The Novels of Kristin Hannah

“Reading is everything. Reading makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something, learned something, become a better person. Reading makes me smarter. Reading gives me something to talk about later on. Reading is the unbelievably healthy way my attention deficit disorder medicates itself. Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape; it’s a way to make […]

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American Female Authors Who Have Influenced Us

A book is a dream you hold in your hands. —Neil Gaiman This week at Graceful Grit, we discuss the American female authors that have influenced us. America has produced some truly inspirational and talented women, whose beautiful words allow us to see ourselves and the world around us in different ways. In this week’s […]

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A Mother’s Search for Self-Care

“She was born to be free, let her run wild in her own way and you will never lose her.” ~ Nikki Rowe “You must love in such a way that the person you love feels free.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh It has been a hard road, learning how to care for myself, in the […]

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Speak: How an Author Used Her Voice

Photo Credit: Stephanie Wolf “For me, being a writer is like being a medium. I channel the stories as they come to me. A character forms for me when she or he begins to whisper in my ear. I write what these characters tell me to write. I write their stories.”—Sarah Elizabeth Schantz When I […]

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Creativity for Mental Health

An article about art therapy, writing for therapy, and music meditation for mental wellness and stress relief.

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