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Battle of the bulge shouldn’t be a war

For the last 20 years, I’ve been fighting the battle of the bulge. More often, the bulge wins but it’s time to take control.

They say it takes a great change to make us understand the error of our ways and sometimes, that comes with a painful set of physical side effects.

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#Writers, why fear of rejection shouldn’t stop you

Fear of rejection holds us back more than we know. It’s the ominous voice in our head that tells us we aren’t good enough. It’s the crushing weight of self-doubt that prevents us from moving forward.

I know. I’ve been there.

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9 ways to improve reader engagement on your blog

Do you speak to your readers? Do you listen to what they want? Do you believe that reader engagement matters for you as a blogger?

Blogging is something I love with a passion. It’s one thing I consciously make time for, or at least try to, every week. With three blogs to manage, things can get a little out of hand at times so I try to keep my expectations realistic and my goals simple.

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Depression: An anonymous survivor’s tale

Depression can happen to anyone, any time. You’ve heard my story before, more than once.

Today, I share with you a story of an anonymous survivor who wanted you to hear her tale. When you listen, do it with compassion and empathy. You never know when you’ll need it in return.

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Are you attached to your writing?

You know how it is. There’s this incredible idea (at least to you) germinating somewhere deep within and you can’t wait to put it down, write it up on the blog, publish it, send it to be seen by an editor- something, anything that tells you that the story deserves to be seen, read or heard.

Attachment to your writing is probably inevitable. After all, it’s part of you and the way you think, feel and breathe, most of the time.┬áBut in the age of social media and instant gratification, are we too attached to what we write?

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