This Is My Brain On Fear

April 06, 2011
This is my brain on fear, as revealed on twitter Saturday, and the ONLY type of response that quells the tidal wave of anxiety that ensues: When my brain is hooked on fear, this is what the inside of my brain sounds like: I'm scared I'M SCARED F&% I am never going to make anything of myself Why do I even think I deserve all of this for I'm TOO FAT to run outside Everyone hates me Everyone thinks I'm gros I am never going to be succesful ... keep reading

Inspiration: Elizabeth Gilbert on Nurturing Creativity

March 30, 2011
Like, they come up to me now and they say, "Aren't you afraid Aren't you afraid that you aren't going to be able to top that Aren't you afraid you are going to keep writing for your whole life and you're never again going to create a book that anyone in the world cares about at all, ever again Yes, Elizabeth Gilbert, yes - I completely understand Y'all I love this video It's long It's worth it I love ... keep reading

Learning How to Handle Success Gracefully

March 29, 2011
I will just say it: more often than not, succes makes me want to curl up in a ball underneath my bed and hide Why is it that you can work so very hard for something, but then poses an inability to receive positive feedback What is it about succes that makes us so uncomfortable I have always had a difficult time with the best case scenario Rug pulled out from under me, everything crumbling at my feet, feeling like I'm the biggest loser in the ... keep reading

Questions for the Weekend

March 11, 2011
When you were a little kid what did you want to do with your life How did you want it to look What kind of adult did you want to be What activity has been on the bottom of your to-do list for years What are you procrastinating If you could do anything in the whole world, what would it be What would you do to make money if you had no choice, but to use what you're really, really good at What are you really, really good at What do you like about ... keep reading

The Marzipan Manifesto

March 09, 2011
If you don't read anything else I write this year, please read this There has been a conversation simmering beneath the skin around here, and it is something that I can no longer choose to ignore because it makes me uncomfortable The abbreviated version is this: "No, I'm afraid to read her blog I'm afraid that if I start reading it, if I believe in loving myself exactly as I am - I will lose all sense of my self, and wake up someday, ... keep reading
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