Mental Health and Wellness

A Sunflower for Rainy Days (World Mental Health Day 2018)

Sunflowers...  I remember taking this picture, ages ago, with what was probably my very first digital camera. Digital photography was new and exciting for me, and I was perhaps simply thinking they'd make a pretty picture. Thinking about it now - maybe I also wanted to preserve a little bit of "sunshine" for a rainy… Continue reading A Sunflower for Rainy Days (World Mental Health Day 2018)

Writing and the Writer

Linguistically Empowered!

Okay, granted: This post does contain affiliate links, but the subject as such is something I would have written about anyway because it is SO VERY relevant to me: English grammar, spelling, and all that jazz. Grammar? Spelling? So what's the problem? I am a professional writer [duh!], so language is my working tool. The… Continue reading Linguistically Empowered!

self-organization
Organization and Productivity

This Week, I’ve been Sweating (… the Small Stuff!)

It is another hot (surprise!!) summer day here in Florida - but this particular blog post is less about perspiration and more about organizing. Self-organization, to be exact. Self-Organization: "Priorities" and "The Big Picture" vs. "Sweating the Small Stuff" (?) When it comes to organizing (be it yourself or something/someone else), setting priorities and recognizing… Continue reading This Week, I’ve been Sweating (… the Small Stuff!)

auf Deutsch, Coaching and Consulting, Writing and the Writer

Der 5-Minuten-Schreib-Tipp

Hast du mal eben fünf Minuten Zeit? Wunderbar! Dann habe ich nämlich einen Schreib-Tipp für dich! Fünf Minuten - mehr Zeit brauchst du für diese Schreib-Übung nicht Fünf Minuten, um das Schreiben anzuregen bzw. zu trainieren Eine Schreib-Übung, um neue Ideen zu entwickeln Um schnell ein paar Gedanken aufzuschreiben, aus denen sich vielleicht irgendwann eine… Continue reading Der 5-Minuten-Schreib-Tipp

Self-Development

TED-Ed: 11 Online Lessons To Check Out…

...if you want to dip your toes into the subjects of online learning and continuing education. After all, one of the qualities of a good writer is to keep reading and learning... and apart form that, "getting informed and inspired" sounds much better than "procrastinating"... so here's one possible place to go... 😉 Online Learning… Continue reading TED-Ed: 11 Online Lessons To Check Out…

Writing and the Writer

Make Sure That Google & Co. Can Find Your Website

Search Engine Optimization for Writers. Is that important for, let's say, a novelist ... a poet ... or an author of cook books? Well, YES! Search Engine Optimization for your Website I mean, you are a (professional or aspiring) writer, right? Then you probably have a blog, homepage or some sort social media profile. (If… Continue reading Make Sure That Google & Co. Can Find Your Website

Coaching and Consulting, Writing and the Writer

The 5 Minutes Writing Exercise

Can you spare five minutes? Great! Five minutes a day, that is what this exercise requires. Five minutes to help you with your writing. To help developing new ideas. To jot down a fleeting thought that someday might grow to become a plot. To help overcoming the menacing ... (*whispers*) Writer's Block. Productivity for Writers… Continue reading The 5 Minutes Writing Exercise