Top 3 Reasons Why Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret? is one the Best Middle-Grade Novels of All Time When I read the headline "The ‘Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret’ Trailer Is Everything" on a Facebook post this morning, I immediately texted my daughter. Judy Blume's acclaimed middle-grade novel, which has touched the… Continue reading Judy Blume’s Beloved ‘Margaret’ Is Coming to the Big Screen
Long time, no write
Sometimes we all need a break to reflect on our mistakes and regroup Hello there, stranger. I have been on an unplanned hiatus from the blog after a crushing defeat and months of self loathing. Don't you love the anonymity of blogging under a pen name? I can just let it all hang out. Since… Continue reading Long time, no write
Why Do You Write?
A fellow writer recently said to me, "I love your motivation," and it took me by surprise. I don't consider myself particularly motivated because I'm not a full-time writer, I don't belt out a few books a year, and never update my blog consistently... but you know what? When I committed myself to penning my… Continue reading Why Do You Write?
My Healing Journey: How writing a novel put me on the path to healing
After decades of depression, anxiety and feelings of unworthiness, I am taking responsibility for my wounds. Healing is big work--soul work--which includes naming your wounds, facing your shadows, sitting with your feelings, reparenting your inner child, and loving yourself unconditionally.
How to Channel your Creativity in the Midst of Motherhood
8 tips to help tired moms find time for creative pursuits Being a sensitive, creative soul has not served me well during motherhood, especially during a global pandemic. When I spend much of my time in survival mode--planning, doing, worrying and running around--I easily become depleted. Parental burn out is a thing, and toxic "mom… Continue reading How to Channel your Creativity in the Midst of Motherhood