3 Unhelpful thoughts about writing

You know those icebreakers that happen at the start of a new group program, or a Zoom meet-up, or college orientation? The ones where they ask you to tell two truths and a lie about yourself (I have an amazing hack for that game btw), or share a "fun fact" that people don't usually know … Continue reading 3 Unhelpful thoughts about writing

8 Books to Help You Heal from Childhood Wounds and Estrangement

Estrangement is a final boundary that many adult children choose to enforce with their parents after a lifetime of not being heard, valued, or respected. It's not a decision that people make lightly or easily — indeed, there are countless barriers to estrangement that come from a societal belief that family is an immutable, infallible bond that can't be broken or ignored. There is no morality in estrangement. Those who can cut off their parents aren't better people with better boundaries. Those who continue a relationship with parents who abused them aren't broken or codependent or foolish for wanting to keep their parents in their life.

The 9 Books That Defined My 2019

Part of being a good writer is being a good reader After what can only be described as voracious reading of fiction and fantasy as a child, I lost reading for pleasure as an adult and switched only to “productive” reading. Self help. Motivation. Business building. Personal development. After several years, I let myself read … Continue reading The 9 Books That Defined My 2019