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 […]

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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”.

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New article published on The Mighty!

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Some of you may already know that I’m a contributor to the website The Mighty, a site dedicated to rare, chronic and mental illness. Well, the good news is that they’ve accepted and published another of my articles! Yeah … no, actually not The article is titled: “When Taxi Drivers Think I Should Be Walking” […]

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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 […]

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Writing Update: Article Published, Guest Posting

Article published Great news! Another of my articles has have been published by The Mighty! What especially thrilled me was that it also appeared as one of the articles on their Chronic Illness Facebook Page. Whoohoo! I find it not only great to be able to share some stories, but also to see that there […]

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Confession time, coping time

But first… one of my articles has been published by The Mighty! Click here to read “6 Coping Mechanisms That Help My Mental and Physical Illnesses”. The Mighty The Mighty is a site with information and personal stories about various mental, physical, and chronic illnesses. It’s not a “woe is me” site, but rather a […]

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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 […]

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Tips for Coping with Chronic Illness

Disclaimer: This post is not meant to be medical advice, if you are in need of medical assistance or advice, please, please, please contact your closest doctor/clinic/hospital/helpline. Living with a chronic or mental illness (or illnesses) takes its toll every day; there are no two ways about it. But there are some steps you can put […]

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Writing Update – Excitement!

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The past week has been quite a productive week (yay!) and I have exciting news! So please excuse the use of exclamation marks! I promise I won’t use more than one at a time! Flash Fiction Anthologies! As of today, my final edits for the Jozi Flash flash fiction anthology are finished. And the best […]

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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 […]

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