How to manage your mental health | Leon Taylor | TEDxClapham

  • Опубликовано: 19 июл 2018
  • Prolonged psychological stress is the enemy of our mental health, and physical movement is our best weapon to respond.​ Leon Taylor is a former competitive diver who competed for TeamGB at three Olympic Games. Following retirement, he transitioned to the commentary booth where he works for the BBC. Leon has a passion for performance, wellness and movement spending much of his time now as a speaker, executive coach, and mentor to the next generation of sports stars. His enthusiasm and skill for mentoring have allowed him to work with a range of athletes across Olympic and Paralympic sports. Most recently playing the role of Athlete services lead at the pre-Games Camp in Brazil prior to TeamGB'srecord-breakingg 2nd place on the medal table. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

Комментарии • 202

  • Jason Powell
    Jason Powell 10 часов назад

    Thank you! My highly energetic toddler loves to run, especially with chase games.

  • Eneida
    Eneida День назад

    what a beautiful man, what a beautiful ted talk

  • Cathetine Korcio
    Cathetine Korcio 10 дней назад

    Is he French?

  • CyberRonin
    CyberRonin 12 дней назад

    I always feel great after a good run on the treadmill.

  • Lola Zhu
    Lola Zhu 15 дней назад

    exercise is not the magical cure for mental illnesses. When someone feels trapped in a mental illness , it is essential to seek professional help. Don't start by believing that doing exercise takes away your symptoms. You can however choose some forms of exercise when you are able to enjoy some physical activity.

  • Deep Inside
    Deep Inside 15 дней назад

    What we need to do for our health that is....

  • Alex Mcgoogan
    Alex Mcgoogan 23 дня назад +1

    I do everything you said I still have the same thoughts sorry but you wasted my time

  • Minimalist Miss
    Minimalist Miss 27 дней назад

    Mental disturbance is more about genes, chemicals in the brain . I am very sure he never was a true patient. Most of the time. Medication is the most effective method. ( it is like without ever being pregnant, how can a person talk about being a mother?!!!) .... Many TedFalk is a way for people to sew how people give a speech. For the contents, it does NOT matter that much. Ted talk is good to see how people confidently persuade others. In this world, how do you define right or wrong. If you want others to believe you it is about, your confidence and eloquence to present yourself and convey your ideas.. Reversely, if you can be as good as these speech givers, You can even Twist others' mind ... Alain : How can you be so sure the truth is really that true. ?????? 😉😉😉😉😉😉

  • Marta Peixoto
    Marta Peixoto 29 дней назад +1

    mental health problems arent always about stress...
    take depression for example

  • ilk d
    ilk d Месяц назад +1

    In east,asia,india even the poorest person has a smile on his face.
    Thank god our society is different. We give importace to feelings, heart , emotions. Even animals feelings are respected.
    Just fame or money or intelligence doesnt bring happiness.We need a balance in life,love and friends and sharing,caring.Sad old values are dying.
    Society based on economics or science alone will not be healthy.
    Social values,family values, repecting others emotions,feelings is very important. Just being scientifically correct is not everything.

  • NPC #1716382
    NPC #1716382 Месяц назад

    I needed this so badly.

  • pat winn
    pat winn Месяц назад

    Leon Taylor, I loved this. I've heard a lot of these points before but a great presentation helps make it absorbable. Repetition too helps me. You're inspiring, motivating, and a wonderful speaker. Hearing your personal experience helped me. The video had 270k views which isn't super high, and
    I use this to help decide what to watch. I think I was drawn by your smile, and posture in the still picture. Guess one shouldn't always go by the rating.
    Most of all I felt it came from your heart and that you have a passion for it. Thank you.

