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Spreading the love: Liebster Blog Award

Oh, blogging awards. These are always fun.

I’m a bit late on this, but thank you Samir Rawas Sarayji for nominating me for the Liebster Blog award. Samir provides in-depth, comprehensive literary reviews on his blog and it’s always a pleasure to read his writing. I’m excited to read his future work. Thanks for the nomination, Samir, and for enabling me to say “So some dude from the Netherlands reads my blog.” 🙂

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Everyone needs an editor – including me.

Last week was excruciatingly busy. My editing assignments seemed to grow more and more each day and I was running up against a deadline for my latest feature article. I worked through my long list of projects and produced quality work, yet most days I didn’t feel any closer to completion. I was so overwhelmed by words. Read the rest of this entry »

The two most powerful words when we’re in struggle? “Me too.”

Words of empathy carry so much power. They help to normalize struggles and are the most valuable response to an act of vulnerability.

I could say so much more, but I’d just be reiterating what Brene Brown says in this TED talk on shame, guilt and vulnerability [below]. Read the rest of this entry »