this video and blog post openly talks about sexual assault and survivorship depicted in fiction. … Read More A New Take on Discussing Sexual Assault
How writing changed my life and allowed me to forgive my past. One day I’d decided to sit outside with my dog under the shade of our backyard trees. It was the first warm spring day of the season and it felt like the perfect time to join him since he could always be found… Read More Processing the Past Through Writing
With the new year quickly approaching, I’ve been thinking about the future and setting goals. I have a few things coming together you’ll see in 2020 and a few things that didn’t happen as expected this year, which offered insight and growth—life’s greatest teachers.⠀⠀⠀Just as “Seasons of Love” asked, “How do you measure a year… Read More New Year’s Goals
The holidays can be stressful. Here are a few ideas to help you through it.… Read More Anxiety and the Holidays
Oh the holidays, the most wonderful time of the year… Maybe, but for some it can be one of the hardest periods of the year. Family of origin issues can bring down the mood for any holiday event or even make going to such events impossible. It can be a lonely period because loved ones… Read More Holiday Drama and How to Cope
The festive twinkle of lights, the smell of pine garland on your mantel and all of the Christmas decor you can fill your home with? Is your spouse the same way?… Read More How To Compromise On Decorations With Your Spouse
Watch Part I here! I get asked a lot about sexuality in my books. So did I or did I now write a porn? In part two of my q&a about The Starless Series I talk about changing the science fiction genre, advice for pre-published Samantha, and SEX! Is it hot in here or just… Read More Q&A on The Starless Series: I WROTE A PORN?
In part one of my Q&A about The Starless Series and writing, I’m digging into gender norms, writing, and yes, even some serious topics. WARNING: I talk about assault and how it plays a role in the series. As a therapist I discuss representation and how authors can do a better job of handling mental… Read More Q&A on The Starless Series: THE END IS NEAR?