Author Archives: Serena Bell

About Serena Bell

Serena Bell writes stories about how sex messes with your head, why smart people do stupid things sometimes, and how love can make it all better. Read more >

First, Make a Plan

My sister, who, like most of us, procrastinates out of anxiety, once hung a sign over her workspace that said, “Stick to the plan (First, make a plan)” I always liked the sign, but recently, I’ve finally fully grokked what … Continue reading

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Hearing Through the Static

I wrote in a blog post recently about how exposed parenting makes you feel. I said there were a lot of phrases out there to describe what it was like to be a parent — walking around with your underwear … Continue reading

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What I Learned This Summer, In a Word

This has been the summer of the one-word-title non-fiction books. So far I’ve read Quiet, Banished, and Mindset. My Amazon recommendations don’t know what to do with me. I wrote about Susan Cain’s Quiet, an exploration of introversion, earlier this … Continue reading

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