Tag: depression

Creativity Boosting & Inspiration, Fun & Humor

Cooking for Creativity and Mental Health

cooking

In the past year and a half, I’ve discovered a new passion: Cooking. (And baking.) Believe me, I’m more surprised by this development than anyone else. Growing up, my mother would watch Julia Child or Justin Wilson and I’d leave the room, bored out of my mind. Later, I became the Queen of Convenience Food. …

Creativity Boosting & Inspiration, Productivity & Time Management, Random Generalizations & Observations

Kick the Negative People to the Curb

Negative People

I recently ended a long-term friendship. Perhaps friendship isn’t the right word, at least not for what the relationship became in the past few years. What began as an even exchange of friendship, commiseration, help, confidence, and caring degenerated into a one-sided affair as this person became one of the most negative people I’ve ever …

Marketing & Platform Building, Using & Surviving 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 …

Publishing Tips & Topics, Random Generalizations & Observations, Writing Tips & Career Advice

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 Boosting & Inspiration, Writing Tips & Career Advice

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. …