I’ve been feeling really frightened about what’s happening in the world lately. Climate change means the world is on fire, isolationism and fascism are quickly on the rise, and vulnerable people seem to be more in danger than ever. I feel powerless to stop any of this. What can one person do against the wave … Continue reading The Small Stuff Matters
This is heavily adapted from a piece I previously published at Dirge Magazine, October 2016. I brought back what I thought would be needed, took out anything that was dated, and added a few new things that might be helpful. Image description: Late-Summer flowers poking through a graveyard gate. Finding beautiful things in weird, 'dark', … Continue reading Finding Your Darklight: Tips for Managing Darkling Depression
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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
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
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