Column by Susan DeFreitas
Seeking personal growth? Going through a rough spot? Forget self-help. These five fabulous memoirs will broaden your world, open your mind, and help you get your sh*t together.
News by Raine Winters August 19, 2015
The self-published picture book has outsold Harper Lee and Dr. Seuss.
Column by Robbie Blair October 29, 2014
Some discussion of my own journey with ADD and my choice to get off meds, along with a look at attention deficit tendencies in creative individuals and how to cope with those tendencies.
Column by Leah Dearborn
While poems are seen as acceptable expressions of emotion or thought, magical incantations are generally left to fiction. But there is evidence that words can make a very physical impact on the world.
Column by Susan DeFreitas July 11, 2014
Neuroscience reveals a lot about how evolution shaped our brains. It can also show us how to suck our readers in from page one and keep them turning the pages. Why? Because science.
Column by Robbie Blair June 9, 2014
The stories we witness shape our unconscious beliefs about the world around us. This article gives scientific backup for how.
Column by Robbie Blair January 13, 2014
I examine myths of absolute willpower, divine inspiration, and the identity of the writer, explaining why they are so prominent. Then I attack those myths. With glee.
News by Nathan Scalia January 2, 2014
In a world containing over 350 million people who suffer from depression, doctors are prescribing self-help books with good results.
News by Dean Fetzer
Comic artist and psychologist Neil Cohn’s new book explores the connections that graphic stories have in the human brain and reveals they have a language we intuitively understand.
Column by Jon Gingerich
Symbolism allows writers to get themselves off the page and lets their words do the talking.
Column by Robbie Blair September 19, 2013
I discuss my own struggle with depression and how writing has helped me survive it.
Column by Nathan Scalia September 17, 2013
What you need to know about the dissociative identity disorder, multiple personalities, and SCIENCE.
Column by Ben Umstead September 10, 2013
A personal look at the uphill battle of writing, and the often tumultuous relationship we can have with words.
News by Dean Fetzer
According to Oxford fellow Dr Paula Byrne, the author’s books gave veterans a sense of security, and this comfort is probably why her writing still appeals... in a ‘crazy’ world
Interview by Erin Reel April 17, 2013
Psychotherapist and author Philip Kenney shines a light once again on the shadows that debilitate the writer's mind in this follow-up interview.
Interview by Erin Reel January 21, 2013
Portland-based author and psychotherapist Philip Kenney sheds light on why some writers may experience degrees of mental illness and what they can do about it.
Column by Kimberly Turner November 20, 2012
We're all familiar with the stereotype of the tormented artist and depressed, alcoholic writer; but do great lives truly require great hardship? Can't you be happy and successful?
Column by Kimberly Turner August 2, 2012
Strap in. It’s time for 'Mind Games II: Electric Boogaloo,' with more mental shenanigans, more productivity tips, and more shark sex references than ever before.
Column by Kimberly Turner July 19, 2012
Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes the reason is that your brain hates your guts. That's just science. Help get cognitive biases and mental tomfoolery under control with these handy tips.
News by Dave Reuss May 9, 2012
A new study finds that "losing yourself" in books may change your personality.