5 Ways to Restart a Bad Day

5 Ways to Restart a Bad Day

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about how to restart a bad day. Because if you’re like me, sometimes you get a day that’s not going your way, and by lunchtime you’re thinking, “Ugh. Today is awful. Maybe tomorrow will be better.” I … Continue Reading →
50 Ways to Reward Yourself

50 Ways to Reward Yourself

A couple of weeks back, I wrote this post about the importance of rewarding yourself when you’re trying to start a good habit…or break a bad habit. This is basic brain science. Naturally, good habits can be their own reward, but most of us benefit … Continue Reading →
Writers Don’t Have to Drink

Writers Don’t Have to Drink

Mr. Donovan and I met in an MFA creative writing program. The majority of the students drank heavily, did drugs, or both, and a couple of the faculty members drank a lot, too (which at least one of their colleagues brought up as an excuse … Continue Reading →