Monday, April 15, 2019

Who’s Afraid of a Children’s Book?

Who’s Afraid of a Children’s Book?

I am. But my kid isn’t.

"These images certainly make me feel something. They make me feel anxiety in my whole body, the exact feeling the kid in the book is feeling. So, I believe the art is impressive; it speaks to me. But does it belong in a children’s book?"
Click to read the rest on Medium.
Who's afraid of a children's book? Photo by Alice Alinari on Unsplash

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Bridging the "Million Word Gap"

Bridging the “Million Word Gap”

Reading to kids: the how and the why

 I just published this on Medium.
My daughter reading Ten Apples Up On Top! at Finnriver Farm & Cidery (Photo by Arcelia Kent, used with permission)

If You Speak Your Wish, Will it Come True? - Carmela Full of Wishes...

If You Speak Your Wish, Will it Come True?

Carmela Full of Wishes, and the power and limitations of a wish

Published in The Ascent on Medium
“WISH FOR PEACE” mural from the Nashville Walls Project — Photo by Ben Wilkins on Unsplash

“What Do You Do To Relax?” My Therapist Asks.

“What Do You Do To Relax?” My Therapist Asks.

A poem about long baths, without judgment

I published this self-care poem on Medium.
The Beautiful Feeling of a Bath Photo by Hanna Postova on Unsplash


Friday, April 5, 2019

How Many People Can I Follow in a Day on Medium?

How Many People Can I Follow in a Day?

I’m about to find out.

Published in The Writing Cooperative on Medium. This is just a meta piece about the philosophy of how to be successful writing on Medium. 
(Credit: Author’s personal screenshot of my Medium profile)

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Seasonal Affective Disorder in the Spring and Summer

Seasonal Affective Disorder in the Spring and Summer

We want to have it all. We want to do it all. We’re (sun)burnt out.


I just published this on Medium, about summer-onset seasonal affective disorder. I told myself, don't do the pun. Don't do it. Don't do it. I did it. LOL.
Summer-onset seasonal affective disorder Cropped Photo by Chang Liu on Unsplash