February 16, 2018

Diversity is shaping up to be the word of the decade. From the White House to the Oscars to literature, it’s a hot topic. As it should be. As both an author and reader, I’m taking steps to curb the gross bias against non-white, non-hetero, and disabled people in our literature. I’m reading more diverse…

June 6, 2016

I’m a summer child. My birthday is just one week before the solstice, and the summer is when I come fully alive. I love the heat. I love long, languid days and soft, humid nights. I love sunshine, and light, and bright colors. Someone once likened me to a butterfly; saying that I break out…

January 27, 2016

Every Winter Solstice, I set an intention for the solar year to come. This year, my intention was balance, and so far so good, I think, but there’s been another lesson/struggle that keeps coming up along with it. What I’ve figured out, is if you want balance, what you really need is ACCEPTANCE and PATIENCE. You…

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    by gwenmitchellauthor ⚠️⚠️SEASON 8 SPOILERS⚠️ ⚠️ . . . ⚔️WARNING⚔️ . If you do not want Game of Thrones to be spoiled for you, click away from this post! . . .
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    by gwenmitchellauthor ✦ ☾ ⋆ Hello my dears! . I think I’m officially back from my hiatus, at least able to post once a week—that still counts as consistency, right? I was
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    by gwenmitchellauthor ✦ ☾ ⋆ ᴋɴᴏᴄᴋᴇʀ: "Which came first, the phoenix or the flame?" ʟᴜɴᴀ ʟᴏᴠᴇɢᴏᴏᴅ: "I think the answer is that a circle has no beginning." ᴋɴᴏᴄᴋᴇʀ: "Well reasoned." . —
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    by gwenmitchellauthor ✦ ☾ ⋆ ❝All my life,” she said, “I have been told ‘go’ and ‘come.’ I am told how I will live, and I am told how I must die.
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    by gwenmitchellauthor ✦ ☾ ⋆ ❝Balance is not better time management, but better boundary management.❞ . —Betsy Jacobson . . Oh, balance, that ever elusive unicorn. ‍♀️Raise your hand if you have