How Do You Cope with Being Ghosted?
Psychologist and writer, Ezra Acker and his team at PsychologyWriting.com wrote a wonderful, comprehensive article on Ghosting, its damaging effects, triggers, and solutions – inspired by my Medium article Here’s How to Deal with People Who Are Ghosting You. Please give this a read if you or someone you know are experiencing ghosting. It’s a… Continue reading
How to Focus on One Writing Project at a Time
Procrastination can manifest in many forms Remember the story of the The Boy Who Cried Wolf? It’s one of Aesop’s Fables in which a lonely boy who is tending his sheep repeatedly cries “Wolf!” to seek attention. The first time his cries of alarm are heard, the villagers arrive. The second time it works again, yet… Continue reading
How I Survived 2020, I Wrote Poetry
Sometimes we need to just write for ourselves You would think that during such apocalyptic times that the best thing a writer can do is, well… write about it, but that is not always the case. We all felt the 2020 blues, we are still feeling it. The pandemic and the daily Covid-19 death tolls… Continue reading
The Power of Art to Heal the World
Giving peace a chance is more important than ever It’s 2021. We made it. It has been hard to watch the world burn. With so much devastation at our doors in 2020: deadly bush fires in Australia, a deadly pandemic, enforced lockdowns, race riots, financial crashes, Trump was still in power, America’s cities on fire, and… Continue reading
To Survive as a Writer You Need to Master Rejection
Rejection is not what you think it is A writer’s life is paved with thorns. The sooner you realize this simple truth, the better. Imagine an arena full of tigers and battle-hardened warriors. Some are seasoned fighters, trained in the art of persuasion, narrative structure, character development, and prose. Others are cunning tricksters, able to seduce… Continue reading
How a Weird Illness Became My Awakening
Sometimes a little health scare can put life into perspective I recently developed a condition called Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). It’s a condition triggered by tiny calcium “crystals” inside your inner ear that help keep you balanced. But on the off chance they move into an area called the semicircular canal, they can trigger… Continue reading
7 Reasons to Include Mindfulness in Your Daily Routine
Launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment What do Paul McCartney, George Lucas, Jennifer Lopez and Bill Gates all have in common? They all practice mindfulness daily. It’s no news, mindfulness is a growing phenomenon around the world, but for good reason. The data is in: meditation can actually help the brain stay… Continue reading
Jakob Ryce is an award-winning writer and teacher from Melbourne, Australia. He has a B.A. in English Lit, and his work has been published in On The Premises, Drunk Monkeys, The Fourth River, and the Wyndham Writing Awards. He released his first book of poetry in 2021 and has since been working on a follow-up, including a debut novel.