Scottish Cycling, Running & Outdoor Pursuits Show

Paula McGuire - Inspirational

Paula McGuire - Inspirational

Paula ‘Must Try Harder’ McGuire isn’t exactly your typical adventurer. She doesn’t even own a sleeping bag. In fact, Paula spent her early years hiding from life and seeking better places to hide. She eventually found her world shrinking, unable to escape the confines of her own home.

In 2012, adventure became Paula’s unique therapy and she has, ever since, terrified herself daily – all in the name of recovery! So far, Paula’s attempts have been successful and she now plans to push her limits like never before in the hopes of battling, and eventually beating, the mental illness that has consumed many years of her life.

In April 2018, Paula ‘Must Try Harder’ McGuire took on her toughest challenge yet – her Big, Mad Swim Around Britain. As a recovering aquaphobic who spent 30 years unable to break a sweat without worrying about drowning, Paula truly tested her capabilities to show others that, while anxiety and mental illness can make life an exhausting struggle, adventure and pushing your own boundaries – not matter what they are – makes living possible.

Paula continues to inspire others today and recounts both the difficult & uplifting times in her life in her book ‘Must Try Harder: Adventures in Anxiety’ where she shares her experience as a survivor of anxiety who continues to pursue adventure. Make sure to catch Paula and her inspiring story in the show theatre over the weekend!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pmusttryharder/
Twitter: @pmusttryharder

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