How to maintain health & happiness
I like to write about
whether in documentary or narrative films, shorts or feature-length, or for the big screen or small, the stories that I like to tell are ones of people who have made changes to overcome obstacles and take control of their health and happiness.
I used to write horror stories in 2nd grade about killer monsters and mad scientists. One day my teacher Mrs. Jones and my mom called me in for a conference to suggest I write a "sweet story." My next story, "The Boy Who Loved Snow" was the worst story ever written and I didn't write again until my 30s.
But I never lost the love of storytelling or the idea that I could reach and impact people with my thoughts and ideas. It took a long time before I took it seriously. Perhaps I should thank my daughter, who inspired my first published work at Breaking Muscle.
And then she inspired my first paid feature for HuffPost. Please don't tell her; I'm sure I owe her something for that.
That article landed me a job at a local North Carolina publication, Chapelboro, where I have written over 100 entries in my weekly column, Right as Rain. There, I talk about my journey towards health and happiness and how to connect deeper with our communities.
Currently, I am also working on my first book about the art and science of storytelling.