  • ana ML
    ana ML Месяц назад

    I wish I could get up early in the morning and walk. I have a bunch of excuses not to do it. I hate getting up early, and now, I hate the cold spring, fall, and winter of utah. It discourages me to do anything outside. I just wish I could move out of this place. :(

    • Zoe_13
      Zoe_13 8 часов назад +1

      It's always easier to allow excuses to rule our lives, overcoming them is the harder path but the most rewarding. Wish you could move out of that place? taking the first step is a good start :)

  • Matt Zimmerer
    Matt Zimmerer Месяц назад

    Great video! I feel like at 32 I am finally figuring this out, this video was a solid affirmation that I have simply been lacking physical exercise from my life all along.

  • olivia juliet
    olivia juliet Месяц назад

    what mental illness does he have?

  • Rokal Lobust
    Rokal Lobust Месяц назад

    My movement is boxing. It engages my whole body and mind and the level of mental and physical fitness needed for boxing puts you way out out of the danger zone for depression and anxiety. sometimes when I shaddowbox I can feel the force of life itself moving with me. Nothing gives me more pleasure than boxing. It is something I just love to do.

  • Mark Shelly
    Mark Shelly Месяц назад

    Thank you very much for this excellent talk Leon. This came to me at just the right time to help me through my depression.

  • melodi bearslayer
    melodi bearslayer Месяц назад

    great speech! thank you.

  • Love and Ukes
    Love and Ukes Месяц назад

    This made me quite cross... then I realised it was because for me it's also true. Thanks for the reminder!

  • Tinni The Tinfoil Hatter
    Tinni The Tinfoil Hatter Месяц назад

    He is a very good speaker - sympathetic resonance
    The knowledge is calm and controlled given.
    I have done mindfulness the past 2 months.
    After this TED-talk I'm going to search for a TAI-CHI school.
    I meditate more often thanks to mindfulness.
    AND I'm going to walk , ride my bike more often and taking breaks from sitting at my desk.

  • Shafeeque Kottakkal
    Shafeeque Kottakkal Месяц назад

    this guy observing the real fact...hey busy world just see this and go

  • Shafeeque Kottakkal
    Shafeeque Kottakkal 2 месяца назад

    no i am moving freely.....

  • Radhe
    Radhe 2 месяца назад

    Great. Movement causes stress and makes us stronger against mental stress.

  • balram bissa
    balram bissa 2 месяца назад

    when ted will come to TEDx talks, eagerly w8ing for that :P

  • Morgan Naing
    Morgan Naing 2 месяца назад

    Can we now talk about drugs and alcohol ruining mental+physical health? No? okay then

  • Pray Day
    Pray Day 2 месяца назад

    I think of the most messed up sick in the brain Gory stuff I’m not violent at all just scared of what I think of, and I keep all my emotions in and don’t get embarrassed. How do I fix this.

  • Eileen Welzel
    Eileen Welzel 2 месяца назад

    so simple but so good. really helped :)

  • ######
    ###### 2 месяца назад

    Totally agree with this. Exercise makes difference, move more!

  • dijin456
    dijin456 2 месяца назад

    If you are of the mind your suffering is

  • Naman s upadhyaya
    Naman s upadhyaya 2 месяца назад

    Very accurate speech,very helpful. Thank you.

  • Джамиля Муксинова
    Джамиля Муксинова 2 месяца назад +1

    Thank you. That exactly what I needed to know.

  • Dee Raven
    Dee Raven 2 месяца назад

    Thankyou Leon !

  • MarieParieMusic
    MarieParieMusic 2 месяца назад

    I experience severe anxiety, and a lot of body pain after a car accident. I'm still in it, i wish i can find tools to win over it, at least to get some sleep, do you have some tools?

  • MarieParieMusic
    MarieParieMusic 2 месяца назад

    You are so funny. But you are amazing educating people.

