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Mental Illness and the Holidays

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanza, the New Year, Festivus (my spell check recognizes that word, huzzah.) I celebrate Christmas, Jolabokaflod*, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. I also have several disorders that I’m coping with. And I’m an introvert…or maybe just very shy. OCD + clinical depression +… Continue reading Mental Illness and the Holidays

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Christmas Movie Bingo

Hey, everyone! I've been thinking about all of the Christmas movies I have watched throughout the years, and was wondering: who else has seen what I've seen? Soooo...I've decided to do a game of Christmas movie bingo. Whoever gets five in row going up and down, side to side, or diagonally, gets bragging rights and… Continue reading Christmas Movie Bingo

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Book Lover’s Christmas List

If you have an avid reader on your Christmas shopping list, here are some ideas that will hopefully spark your imagination. * Shopping for a Jane Austen fan? These advent calendar gift bags look awesome! Each day up until Christmas has a numbered bag with a print of an Austen character on it, along with… Continue reading Book Lover’s Christmas List

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Christmas Gifts — The Writerly List

Here are a few gift ideas for writers that I found. I haven't been paid or asked to endorse these, and haven't tried them all. Just a heads up 😉 BOOKS: Writing 21st Century Fiction by Donald Maass Stephen King's On Writing   HOUSE AND HOME: A bookish candle of the month club subscription from… Continue reading Christmas Gifts — The Writerly List

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A Few of My Favorite Things – ’17 Edition

Here is a list of awesome things I've used in 2017 that I highly recommend you add to your Christmas list--or shopping list 🙂 Bath & Beauty: Foot remedy balm from Earth Therapeutics Foot scrub from Earth Therapeutics Munka honey lip balm by Wild Ferni Tea tree oil body wash from Oleavine  Tea tree oil… Continue reading A Few of My Favorite Things – ’17 Edition

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Drawing a Blank

I've been a bit...ah, tongue-tied lately, hence the blog silence. Birthday/Christmas/New Years tends to do that to me. Oy vey. I get one thing in mind (like Christmas), and that's about all I can think of. So, until the holidays are over and the winter gloom settles in, I don't think much will be happening… Continue reading Drawing a Blank

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Jolabokaflod

"Gesundheit!" you say? WRONG. I did not sneeze. Jolabokaflod, the word that has been circulating the web is the Icelandic tradition translated as "the Christmas Book Flood." What is the phenom? It is GLORIOUS! On Christmas Eve, people give each other BOOKS! Squeee! So, I may or may not have bought a bunch of books for… Continue reading Jolabokaflod