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jill-jepson's picture
I am not going to whitewash failure. It not only feels awful, in large doses, it can be debilitating. It can make you feel worthless and depleted. It can send a talented person off course—or even stop them completely. But, as most writers know, failure has hidden benefits. One thing that can help...
jill-jepson's picture
No matter what fans of The Secret might want to believe, thoughts don’t send vibrations into the air that affect the shape of reality. But they do have power: They influence the way we feel, how we see the world, the actions we take, and how we respond to people and events. Limiting,...
dale-estey's picture
Although - when all is considered - one writer's failure is another writer's envy. [DE] * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Falling short: seven writers reflect on failure Diana Athill, Margaret Atwood, Julian Barnes, Anne Enright, Howard Jacobson, Will Self and Lionel Shriver reflect on their own...
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sherrie-theriault's picture
  April 26     Imperturbable       Perfectionism is a cover, a blanket of lead; hard to move and rich with poison.  What it tries to hide is my unwillingness to struggle and strive.  It’s not a fear of failure, but the horror of success after a long hot...
gary-goldstein's picture
Hello everyone. Today’s post focuses on you, my readers. You‘ve made it through a rough winter, and soon, instead of wearing a heavy coat while outside, you will be wearing suntan oil instead, as you frolic on the beach! But what is going on inside your body – specifically your mind...
jodi-thompson's picture
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg is telling young women to Lean In to corporate America, to “take a seat at the table,” “join the conversation.” She worries that we have put ourselves on the ‘mommy track,’ often before we’re even dating. She posits that a lack of confidence and ambition has led to the...
raymond-mallette's picture
     What inspires a person to write in a blog? Why do it? Is it a source of venting? Writers never need a reason. How many of us doodle on a piece of scrap paper when we are gabbing on the phone? I bet the number that do is greater than the number that do not. To me, this "...
stephen-evans's picture
If you are not a failure by your own standards, you haven't set them high enough.
jane-wilson's picture
When I was 15, I spent the summer in Finland.  Reindeer moss, Karelian pies and crayfish; herring for breakfast.  It's been a long time since I've immersed myself in these memories.  My daughter knows little about the life I lived before I married her father.  That wasn't by...