Journal

  • A simple list that can change how you think about your day. (& no, it’s not a gratitude list.)

    This Journal post is modeled from a lesson taken from Rawness of Remembering: Restorative Journaling Through Difficult Times. For more information about Rawness of Remembering, please check out http://www.esmewang.com/rawness today. In general, the ever-popular gratitude list has tended to not work for me. If listing the things that you’re grateful for on a daily basis

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  • On barrenness & lying fallow.

    Listen to me read the below here:   Queen of Wands, Empress reversed. So said the cards when I blearily examined them. (I am, suffice it to say, a nascent Tarot reader.) The Queen of Wands is a Court card that I associate with who I can be–or perhaps it’s more accurate to say that

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  • On different kinds of crazy.

    Listen to me read the below here:   C and I were on the phone when an email popped into my inbox. My debut novel, The Border of Paradise, is coming out in two-and-a-half months, and the communication between myself, my editor, and the PR manager is frequent these days; while skimming this particular missive,

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  • 2016: Alive

    Had my 2016 been poisoned? I could see it that way. Listen to me read the below here:   I was ready to enter 2016. I’d been joking on Twitter, with a razor edge to my digital voice, about how 2015 really just needed to be put to bed. Or perhaps put to sleep, when

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  • My favorite posts from 2015.

    Before I begin, I must confess that this idea is copied whole cloth from the magnificent Rachel W. Cole, a coach and colleague who works to help women become well-fed in all areas of life. You can find her Top Posts from 2015 here. I write this with a plush blanket draped over my knees, enveloped

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  • You are not lazy.

    Listen to me read the following below:   Hey, you. I just wanted to let you know this: You are not lazy. You never have been. Still, you doubt this. You feel it gnawing in yourself as you fret over where your day has gone and where it’s going. It doesn’t matter if the day

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