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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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)
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
There are so many apps out there that are designed to be good for your mental health that it can be confusing to find what you really need. I’ve chosen five apps that have genuinely helped me (and are still helping me), whether I’ve been a little anxious or too depressed to get out of … Continue reading Five Apps to Help Your Mental Health
Adapted from Dirge Magazine, November 2015 How to Deal with Assholes this Holiday Season cw: emotional abuse, discussion of oppression Did your new haircut make your Grandma cry? Does your partner want to throw out your collection of weird erotica? Does your obsession with taxidermy make your best friend roll their eyes? Maybe you liked … Continue reading How to Deal with Assholes this Holiday Season (and All Year Round)