I always love having a piece in Evolving Kansas City. I don’t do a lot of nonfiction anymore so it’s nice to dip back in sometimes. Up until now, I’ve always forgotten to get a copy. I think I’m on article #3 for them and this is the first time I’m actually holding one in my hands. It feels like going on vacation to somewhere exotic. Here I am, hanging out with massage therapists and herbalists… still talking about writing.
I know the text in the image will be difficult to read, even if you click to enlarge, so lucky for us Evolving Magazine has the whole thing posted online. Travel with me to this holistic place and see a horror writer on her best behavior.
Shift Happens: Writing as Therapy
By Angela Yuriko Smith
What if you could find a way to transform negative energy into positive, joyful energy?
Meditation, medication, mediation… there are multi million dollar mega industries dedicated to profiting off of our need for positivity. We often avoid consciously processing what we perceive as negative emotions. Culturally we are taught to ‘keep a stiff upper lip’ and that we are at our most attractive when we smile. This is a wonderful sentiment, but not very practical—or healthy. Read the rest at EvolvingMagazine.com.