from Think Travel on Vimeo.

What gives us the right? – Bothy Two

Many urban spaces and cities have manipulated us into thinking that nature does not matter but that is not the case.

What gives the right to destroy our environment when it can have such a positive impact on the human race. The digital era has only hindered this and led us away from the natural environment. Let’s bring about a change and lose ourselves in the landscapes.

Filmed in the Lowther Hills in southern Scotland, an area of natural beauty and place of interest.

For more information about my Think Travel project visit http://www.think-travel.co.uk.

What gives us the right? – Bothy Two from Think Travel on Vimeo.

Look Outside – Bothy One

Look Outside is a short spoken word piece and performance exploring our relationship with the environment and our lack of understanding of the benefits it can have on us.

It also looks at our increased interaction with technology in the current digital era and the impact it is having on our relationship with nature.

Look Outside – Bothy One from Think Travel. To find out more about my Think Travel project visit my website at http://www.think-travel.co.uk.

SPOKEN WORD | HAVE YOU EVER

Hi all,

I’m back! This piece is called “HAVE YOU EVER” and explores our struggle for identity and our reasons for existence in this world. It was written, recorded and performed in Wrabness Nature Reserve, Essex, a place of mystery and surrounded by trees. I felt this was the ideal place to perform because it could be described as a “Wasteland of opportunity.”

Who are we to live

The Spoken Word can have an effect on the lives of many; it can inspire, recreate and motivate many creative individuals. Spoken Word poetry is something that you can experiment with time and time again and not lose site of the way it can make people feel.

Here is a piece I have written and performed in my home; it is called “Who are we to live” and is inspired by our need to conform to societal norms on a daily basis, to scared or afraid of breaking free. If you had the chance would you live a life outside of the norm? Why do we feel the need to behave this way?

You can find the lyrics to the poem below the link. I hope you enjoy and can relate to my piece and that it inspires you to try your hand at Spoken Word Poetry too.

“Who are we to live”

It’s close to midnight

Where do I start?

People walking around in a daze

Maybe it’s just a phase

Of our existence

To live this way.

Its 4 o clock in the afternoon

People wandering the streets

Heading home from work

I see us lurk

In the shadows of our being.

Its 7am

The sun is rising

The day has just begun

Many of us feeling numb

From out thoughts the night before.

Its 1 0 clock in the afternoon

And lunch is on the horizon

Why do we live life this way?

Everything we do or day

Must be in sync

And we must conform

To the societal norm.

Its 8pm

Our secrets are safe now

We try to escape reality

By heading out to sea

But no one can guarantee

Our plees for help will be heard.

For you see

No matter the time or day

Or what people may say

Many of us exist

But we never truly live.