  • Michael Greene
    Michael Greene 2 месяца назад

    Really took this on board at a time I really needed it ,many thanks

  • Depression Talks With Immanuel
    Depression Talks With Immanuel 2 месяца назад +8

    Thank you for talking about this. We need more of these conversations

  • Tech nics
    Tech nics 2 месяца назад

    beast gonna beeeeeeassttttttt

  • ColorYourWorldPerspective MentalHealth
    ColorYourWorldPerspective MentalHealth 2 месяца назад

    it's difficult for me to exercise because I have agoraphobia but I'm going to move around more. anytime I can go for a walk I'll do it as well. I managed to take a walk in the park yesterday and that helped a lot I was so stressed out I can barely function but after I got home I was feeling almost normal again. let's do what we can. Exercise medication talk therapy cognitive behavioral therapy. Whatever works meditation. they all help thanks for the talk Carol

  • Bean B
    Bean B 2 месяца назад

    Too simplistic but appreciated the perspective.

  • Cherylyn Snyder
    Cherylyn Snyder 2 месяца назад

    Loved! Thank you!!

  • The Thoughts
    The Thoughts 2 месяца назад +4

    I personally believes that when you keep yourself busy with productive activities we surely feel good.

  • Osvaldo Hernandez
    Osvaldo Hernandez 2 месяца назад

    No doctor can deny that they know this information. Shouldn't they be trying to reach their patients with it? No money in health, only in illness.

  • Ludmilla Alley
    Ludmilla Alley 3 месяца назад

    Leon, you nailed it! Perfect!

  • Stefanie Reinert Jenssen
    Stefanie Reinert Jenssen 3 месяца назад


  • Emma Celene
    Emma Celene 3 месяца назад

    Absolutely loved this talk 💚

    MAJESTIC 3 месяца назад +2

    Yea but what happens when you have a serious heart condition and you cannot move ? They you are screwed are you not ? this Ted talk is good but it forgets people with heart conditions such as me and or people with no limbs or eye sight.

    • serenesongs
      serenesongs Месяц назад +1

      he also mentioned that if you cant get up , just breathe and change position, stretch.

  • Chris Ashcroft
    Chris Ashcroft 3 месяца назад

    When I was a kid back in the 70's, we used to run out of the house in the morning, play outside all day, and come back for dinner. Today sadly, kids don't do this anymore. They spend most of their time glued in front of a screen, sedentary. Not surprisingly, obesity, diabetes and depression are at record levels for today's youth. Time to stop supporting the mushroom lifestyle parents. Get those kids moving! Turn off the internet.

  • Tami
    Tami 3 месяца назад


  • Yousef Elsayed
    Yousef Elsayed 3 месяца назад

    This is one of the most beautiful videos I've watched, thank you so much for sharing this :) .

  • James Jacobson
    James Jacobson 3 месяца назад +1

    I used to hear voices, have many weird fears, anxiety, depression, I don't know what is allowed to say on here, but I was pretty far gone.
    I'm better now though.
    And whats even cooler is I opened up a nutrition business for those who have the same problems that I used to have.
    There is no easy fix, in fact it was very complicated.
    It was also very simple...
    If anyone needs to talk about how to fix everything, completely, my business cell is
    802 962 0451

    I know it's hard, but I guarantee you that there is a solution.
    I know because I had so many things wrong with me and now I'm finally in my right mind, mental clarity and sobriety of mind with good health is like taking a deep breath after drowning under water.

    • BlueMoon S
      BlueMoon S 2 месяца назад

      James Jacobson I have suffered from severe depression, anxiety, PTSD and suicidal ideations from child hood. I was prescribed every medication out there. I tried electric shock therapy, hospitalization, counseling I've seen many psychiatrist and everything. I had a hysterectomy 5 yrs ago and because of that and a combination of the many different antidepressants and anxiety medications I was taking I started putting on weight really fast. Within 5 yrs I went from weighing 120 lbs to 170 lbs and I'm only 4'ft 10 inches tall so at 170 I felt huge and uncomfortable. Which only made me more depressed. So in an attempt to lose the weight I changed my diet and started walking more and started losing weight. My intention of eating healthy and exercising was to lose weight not to treat my depression but, to my surprise in the past year as I've started losing weight by eating healthier my depression and other problems are getting much better. I've gone down on my medication quite a lot too. At this point I feel like I could get off the antidepressants and anxiety meds completely. Another thing I did was I started living a more simple life. I spend more time outside and in the woods with my dogs. I'd like to point out if a dog is a good fit in your life they are a great antidepressant. But only if you can give them what they need to grow and be happy too. Anyway sorry this is such a long comment I was gonna call that number you left on here but, I didn't want to bother you with my life story any more than I have in this comment lol. Have a great day. ~R~

