Tag: Mental health

Writing with Depression: A New Series on This Blog

One of the major themes of this blog and the Writing on Wednesday Podcast is the pursuit of a happy, healthier (writing) life. If I’m honest, a sizable personal challenge on that front is depression–not the severe, debilitating kind, thank God, but the kind that creeps up imperceptibly, gradually making a balanced, energizing sense of…
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10 Ways to Stay Sane When Finishing a Book (Ep 017)

How do you stay sane and keep a sense of balance when heading into dangerous deadline territory? In this episode we talk about ten strategies that have helped us over the years, including fried kalamari. Because Greeks.   Here’s a summary of the ten strategies to stay sane when finishing a book: Double down on…
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Headspace for Writers: Mindfulness and Creativity (Middlesode)

How the Headspace app can help writers battle the restless energy of creativity.

Boundaries for Writers: What are they and why are they important?

I will never forget that week. After a speaking engagement that had been draining in every possible way, all I wanted to do was catch a quick flight home and lay in bed for weeks. Instead, I sat through a 13-hour layover in a city only 2 hours away from where I lived, and then…
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5 Boundaries Every Writer Should Have (Ep 009)

We know boundaries are important, but what do they mean for writers?

3 Strategies for Healthier Writing

3 strategies for a healthier writing life.

Making Mental Space for Writing (Ep 003)

You need mental space. So how can you shape your life to create more of it? Think about these five areas and how they can be a friend – or a foe – to your mental space: time, location, attention, emotion, and other creative projects. Resources we mention in this episode: Michael Hyatt’s concept of…
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