Posts by Louise Pontin

Louise is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist who specializes in mental health. She believes that you can’t move your body without affecting your mind, and that movement should feel good and come from a place of self-love and care. She focuses on movement that helps clients improve their mood and coaching them through making behavior changes. Visit her at themindmovement.co and on Facebook and Instagram.

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The Key to Helping a Person Who Is Depressed

“Don’t look for someone who will solve all your problems. Look for someone who won’t let you face them alone.” ~Unknown

Depression for me is like constantly walking up a hill.

Most of the time the hill has only a one percent gradient. You can hardly even tell it’s a hill. I walk, run, jump, skip along, doing cartwheels and stopping to smell pretty flowers and listen to bird-calls; it’s sunny and warm, with clear blue skies.

Even though I have to put in a little bit of effort to walk up, times are good.

And then something happens in …