Tag Archives: Life

Self-Care Is Not Selfish

You’re run down, you’re tired. You have a million things going on and it feels like time is working against you. Maybe you’re feeling drained mentally, emotionally, and as a consequence, physically. But calling out of work to take care of your mental health seems to carry a stigma – selfish. Tending to your mental…
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What Literature Can Teach Us

No matter your feelings toward literature and reading, everyone at some point in their life has picked up a book and felt at least something. That’s because literature has the power to teach us countless lessons and information. Here are just a few things literature can teach us:   About ourselves. Books and the characters…
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#MeToo – Power in Social Media

Perhaps you've noticed this #MeToo campaign flying around social media right now. I think pretty much every woman I know would agree with me that they are not surprised by the sheer number of me too's they're seeing on their newsfeed. What would be surprising is if there were many people that could write "not…
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Calling All Teens & Tweens!

  We have a couple of projects coming up that involve the young adult book market and we want to hear from the young adults that read! This short survey only takes a few minutes and we would love your help. Please share this with any teens & tweens you know. We look forward to…
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How to Stay Motivated

  We’ve all been there - late night piles of work, the feeling of procrastination overtaking your goals, and that feeling of wanting to give up on whatever it is you’re trying to do. Finding motivation can be hard. Here are five ways to stay on track:   Always look at the big picture. A…
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How To Have A Healthier Summer

  Summer is officially here and while these may not be the months of cold weather flu season, that doesn’t mean your health goes to the wayside. Gear up for the warm weather with these tips!   Protect yourself from the sun. The summer is known for its sunny weather and it’s great to get…
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7 Life Lessons from the Oscars

  As one of the "artsy" kids, the Oscars were always like my Super Bowl. I had big dreams and knew I was going to work in Hollywood someday. The Oscars - Hollywood-bound or not - always represented to me that crazy dreams can and do come true. As I got older and became more…
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Just a Thought: How To (Really) Make America Great Again

It doesn't matter who you voted for in this past election. No one really won. This was the nastiest election in my memory, and in more ways than just the usual sludge. I didn't write about the election up until now because I needed some time to process my thoughts about the whole affair. I…
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A Conversation with Jessie Riley

[caption id="attachment_3432" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Photo by Mark Morand[/caption] Jessie Riley, owner of Kitanie Books, an independent publishing house, knows what it's like to dream. She also knows what it's like to have an invisible illness. What she didn't know was that these two traits would converge to become one of her life's missions. Her recently…
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Getting More Headspace: Day 3

On the third day of meditating, I felt like I reached a new level of bodily awareness. The strangest sensation overcame me in the middle of my guided session — I began to feel as though my body was made up of one single cell rather than billions of them. This probably sounds a little…
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