Dear Reader: Mental Health and the Writing Life

Dear Reader: Mental Health and the Writing Life

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By Icess Fernandez Rojas
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What does it mean to live your best life? What does it mean to write your best life?

Dear Reader, the podcast, is based on the popular blog of the same name. Hosted by writer, educator, and blogger Icess Fernandez Rojas, each episode, will discuss the ins and outs of a guiding word and how the guests’ lives have been shaped by that word. We’ll talk to mental health advocates, changed lives, and, of course, writers who have lived their best lives guided by words.

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What does it mean to live your best life? What does it mean to write your best life?

Dear Reader, the podcast, is based on the popular blog of the same name. Hosted by writer, educator, and blogger Icess Fernandez Rojas, each episode, will discuss the ins and outs of a guiding word and how the guests’ lives have been shaped by that word. We’ll talk to mental health advocates, changed lives, and, of course, writers who have lived their best lives guided by words.

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Episode 4: Pause
Welcome to Dear Reader: Mental Health and the Writing Life where we take one word and explore. Our guiding word for this episode is "Pause".  Writer and educator Hugo Esteban Rodriguez stops by to talk about what it means to pause. As a person living with adult ADHD, he routinely practices "pausing" in this life. He does this not only for little things like remembering where his keys are but also for his writing.  Follow host Icess Fernandez Rojas on Twitter @Icess or visit the Dear Reader website at icessfernandez.com or leave us a message. Maybe you'll get on the show! If you have a workshop horror story, please leave us a message at our Anchor site! Links from the episode: Rodriguez's Instagram / Rodriguez's Poet and Writer's site / Rodriguez's Book - "And Other Stories" / Dear Reader Blog / Host Icess Fernandez Rojas' Twitter /
48:37
November 11, 2019
Episode 3: Opportunity
What is opportunity? Do you know it when you see it, even if it doesn't look how you think it's supposed to? In this episode,  we talk to Dr. Trevor Boffone, educator, writer, and community organizer, who recognized opportunity during a tough time.  He'll also tell give us some writing advice.  Also in this episode, I talk about the latest in my writing life< Bassey Ikpi, and the joys for writing workshops.  Follow host Icess Fernandez Rojas on Twitter @Icess or visit the Dear Reader website at icessfernandez.com or leave us a message. Maybe you'll get on the show! If you have a workshop horror story, please leave us a message at our Anchor site! 
1:02:41
November 5, 2019
Episode 2: Meditation: Take Your Meds and Remember Your People
In this second episode of Dear Reader,  we'll talk about another form of self-care...adulting. We'll also talk about a Dia de los Muertos tradition, an altar, and how remembering your ancestors can be a form of meditation.  Follow host Icess Fernandez Rojas on Twitter @Icess or visit the Dear Reader website at icessfernandez.com or leave us a message. Maybe you'll get on the show!
15:57
November 4, 2019
Dear Reader: Episode 1, self care, the power of no, and setting a foundation.
Welcome to the first episode of Dear Reader where we talk about writing, the writing life, and mental health. This episode we talk about what self care actually is and the power of no.
09:24
November 1, 2019
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