Tag: negativity

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 …

Creativity Boosting & Inspiration, Hobbies, Board Games & Lego

Why Characters in Books, Movies and TV Shows Don’t Watch TV


[Disclaimer: I know that the characters in books and on TV are fictitious. In this piece I’m not implying that these people are “real” in any way. I’m merely using them as an example to make a point. So no, I’m not nuts enough to really believe that these people live real lives inside the …

Random Generalizations & Observations

All That Negativity? It’s Jealousy. (Just Like Your Mother Told You)


Like a lot of people, I’ve been subjected to a lot of negativity over the years because I don’t fit neatly or conveniently into the mainstream mold. In school, I was a geek/dork/nerd/whatever name you give to kids who are in school to learn, not to be part of the popular crowd. I was smart, …

News, Updates & Happenings

Blog on Hiatus… Sort of…


Before I get into the meat of this post, the big news this week is that Avenging Fate is now available in paperback. If you’ve been waiting to get your hands on a physical copy, now’s the time. (Note that I also have signed copies of both titles available for purchase through PayPal.) And if you …

Marketing & Platform Building, Using & Surviving Social Media, Writing Tips & Career Advice

Unfollow: The Key To Good Mental Health


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, …