“I Don’t Worry Any More.”

“I Don’t Worry Any More.”

One of the things I’ve been working on lately is not worrying so much. It’s clear to me that worry is like rust, eating away at one’s ability to enjoy life.   . And after the holiday office party last week, I had a great … Continue Reading →
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 →