Category Archives: anxiety

A minor hiccup… back to reality.

The problem with chronic health issues and anxiety is you never know what the next 24 hours holds in store. On Sunday night, I woke at about 3.30am. My feet (left leg), lips and fingers were tingly. Not always a good sign. My pulse felt like it was fluttering. Nausea swept over me. I panicked.…

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An unforeseen change of plans…

This time last year I was preparing to release my latest steampunk novel, The Department of Curiosities. I was in New Zealand, with my Dearheart, doing Lord of the Rings tours on the North Island, and finishing up at the Oamaru Steampunk Festival, down South. We had a ball. Met Smaug, stayed in a Victorian…

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Pirating Sucks!

Sharing this… Pirating books sucks. Even more devasting when I know the author and how hard she works. Thanks for sharing, Renee April. I’ve just found a couple of mine on a share site. I was gutted. All that work. It’s hard enough as an Indie author. Where to go from here? A ‘cease and…

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Obligatory Year in Review, 2019.

Three things have dominated my world this year: writing, steampunk and health. Writing-wise: May saw the publication of my fifth book, The Department of Curiosities. I started this book back in 2012. The manuscript lay unfinished. (How can one write adventure when mentally drowning?) After finding a glimmer of light, with Aunt Enid in 2018,…

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Break Down the Barriers

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Liptember: supporting mental health

September is Liptember! Help me support research, programs and services to help woman around Australia, whe breaking down stigma attached to mental health. Beneficiaries include The Royal Women’s Hospital, Lifeline, BATYR, R U OK? and others. You can donate at: https://www.liptember.com.au/karencarlisle . #WhatsOnYourMind #Liptember #kissawaytheblues

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Liptember – Raising Awareness for Women’s Mental Health

If you follow me on instagram or twitter (or FB) you would have seen my (almost) daily Liptember posts. What is Liptember, you ask?  Liptember is a campaign raising funds and awareness for women’s mental health during the month of September.  To support the fundraising campaign you could either buy lipsticks from various chemists around Australia,…

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R U OK?

Today is R U OK? Day. A national day of action to remind everyone that any day is the day to ask, “Are you ok?” It’s as simple as: 1. Ask 2.Listen 3. Encourage action 4. Check in For more information https://www.ruok.org.au/

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LIPTEMBER – raising money for mental health awareness

It’s Liptember. Liptember started in 2010 to raise awareness for women’s mental health issues. While mental health impacts all genders, it’s important to acknowledge the different life experiences, triggers and issues -such as postnatal depression and menopause. Women experience PTSD at a higher rate than men. And 1 in 3 will experience anxiety. (Beyond Blue…

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Words, Video and Music

Good morning, Dear Reader. I’ve been busy doing interviews, making music videos and, of course, writing. There’s always writing… ‘She Writes Books’ – Music & Lyrics: Here are Richard’s complete lyrics: I was excited to be asked to create the video. This song really speaks to me. There are so many parallels to my writing…

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