Tag: mental health

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 …

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, Random Generalizations & Observations

The Joys of Living in Your Own Head

Individual Head

I frequently come across articles about “getting out of your head.” They claim that living in your head is limiting and even destructive. The writers want to cure you of this problem because, clearly, it’s ruining your life. I agree with some of these articles to a point. If you’re living in your head to …

Benefits of Play, Creativity Boosting & Inspiration, Fun & Humor

Recess Isn’t Just for Kids

Recess

Adults typically think of recess as something only kids do. Only kids go out in the middle of the day and run around to blow off some steam. (Unfortunately, even this isn’t true anymore as many schools have cut recess in order to focus more on mandatory testing. But that’s a rant for another day.) …