Anxiety's a funny thing. It can convince you that there's one thing you need to do to solve everything - to get that job, to pass that exam, to have a family, to get married, to reach that important goal - and then, just before you get there, it can make you freeze. Suddenly you're … Continue reading You’ll Never Be 100% Ready (So Do It Anyway)
I'm struggling this Summer. It's not exactly hot here in England, but it's getting noticeably warmer and brighter. Usually this means my low-cut dresses and short skirts come out for the season, but this year I've been covering up with hoodies and jeans when I've ventured outside instead. I think this is because I've been … Continue reading Enjoy the Sun
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I'd like to take this opportunity to reiterate for the millionth time that I'm trans, and that I love my trans fiancée very much. It also feels important to remind you that I'm fat, we're both physically disabled and mentally ill, and we definitely fancy the pants off each other. I'm guessing you're reading this … Continue reading You’re Wanted, I Promise
This is not an article about how to turn into a majestic stag-person. I’m sorry that I don’t know how to do that. If you find out, please let me know, because it sounds like a rad afternoon. This is an article about the DEAR MAN technique, a skill taught in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) … Continue reading Be a DEAR MAN
For transparency - The first two books in the collection, A Hidden Hope and A Perfect Balance, were provided to me as review copies. I was paid to proofread the third book, An Unheard Song. I also did some light proofreading of the first two books as part of this collection. This hasn't influenced my … Continue reading Review – A Romancing the Page Collection, by Laura Ambrose
Self-care can feel like a tricky concept to properly get to grips with. It isn't just bath bombs and scented candles - it's doing everything we need to do to stay functional (whatever that looks like for you), comfortable (same again), and alive. This can, and should, mean going out of your way to give … Continue reading Self-Care Is Whatever You Need It To Be