Jog On: A Cup of Tea with Bella Mackie
We are delighted to welcome ex-VICE Deputy Editor, and Guardian Journo, Bella Mackie to the Tea Bar this January, following the launch of her debut book, Jog On on 27th December 2018.
Divorced and struggling with deep-rooted mental health problems, Bella Mackie ended her twenties in tears. She could barely find the strength to get off the sofa, let alone piece her life back together. Until one day she did something she had never done of her own free will she pulled on a pair of trainers and went for a run.
That first attempt didn’t last very long. But to her surprise, she was back out there the next day. And the day after that. She began to set herself achievable goals to run 5k in under 30 minutes, to walk to work every day for a week, to attempt 10 push-ups in a row. Before she knew it, her mood was lifting for the first time in years.
In Jog On, Bella explains with hilarious and unfiltered honesty how she used running to battle crippling anxiety and depression, without having to sacrifice her main loves: booze, cigarettes and ice cream. With the help of a supporting cast of doctors, psychologists, sportspeople and friends, she shares a wealth of inspirational stories, research and tips that show how exercise often can be the best medicine. This funny, moving and motivational book will encourage you to say jog on’ to your problems and get your life back on track no matter how small those first steps may be.
Join us and our host, Hannah MacInnes on Thursday 17th January 2019 for an evening of G&Teas, crumpetty snacks and an audience with the fantastic Bella Mackie.
Tickets include a gin and tonic tea cocktail and crumpet canapes on arrival.
Copies of 'Jog On' will be available to buy on the night as well as Good & Proper Tea's full range of loose leaf teas.