Walking: Tips for Dealing with Mental Health Issues – Control the Controllables

When you feel out of control with your mental health you need to control the controllables.

Today’s video talks about the benefits to your mental health from simple walking.


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About The Author

Brett Ullman

Brett Ullman travels North America speaking to teens, young adults, leaders, and parents on topics including parenting, mental health, sexuality, pornography, men, dating and media. Brett's seminars engage and challenge attendees to try and connect our ancient faith with our modern culture we live in. Participants are inspired to reflect on what we know, what we believe and how our faith ought to serve as the lens through which we view and engage tough conversations in our society today.

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