I had a few questions through the blog and across social so wanted to do a quick vlog with the answers.
I will also do a quick recap here.
My favourite Edinburgh swimming spots?
Not technically Edinburgh but close enough I would have to say Gullane Beach. The water is much clearer than the city beaches and I love the sand and the vibes on the beach. If you read this before 10th October, I am arranging a group wild swim event at 2pm. Please feel free to get involved, check out this link to find it more. It will be a top mojo injection!
The 10th October also happens to be World Mental Health day which is very apt as cold water therapy has been a great tool to help me with anxiety and low thoughts through my own recovery from an acute health scare and of course the very stressful pandemic! I love to raise awareness about the benefits of cold water when it comes to our wellness.
For ease, I head out to Balerno and jump into Threipmuir Reservoir as often as I can. I love to explore new places over the weekend where possible or on holiday and share as many of these as possible on the vlog.
I was asked yesterday for my top tips when it comes to wild swimming safely. As the water is getting much colder now we are into October (it was 9.1 degrees when I swam on Monday), I will be staying in the water for less time and listening to my body. I am also LOVING having a cold plunge at home, in the garden. I love to do this first thing in the morning and it sets me up for the day and helps me to continue to build up my tolerance to the cold water. It’s important to warm the core after you are out so a hot water bottle is great to stuff up your jumper, lots of layers, warm socks, a hat and a hot flask! Also my top tip would be to go with someone or a group.
My favourite Edinburgh places to eat?
I shouted out a few on the vlog such as Dishoom, Passorn, El Cartel. I would add Prestonfield for the atmosphere, it’s a nice spot to enjoy afternoon tea. I am slightly biased as it was our wedding venue a whole 10 years ago. It has fab memories. I also love Champany Inn in Linlithgow. Why not go for a morning dip in Avon Lagoon first then head for a bit of lunch or enjoy a nice sunset swim/dip and then go for dinner.
My favourite podcast episodes to date?
I have loved every single one of them. Well, maybe not the one I recorded and put live from a mental hospital but that’s another story. To me, everyone has a unique story to tell. I love real talk, I love learning and I love fun and time for a mojo injection ticks all of these boxes for me. Whether you are a guest with 5 million followers or no social media presence at all, have written 40 books or none, it doesn’t matter. We are all incredibly valuable. I want to do my part to remind people of that, I have met so many ‘unsung’ heros that inspire me so much.
Time for a mojo injection has just launched again with a new series. We are now on episode 136 and over the next 10 weeks or so we will be exploring important life lessons, self love and having lots of fun in the process. So jump in here or on your favourite podcast channel. You got this.
Jojo Fraser is an award-winning author, podcaster and keynote speaker, dubbed as ‘the Queen of positivity and a kindness advocate. She is a Tedx speaker and a regular speaker on BBC Radio. Jojo is known for normalising discussions around our mental health, making it accessible and relatable to all. She has quickly grown a reputation for having a huge impact even on the most sceptical of people. She has a huge passion for helping people to get their mojo back.
Contact her at – firstname.lastname@example.org or across social @jojofrasermojo
Follow Jojo’s popular podcast here, which is dubbed by her global listeners as ‘free therapy’. A new series will launch in Autumn.