  • Claudia Manzanilla
    Claudia Manzanilla 3 месяца назад +1

    Conozco gente que nunca ha hecho ejercicio, lleva una vida de excesos y llego a vieja y sin problemas!!!

  • rollarolla98
    rollarolla98 3 месяца назад +4

    Hello beautiful people, i have made a video about my mental health journey including some advice i have learned from therapists etc and would love you to check it out
    Mental Health is SUCH AN IMPORTANT ISSUE and not a health issue that should be IGNORED or HIDDEN behind closed doors. It is something that is killing people every day.
    I would like to see a future where it isn't a shameful thing to talk about so the people suffering feel comfortable in telling people how they REALLY feel. Not a simple 'hi howz u?'.

    • Skip Wood
      Skip Wood Месяц назад

      rollarolla98 hey where is your video? I would like to see it. Mental health issues are so common place and sufferers should be able to help each other overcome problems as they can understand each other.

  • Charlie Key Media
    Charlie Key Media 3 месяца назад +1

    Fantastic talk. What a great speaker and thanks for sharing your experience. This is a very positive step forward on an issue surrounded in so much negativity.

  • Paige G
    Paige G 3 месяца назад

    HELP ME i'm taking too many hard classes!!!

  • Daniel Patrick Young
    Daniel Patrick Young 3 месяца назад +3


  • Yose Martin
    Yose Martin 3 месяца назад +1

    In Islam, we do the movement in pray (sholat). Prior to pray, we wash parts of our body(face, hands and feet)

  • Fern Lulham
    Fern Lulham 3 месяца назад +3

    Loved this! Convincing on a practical and scientific level. We have to look at alternatives to being on ever longer waiting lists to see so called experts.

  • serve24
    serve24 3 месяца назад +44

    I feel this is too simplistic.
    I’m a physical therapist, so I absolutely agree with the physiological and psychological effects of exercise.
    But I’ve also suffered from PTSD, and I can say from experience that exercise alone does not always help.
    Exercise is an important factor in overcoming mental illness, but therapy and medication are perfectly acceptable and, most of the time, necessary adjuncts.

    • Lola Zhu
      Lola Zhu 15 дней назад +1

      Exactly. He is physically strong to say the least, and it took him a while to get back to normal. Lets picture most mental illness sufferers who face isolation and fatigue among other things on a daily basis. Maybe exercising can do them some good, but they are only able to independently do the exercise only when they're free of most symptoms. That's the paradox!

    • Minimalist Miss
      Minimalist Miss 27 дней назад +1

      Exactly.. When a person has mental disorder, nothing works, not even self book.

    • T1337P
      T1337P Месяц назад +2

      As an OT, I totally agree. I've encountered so many people with sedetary lifestyles and mental illnesses, and just telling them to eat better, and move their body dont do anything. without medications and therapy, they simply dont have the mental energy or motivation to do it. Its a very complex task to help them find their inner motivation and guide them on the right path. especially when most of the mental patiens have very small social networks(or nonexistent) or resources.

    • serenesongs
      serenesongs Месяц назад +1

      thats the point, he is also an athlelet , so intense activity was always there, its about enjoying an activity.

    • dacentafielda12
      dacentafielda12 2 месяца назад +5

      I think a lot of problems can be solved simply. But our brains tell us it's too simple and that solutions have to be complex because we view our problems as complex.

