Let’s Talk Productivity: 5 Habits I’ve Implemented That Actually Work

Let’s Talk Productivity: 5 Habits I’ve Implemented That Actually Work

“When it comes to maintaining a healthy level of productivity that works for you, it can be a bit challenging to see where you might want to improve. If you’re anything like me, it can start with not knowing where to start your workday, what tasks to finish first, what tasks “help” you stay motivated. [...]

Book Review: “The Party” by: Robyn Harding

Book Review: “The Party” by: Robyn Harding

“There are spoilers ahead as I’d like discuss the novel thoroughly, so please proceed with caution.”  “THE PARTY” by: Robyn Harding This book certainly caught my eye when I went scouring the shelves for a new read, and I can surely say that I was not disappointed. The story follows the Sanders Family as they [...]

And So She Wrote: A Personal Narrative

And So She Wrote: A Personal Narrative

She reminisced about a calm, October morning when she woke to watch the sun rise. As she held her journal in her lap, clutching her pen tightly between her pale fingers, she thought of all that had been eating away at her mind. Of the way she set aside her pain, to allow herself a [...]

Productivity and Perspective: A Day to Recuperate, Readjust, and Reschedule

Productivity and Perspective: A Day to Recuperate, Readjust, and Reschedule

“Yesterday was not the start to the week I had been hoping for. I tried for quite some time to push myself to get things done, and it proved to be a lot more difficult than usual. I started to ask myself whether I’ve been getting enough sleep, whether I’ve been stressed out, and I’m [...]

Short Story: The Nightgown

Short Story: The Nightgown

T H E  N I G H T G O W N Anisa Nasir “What have I done?” She held her knees to her chest as her paranoia set in, her hands sweating as they brushed against her damp skin. Her hair matted to her head, a tangled mess curtaining her bare shoulders. She was [...]

A Perspective Change: Productivity Starts Now

A Perspective Change: Productivity Starts Now

“I woke up this morning to yet another snowstorm, and with the terrible weather comes the incredible urge to not be productive in the slightest (at least for a little while). However, as much as I’d like to remain in bed for the remainder of the day, there is still quite a bit of work [...]

Bookstores, First Editions, and a Rekindled Spark

Bookstores, First Editions, and a Rekindled Spark

“There are times where a certain spontaneous moment can rekindle a spark we thought we may have lost, when it comes to our ability to exercise our creativity or simply to continue working on achieving our goals. This past weekend has been an eye-opening one for me, one I thoroughly enjoyed for it really has [...]

Lifestyle and Literature: A Weekend Away From Editing and How I Unwind

Lifestyle and Literature: A Weekend Away From Editing and How I Unwind

“My weekends are usually work free as well as worry free because I truly believe in the power of a recharge day (or days). However, as much as I love to take my mind off the work at hand, I can’t say I don’t think about it often. Even during the time I’ve set aside [...]

On Writing: Breakfast, Branching Out, and Bettering the Book

On Writing: Breakfast, Branching Out, and Bettering the Book

“Expectations - as simple as they may be, they could be the very thing standing between you and your current goal. When it came to beginning the editing process for my novel, I had quite a lot of high expectations for myself, having the mentality of “I’ll fix it all later and it’ll be perfect.” [...]