welcome

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Perhaps I missed my calling as a milliner, with all the hats I wear: author of the award-winning mindfulness-themed picture book Charlotte and the Quiet Place, essayist, editor, proofreader, writing coach, GrubStreet instructor. In addition, I'm a mindfulness therapist with a small private practice. I enjoy the variety and am glad you stopped by. Feel free to explore these pages and contact me if you would like to know more.


FEATURED SERVICES, 2020


FOR 1:1 WRITING COACHING, click here.


FOR MANUSCRIPT CONSULTATIONS, click here.


FOR COPYEDITING AND PROOFREADING, click here


TO BOOK A CHARLOTTE AND THE QUIET PLACE  AUTHOR VISIT, click here.


TO BOOK A MINDFULNESS  PROGRAM OR OTHER WORKSHOP, click here.

THE LATEST

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Upcoming Workshops

Mindful Freewriting Retreat: Sunday, March 1, 10:00 to 2:30, Newton Highlands, Mass. Details here.

"Befriend Your Inner Critic: Skills for a Productive Writing Practice," Saturday, March 14, 10:30 to 1:30, GrubStreet, 162 Boylston St, Boston

In the Media

Listen to "Our Neighbors Are More Than the People Next Door," which aired on WBUR's "Morning Edition" on August 19, 2019. 


Charlotte and the Quiet Place was named #4 on "The Ultimate List of the Best Picture Books, Endorsed by Kids and Parents"! Thank you for the honor!


"Mindfulness, Montessori, and the Making of a Picture Book," interview with Gaby Brabazon of the Cosmic Bookshelf. 


Enjoy this Q&A, "Meet Deborah Sosin," in Boston Voyager magazine. 


I'm delighted to share this interview with Mijha Godfrey, founder of Jambo Books, a subscription service that celebrates picture books starring children of color.


Current Writing

RECENT ESSAYS

"My Facebook Feed Is Giving Me Compassion Fatigue. Here's What I'm Doing About It," Cognoscenti, February 20, 2020


"'Twas the Night of the Hearings," a political parody poem, Medium, November 27, 2019

"The Price Is Right: An Unexpected Oasis of Peace and Harmony," Cognoscenti, September 27, 2019

"The Flimsy Trash Bag and Other Life Lessons," Medium, August 9, 2019


"To Tell on a Bully or Not? Even Savvy Fifth-Graders Aren't Sure," Medium, July 19, 2019

"Moon Fever: An Apollo 11 Flashback," Medium, July 14, 2019


"Our Neighbors Are More Than the People Next Door," Cognoscenti, June 19, 2019


BLOG
Check out my occasional posts on "Everyday Observations and Existential Musings." 


BREAKING FREE OF ADDICTION 

My workbook, Breaking Free of Addiction: 42 Therapeutic Tools to Help You Recover from Problem Drug and Alcohol Use, was published by Between Sessions Resources. For info, click here.


CHARLOTTE AND THE QUIET PLACE

For info, click here, or go to Charlotte's very own website here.


ESSAY ARCHIVES
For links to published essays, click here



 
Photo credit: Kevin Day Photography