Blogs

A good blog marries art and design with and good writing, and keeps you in suspense waiting for the next post. Each of Kristen’s blogs stands alone, has a purpose, and carries a clear idea. Some even have beginnings, middles, and ends. All of them are FREE to read!

In alphabetical order……

Awesomeness Development & Happiness Directive

Subscribe to AD&HD to get posts from Life in the Fast Brain three months after publication, plus extra bits about unlocking the power of ADHD. Living well with an interest-driven nervous system.

Depression Glasses

This is a curated blog featuring great ways to live in the “new depression era” in a positive way, inspired by what worked in earlier times when things were tight. Time-travel treasure-hunting… Contributors welcome!

2332175Fairytale Reality

Has your life ever felt like a fairytale? Did you ever have a Jack-and-the-Beanstalk moment or a Sleeping Beauty kiss, even as a metaphor? This is the “backstory blog” for Kristen’s musical. Contributors welcome… leave true tales and tall tales in the comments!

The Homemade Hybrid Blog

In 2007, Kristen went out to research just HOW MUCH GAS it takes to start a warm engine. When she discovered the shocking truth, she started driving a “homemade hybrid” — just by kicking the idling habit! She wrote articles, created organizations, and started this blog. Learn about the ten-second rule today!

Idle-Free Oakland

Hoping to start a movement, Kristen created Idle Free Oakland, an educational resource based on the ten-second rule. This site provides materials and information for schools, businesses, and individuals who want to join hundreds of cities and states worldwide in providing cleaner air.

wheel bw-croppedLife in the Fast Brain

When Kristen Caven’s son was diagnosed with attention deficit, inattentive type, she had no doubt about where he’d gotten the gene. She writes about her creative and comedic ADHD family, being a patient mother with a brain built for speed, and her sudden enrollment in what she calls “ADD School.”

Little Old Legacies

This just-for-fun blog is a place to share your “Ironic memories of iconic loved ones.” Every family has an ancestor whose name has taken on a life of its own, or who gets credit for an amusing or twist bit of wisdom or lore that may have nothing to do with their life’s work. Contributors welcome!

Shoes, a Mirror, and a Big, Pink Rose

Kristen has been keeping a blog for years about the ups and downs and ins and outs of writing an ambitious musical trilogy.

Styrofoam is Forever

A collaborative tumblr showcasing an ongoing project with a bff: Before you throw that styrofoam away, write something on it! Your words will live on long after you. Contributors welcome! 

story starts hereTen Days…Ten Pounds

The night before a milestone trip to Italy with the sole purpose of filling stomachs with food and eyes with art, Kristen’s bff needs emergency brain surgery instead. Should she stay or should she go? Kristen blogged her 8-day adventures in 33 posts, climbing every mountain, praying in every cathedral, and even kissing boys for luck.

The Souls of Her Feet BLOOK!

When you use a BLOG to write a BOOK, you can call it a BLOOK! Kristen’s first draft of The Souls of Her Feet was published serially over the course of a year. This edition contains audio and video links, plus a fictional e-mail backstory between the creators of the musical.

Wandering Pieimages

When Kristen first began blogging, she didn’t share it with anyone. Now with over 2 million hits, Wandering Pie continues to be the place where Kristen writes random essays, lyrics, thoughtful rants, personal stories, and of course recipes that don’t fit anywhere else. Subscribe to The Peripatetic Ponderings of One Wandering Woman and enjoy some Serious Whimsy.

A Writer’s Log…

For a few years, as she was getting her career off the ground, Kristen wrote 39 posts about her writing life on her old website. Because BLOG sounds a little like throwing up.

The Zorgos Reader

A companion to her book, The Bullying Antidote, The Zorgos Reader is a curated blog showcasing stories from around the web that illuminate a new approach to the bullying dynamic.