Mental Health, Random Ramblings, Truths, Writing

What Makes Someone an Expert?

It seems like there are "experts" everywhere: writing experts, marketing experts, fashion experts, organizational experts... The list goes on to infinity. But what makes an expert an expert? How do we define an expert? Let's go to the dictionary! expert noun ex·​pert| \ ˈek-ˌspərt  \  :one with the special skill or knowledge representing mastery of a particular subject —Merriam-Webster… Continue reading What Makes Someone an Expert?

Book Reviews, Random Ramblings

Book Review: Kopp Sisters on the March by Amy Stewart

I discovered Amy Stewart's writing several years ago through her book, The Earth Moved: On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms, which doesn't seem like an interesting book, but is one of my FAVORITE nonfiction reads. How is a book about earthworms entertaining? Excellent writing, that's how! I've recommended this book MANY times. So, I was thrilled… Continue reading Book Review: Kopp Sisters on the March by Amy Stewart

Baby Steps, Productivity, Random Ramblings

Creating a MASTER “To Do” List

I've been going through a creative slump. It seems like everyone around me is doing "the things," but me. Is this a case of FOMO (fear of missing out)? Am I procrastinating...yet again? Or perhaps it's not that I'm feeling uncreative and unproductive. Perhaps I'm simply overwhelmed. This week I sat down with a notebook… Continue reading Creating a MASTER “To Do” List