  • jtspiky
    jtspiky 3 месяца назад

    Great to know when you have a physical disability:/

  • Shirin Riswana
    Shirin Riswana 3 месяца назад +1

    By this time I m very stressed had some drug so that I unable to think and I'm looking for solutions

    • Shirin Riswana
      Shirin Riswana 3 месяца назад

      Smile Tribe thank you

    • Smile Tribe
      Smile Tribe 3 месяца назад +1

      Hi Shirin!
      Well done! You are taking action. It sometimes takes time to realise we are suffering from mental health issues. I have been there. You are in the right path.
      One year ago I was suffering from anxiety and depression. I had to take medication which helped me A LOT. It wasn't only that though. Your actions help!
      - Leti

  • runneryg
    runneryg 4 месяца назад

    I have been running for years only to find out I have ADHD AND Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) I SEEM TO BE MEDICATING ON CARBS BEFORE MY RUNS AND I DONT FEEL LIKE DOING IT AND I FEEL IN A SLAP BECAUSE of MY DAUGHTER NOT WHITING TO KNOW HER FARTHER I JUST WHAT TO TAKE TIME OUT AND LEARN READ BUT I AM NOT MY SELF FEET are killing me off over the years of running 25, years taking 4 days off and I feel down. but I am learning!!

  • B. Colwell
    B. Colwell 4 месяца назад +1

    Physical activity and HEALTHY CLEAN FOOD.

  • Veronica Montano
    Veronica Montano 4 месяца назад +1

    This is amazing!! Especially now that we live in a quicker speed.

  • IloveRyanGreasley
    IloveRyanGreasley 4 месяца назад

    He's quite hot isn't he, about to bust out of that polo...

  • Superman Steve
    Superman Steve 4 месяца назад +2

    My mother desperately needs to watch this.

  • F.D McIntyre
    F.D McIntyre 4 месяца назад +1

    Nice video thanks

  • Secrecy
    Secrecy 4 месяца назад +1

    I have no idea whether I’ve a mental condition.

  • Adam baari
    Adam baari 4 месяца назад +2

    thank u ... you showed me somthing by an other way ...

  • Sea Of Oceans
    Sea Of Oceans 4 месяца назад +1

    What does a hyperactivity child? Have to do with depression? I move all day every day at my job and I'm depressed.

    AKHTAMAR 4 месяца назад +2

    I want to punch him so hard right in the face

  • Mr. Numi Who
    Mr. Numi Who 4 месяца назад

    Trite solution. The real solution is an adequate philosophy, which humans have never had (enter me).

  • constrictum
    constrictum 4 месяца назад

    Forest Gump

  • Tony 167
    Tony 167 4 месяца назад

    How do u find your movement??

  • Wild Tribe
    Wild Tribe 4 месяца назад +3

    great talk!

  • Shawn B
    Shawn B 4 месяца назад

    So, TLDR, we should run?

    • Zap Zap
      Zap Zap 3 месяца назад

      no. if you dont find it fun, don't do it.
      find what excercise or movement or physical activity for you is fun.
      i dont neccessarily enjoy jogging.
      i appreciate nature, rain, forests. being alone and feeling the air around me while i jog.
      Just make "moving" or any sort of physical activity part in something else that you find "fun"

  • Mark Evan Oakley
    Mark Evan Oakley 4 месяца назад +1

    hi great video .ive got over my bipolar and off all meds please look at my video mark evan oakley thanks

  • Aakanksha Choudhary
    Aakanksha Choudhary 4 месяца назад +5

    This is such an amazing speech! Loved every bit of it ❤️

  • OhhKikka
    OhhKikka 4 месяца назад +1

    Three years after discovering how fantastic I could feel and knowing I would never again feel depressed, I reached my peak fitness and courage level, then I got struck by Adhesive Capsulitis. Going from such a high level to an excruciatingly painful one and unable to workout or even rest brings on a whole new perspective of life, darker than imaginable. There’s no help for us with frozen shoulder, no pill, only the realization that rock bottom has an underside.

