A long-time writer finding her passion for writing once again, sharing advice, and spicing up the world one word at a time.
I'm Quitting Social Media...Again
I remember when I started dating my boyfriend years ago, my friends thought I made him because he wasn't on Facebook. This was when Facebook was just starting to get big and I was only using it because the copywriting agency I worked for required it.
Beat Burnout Without Putting Your Life On Hold
I've read dozens of articles from medical experts on burnout. I knew it was something I was starting to deal with, but mentioning the "b" word suddenly makes everyone look at you like you're priceless collectible falling off a high shelf. I'm tired. I'm burnt out. I'm not going to break into hysterics.
Success Doesn't Equal Happiness
Success and happiness - the two go hand in hand, right? Sometimes, but success is only part of the happiness equation. You might have a six-figure job, worked your way up the ladder faster than most, and even have an active social life. But, why is it you're not happy?
A Personal Vocal Media Writing Challenge for 2022
I have a bad habit of getting exciting about new projects, starting off strong, and then sitting there, wondering where all the energy and passion went. Even before depression became a constant companion, I struggled to stay motivated on projects and goals long term. As I've discovered, it's kind of a family trait, but it doesn't have to be one I live with any longer.
5 Reasons to Write Erotica
Everyone has fantasies or a favorite sexual encounter that gets your heart racing just thinking about it. Why not write about them? Whenever I mention that I write erotic, I get eye rolls. Apparently, that's not "real" writing. There's a reason 50 Shades of Grey is so insanely popular. People love to read it, even if they won't admit it.
Finding Yourself Through Sexual Meditation
By now, we've all heard about the benefits of meditation. It helps you relax, reduce stress, and even focus easier. But, there isn't just one type of meditation. In fact, standard meditation doesn't work for everyone. I'm one of those people. Sitting still and listening to a soothing voice instruct me on how to breathe actually makes my anxiety skyrocket to the point of a panic attack.
Taking Off The Mask To Live My Dream
It all began as a young girl who just wanted to make everyone proud. Do your best, as long as “best” meant doing what everyone else had planned out for you. Me, I just wanted to write. But, that’s not a safe career. That’s not a respectable career that friends and family can brag about. To sum it up, it’s a career where others tell you “get a real job.”
Finding Motivation to Push Past Burnout
Just breathe, keep working, take a few minutes to do something just for you. Does any of that sound familiar when you say "I don't know what's wrong with me. I'm just burnt out"? I know people mean well, but that advice doesn't always work, especially when you've went from normal stress to a burnout that's so severe it's essentially a form of depression.