May Update: Worldbuilding, a Ghost Story and Tinnitus

Worldbuilding The Ruon Chronicles I’m really enjoying returning to the beginning of the world of Airtha-Eyrassa to make sure that everything for The Ruon Chronicles slots into each other perfectly. It’s also forcing me to make sure that the magic systems, etc. are working the way I want them to. For instance, in the next … Continue reading May Update: Worldbuilding, a Ghost Story and Tinnitus

New Article Published!

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My new article has been published on The Mighty! Click here to read "5 ways to treat yourself on a difficult day with chronic illness".

Weird, wonderful, you: choosing change, choosing not to change

While I’m busy with more introspective posts and articles, I might as well delve into this as well… In the newest issue of Breathe magazine (Issue 14), there is an article about being true to yourself and not changing yourself for others (“Drop the Façade” by Francesca Baker). Among other things, it’s noted that one … Continue reading Weird, wonderful, you: choosing change, choosing not to change

Folklore, Volcanic Eruptions, Prehistoric Animals, Discworld Art, and Creativity and Mental Illness

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Hope you enjoy these Weekly Finds like I did! And guess what? It’s weekend! Podcasts of the Week: Both highly recommended… The Folklore Podcast What makes The Folklore Podcast so special is that many of the episodes feature eminent folklorists from around the world: researchers, authors and professors in their fields.  Creativity and Mental Illness … Continue reading Folklore, Volcanic Eruptions, Prehistoric Animals, Discworld Art, and Creativity and Mental Illness

Chronically or Mentally Ill Does Not Mean Unable

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We still have very far to go regarding the eradication of the stigma surrounding mental illness and chronic illness, especially when they are “invisible illnesses”. Perhaps it is, at least in part, because of all the negative stereotyping that still exists in the media. If it is a mentally ill person who committed a crime … Continue reading Chronically or Mentally Ill Does Not Mean Unable