Loving yourself for who you are and leading a happy life are great goals, but they’re not always easy ones.
I want to help you practice and embody Merriment, love your body and yourself, and tap into something greater than yourself.
I’m Uncustomary, otherwise known as Mary England, and it’s my passion to assist other people in discovering not only what makes them happy, but how to continue embodying what I refer to as “Merriment” and keep that as a value for consistent joy instead of rapid spikes of euphoria mixed with mediocrity. I also want to help teach and guide those who are interested in how to love and accept themselves (including their lives, bodies, identities, pasts, and more).
After being diagnosed with more than six mental illnesses for over twenty years, and working in and studying the field of psychology for five, I decided to start the business Uncustomary to share my personal and professional experience with mental health in a way that translates into personal development and evolution. I never ever ever want to minimize the importance or relevance of mental (or chronic) illness, and while I only have personal experience with the former, I make sure to outsource to other experts for resources in the latter. It’s impossible to effectively address personal transformation of any kind in a “toxic positivity” way, which I am guilty of doing in the beginning of my journey. If we are going to actually create lasting change, we need to dive deep, address the route source, and not ignore things that are painful, even if society isn’t ready to talk about it!
I know exactly what it’s like to deal with low self-esteem, body image issues, and symptoms of multiple mental illnesses at once (including self-harm, eating disorders, complex trauma, and suicide attempts and ideation). I also know it’s possible to start prioritizing yourself in a way that gets results. I turned my life around with self-love— I’m the heaviest I’ve ever been, but the most confident in my body. I’ve learned that a fun and healthy romantic relationship with someone I find attractive isn’t inconceivable, negativity glides off my back like a super chill duck (#ducksaresohotrightnow), and I’ve got the symptoms of my mental illnesses under control after making tough decisions to seek help for therapy and trauma.
I know self-love can change your life, too. I also know that it’s not possible to help someone until they’re ready, and there’s nothing wrong with being ready. When you are ready, I welcome you to join me for coaching, whether it be in the Uncustomary Babes Membership Group or with me 1:1 for more privacy and personal and intense results.
In addition to the self-love and coaching aspect of my business, I continue to spread love and color all over the world with different outlets of creativity including guerrilla art, snail mail, and flash mobs. I encourage everyone I meet to embrace their inner weird.
I want to show you how amazing you are. I want to twirl you around and remind you that you’re gorgeous. I want to give you the tools so you can wake up every day with confidence and optimism. I want to make your life something you want to celebrate.
I use the internet to reach people all over the world and teach them how to fall deeply in love with themselves and start leading the happy life they crave. I offer self-paced courses, one-on-one (and monthly group) workshops to teach you these steps.
There are many ways I can help you, both in person and online. I will motivate you with my newsletter, educate you with my courses and one-on-one sessions, and share consistent personal experiences and tips with you on my blog.
By joining the Uncustomary Tribe, you’ll receive weekly inspiration and motivation for living your best life and accepting who you already are. I’ll also give you tips and first dibs on projects, discounts, and more! You also get my totally free e-course on self-care!
Are you ready to become your own success story? Learn how to love yourself and make a happy life your number one goal. You can do it.