I.E.G. Articles (Society), Life & Stuff, You're As Mad As I Am (Mental Health)

Who Are You?

I was thinking the other day about who I am. Yes, philosophical, I know. But this is an important question. Who am I? Who are you? I was thinking this because I'd been in a sad mood. I'd seen people on the tv and my social media who just seemed so...themselves, you know? They were… Continue reading Who Are You?

Author Stuff, Life & Stuff, Writing Tips

What Do Children Want and Need from a Book?

By children, I mean middle grade (8-14) really. I've been thinking about this a lot, as someone who plans to be a middle grade author in the not too distant future. What do children want and need from a book in this day and age? Because, I bet it's not the same as 5 years… Continue reading What Do Children Want and Need from a Book?

Life & Stuff

Know Who Inspires You and Why

There is gold in the knowledge of who you are inspired by, and most importantly - WHY. It's not enough to say you like this person or that person, or simply picking someone who you feel you should be inspired by. It's easy to say "I'm inspired by Oprah Winfrey" but if you can't actually… Continue reading Know Who Inspires You and Why

Life & Stuff, Thought Capture, You're As Mad As I Am (Mental Health)

The Universe is Working its Magic

Things are coming together in my life. It's not like I'm in an AMAZING place, but I'm in a good place and I feel like the universe is putting things into place, in this wonderful order that will bring the necessary change I've been seeking... I am a new self-employed worker so my financial situation isn't… Continue reading The Universe is Working its Magic

Life & Stuff, You're As Mad As I Am (Mental Health)

Remind Yourself That You’re Enough

I know that my mental health weakens when I compare myself to others, get jealous of others, fail or fall short, or don't do "enough". Well, the best way to combat this is to remind yourself that you're enough. Remind yourself of the awesomeness that you've already achieved or seen or experienced. We can feel… Continue reading Remind Yourself That You’re Enough

I.E.G. Articles (Society), Life & Stuff

Perspective

I find that perspective is the most important tool to checking yourself (or rather, getting yourself in check). As I've gotten older, I've found my ability to check-myself and put things into perspective has increased tenfold, and I'm writing this IEG article today about perspective because this morning I finished reading "The Fault in Our… Continue reading Perspective

Life & Stuff, Updates

In my 22nd year…

On this, my 23rd birthday, I want to reflect (as I often do) on my 22nd year. What did I do? Where did I go? Did I grow? Here are the notable things that happened over the last year for me... Recent (Jan-Apr 2018) Spring Wolf Run completed despite my crappy body. I wrote my… Continue reading In my 22nd year…