World Mental Health Day is Wednesday, October 10, 2018. To celebrate the birth of her debut Young Adult novel on that day, Jamie Weil is holding a contest currently under way to open up conversations surrounding mental health and suicide… Continue Reading
Alex Woodman was my son’s favorite teacher.
A few weeks ago, Alex Woodman died suddenly at 59. It’s taken time to process, for me and for the whole community. There are no words to describe this man, but because he loved stories, and words are where I go when I’m trying to understand things, I offer these up. Continue Reading
In the Sierra Nevada foothills lies the county of Amador. Its rolling hills are dotted with oaks and vineyards. In the Autumn, shades of yellow, orange, and red smear together across the Shenandoah Valley like oils on a palette. Tiny, historic towns with storefronts reminiscent… Continue Reading
What I’d planned on doing this weekend was a number of items on The List, including writing my three blogs. Instead, I ended up traipsing the Shasta-Trinity National Forest in search of the perfect tree. We usually cut in Lassen.… Continue Reading
Recently, while staying at an Air B&B house in Carpinteria, I was having dinner on the patio with the hostess who so graciously (& deliciously!) prepared it. We were sitting, chatting over lemon chicken and fresh garden vegetables, and her… Continue Reading
We’re busy. Lots going on. It’s easy to get on auto-pilot just to get through the day. The alarm goes off, we trudge to the kitchen turn on the coffee pot, and permit the day to begin. Or maybe we’re… Continue Reading
Motivation. What is it? Where do you find some when your go is gone? When your “why” is bigger than your “but”, that’s where.
I want to get healthy BUT I don’t want to give up dessert after dinner.
I want to lose weight, BUT I don’t want to give up chocolate chip cookies.
Today I chat with Jamie Weil, a Cottonwood writer who has an amazing success story; actually a couple of success stories.
I’ll let her explain.
A new anthology called “Voices of Bipolar Disorder: The Healing Companion,” features Cottonwood writer Jamie Weil and her daughter, Amanda, who share their story of discovering Amanda’s early onset bipolar condition at the age of 12. With a foreword by… Continue Reading
Snuggled on the lap of Mt. Shasta sits a gem you’ll want to discover. The Shasta MountINN, a Bed & Breakfast guests call “the best B&B in California,” calls itself ‘a little inn by a big mountain.’ In reality, it… Continue Reading