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

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

Looking Fat

Cw: discussion of societal and internalised fatmisia We are so often encouraged to wear clothes that make us look smaller. I remember being in my early twenties, trying on clothes in a cramped changing room, waiting to find the perfect drab outfit that would make me look the thinnest. Eventually, uncomfortable and sweating under the … Continue reading Looking Fat

What the Story of Phineas Gage Can Tell Us About Our Amazing Brains

Adapted from Dirge Magazine, September 2015 What the Story of Phineas Gage Can Tell Us About Our Amazing Brains cw: brain damage, depictions of violence Phineas P. Gage was a good man. He enjoyed his job as the foreman of a railroad construction site in Vermont. The men working with him described him as capable, hard-working, fair, … Continue reading What the Story of Phineas Gage Can Tell Us About Our Amazing Brains