I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season, and I will post whenever I can!
I'm grateful to my terrific therapist, my wonderful husband, my relentlessly supportive friends, and I'm grateful to myself, for doing this difficult work.
I'm learning that reacting to my emotions doesn't actually get rid of them or spare me from that fear, it just adds a layer of confusion and shame.
When it comes to coping with difficult emotions, changing your hair is a relatively safe, low-risk option.
Disagreement can be painful for HSPs, but there are ways to work with your high sensitivity and have healthy, helpful arguments with your partner.
Here's the gist: do not be an asshole to people who are already suffering.
Just the thought of sending your work to be published along with "real" writers you admire is just...stomachache-inducing.
I'm not trying to be a pessimist, I'm just trying to be prepared.
I've heard this saying a lot, and I really like the idea of it, but actually doing it...that's another story.
Fiction about women supporting women? A cast of characters that is almost entirely POC? Nuanced discussion of international adoption and the trauma of assimilation? Yes please.