    • Leon Taylor
      Leon Taylor 4 месяца назад +1

      Hope it's the starting point to getting moving again with the least amount of discomfort 🙌.

    • OhhKikka
      OhhKikka 4 месяца назад +1

      Leon Taylor~the recumbent cycle-that’s the best advice thus far. I gave it a shot during the first arm’s painful freezing phase, before I knew what the problem was. Any amount of jiggling or contraction was problematic. It felt like something would rupture. I simply stopped. I went from more active than ever to sitting with lots of pillows. Unable to lay back, I couldn’t manage my mat based exercises. I got my best sleep in my recliner chair. That’s a good place to get going, on the recumbent. Thanks💛

    • Leon Taylor
      Leon Taylor 4 месяца назад +1

      I'm sorry to hear that. I have never had frozen shoulder, I know many who have suffered with it and I hope it eases soon and you can return to your movement routines. It's different but when I returned from my multiple shoulder surgeries I was forced to find other ways to move which didn't stress the shoulder - I'll admit there weren't that many but I found a few that worked for me. The recumbent static bike was my go to for my mental health. Good luck

  • Mike C
    Mike C 4 месяца назад +3

    As someone who plays a sport competitively this really helped, I to have forgotten to just smile!

    • Leon Taylor
      Leon Taylor 4 месяца назад +2

      It's such a great moment when you realise what's missing and how simple it can be to shift things.

  • shemseh
    shemseh 4 месяца назад +2

    This is so true, I tend to overthink sometimes and exercising helps me to focus on something else. My thing is tennis which I try to play twice a week, I did ask myself what I would enjoy doing the most because you need to enjoy the sport and love it so you always want to practice. I also walk an hour in my lunch break but sometimes I have periods where I stop exercising because of my studies and work and I notice how I feel less happy and more stressed. I hate when I have so much to do and I literally spend all day sitting at work or at home studying in the evenings and weekends before the exams! When I play tennis I always have a smile on my face :)

    • shemseh
      shemseh 4 месяца назад

      Leon Taylor I will definitely be trying that next time! I'm not conscious when I study that I spend too much time not moving and I should allocate time for breaks more often, I will probably concentrate better too :) thank you Leon, very insightful video

    • Leon Taylor
      Leon Taylor 4 месяца назад +1

      I'm so pleased you agree and most importantly are doing what you can when you can movement wise. Maybe employ a strategy where you study in 45 min windows with at least a 5 min movement break after each block. This strategy has worked superbly for people i have worked with and on myself! Performed with a smile it's even more effective. 😃

  • Jade Gibeaut
    Jade Gibeaut 4 месяца назад +15

    Thank you. I suffer from depression and social anxiety, and while I know I should exercise, it's helpful to hear these stories. I think I may try yoga, and I should make an effort to go swimming while the weather is nice.

    • Grugsy
      Grugsy Месяц назад

      @Jade if the social aspect is too much to start, go get a cheap set of resistance bands and look up a few workouts on youtube. after a few weeks of routine exercise in your comfortable space, you'll have too much energy to want to stay home/still. you can literally use the bands anywhere, and if you go out to a park and enjoy nature while working out random people in your same position will approach you and ask about them. (it puts you in control of the conversation, and being in a position to confidently share knowledge tends to take the edge off of social anxiety.)

    • Liv Montmerle
      Liv Montmerle Месяц назад

      Yoga changed me ! It teaches you to be kind to yourself, and helps you get to know yourself better. It also led me to meditation, which does wonders ! Best of luck Jade, you are not alone !

    • Love and Ukes
      Love and Ukes Месяц назад

      Best of luck! I struggle to exercise too but am going to at least try walking more often and to more places. And swimming too!

    • Leon Taylor
      Leon Taylor 4 месяца назад

      Great choices Jade. Be kind to yourself and give them both a try.

