Category Archives for Mindset

Having a religious experience

Do you have a temple?An inner sanctum for thinking deep thoughts?Or are you constantly fighting an external cacophony, your attention fractured into a thousand shards, brittle and spiky?If you hope to

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Same-Same But Different

Today, I'm on a reading adventure in Bath.If you've never visited Bath, you must do so – not only is it a stunning city full of history and stories, it's also full of quirk.I'm here because for my 40th

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Strippers shafted by sharecropping

Shadowbanning.It's been causing outrage in the pole dancing and burlesque community – and rightly so – because Instagram and Facebook have taken it upon themselves to decide what's "appropriate" content,

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Your Pencils Could Always Be Sharper

Photo by Ramakant Sharda on UnsplashQuick SummaryHave you ever heard that answer in job interviews?The one that makes you feel faintly like defenestrating the guilty party who says, "Oh,

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Don’t drink and prime

Do you know what the most dangerous invention is for a bookaholic?Amazon Prime.I do a lot of my book shopping in real-life bookshops, but when I hear of a book that sounds interesting, I panic that I'll

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Writer’s Block Is A Big Hairy LIE

Quick SummaryHave you ever been stuck? Staring at the Blank Page of Doom in despair?Yep, me too.Have you ever blamed it on "writer's block"?Yep, me too.Here's the thing, though: there's no such thing as

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You have an egg hanging out your bum

Have you ever seen a chicken running around with a half-laid egg hanging out of her vent?I have, at my friend's house, and the memory still makes me giggle.Said chicken was in her nest box doing her laying,

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Don’t be a rotting badger

Grow.Grow grow grow.It's all we ever hear from online gurus, business experts, and people who think they know stuff.We must all create something enormous, something we can sell, something with a bazillion

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It’s a one-person kitchen dammit

I clenched my fists and counted to 10. And put down the big knife I was trying to chop fruit with.Turning calmly to my mother and my mother-in-law, who were trying to be helpful, I smiled sweetly and said,

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Always picked last

Cheeks burning, eyes cast down, and a ringing in my ears, I waited as my classmates skipped over to their teams.​As my group dwindled, my anxiety grew.The popular kids got picked first, of course –

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