The Power of One

A peacock made of holiday lights at the Henry Vilas Zoo, Madison, WI.

Confession: I cringe when I hear the saying, “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.” It’s a great way for this social content creator to lose lunch. Focus, however. That we could all hone in. Any lovely little trick or tool to help us turn off the distractions and excuses to […]

Reclaiming Your Creative Self Offline

An Altoids tin filled with cut out words, Mod Podge, a cup with paintbrush, and a paper mace rhinoceros covered in word collage.

How often do you unplug? As a freelance writer I stare at the computer screen for hours on end, daily. I broke up the monotony by walking to a coffee shop 30 minutes away or finally taking a shower. It wasn’t enough. You might be working from home, reading this and nodding your head (Oh […]

Burning Butterflies: How To Process Inner Critic Noise With Somatic Therapy

Butterfly in lightbulb- credit to Victoria_Regan in Pixabay.

I burn butterflies every week now. Before you call any animal rights authorities, let me explain. Do you have a noisy Inner Critic? That goblin in your head that says cloyingly sweet, supportive, cheerful mantras to boost your spirits? Yeah, I kid. As a professional writer, mine is downright nasty. I let it block my […]

Pomodoro, Portuguese Rolls, and Purpose for Productivity

Golden brown papas secos Portuguese rolls cool on a rack.

Are you working from home and dealing with daily distractions? Me too. After my mom died, I spent two weeks in Portugal and six weeks in art therapy. Living alone in an apartment overseas helped me mourn and process trauma that coated my brain like putrid silt kicked up from the bottom of a stinky […]

Who Would You Rather Hire: ChatGPT, C-3PO, or Data? What’s the Difference?

C-3PO in space.

Star Wars and Star Trek nerds- this blog is for you. Are you still curious about Artificial Intelligence (AI)? Is anyone truly afraid AI will destroy all writer careers? As a busy writer, I myself am quite comfortable with AI writing tools like ChatGPT entering the scene. But if I had my fantasy, which AI […]