Hashtag Authentic Episode 85: Creating with Courage, with Rachael Lucas

Two wonderful women this week! Author Rachael Lucas joins me for a cuppa at my kitchen table to talk about writing books, living with acronyms (ASD, AHDH, POTS…) and courageously crafting success in a messy world. I also talk to Kelsey Mech, Insta Retreat alumni and trauma therapist, who’s using her social media to help more women access better mental health.

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Things we talk about in this episode:

  • Rachael’s new book – The Telephone Box Library
  • The need for ‘comfort reading’ and gentle entertainment in a difficult world
  • Why women’s fiction is so important, and the power of a quiet message in accessible form
  • Social media as a force for good
  • Why feeling uncomfortable about what you share can be a good thing
  • The power of finding your ‘inner American’ for self confidence
  • Creativity and courage
  • Procrastination, and lessons from 15 Minute Magic 
  • Living with Autism and ADHD as an adult, and as a parent of neurodiverse children
  • Rachel’s young adult fiction novel with an autistic protagonist – The State of Grace
  • Real self-care and why self advocacy can be so difficult
  • Our book giveaway – enter on Rachael’s Instagram by 3/2/20

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