Search Results for: inner critic

books & resources about puberty & adolescence

I’m keeping a list of books that seem helpful as I raise a child and guide her through puberty. I thought it would be helpful to share them here. Puberty resources BOOKS for children It’s Perfectly Normal: (The other … Continue reading


My intent is to help participants develop and sustain healthy, productive creative practices within academic, artistic, and community settings. By integrating mindfulness and a sense of play, we re-envision the relationship with the inner critic, and liberate our self-expression. Below … Continue reading

(#me too) A raw list…

  …of what’s helping me heal from childhood sexual abuse. In no particular order. Dancing. These days, dancing = attending my awesome Zumba class in Yellow Springs. It’s liberating. It’s helping me unwind the long-bound-up energy in my pelvis. When I … Continue reading

Today’s writing headlines

MORNING HEADLINES NONFICTION: I finished typing up the Bewildering Whatever-it-is begun at Omega with Nick Flynn (and mentioned here). I don’t know what it is or will be. I keep thinking of it as a coil of DNA for a … Continue reading

Register NOW for Writer’s Play Time!

WRITER’S PLAY TIME Rediscover and liberate your sense of play! Unleash your creative spark! Demystify and disarm the inner critical voice that’s holding you back! Nourish any creative process. Inspired by the work of Lynda Barry (Artist and author of … Continue reading

Mark your calendars: (Free!) Writer’s Play Time in September

I’m thrilled to offer WRITER’S PLAY TIME, a FREE (!) WORKSHOP AT YELLOW SPRINGS LIBRARY, Sunday, September 10, 2017. In other words: Rediscover and liberate your sense of play! Unleash your creative spark! Demystify and disarm the inner critical voice … Continue reading

Embodied Creativity: A Yoga, Writing, & Drawing Workshop

Dear friends, Melissa Tinker and I will offer a 3-hour workshop called EMBODIED CREATIVITY on Saturday, July 8, from 2-5pm, at Into The Blue Yoga (126 East Main Street, Springfield, OH 45502). It’s going to be a great afternoon! The … Continue reading

Healing writing practice at YS Library (Jan. 15)

I’m thrilled to again offer a healing writing practice as part of the Winter Wellness series at the Greene County Library. This event is free and open to the public (21 years and older), but the librarians are asking people to register. (And … Continue reading

(…she’s not me…)

(I wrote the following in response to a prompt about describing your inner critic, from Bonni Goldberg’s book, Room To Write.)   I would like to say that my inner critic is a hellhound with five heads, full of bile and venom, … Continue reading

Publications, Interviews, Predictions, etc.

Fiction “The Only Flower That Mattered.” The Book of Flowering. Ed. Mark Beech. London: Egaeus Press, 2019. “Curb Day.” Shadows And Tall Trees 7 . Undertow Publications. Ed. Michael Kelly. Toronto, Canada, 2017. (Shadows and Tall Trees 7 won the … Continue reading