New Perspectives Series Updates

Have you been following along with the New Perspectives Series? I know many of you are enjoying it since my readership has nearly doubled since featuring this series! If you haven’t been reading, here is what you’ve missed so far (but don’t worry, it’s never too late to catch up!).

James Day Leavitt, a writer, musician and occasional painter, wrote a reflection titled Holding Shadows: Forgiveness and Acceptance of the Past. This piece inspired this series of guest posts by other writers weighing in on their perspectives about emotions, health, and being a human.

Guest writer, David, wrote a post called Looking Way (Way) Back: An Evolutionary Perspective for Modern Mental Health. This has proven to be an extremely popular post, and I can see why. I like how David uses the big picture view of evolution to understand why life can be hard for modern humans and how we can make choices that feel more in line with our ancestry and biology.

Lynn Shattuck, a very talented writer who just launched her new blog, Writing the Waves… Again contributed Belly, a piece that uses her trademark humor and warmth to explore our relationships with our bodies. Lynn has a remarkable ability to put into words the complexities of life. I can’t recommend her blog enough, so please check it out.

Dawn Clancy of Growing Up Chaotic, wrote Emotions and the Binge- How I Learned to Sit With Discomfort. I’ve heard from many of you how easy it is to relate to this piece. Dawn is doing some incredible work on her blog and her radio program. She is helping form a community to support people determined to SURVIVE and THRIVE despite growing up in toxicity – i.e. a childhood immersed in alcohol, drugs and physical, emotional or mental abuse. In short, she’s awesome.

In the next few weeks, I have some more great pieces in the works. I’m excited to have some fabulous contributors. Here is what’s coming up:

Emily Caswell provides some gems of insight on her blog. Emily owns, where she creates bath and body products in unique fragrances and flavors that celebrate life’s big (and small) events. Her specialty is designing tiny thank-yous in personalized packages. She will be generously giving us some pearls of wisdom next week.

Jennifer Barbour of another jennifer is a copywriter, blogger, aspiring author and new media coach. Her passions are writing, philanthropy, her awesome family and bacon, though not necessarily in that order. You can be sure she’ll be giving us some food for thought. She’s also up next week.

Rudy Skowronski is a psychotherapist at the Island Institute for Trauma Recovery. He will be talking more about innovative ways to promote emotional wellness.

Are there topics you would like to see covered in this blog or as part of this series? Have any favorite pieces thus far? Are you a writer who would like to contribute to the series? I’d love to hear from you. Feel free to comment on this post or contact me.




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