I thought I’d better make one of these posts explaining where I’ll be and what I’ll be doing in Chester at FantasyCon this weekend, just in case anyone has any interest. I’m on three panels with absolutely lovely folk, all of which I’m very much looking forward to, and I have a reading with some […]Read more "Where I’ll Be: FantasyCon 2018"
Where do I begin? Perhaps with a blog post I wrote a few years ago, about how a book I loved went out on sub and got many nibbles but no offers and how it broke my heart a little bit? Yeah, we’ll start there. Reader, Coil was that book. Is the message here ‘never […]Read more "Basically the best news ever! The little book that could."
Schizoid and schizotypal personality disorders are in fact completely unrelated. They are both ‘eccentric’ personality disorders, but their characteristics, their outcomes and their relation to schizophrenia are both entirely unalike, though some characteristics may cause similar outcomes. The first and most notable distinction is that schizoid is NOT related to schizophrenia and includes no danger […]Read more "MHM – Schizoid and Schizotypal. What’s the difference?"
Beginning note: I have not mentioned light therapy. I haven’t tried it. It seems expensive to me (both for utility bills and initial pay out for equipment). It is proven to work though, and tackles the depression feelings of SAD, which is immensely useful. I think that coupled with the things below it would be […]Read more "MHM:S.A.D/S.A.D-like-feelings & Self Care"
So why am I talking about triggers in a MHM Myths post/vlog? Triggers certainly aren’t a myth, but I wanted to talk about an unsettling trend I’ve been noting over the past fews years. That trend is people using the words triggered/triggers/trigger to describe *possibly* upsetting/distressing/emotionally taxing content in things they haven’t seen (books/movies/news stories […]Read more "MHM Myths – Triggers"
Hello to 2016 and sort of a new/old direction for this blog. These MHM posts will continue, with links to the videos but I won’t link or blog about the book videos anymore, though I may do the odd review on here too. Anyway, to today’s topic, very relevant for January. Resolutions. Specifically, how the […]Read more "MHM: Resolutions and Depression"
Today’s MHM will be brief. We all know important it is to share, to be honest about what’s happening in our heads and in our lives, but it can be difficult to do so. The primary reason for that is the reaction of other people; oh other people, how they fail to mitigate our fear […]Read more "MHM Recovery – The Importance of Honesty"
Crikey. Here we are at the end of 2015, and it’s been quite the year. This is the year I got my book deal, started my YouTube channel and really began to feel like everything might be coming together at last. Not merely in terms of my dreams coming to fruition but in terms of […]Read more "2015 Retrospective"
Today is the final 2015 Reading Challenge. It’s been one heck of a journey. Next week I’ll be writing a retrospective of my reading year and how I felt the challenge went, and also talking about where I’ll be going next with all this. For now, on to my last book. Drag Hunt by Pat […]Read more "2015 Reading Challenge, book 45: Drag Hunt by Pat Kelleher"
This can be a tough time of year for people with anxiety and social difficulties, as well as for people who are alone. I want to address the latter first as it’s more difficult for me to truly understand as I haven’t real experience of being alone at Christmas. And honestly, when I am alone […]Read more "MHM Recovery 16: Saying No At Christmas"