Health and Self-Care | Miscellaneous

Soothing Souls

March 3, 2019
lily pads surrounding lotus flower

On Tuesday, Bob and I spent the greater part of the day at OHSU (aka Oregon Health & Science University). OHSU also houses two hospitals, and my surgery will take place at one of them (OHSU Hospital) on Wednesday. Tuesday’s schedule contained three appointments, each of which included questions and answers, tests and more tests, […]

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Miscellaneous | Self-care | Writing Life

What I’m Learning About Self-Care | Writer’s Perspective (Part 2)

March 23, 2017

In my post a few days ago, I focused on the topic of self-care. I shared the things I believe I did wrong in caring for myself during my working life and the last few years as a writer. Today I want to share what I’ve learned along the way (and ignored). And I’ll share some new things I have read recently about caring for yourself as you write.

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Miscellaneous | Self-care | Writing Life

What I’m Learning About Self-Care | Writer’s Perspective (Part 1)

March 16, 2017

The term “self-care” has been on the lips of many for some time, but not as often as since the election of 2016. In the days and months following, many were angry, frustrated, discouraged, depressed even. Self-care was the pathway for many to place those emotions on a shelf. Putting the election aside, I want to look at self-care from a writer’s perspective. Based on my working and writing life experiences, I’ll share bad choices I made in caring for myself. Over the last 14 months have had time to ruminate over the past and how it played a part in my current situation.

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