About Tam Martin

I am 57, mother of three adult children, a transpersonal therapist, writer and group facilitator living in South West England. I have had my share of (ultimately empowering) challenges, including neurodiversity and mental health crises, and am currently learning to embrace the dubious title “Older Woman”- and make it wonderful!

Disorders, Difficulties and words that start with Dys (Condensed Version))

What a month it has been! Two weeks ago my daughter Fenna was notified that she has achieved a 2:1 degree in Psychology. The next day she learned that she has also been successful in her first ever “proper” job application. She aced her very first interview and will start her “dream job” in a [...]

By | 2017-09-27T00:08:58+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Dystinctive Learning, Positively Mental, Woman Undiluted|

The Gates to Transformation

The picture at the top of this site's AccepTTranscend page shows a little girl running beneath several torii gates. The two TT's of the AccepTTranscend logo also form a torii gate. The Accept Transcend Model for Transformation  comprises six stages of personal development and was inspired by a remarkable period I spent in Japan in [...]

By | 2017-08-27T18:24:02+00:00 June 30th, 2017|AccepTTranscend|

FF is for Ffeminist – Breasts, Bras and the Older Woman

I’ve got big breasts. I have had since, at the age of 11, the startling bumps that had recently appeared on my little-girl chest suddenly inflated into something with a definite cleavage. Mortified with shame, I grew my hair longer so that if I bent forward it would form a curtain to hide the cursed [...]

By | 2017-08-27T18:33:18+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Woman Undiluted|

Rehoming Hope

Perhaps you’ve noticed we are living in challenging times. Times in which hope, while never needed more, can sometimes seem inadequate for the crises we are facing. I have been facilitating workshops that explore and identify hope for many years, and repeatedly witnessed its power to guide people through the darkest times. An acquaintance recently [...]

By | 2017-08-27T19:01:14+00:00 June 18th, 2017|AccepTTranscend, Positively Mental, Woman Undiluted|

Being Woman Undiluted

Throughout the ages, women have been required to be, and not to be, many things. As a little girl I was required to be quiet, demure, pretty, delicate, polite, obedient, sweet, helpful and subservient to boys. I was required not to be boisterous, loud, demanding, “too brave”, muddy, fascinated, curious, wild, angry or self-sufficient. I [...]

By | 2017-10-20T00:11:49+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Woman Undiluted|

Light follows Darkness: Transition, Gratitude and Trust

It’s March today! Flowers are blooming, buds erupting on the trees, and blossoms appearing everywhere. I didn’t see it coming, in this new environment of mine. The huge magnolia tree that’s heralded the start of Spring for me these past 24 years is 100 miles away, and I live in a city now, with fewer [...]

By | 2017-08-27T18:57:07+00:00 March 1st, 2017|AccepTTranscend, Positively Mental, Woman Undiluted|