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When it comes to pitching your ideas to publications, there are plenty of things to be considered. On the one hand, even with the expectations clearly expressed, there is no way to know for sure what an editor is looking for. But, on the other hand, you miss 100% of…


I’m no pro screenwriter, but I think I’ve got it all figured out

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As an empath, I am one of the least likely people to ever even watch Squid Game, let alone enjoy. But, nevertheless, as luck would have it, I was totally ignorant of what…


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Suffering from anxiety can be horrifying, but the side effects are much worse if you don’t even realize you have it. …


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Fear can be a healthy motivator or an unhealthy deterrent

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Ever since I was a child, I always dreamed big. I have always been a firm believer in the fact that anything worth doing is worth doing well. …


I was coloring my life away way before it was cool

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No matter if it’s due to regression or depression, coloring books have always been a significant staple in my life. …


Passively participating in your own recovery does more harm than good

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When it comes to psychotherapy, most people are either for or against it. On the one hand, there are people who swear by therapy. …


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The COVID-19 pandemic has indefinitely changed the world as we know it. These days, gatherings are getting smaller, people are eating out less, and staying in the house more overall.

I won’t lie; I have had my moments in which I had a touch of cabin fever and desperately wanted…


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I unwillingly took a hiatus from Medium for the past week. I was, once again, preparing for routine outpatient surgery: lithotripsy for my recurring kidney stones. And although this is a procedure I have undergone many times, I am never any less nervous when my surgery date approaches.

Medical Anxiety

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Work is in the eye of the beholder

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Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. ~Thomas A. Edison

As someone who has been working from home for over a decade, I have long since realized that work is relative. This is…

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