blam July 09

To the people who say “All Lives Matter” and “race is not the issue:”

In the wake of the recent anti-black violence, the black community has outlined ways that white folks can help support #BlackLivesMatter. In my experience, however, so many white folks aren’t even close to the “how to be a black comrade” part. So many white folks argue with each other over whether racism is really even […]

Snapshot_20140625_1 June 25

Reflections on 3 years sober

Three years ago today, I had my last drink. Well…last eight drinks. My dad always said, “If you don’t know when your last drunk was, you haven’t had it yet.” He was right. And I knew June 25, 2013 was it.   I was a year-and-a-half in to a serious, professionally-aided attempt at getting sober […]

clown mindfulness June 09

Mindfulness is Good for Your Brain When Standing in Line (Guest post by Kelly Wilson)

This week, I’m honored to have Kelly Wilson as my guest. Kelly is a comedian and author who writes about grief, recovery, mental health, abuse, and healing. Today, she shares with us the usefulness of mindfulness, even if it does make you look like a moose.   Mindfulness is Good for Your Brain When Standing in […]

mlf June 06

PTSD & Sleep Paralysis: How Traumatic Experiences Can Affect Sleep (Guest Post by Melissa Flickinger)

This week, I’m pleased to present an article written by the wonderful Melissa Flickinger–book marketing manager extraordinaire–about an experience I know all too well: sleep paralysis. More about Melissa later, but first her post:   PTSD & Sleep Paralysis: How Traumatic Experiences Can Affect Sleep   It began in high school, the terrifying nightmares of […]

black and white woman in shadow May 27

The Reasons A Sexual Abuse Survivor Asks: Am I Permanently Damaged? (Guest Post by Rachel Thompson)

I am so excited to have the one-and-only Rachel Thompson on my blog this week to discuss one of the most challenging questions survivors of trauma face. You can read my post on the same topic over at Rachel’s blog here. Find out more about her at the end of the post, but without further ado, […]

depression-1250897_1920 May 19

Voices From the Past (Guest Post by Beth Schulman)

  This week, I’m excited to share a guest post written by author and teacher, Beth Schulman. Beth’s debut memoir, The Gold Mailbox, was published in March 2016. You can find out more about Beth at the end of her post, but first:   Voices From The Past   True Confession:   On Tuesday at 11am, I got back into bed to […]

wk 4 blog pic April 28

Mental Illness Visibility: How to see what is invisible (Guest Post by Joan Jessup)

This week, I’m excited to share a guest post written by fellow Gravity Imprint author, Joan Jessup. Joan’s debut memoir, Bipolar Goggles, was just published last month by Booktrope. You can find out more about Joan at the end of her post, but first: *** Mental Illness Visibility: How to see what is invisible   I have often heard people refer to different forms […]