Funny Hats: Holiday Edition

I was recently interviewed for an article on Health.com about “What Holiday Depression Really Feels Like.” I explained to reporter Kasandra Brabaw that my running group has holiday events in

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Not Time to Party Yet!

“If you aren’t in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?” ~ T. S. Eliot It’s official! This morning I signed a contract with Mango Publishing

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Take Your Meds

Recently, a friend asked for my best writing advice. Her question brought me back to all the suggestions I’ve heard since 1994 when I first began my journey away from

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Plain Talk About Suicide

When someone dies of suicide, it’s common to wonder “Why?” Often the answer is depression, but not always. It’s a disease just like cancer. Yes there are sometimes life circumstances

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Hope and Work

“As far as I’m concerned, the entire reason for becoming a writer is not having to get up in the morning.” — Neil Gaiman I’ve got it again. You know,

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Why Bother?

“The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time.” – Henry Ford Some days

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Troubles, Great and Small

“Of all your troubles, great and small, the greatest are the ones that don’t happen at all.” – Thomas Carlyle What if agents don’t want my book? What if small

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Why Books?

“I’m not interested in writing short stories. Anything that doesn’t take years of your life and drive you to suicide hardly seems worth doing.” – Cormac McCarthy I complain a

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Back to Basics

“Do not be afraid of going slowly, only of standing still.” – Chinese proverb One foot in front of the other. That’s what I can do right now. Depression has

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