I'm Tired We're over halfway through the year and, honestly, I'm exhausted. This year has been full-on and it's been one of the best of my life, but I'm also struggling to keep a balance between working hard and taking care of myself. Sometimes you have to spend lots of energy to do restorative activities, … Continue reading I’m Tired (Here’s Why)
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Another three months have passed, which means I have another set of small but perfectly formed book reviews for you. My life as a therapist has gotten busy so I’ve had less time to read for fun, but I’ve still managed to tackle one book a month. Are you tempted by any I've read this … Continue reading Mini Book Reviews, April – June 2019
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
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