  • Alexandra Madden
    Alexandra Madden 4 месяца назад +1

    I have also learned that Olympians use over 40 percent of their brain capactiy, much more than high achievers. Time to get moving.

    • Alexandra Madden
      Alexandra Madden 4 месяца назад

      Alexander The Insane lol it's not but it's the most so we will have to take it 😂

    • Alexander The Insane
      Alexander The Insane 4 месяца назад +1

      Alexandra Madden why that's not very much at all

  • Alexandra Madden
    Alexandra Madden 4 месяца назад +2

    Oh wow. Thank You So Much. You are to be admired and emulated in my eyes. You are Awesome. I have struggled with mental illness my entire life, but physical activity is definitely what wins the battle.

  • abhishek kumar
    abhishek kumar 4 месяца назад +3

    This talk is so much relevant in an era of Bing watching and jobs facing the computer all day long.

  • Prolific Powers
    Prolific Powers 4 месяца назад +1

    Amazing content! Stay up with the videos, excited about observing much more of them

  • Liberty OL
    Liberty OL 4 месяца назад

    I tried every Sport i would try and i hate it, i absolutely hate doing excercise, i don't know how find 'my movement'

    • Candice Campbell
      Candice Campbell 2 месяца назад +1

      Have you tried hiking? Beautiful surroundings does me wonders.

    • Leon Taylor
      Leon Taylor 4 месяца назад +1

      Great work in trying out so many sports. That in it's self is more progress than many. It's not about finding a sport or forcing yourself to exercise. Finding your movement is simple just keep trying stuff that involved moving physically and there are so many. You'll know when you find one that's for you. Keep searching and keep smiling.

  • Bob Eden
    Bob Eden 4 месяца назад +6

    "Thinking is the weapon of mass distraction"! "Feelings are Healings"!

  • Bob Eden
    Bob Eden 4 месяца назад +10

    “Simply Thankyou”
    After more than twenty years of fighting depression, many psychologists and many psychiatrists and so many cycles of medication, this simple personal insight brought me home!
    To all those beautiful people who have suffered from depression I would like to say “Thankyou, Simply Thankyou” for doing such a wonderful job. Thankyou for being such beautiful and courageous messengers , such shining beacons!
    I hear your pain , I have felt your pain, and now I hear your message and I hear it loud and clear for your message is simply the pain of humanity and the way it has to live now. The way we are living now is so wrong, so wrong, there is so little human-ness left in the way we live. We need to change, and we need to change now! So now relax in the knowing of a job well done, your message has been heard, that there has never been anything wrong with you, you are simply a gifted messenger!
    I know that place you go to; that deepening, darkening tunnel, which you shuffle down with trembling knees, and your body full of terror and panic. I know that place you go to, where the tunnel ends, where your bare feet are on solid ground but your toes are dangling over nothingness, an empty abyss, and it is so dark and frightening. Then dimly just ahead there is a feint outline, misty at first, that slowly forms into a shape, a doorway, and it's only about five feet away.
    And I know that moment when you are rocking on the balls of your feet, trying to decide wether to jump or not. “ I wonder if I can leap across in one bound or shall I take a few steps back and take a running jump?”
    Then for some reason, you stop rocking and plant your heels firmly back on the ground, and from somewhere deep, deep inside you grab hold of something primal, something essential and you turn around facing back the way you came and take a deep breath. I thank you in this moment for choosing to return to life rather than taking the leap of death.
    All ahead is blackness and you squint your eyes and then dimly percieve a minute spec of light, so small you are not sure it is real at all. So you slowly retrace your steps, and that little spec of light gets bigger and bigger as you shuffle fearfully upwards.
    You are heading back to the light and it is your light, and it is getting brighter and brighter until it's the colour of Cornish Ice cream and you can feel it's warmth enfold you, and suddenly you are out of the tunnel, back in the gallery of life.
    So you take your light and sit down, and relax and look back at where you came from. The tunnel is gone, the entrance has been bricked over, then plastered over and some artists have painted a mural over the place honouring the purpose of the tunnel.
    You are Home, you are safe! Well done and Simply Thankyou!
    Namaste' Bob and Barnaby Eden. Woof.

