Posted in amazon, Books, Broken Heart, Depression, fiction, first time, gay, gay fiction, health, heartbreaking, life, loss, loves, m2m, re-release, relationship, romance, S. L. Danielson, sl danielson, Snippets, writing

Rainbow Snippets June 30th

Happy last day of June! Wow…where has this year gone to? It dragged at the beginning, but since beginning a new job it’s been flying….

Bernard is back out in the world!!! Wooooo. Plus, I’ve created him and Jack in the Sims 4…they’re roomies right now…so I’ll update you on how it goes. As promised, here are the buy links to Amazon, and multiple other sites:

AMAZON

UNIVERSAL BUY LINK

What is Rainbow Snippets? It’s a group of LGBT+ authors who post six sentences (or more) from a current WIP, published work or even something they’ve read that they want to rave about. Click on the link below the rainbow to be transported to a place of wonder where you will find tasters of everything from sweet romance, to hot and steamy, to fantasy and sci-fi.

Blurb:

Bernard Covington, suicidal and not the most-handsome man in the world would be happy to leave the world behind altogether.  That is until he meets Dr. Jack Larson. The physician takes his wounded heart and soul and patches them back together, but is he Mr. Perfect?

Bernard and Jack develop a romance, but soon the tide begins to shift as Jack’s past is revealed and it becomes a game-changer for the couple to deal with.

Will Bernard and Jack have a happy ending or will he succumb to his desire to end it all or will dealing with Jack’s phantoms keep him going? Only Bernard’s diary knows what secrets lurk in his soul…

“Ten. I wanted to make sure this time,” he answered quietly.

She walked away from the computer station and sat down next to him. “You keep saying this time. Sweet Jesus, Mr. Covington, how many times have you tried this?”

He scratched his scalp and cocked a thick eyebrow. “Oh, this is the fourth time in the past 10 years. I keep getting a little braver every time.”

Nancy cocked her head and her long brown ponytail that had been resting on her shoulder fell out of sight. She leaned her thin frame forward in the chair, and adjusted her bright blue scrubs. “Is there someone I can call or refer you to? We have some excellent psychiatrists—”

“No, please. Don’t,” Bernard pleaded. “I’ve been to some of the best in this county, hell even in the city. No one can help me. I’m not worth saving.”

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Three Countdown Deals May 6-13!

Three countdown deals on Amazon starting Sunday, May 6! I’ve listed Ice Fairy, Ice Fairy 2 (Decisions), and Complications Start at 2.99 and go down to .99 Pick up your copy today (all on KU too)! Sale ends Sunday, May 13.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018CJI5GG

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KJ8HBQ8

Posted in first time, headspace, new, trial

Meditation…my personal story

I downloaded an app called Headspace a couple of weeks ago on the idea that meditation is not sitting in a ghastly uncomfortable pose or chanting mantras to a statue; but to help calm the mind down. That’s all I was after anyway, right?

Well, I love the little animations that these guys use (and their accents btw) to help us analyze how our brains work if relaxed or how to de-stress or just thinking differently.

I am a huge skeptic, but I gave it a fair shot…the first three nights I did great. I pulled up the app and did the guided section (which can be as short as three minutes, which is great for ADD folks like myself). Everytime it guided me into (mostly blissful sleep) or at least relaxed me just by breathing deeply.

The 4th night, I forgot and went back on day 5, ha ha. I skipped over the animation (told you I was ADD) I just wanted to get to the good part. The breathing and chillaxing.

A bonus to me is that they recommend tall posture while sitting or similar; I did this every night propped against three pillows (don’t judge, LOL) and still was able to fill the lungs pretty well.
Long story short, I enjoyed my trial with them 🙂 I just wish I could continue…to do so is $30 a month 😦  I am unemployed and starving artist/author so very tough to raise those greenbacks, but when/if I do, I would definitely return to Headspace.

Have you tried meditation? Which method? What did it do for you?

Cheers! Steph