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
Since I've been on a few, you'll know that I enjoy listening to podcasts. If you like podcasts, too, and you're also in the business of working to improve your mental and physical health, you're in luck today. I've collated ten of my best podcast recommendations that might help you achieve better health in a … Continue reading Ten Podcasts for Good Health
I was extremely honoured to be the debut guest on the Trans Variety Hour podcast this week! I spoke to the wonderful Michelle of What the Trans?! podcast fame about all sorts of things I don't usually talk about here, including my fledgling private psychotherapy practice; how I deal with my gender dysphoria as a … Continue reading Trans Mental Health Explosion
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
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)