Dr. Janice Harper: Anthropologist, Writer, & Writing coach


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Janice Harper, Ph.D. is an anthropologist, writer, and writing coach. Her work has appeared in The Huffington Post and Psychology Today, and her book on workplace bullying and mobbing, Mobbed! What to Do When They Really are Out to Get You, has become a popular guide to the social psychology of group bullying and how to recover from it. She is currently writing a new book, How to Move On When There’s No Place to Move: A Guide to Starting Over. In addition to helping targets of bullying and mobbing, Dr. Harper provides writing coaching to authors and academic professionals, and has ghostwritten a number of nonfiction books and memoirs. She can be reached through her websites at www.WriteBetterWriteNow.com and www.Janice-Harper.com.

My Goal of the Day: Help my clients achieve their goals

My Thought of the Day: Believe that the universe is on your side, and you’ll discover the many ways it truly is.

My Action of the Day:  Write something, read something, learn something, achieve something.   

My Deed of the Day:  Do something for someone else.

My Tip of the Day: Let it go. Whatever it is that’s hanging over your head like a dark cloud or nipping at your heals with annoying perseverance, let it go. Make room for magic.

My Pic of the Day:             


What do you love most about Your City?  

Its natural beauty of water, mountains and greenspace.

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?      

A healthy smoothie and whole wheat toast with cashew butter. My favorite restaurant by far is The French Laundry, where every bite is worth its cost in gold.

What are you doing at:

6:00 AM –   I’m a morning person, so by 6 I’m at my desk and ready to work.

10:00 AM – The first writing project of the day is done and I’m ready to slow down with some mundane tasks before starting up again.

12:00 PM - Favorite Lunch spot/meal?     

I love my own cooking so my favorite lunch is usually whatever was leftover from the night before. If I do go out, it’s likely to be for a big bowl of pho in the winter, or a plate of sushi in the summer.

7:00 PM -  By 7pm I’m watching the news, wondering whether we’ll make it through the night.

11:00 PM – Fast asleep so I can be up again by 5.

What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?  

I drink about a half gallon of goji berry iced tea every day. I love it—it’s light, refreshing and comes without guilt.

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?  

I’m not on Instagram, though I do waste a lot of time on Twitter. Does that count as an app?

What should everyone try at least once?    

Letting go of their anger, no matter how righteous it might be.

Where do you enjoy getting lost?               

In my mind, where there are no limits and every twist and turn will take me someplace unexpected.