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Be Kind To Yourself: A Reminder

Be Kind To Yourself: A Reminder

In case you didn’t pick up on it in my last post, frustration has abounded lately. Remembering to be kind to myself has been difficult, to say the least. Self-kindness (or self-care – they’re often the same) can feel counterintuitive. I […]

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Making Plans: How Not to Fall Behind

Making Plans: How Not to Fall Behind

I still struggle at making plans. I’ve become better over time because of my husband; he can be very German and needs plans. My family, on the other hand, prefers to play things by ear, which can lead to no […]

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Progress Report: Writing Again

Progress Report: Writing Again

So I’m writing again. Progress! This is an amazing, magical, wonderful thing. I don’t want to speak too soon, since this is only a fledgling improvement, but I will take what I can get. My frustration – at myself, at […]

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Avoidance is a Hard Habit to Break

I am great at avoidance. It’s a family talent, really; we bury our heads in the metaphorical sand and pretend things will magically fix themselves. Even when we really know better. I never intended to avoid writing, but that has […]

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Stories Knocking

Pst! *knock* Hey! *knock* I’m knocking! *knock* Don’t you hear me? *knock* You might want to pick up a pen now . . . When stories come knocking, don’t turn them away. If you do, they run and tell their […]

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Writing Dates: A Wonderful Habit to Start

The concept of a writing date is not universally known. But it should be. I think my circle of writer friends coined it in college. Sometimes, we got together and wrote. Sometimes we discussed writing or bounced ideas, or shared work […]

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