A Schedule that Doesn’t Stifle

I know how you feel. Scheduling sucks. Planning your day, month, year is a form of torture, more painful than having someone slowly peel your nails off. Alright, maybe not that painful, but it’s still high up there.  It’s too restrictive and takes too much time to sit and decide when you could just be out…

Brain on Anxiety Time Travels

Have you ever felt like you lose track of time? Let me tell you a story… About a week ago, I discovered that I did something strange whenever I felt anxious or overwhelmed. I skipped time. Whenever I was worried, I felt like the event I dreaded in the future was going to happen THIS…

The Importance of Preparing for Setbacks

Just rewatched the following video from Marie Forleo: Originally, I thought this video was just a rehash of the same old advice. On my second time watching it again after months, I’ve realized that’s not the case. Something stood out for me this time that I thought might valueable enough to share. Don’t Become an Ostrich Preparing for setbacks is something…

A More Relaxed Way of Increasing Skills for the Anxiety-Prone

If you’re like me, you’ve had issues that range from fear of failure to fixed mindedness (yep, those are things that I will probably repeat on numerous occasions until the end of time…or at least until I rid myself of them; apologies in advance). I find that those issues fall under the broad banner of “being an anxiety-ridden…

All You Ever Really Need to Know to Study Efficiently

Lately, I’ve become obsessed with learning about learning. I realize this should be an intuitive process by now, but apparently not to me. I hit a snag while working on my designation, consisting of an overload of information and the sheer inability to keep up. Yet others seem to be faring well and with more on their plate….

Re: Do Your Characters Make Enough Mistakes?

In response to Ava Jae’s blog post: But character errors are more than just a chance to make our readers want to slam their heads into walls: they provide opportunity for character growth, great tension-filled plot points and a chance for our readers to relate to them. We all make mistakes, and reading about a…