Posts tagged women
Dread, Fatigue, Anxiety, Exhaustion, and Escape Dreams or How I'm Dealing With This Bullshit

It started as an off feeling: Sluggish digestion. A morning fatigue that wouldn’t lift. And intense, crazy dreams whose themes—running to catch a train that didn’t stop at my station—suggested anxiety. Was this the expected tiredness that so often comes with a shift in season? My brain’s response to the dull, gray weather and shorter days?

I brushed off my feelings at first. I’d been working on the weekends and taking care of home maintenance needs. Of course I was tired and stressed. That was all…or was it? 

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How to Get Out of the Comparison Trap and Celebrate the Success of Other Writers

My neighbors had a tree service out today. All morning, it was chain saws and tree grinders droning on. That’s annoying, yes, when you work at home. You can’t really polish an essay before submission when your idle thinking time is interrupted by the grinder plowing through another load of leafy branches.

Then when you start comparing your productivity to theirs, it all derails.

They’ve taken down a century old tree while you’re still trying to muddle through one measly blog post.

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Lessons Learned at the Women's March: Compassion is a Tool in the Resistance

On the way back from the Women’s March, my wife and I listened to a TED Radio Hour episode that got me thinking about the experience we’d just had marching in DC and the best way to take that momentum forward and make change.

The TED talk that stuck with me was about emotional correctness vs. political correctness —or why liberals are pricks, how that intersected with progressive messaging, and what we can learn from conservatives.

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