Welcome to Chris Dove Writes! I’m Chris Dove, the founder of the site. While your reading this, I’m more than likely dancing, running, doing yoga, reading, cooking, or playing with my energetic dog, Rhea. Throughout my life, personally and professionally, I’ve had the opportunity to continue to learn, to acquire new knowledge and skills. Sharing whatever I’m learning and thinking about with others brings me joy, whether that knowledge comes to me through studies or life experience.
About Chris Dove Writes
I’ve taken on many roles, “worn many hats”, throughout the years. Much of my adult life has been spent sharing sociological insights with students at community colleges. In that role, I’ve had the pleasure of instructing a variety of courses. I’ve taught everything from Introduction to Sociology and Marriage and Family to Technology and Society and Leadership Development Studies.
A few years ago, I took a position at a university, creating programs to raise awareness around and help prevent sexual assault, relationship abuse, and stalking on campus. I also trained faculty, staff, and students regarding how to support survivors of trauma. It was in that position that I wrote my first blog!
In October of 2019, I decided to take a leap of faith and pursue my lifelong dream of becoming a writer. To that end, I started this site to share articles about wellness topics from fitness and mindset to meditation and self-care. Learn more about me by visiting the About page.
Chris Dove Writes’ Current Publications
Chris Dove Writes’ Upcoming Publications
When I’m not busy writing articles, I write books. I recently finished the “final” draft of a new children’s picture book, Mimi’s Imagination. It’s been sent to the amazing illustrator, Sofie Schollaert, to work her magic. Sadie’s Sea Turtle, has moved to the first round of editing.
Editing is a lengthy process. In addition to ensuring proper grammar, spelling, and flow, the story has to become one children will treasure. Although I was once a child (many years ago) and still retain a certain amount of childhood wonder, I need to confirm, more directly, that my stories are relevant, touching, and (at times) humorous. I’m often on the lookout for more “tiny beta testers” to provide that assurance. If you have a child (age 3-8), who would enjoy giving an author valuable feedback, let me know!
I also have a few projects in the works for grownups. One covers different aspects of wellness and living a healthy lifestyle. Another, is a survival guide for people who suffer from digestive issues. In this book, I’ve focused more on lifestyle changes than medical interventions or dietary shifts, although I do plan to provide an overview of some of those topics.
Wellness, Well-Being, and Living a Life You Love!
I believe that we all have the capacity to do things, every day, that will improve our wellness, well-being, and quality of life. Significant improvements can be achieved through small changes targeted at crucial areas. Making strides toward becoming healthier, happier, and more connected to our loved ones should be among our highest priorities. Reaching our personal development goals begins with small shifts in our habits and daily routines.
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