This summer is shaping up to be an extra busy one, and while I want to keep everything running per usual, I'm wary of running around with my hands in too many pots. How can I simplify?Read More
I was right on track with all my things (freelance and novel-writing requiring an exhausting number of balls in the air at all times) and then, whomp...the unexpected knocked everything sideways.Read More
Times when I need it most, I fall behind on self care strategies that help me bring my best self to the page.
Everything becomes an either/or trap:
Either I can take 30 minutes to do some yoga or I can write.
Either I can spend 15 minutes reading something for fun (not for research) or I can write.
Either I can call a friend or I can write.
Writing wins most of the time.Read More
If you struggle with this time of year – and many of us do – please know you aren’t alone.
I’ve struggled with the holiday season for as long as I can remember.
For me it’s a mix of divorced family baggage, not connecting at all to the religious overtones of the season, stress over gift giving, and feeling drained by mounting obligations.Read More