Some days it feels like the world is on fire. Regardless of whether that fire has come to your doorstep in the form of Covid-19 infection, loss of a loved one, insufficient income, food insecurity or fear of all of the above, we could all use a balm to soothe our frazzled nerves. As the… Continue reading 5 Healing Hobbies to Help with Pandemic Anxiety
As a mom of a teenage boy in a crazy, COVID-19 world, I can't rely on my own anecdotes of adolescence to guide him through quarantine. These are entirely different times. The video game binges I would have frowned upon a year ago are now a reward for a long day of distance learning. There… Continue reading How Nostalgia Helps Us Cope with Reality
Remember the first time you got dumped? Or when you didn't make the team? How about the call you never got after that job interview? And, for you writers out there, what about your first rejection letter from a literary agent? It still stings, doesn't it? Rejection is brutal and the more sensitive you are,… Continue reading Rejection from Literary Agents: 3 Ways to Cope
Can I tell you how much fun I had writing my first novel SONG OF A SOPHOMORE , a coming-of-age story set in 1995 suburban America? As a 90s teen, I am so nostalgic for the music, fashion and slang from this era. The world was a lot different before we had high speed internet,… Continue reading Top 10 Trends from the 1990s
It's officially autumn. The daylight is fading and the nights are colder. For many, the change of seasons heralds not only the holidays, but the onset of seasonal affective disorder or SAD. The American Psychiatric Association (APA) defines it as a type of depression that lasts for a season, typically the winter months, and goes… Continue reading Seasonal Depression Got You Down?