Blog

Personal Growth

The Best Self Care Books to Nourish Your Mind, Body, and Soul

The phrase "self-care" has become super trendy (at least in my Pinterest feed) and can be a bit annoying. But why is it so popular? I think it's because many of us have become so fixated on achievement that we put our wellbeing on the back-burner. Only when we experience the negative repercussions of the… Continue reading The Best Self Care Books to Nourish Your Mind, Body, and Soul

Inspiration Corner, Personal Growth

5 Life Changing YA Books to Accelerate Your Growth

Do the words "young adult book" make you cringe? That's always been my immediate reaction. "YA" brought to mind crushes, vampires, and clunky writing. Besides, who wants to be reminded of their awkward teen years? Luckily, working with middle-school students has forced me to reexamine this limited point-of-view. As it turns out, YA books can… Continue reading 5 Life Changing YA Books to Accelerate Your Growth

Personal Growth

How to Get Off the Treadmill of Life and Actually Enjoy Time Off

Have you ever tried to reward yourself with a trip to the beach or the spa, only to be bombarded by a nagging feeling that you should be doing something productive? And whenever you are?working on something, you're haunted by the thought that you should be working on something else? Learn how to get off… Continue reading How to Get Off the Treadmill of Life and Actually Enjoy Time Off

Writing

The Best Writing Exercise Books to Dust Off Your Creative Bone

Has your creativity been hibernating lately? Most days I do?some?form of writing, whether it's a blog post, an email to my list, or a sales letter. Creativity, though, is rarely the main objective. Even when I'm working on my fiction, which is supposed to be creative, it often feels like I'm going through the motions:… Continue reading The Best Writing Exercise Books to Dust Off Your Creative Bone

Productivity

Schedule Your Time Effectively and Gain Control of Your Day

Like many people, I have big goals when it comes to time management. I WANT to be one of those people who reads 100 books a year and publishes three novels a year AND runs an active blog...who checks her social media notifications and promptly closes the tab 5 minutes later...but I'm not at that… Continue reading Schedule Your Time Effectively and Gain Control of Your Day