Lisa Betz

About me

I am a freelance writer, blogger and playwright with a particular interest in ancient Rome. I recently finished the draft of a historical suspense novel set in first-century Antioch, and I’m now in the early stages of developing a mystery set in mid-first century Ephesus.
When not writing, I am reading historical fiction, directing a drama or taking a hike in the woods.

From my website

Facing Life When We Don’t Feel Like It

Some days I just don’t feel like doing life. It takes too much energy to think. I woke up with a headache. I’m stressed about something. Whatever. My the energy and motivation are low, and I wish I could ignore the day’s responsibilities and veg out on the couch. Unfortunately,…

Strategies for Success: Make It Easy to Get Started

The hardest part of doing something is getting started. Some people call it inertia. Others call it Resistance. Whatever its name, it’s a force we must overcome in order to begin a task. And the more a task is good for us, the more a task is worth doing, the…

Simplifying Vacations—More Fun, Less Stress

Vacations. They’re supposed to be fun and relaxing. A chance to get away from the office, see the sights, kick back, dine out, and generally enjoy life. Sounds nice, but it isn’t always so easy, is it? Vacations are also a lot of work. We can stress over the details,…

 
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