Joshua S. Hill says that by reading more than one book at once, you can always have a book on hand to match your mood while sharpening your mind.
Instead of running away from reality by writing or reading fantasy fiction, perhaps we are actually facing reality in the way that helps us understand it best?
Rick Bateman reflects on Buddhism and Romantic poetry and the connection to the Beloved through mindfulness and meditation.
Inspiration from her travels to Ancient Roman sites offered Julia McLean insights into ancient peoples and the gods, goddess and spirits that they welcomed in their homes. She was so inspired that her family decided to dedicate their new house to an ancient god.
I think it is probably fair to assume that most Americans today consider happiness not only something that would be nice to have, but something that we really ought to have—and, moreover, something that’s within our power to bring about, if only we set our minds to it. We can be happy, we tell ourselves, teeth gritted. We should be happy. We will be happy.
There are few things more unnerving for a writer than staring at a blank screen. Michael Lebowitz wills the words to come.
There is a plague of government workers upon the land and we may have to turn to the 18th century essayist Jonathan Swift and his Modest Proposal for a solution. With apologies to Mr. Swift.
This week, Life As A Human Likes features ways to alleviate the anxiety of modern living: a website with anxiety cures, an inspiring project in India that speaks to the heart, and a great website for book lovers because reading can help us get centered and de-stress.
What makes a novelist, a novelist? Julie Harrison likes to lurk around at author events to see if she can find out the answer to this question.
The author ponders the reluctance of some writers to accept technological change, , shunning the idea of publishing their work on the internet.