Hi beautiful! I'm Mary "Uncustomary" England, a published author, coach, and Merriment Maker.
I grew up without complete access to my childhood. I developed a myriad of mental illnesses and neurodivergences (a dozen if you want to count the official list) as a way to cope and create a sense of control with the world around me.
I've always had an underlying desire to be happy, or at least the ability to notice that when I was deeply depressed or dissociated that this was not normal (at least for me). I'm able to hold two big ideas at once, including being in so much pain I wanted to die and still believing the world is beautiful. I don't believe these are conflicting, I believe they're complicated. Like us.
Right now I'm passionate about reminding us all to embrace our weird and slow down in a world that's pressuring us to keep hustling and not think for ourselves. And I'm doing it while dressed as a rainbow.
I have multiple psychology degrees and have been studying positive psychology for 15 years and coaching for 10. My methods are founded in psychological research and science, not hunches and tote bag inspiration.
I'm very excited to do what I'm here to do, which is to spread good news, inspire you, and make you feel good so that you can do what YOU'RE here to do the best way you know how (because we all do better when we feel better).
"Uncustomary has been a life changer for me. I'm not a naturally positive person.
A few years ago I was so miserable, isolated, and down on myself that I decided to make a change. That's when I found Mary. She has helped me to see the positive sides of life and myself.
I've literally changed my entire life within three years using the joy and support that I've received from Mary and the Merriment Makers."