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DEBORAH WARD

Writer

Profile

I write literary short stories and novels, as well as magazine articles about psychology and personal growth. I have recently published a nonfiction book called Overcoming Fear with Mindfulness, and I write a regular blog for Psychology Today magazine on the subject of coping with high sensitivity.

Online Platform

Publications

Nonfiction books

  • Overcoming Fear with Mindfulness, Sheldon Press, London, November 2013

Fiction

  • ‘Vanilla,’ The Yellow Room, Issue 10, Winter 2013
  • ‘Postmortem,’ West Wind Review, Southern Oregon University, 2002
  • ‘Drive,’ 2nd prize winner, Anne Horsfield Memorial Contest Anthology, 2002

Articles

  • ‘Calm the Chaos with Mindfulness,’ Natural Health, January 2014
  • ‘The Highly Sensitive Person and the Narcissist,’ allthingshealing.com, June 2013
  • ‘Living an Authentic Life,’ PositiveHealthOnline, April 2011
  • ‘Healing and Dealing with Passive Aggression,’ Suite101.com, December 2008
  • ‘Multiple Personality Disorder’, Suite101.com, December 2008
  • ‘Passive-Aggressive Personality,’ Suite101.com, November 2008
  • ‘The Smoking Cycle – More than just a bad habit,’ Alive magazine, October 2008
  • ‘Family Resource Guide,’ BC Parent magazine, Summer 2008
  •  ‘The Shyness Solution,’ Alive magazine, July 2008
  • ‘The Changing Face of Single Parenting,’ BC Parent magazine, March 2008
  • ‘The Time Crunch,’ BC Parent magazine, Autumn 2007
  • ‘In Search of Nanny,’ BC Parent magazine, Autumn 2007
  • ‘Taking the Fear out of Nightmares,’ BC Parent magazine, Autumn 2007
  • ‘Family Resource Guide,’ BC Parent magazine, Summer 2007
  • ‘Developing Your Child’s Empathy,’ Island Parent magazine, April 2006
  • ‘Treating Your Kids Differently – How Birth Order Makes Them Unique,’ BC Parent magazine, December 2005
  • ‘Does Your Child Need Speech Therapy?’ Island Parent magazine, October 2005
  • ‘Listen Up! Your Body’s Talking,’ Island Parent, August 2005
  • ‘The Highly Sensitive Child,’ Island Parent magazine, October 2005

 

Reviews

From blog reader Cindy:

‘I came across your writing by accident and I must say, it is so on point that I’m still in shock. I didn’t think that there was someone out there who truly ‘got it’. What you wrote…it’s me. I thank you so much.’ 

From blog reader Stephanie:

‘I’m a 24 year old woman who has just found out today that she is a highly sensitive person, and not an absolute freak of nature like previously believed. Thank you. I have gained a better understanding of myself and my propensity to pick lousy, narcissistic boyfriends. Really, thank you! I feel so much less alone and this blog is very well written. I appreciate that you provide specific steps and strategies for overcoming difficulties. Your advice to set boundaries and write in a journal makes so much more sense than “just be confident!” advice I so often receive. I am so enriched to have found your corner of this website.’

From blog reader Michelle:

‘This article is helping me to understand myself. I don’t feel like I’m constantly questioning my motivation anymore to create, no longer asking, “What am I doing with myself? Why do I want to stay home and write, knowing it may never lead to anything, when my peers all go and party on their free nights? I feel more at peace. I’m just wired a little differently I guess, and I’m not alone like I thought I was. Thank you.’

Work History

  • 2011-present  Production Editor, Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, UK
  • 2009-2011   Production Editor,  National Institute for Continuing Adult Education (NIACE), Leicester, UK
  • 2004-2009   Freelance Writer, Qualicum Beach, Canada
  • 2003-2004   Production Coordinator, Empire Marketing, Richmond, Canada
  • 2001-2002   Coordinating Editor, Ariad Custom Communications, Toronto, Canada
  • 2000-2001   Editor, Annex Publishing, Delhi, Canada
  • 1999-2000   Editor, Kerrwil Publishing, Mississauga, Canada
  • 1998-1999   Editor, Specialty Technical Publishers, North Vancouver, Canada
  • 1996-1997   Copyeditor, Alive Natural Health Books, Burnaby, Canada
  • 1994-1996   Proofreader, Harlequin Books, Toronto, Canada

Education

  • 1994  Book and Magazine Publishing Graduate Certificate,  Centennial College, Toronto, Canada
  • 1992  Bachelor of Arts (Honours), McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
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