    • Skip Wood
      Skip Wood Месяц назад

      I like your excellent description of what it is to suffer as a human being and appreciate the time it took you to write it out so eloquently Bob. I hope you are well now, take care x

    • Shafeeque Kottakkal
      Shafeeque Kottakkal Месяц назад

      deep content...well writing

  • Sam Bunch
    Sam Bunch 4 месяца назад +3

    brilliant talk - thanks Leon -off for a swim

    • Leon Taylor
      Leon Taylor 4 месяца назад

      Love it. Have a great swim 🏊

  • akshay kr
    akshay kr 4 месяца назад +27

    It's sad how fast i clicked on this video 😂

  • Jeremy H
    Jeremy H 4 месяца назад +27

    I traded 5 meds for 5 days/week of exercise. It works.

  • Annaliza Villacorte
    Annaliza Villacorte 4 месяца назад +4

    Best talk I ever have . Thank you so much

  • Nikhil Nath
    Nikhil Nath 4 месяца назад +3

    Very important lesson in life, thank you. The phoenix shall rise

  • hellykids
    hellykids 4 месяца назад +5

    My movement is badminton. This talk inspired me to take a walk right after it. I suffer from anxiety and now every chance i get im gonna play.

    • Leon Taylor
      Leon Taylor 4 месяца назад

      What a great movement choice. Go for it

  • Sherri Vonch
    Sherri Vonch 4 месяца назад

    Stay away from

  • Sabine Theresia Schmitt
    Sabine Theresia Schmitt 4 месяца назад +9

    Our neurons need to be active and thus they search for stimulation. Our brains are evolving because of stimulations and interactions. Our life is depending on built and new neuronal pathways and brain metabolism. We are a huge walking cell-organism :-)

  • Sabine Theresia Schmitt
    Sabine Theresia Schmitt 4 месяца назад

    If you want to become mental and physical healthy or follow his program you need good nutrition/diet (vitamins, minerals, enzyms, fatty acids, carbohydrates (= not from grains or gluten-free/gras), proteins (no dairy), a well-working detoxification system (liver, kidneys, lung, colon), little toxin-intake (= clean water, air, earth, no mold, little e-Smog, manageable stress. Males need some sport since it manages their testosterone. Too much testosterone, which can also be caused by competitive sports or exhausting excercises, will have a negative effect throughout the body and thus on the brain.
    1. Step: Uplevel your diet to an organic mainly raw lifestyle (big drama: grains and gras, dairy, sugars!!!, plastic bottles/plastic cans BPA, alcohol, drugs, nicotine, tatoos, energy drinks, etc.)
    2. Step: Take supplements to help your body through this transit phase (magnesia bisglycinat, Q10, Selen, MSM, chondroitin, B-Vitamins, Vit. D3, K-Vitamins, coconut oil, Propolis, Curcuma and lots of natural Vit. C at least 6 g per day (acerola berry, etc.).
    3. Step: Take tests to find out if have any toxins, heavy metals, mold, bacterias, viruses, parasites, mycotoxins, silent inflammations, leaky gut, candida, etc. Check your mitochondria activity (because of building ATP).
    4. Step: DETOX with a binder like zeolite or heilerde/nano-free clay (LUVOS)
    5. Step: Dentist (no amalgam fillings, root canals, metals, implants with metals, etc.)
    6. Step: Moderate physical activity with sauna, infrared light, massages
    Enjoy life and protect your brain

  • Anuruddha Thuduwawaththa
    Anuruddha Thuduwawaththa 4 месяца назад +3

    Movement for movement !

  • Siddhant Gakhar
    Siddhant Gakhar 4 месяца назад +1

    Loved it !

  • ewhayeb -
    ewhayeb - 4 месяца назад +2

    Great talk