Tag: anxiety

Marketing, Social Media

The High Cost of Social Media for Sensitive Authors

High Cost of Social Media

(Let me preface this post with the following: I am not a doctor. Neither am I an expert in social media, or much of anything else for that matter. I am an author who uses social media for marketing. I’m also a sensitive person who suffers from anxiety and depression. (There, I said it.) With …

Personal, Publishing, Writing

Writing, Publishing, and Anxiety

Anxiety

It’s no great secret that I’ve lived with depression and anxiety pretty much since I hit adolescence. I’ve spent an awful lot of time and money looking for the “fix,” but of course there really isn’t one. Especially not for someone who is so sensitive to drugs that almost anything that might help is more …

Creativity, Writing

Writing From Inside a Septic Tank

Septic Tank

It’s no secret that 2017 has sucked for a lot of people. I’m no exception. My creative output has been in the tank and everything just feels more difficult than it used to. Some of it is personal; a lot of people I loved died this year and there have been other challenges, as well. …

Career, Writing

Writing One Day at a Time

One Day

Like many people, I’m at a place in my life where things are confusing and often overwhelming. I’m caring for aging relatives and worrying about their health, finances, legal issues, and long term care. More and more often, I’m venturing into topics I know nothing about and making decisions I don’t feel prepared to make. …

Platform Building, Social Media, Writing

Unfollow: The Key To Good Mental Health

Unfollow

Following and unfollowing on social media is voluntary and that’s the beauty of it. Social media is one of the few areas of our lives where we have total control over who we interact with and what we see. You might not be able to avoid your cubicle neighbor’s constant complaining, political rants, or negativity, …