3 Spiritual Books That Totally Transformed My Mindset
I've always loved reading non-fiction, but to be honest I've always felt more comfortable reading about the scientific aspect or mental health. Living with depression and anxiety made me interested in finding ways to heal, but since having a bit of a spiritual...
Easy Tarot Tips for Writers
Whether you’re writing fiction, memoir or journaling for mental health tarot can be a tool for creativity.
Here’s How Tarot Helped Me Find Myself After Divorce
Forms of modern witchcraft have always fascinated me. I’d been tempted to seek advice from a psychic or tarot reader in the past but I was afraid of being laughed at, so I buried my curiosity with spirituality and sought help elsewhere.
But in the separation process, I reclaimed a huge part of myself that had been swallowed up in the identity of a relationship.
3 Therapeutic Writing Exercises for Integrating Past Versions of You
Therapeutic writing (and building a regular writing habit) has helped immensely, and my aim isn’t to shut out the past versions of me but to integrate them into my current self, to let their multitudes exist in my head and come and go as they need to.
A Guide to Self-Publishing Your Book [Guest post]
You’ve got the idea, you may even have a full manuscript and you’re at the, “What the H E double hockey sticks do I do now? “stage. Firstly, take a deep breath. Inhale for four, exhale for six, and we’ll get through this together. My first self-publishing tip is this: Be realistic and define your version of success.
Plan Your Solo Writing Retreat in Scotland 2022
Scotland writing retreats aren’t essential for writing a book, but they can be a way to make the writing process more enjoyable. As I’m a UK writer, I knew I wanted to explore some scenic locations in the country as part of my first solo writing retreat, so I was over the moon when I was offered to stay in Fort William for a few nights at an Air BnB.
NEW WORKSHOP: Fun with Fiction
A chance to get creative and write some words with guided exercises you can do from home.
Patriarchy Stress Disorder with Dr. Valerie Rein
You’ve got tons of insight… but the way you FEEL doesn’t change at the core. Leaving you wondering: What’s wrong with me? And the Answer is — Nothing. You’re brilliant. If you could have figured it out — you would have figured it out long ago. The problem is misdiagnosed. It’s not you, It’s Patriarchy Stress Disorder. Out of Office podcast with Fiona Thomas and her guest Dr. Valerie Rein
Why therapy is magic with mental health advocate Jo Love
Jo Love is the author of ‘Therapy is Magic’ a guide to accessing therapy. Today she talks to Fiona Thomas on the Out of Office podcast. In this episode of the Out of Office podcast we cover Jo’s squiggly career journey from lawyer to business owner to trainee psychotherapist, why self-employment isn’t always the key to a healthy relationship with work, what therapy really is (and isn’t and some things to consider when you think about getting therapy.
How to set your freelance rates
Are you wondering how to set your freelance rates? Struggling to navigate the world of hourly rates, day rates, retainer packages and the rest? I hear ya. Figuring out how much to charge for your services is a complicated topic and everyone has an opinion.
Is it ever OK to work for free?
Half of all freelancers have been asked to work for free. Forty-three percent of all freelancers have completed a job without pay.
Overcoming self-doubt as a writer
Oooof this self-doubt malarkey is a total ratbag, right? I’d bet my last Rolo that you’ve asked yourself at least once “When will I stop doubting myself as a writer?!” It’s something that pops up in conversation with the writers on my course, as well as in the...