Transforming Through Coaching, with Gem Kennedy

Meet My Coach My coach is Gem Kennedy, a transformational coach and Emotional Freedom Technique (otherwise known as 'tapping') practitioner. She's also an activist, ex-dieter, queer person, mum to free-range children, podcaster, and zinester. If all of that makes her sound really cool, that's because she is. Image description: Gem, who has plum-coloured wavy hair … Continue reading Transforming Through Coaching, with Gem Kennedy

Book Updates, NaNoWriMo, and Probable Chapter Outlines

So I failed NaNoWriMo (again). I didn’t make it anywhere near the 50,000 words needed to ‘win’, but I don’t feel like I lost. Over November I’ve managed to write the book’s introduction chapters, and to further solidify what the other chapters will include. Here are the chapters I’ll be working on for the next … Continue reading Book Updates, NaNoWriMo, and Probable Chapter Outlines

A Trans and Non-Binary Good Mental Health Guide

I've signed the contract, phoned my parents, and alerted social media, so now it's your turn to officially hear the news. If you've been wondering about my NaNoWriMo non-fiction project this year, or you've caught me anxiously preparing for what I've been calling my 'secret project', it's because... I'm writing a book! I've been approached … Continue reading A Trans and Non-Binary Good Mental Health Guide

Take Your Antidepressants For As Long As They’re Good For You

Mental heath medicines, like a lot of other medicines, are a mixed bag and come with some big decisions. Even so, taking antidepressants can be a huge support and, in many cases, they’re literal life-savers. If you’re considering starting antidepressants, or changing your usage of them, you might be wondering how long they'll be part … Continue reading Take Your Antidepressants For As Long As They’re Good For You

Finding Your Darklight: Tips for Managing Darkling Depression

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